THE CHAMBERMAID is now in production

In Production October 2020

  • LA CORDE by Dominique Rocher, producer: EAVE graduate Jacques-Henri Bronckart is shooting. The plot of the miniseries: The scientific observatory in Helligskogen is lost in the middle of a dead zone in the Norwegian forest. The scientific community that works there is bubbling with excitement: they have finally been given the green light to complete their research. However, something disrupts their project: a rope, seemingly infinitely long, has appeared at the edge of the forest, as if it had been abandoned there. The mystery of this rope intrigues the members of this small community, to the point that seven of them decide to follow it and try to discover its end... or its beginning. Produced by Les Films de l'instant, Versus Production and ARTE France. Supported by Inver Tax Shelter, Wallimage and


  • RÄUBERHÄNDE by Ilker Catak, producers: EAVE graduates Gabriele Simon and Martin Heisler is currently in production. The film tells the story of Janik and Samuel, two teenage friends from different family backgrounds. Coming from a “perfect” family, Janick longs for some chaos, while Samuel wishes to get away from his alcoholic mother. In order to save their friendship after Samuel does something reckless, the two embark on a trip to Istanbul, eager to start a new life and to enjoy their freedom to the fullest. This adaptation of the young-adult fiction novel of the same name by Finn-Ole Heinrich (the script was penned by Heinrich himself and EAVE graduate Gabriele Simon) was honoured with the Thomas Strittmatter Prize for Screenwriting in 2018. RÄUBERHÄNDE is being produced by Flare Film in collaboration with SWR, ARTE and HR. The Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, BKM, MFG Baden-Württemberg, Kuratorium junger deutscher Film and DFFF supported the project.


  • THE CHAMBERMAID by Mariana Cengel Solcanska, producer: EAVE MW graduate Simona Bago Mocikova is in production. THE CHAMBERMAID is the first Slovak film to reflect on the birth of the First Czechoslovak Republic from a female point of view. It is also the first Slovak film telling a lesbian love story. Just before the World War I., the 15-year-old poor Anka arrives from a small Slovak town to be a maid in a wealthy Austro-Hungarian family. She meets Resi, the daughter of a noble family, who was born and raised to be an adornment and a trophy – of the house, of her family, of the Austria-Hungary. Anka and Resi, two girls born in the same year, but on the other sides of the social ladder, find a soulmate in each another. They become best friends, lovers and the only light in a male dominate world. The main producer is a Slovak production company Bright Sight Pictures, co-producers are CINEART TV Prague, Czech Television and Ristretto film. The project was funded by Slovak Audiovisual Fund, Czech Film Fund, Czech Television, and the regional fund of Pardubický kraj.


  • 9TH STEP by Irma Puzauskaite, producer: B’EST graduate Lukas Trimonis is in production. The plot follows Linas who is slowly recovering from a long addiction. Eve, his teenage daughter who just moved in with him, hides her teenage angst with a growing passion for music. Her best friend Maya is looking for her first big love story. When the relationship between these three lost souls turns too intimate, traditional roles get mixed up and each of them has to face the very issues they have buried for too long. The project, produced by Lithuania‘s IN SCRIPT, participated in the Ekran+ programme, later was presented at cocoPitch in 2018 and won one of the pitching awards.

Page published 30 October 2020. Updated 2 November 2020.

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