SENTIMENTAL VALUE by Joachim Trier receives funding

In Development April 2024

Romanian Film Centre

Romania announces production grants: Ten feature films, including three minority co-productions, received production support.

  • A LONG-AWAITED VACATION by Bogdan Theodor Olteanu, producers: EAVE graduates Anda Ionescu, Anamaria Antoci
  • DOR by Valeria Testagrossa, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon
  • FIVE TIMES MY FATHER FORGOT HIS BAG by Dragomir Sholev, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon
  • I MATTER by Alina Serban, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon
  • IN DEZECHILIBRU by Paula Onet, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon
  • JURNALUL ALEGERILOR by Alexandru Solomon, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon
  • PADUREA LETEA by Eva Pervolovici, producer: EAVE graduate Anca Damian
  • WHEN THE KIDS SING THE HITS by Mina Dukic, producers: EAVE graduates Anda Ionescu, Anamaria Antoci
  • YESTERDAY FINISHED LAST NIGHT by Oana Tenter, producer: EAVE graduate and Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon



Croatian Audiovisual Centre

Two co-productions by EAVE graduates receive minority support by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre:

  • MOTHER FREEDOM, FATHER LAND by Elena Cemerska, producer: EAVE graduate Tibor Keser
  • WHITES WASH AT NINETY by Marko Nabersnik, producer: EAVE graduate, group leader and National Coordinator Croatia Ankica Juric Tilic



National Film Centre of Latvia

Among the 14 new productions, that receive funding by the National Film Centre of Latvia are 2 projects by EAVE graduates:

  • SORCERER’S EYE by Aik Karapetian, producer: EAVE graduate Gints Grube
  • TABITA by Juris Kursietis, producer: EAVE graduate Alise Gelze




Production support by the German-French Funding Commission goes to:

  • EIN KURZER SOMMER by Nastia Korkia, producer: EAVE graduate Dirk Decker
  • THE MYSTERIOUS GAZE OF THE FLAMINGO by Diego Cespedes, producer: EAVE graduate, TTB group leader and German National Coordinator Jonas Weydemann

Funding from the German Federal Film Board FFA:

  • SENTIMENTAL VALUE by Joachim Trier, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach



Wallonia-Brussels Federation Film Centre

  • VIGILANTE by Olivier Pairoux, producer: EAVE graduate Annabella Nezri receives funding by the Wallonia-Brussels Federation Film Centre.



The Austrian Film Institute & Film Fund Vienna grants production support to:

  • RIOT/GIRL by Arman T. Riahi, producer: EAVE graduate Arash T. Riahi
  • MÜSSEN WIR ALLE STERBEN? by Werner Boote, producer: EAVE graduate Erich Lackner
  • DIE BLUTGRÄFIN by Ulrike Ottinger, producer: EAVE+ graduate Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu



Finnish Film Foundation

The following films receive production support from the Finnish Film Foundation:

  • EAGLES OF THE REPUBLIC by Tarik Saleh, producer: EAVE graduates Mark Lwoff and Misha Jaari
  • HÄJYT by Aleksi Mäkelä, producer: EAVE + graduate Jukka Helle  
  • THE ELF by Hannes Vartiaine and EAVE graduate Joonas Berghäll, producer: EAVE graduate Joonas Berghäll



  • MY SOUL STARTLED by Syllas Tzoumerkas, producer: EAVE graduate Maria Drandaki, co-producer: EAVE graduate Nadia Trevisan is in pre-production. In his next feature-length project, Tzoumerkas is weaving a tapestry of interconnected stories in the vein of Arabian Nights. Set against the backdrop of the Dodecanese islands, the film delves into the transformation of the idyllic location under the pressure of mass tourism, uncovering the hidden underbelly of a world that was once vibrant and untainted. The story reflects both a lament for lost purity, and an examination of the islands' complex blend of paganism and Christianity. This dichotomy serves as a fertile ground for exploring mythological themes, intertwining tales of gods and titans with the lives of the characters in a way that offers new perspectives on ancient myths. The film will be shot mostly in Greece, with some scenes filmed in Italy. With development wrapped, Tzoumerkas and the producers are completing the financing, aiming to start production in 2025. MY SOUL STARTLED is a Greek-Italian-French-Austrian-Cypriot co-production being staged by Homemade Films, and co-produced by Nefertiti Film, Sister Productions, Nabis Film Group, Felony Productions and the Onassis Foundation. The project has been supported by the Greek Film Centre, ERT SA, MIC – Direzione Generale Cinema e Audiovisivo, the Nouvelle Aquitaine Regional Film Fund and Creative Europe – MEDIA.

Page published 30 April 2024.

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