Special Offer for EAVE Graduates: EAVE Slate and Inspirational Labs at WEMW


Dear EAVE producers,


WEMW 2023 has recently launched the EAVE Slate, an innovative programme that will offer consultancies on how to build a successful company slate and strategic company planning to companies that are developing a slate of A/V works, and a series of Inspirational Labs, mini-workshops run in collaboration with leading training programmes and international partners, meant to stimulate selected participants to develop new content and explore new business models, such as drama series content, animation production, online distribution and co-financing


The final selection will be primarily based on the applicant’s profile and motivation, and up to 5 EAVE graduates from Europe, Canada and Latin America will be granted priority selection and will have the opportunity to physically join the labs and the full programme of WEMW 2023!


The EAVE Slate and all Inspirational Labs will take place on site, in Trieste (Italy), during WEMW between Jan 21 and Jan 25, 2023.



- for each producer it is possible to apply to the EAVE Slate and max. 2 different labs, but if selected, it will be possible to attend only one activity;

- in case you already applied to other WEMW activities you can still apply to the EAVE Slate or any Inspirational Labs.

In order to submit your application and the required materials you need to create your own account and fill in the online form following this link  

Please mention you are an EAVE graduate in your profile or motivation letter!

There is no submission fee and the deadline is November 25, 2022, 23.59 CET.

The selection will be announced by mid-December.



In case of selection, the participation fee for the EAVE Slate is 400 EUR and for any Inspirational Lab is 200 EUR, including accreditation, tuition fee, lunches and access to the on-site and online WEMW programme.


* The participation fee for the EAVE Slate and all Inspirational Labs will be waived for all possible Ukrainian selected participants


Have a look at the EAVE Slate & all the Inspirational Labs at a glance!


EAVE Slate

EAVE Slate will select up to 8 companies that are developing a slate of A/V works and will combine the EAVE group work method with a series of plenary sessions and individual consultancies focusing on strategic company planning, potential risk evaluation and company diversification. The main goal is to define realistic short-, mid- and long-term strategies for the selected companies and to outline how to pick the right projects to include in the company slates.


ANIMA SPIRIT | Animation Inspirational Lab

in partnership with CEE Animation Workshop

ANIMA SPIRIT is designed as an entrance door for experienced producers and film companies coming from live action or documentary, wanting to discover the exciting and complex world of animated film production. The lab will combine group work, individual consultancies, and lectures on financial and creative aspects of animation production.
Anima Spirit Lab is hosted by the CEE Animation Workshop team and led by experts Jelena Popović (NFB, Canada) and Martin Vandas (MAUR Film, Czech Republic). The experts team will be accompanied with additional experts from Latin America and announced soon.

Find out more HERE


COLD OPEN | Drama Series Inspirational Lab

in partnership with MIDPOINT Institute

COLD OPEN will once again select international producers with a background in feature films who aspire to shift to drama series content. The programme will be led by MIDPOINT Institute's tutors and experts, and will include lectures, group sessions, and individual consultations, aiming to supply hands-on skills in the development, production planning, and financing of serialized drama content.

Find out more HERE.


THE IMPACT ZONE | Outreach & Impact Inspirational Lab

in partnership with ESoDoc

ESoDoc's lab at WEMW will focus on the design of impact campaign strategies. The team from Think-Film Impact Production - the impact media organisation with specialist expertise at the cutting-edge intersection of film and social change - will lead a guided co-creation workshop, in which selected fiction and documentary projects develop impact loglines, goals and key action steps. The main objective is to enhance participants’ understanding of the value of impact and what it can achieve for their productions and society, introduce them to a range of tools they can use to design and deliver policy impact, and give participants specific project advice and guidance.

Find out more HERE



curated by Silvia Cibien & Agustina Lumi

The VoD Inspirational Lab is a unique opportunity to better understand the diversity of the VOD landscape and the dynamics behind the on-demand ecosystem. Through a series of lectures, case studies and masterclasses, sharing data and know-how on the current VoD market and players, with a focus on Europe and LATAM, the Lab will help the participants to plan ahead the online distribution strategy and co-financing of their content, answering to the audience demand.


WEMW FOCUS | East & West Inspirational Lab

in partnership with the 2023 East & West countries in focus (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine & Spain, Portugal, Latin America)

An all-encompassing journey through the main funding, distribution and market opportunities offered by the 2023 WEMW spotlight territories. All lectures, individual consultancies and exchange sessions will feature leading key players from these industries and will tackle a wide range of topics.


GENRE RULES | Fantastic Film Inspirational Lab

in partnership with the Fantastic Film Forum of the Trieste Science+Fiction Festival

Genre Rules is meant as a hands-on guide to the inner workings of genre cinema. Even though genre movies today are more popular and marketable than ever, producing them may not prove so easy. The genre film industry is highly specialised, with key players, industry events and subgenres of its own, and constantly changing trends. This lab is designed to provide an in-depth overview of this sector and will focus in particular on the best strategies to develop your project and effectively place it in the market. The workshop targets independent producers and new talents with an international attitude, who wish to improve their skills and become acquainted with the genre film landscape.



All EAVE graduates keen to apply will have the opportunity to virtually meet with the WEMW team on November 15 from 10.00am to 11.00am to get more info about the EAVE Slate and Inspirational Labs and the submission process. To confirm your attendance and get the direct link to the INFO DAY, you need to register by writing to no later than November 12.


Please note that due to the restricted capacity of our venue, there will be a very limited number of on-site WEMW accreditations and therefore we encourage all professionals keen to join us on-site in Trieste next January to apply to one of our activities.


We look forward to being once again inspired all together next January!

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Page published 4 November 2022. Updated 22 November 2022.

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