Locarno and Venice line-ups include seven projects developed at EAVE workshops

Nominations and Selections July 2022

Locarno Film Festival

International Competition

  • SERMON TO THE FISH by Hilal Baydarov, co-producer: EAVE graduate Dan Wechsler
  • SATURN BOWLING by Patricia Mazuy, producer: EAVE group leader Patrick Sobelman
  • HUMAN FLOWERS OF FLESH by Helena Wittmann, producer: TTB graduate and EAVE participant Julia Cöllen
  • IL PATAFFIO by Francesco Lagi, producer: Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli
  • MATTER OUT OF PLACE by Nikolaus Geyrhalter, producer: EAVE graduate and group leader Michael Kitzberger
  • REGRA 34 by Julia Murat, producer: PUENTES graduate Tatiana Leite
  • STONE TURTLE by Ming Jin Woo, co-producer: TTB graduate and EAVE participant Yulia Evina Bhara
  • TENGO SUENOS ELECTRICOS by Valentina Maurel, producer: EAVE graduate Benoit Roland

Cineasti del presente 

  • TTB project ARNOLD IS A MODEL STUDENT by Sorayos Prapapan, producer: TTB graduate Donsaron Kovitvanitcha, co-producer: EAVE graduate Denis Vaslin
  • OUR LADY OF THE CHINESE SHOP by Ery Claver, producer: EAVE graduate Jorge Cohen
  • SAFE PLACE by Juraj Lerotić, producer: EAVE graduate Miljenka Cogelja

Pardi di Domani

  • AIRHOSTESS-737 by Thanasis Neofotistos, producer: EAVE graduate Ioanna Bolomyti
  • CASTELLS by Blanca Camell Galí, co-producer: PUENTES graduate Nadine Rothschild
  • DIAMOND KID by Pierre Edouard Dumora, producer: EAVE graduate Alejandro Arenas
  • MONEY AND HAPPINESS by Ana Nedeljkovic, Nikola Majdak Jr., co-producer: EAVE MW graduate Peter Badac
  • ASTERION by Francesco Montagner, producer: TTB graduate Veronika Kührova, co-producer; EAVE graduate Juraj Krasnohorsky
  • THAT'S HOW THE SUMMER ENDED by Matjaz Ivanisin, producers: EAVE graduate Miha Cernec, EAVE graduate and Slovenian National Coordinator Jozko Rutar

Piazza Grande

  • EVERYTHING ABOUT MARTIN SUTER. EVERYTHING BUT THE TRUTH by André Schäfer, producer: EAVE participant Nadine Lüchinger
  • ANGRY ANNIE by Blandine Lenoir, producer: B’EST and Interchange graduate Charlotte Vincent
  • DELTA by Michele Vannucci, producer: EAVE graduate Giovanni Pompili
  • LAST DANCE by Delphine Lehericey, producers: EAVE graduate Anne-Laure Guégan, PUENTES graduate Géraldine Sprimont
  • YOU WILL NOT HAVE MY HATE by Kilian Riedhof, producer: EAVE graduate Jonas Dornbach, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin

Out of competition

  • OBSCURE NIGHT – WILD LEAVES (THE BURNING ONES, THE OBSTINATE) by Sylvain George, co-producer: EAVE graduate Eugenia Mumenthaler

Open Doors: Screenings

  • OPTION ZERO by Marcel Beltrán, co-producers: PUENTES graduates Maria Carla Del Rio, Paola Andrea Pérez Nieto

Open Doors: Shorts

  • SOUL OF THE SEA by Elvis Caj Cojoc, producer: EAVE graduate Elisa Pirir

Locarno Kids: Screenings

  • LA FRECCIA AZZURRA by Enzo D'Alò, producer: EAVE graduate Paul Thiltges
  • HOW I LEARNED TO FLY by Radivoje Andrić, producers: EAVE graduate and Serbian National Coordinator Milan Stojanovic, EAVE graduate Maja Popovic, co-producers: EAVE graduate, group leader and Croatian National Coordinator Ankica Jurić Tilić, EAVE graduate and Slovak National Coordinator Katharina Krnáčová
  • EAVE Marketing Workshop project SIHJA, THE REBEL FAIRY by Marja Pyykkö, producers: EAVE graduate and Finnish National Coordinator Elli Toivoniemi, EAVE graduate Venla Hellstedt

Critics’ Week

  • THE RIVER IS NOT A BORDER by Alassane Diago, producer: EAVE graduate Heino Deckert
  • THE HAMLET SYNDROME by Elwira Niewiera, Piotr Rosołowski, producer: EAVE graduate Magdalena Kamińska

Panorama Suisse

  • ALA KACHUU - TAKE AND RUN by Maria Brendle, producer: EAVE participant Nadine Lüchinger
  • A PIECE OF SKY by Michael Koch, producer: EAVE+ graduate Christof Neracher
  • LIKE AN ISLAND by Tizian Büchi, producer: EAVE+ and PUENTES graduate Britta Rindelaub
  • OLGA by Elie Grappe, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Tom Dercourt

Locarno Pro Market

  • CARAVANES by Nicolas Blies & EAVE graduate Stéphane Hueber-Blies, producer: EAVE graduate Stéphane Hueber-Blies


Coprocity Development Award

Projects by EAVE graduates selected for Coprocity Development Award:

  • A SONG THAT SLAYS by Mo Scarpelli, producer: EAVE graduate Alessandro Amato
  • AL BASEER – THE BLIND FERRYMAN by Ali Al-Fatlawi, producer: EAVE graduate Karin Koch
  • MADE IN EU by EAVE graduate Stephan Komandarev
  • THE SWEDISH TORPEDO by Frida Kempff, producer: EAVE graduate David Herdies

A partner to 13 co-production markets, the online platform will be choosing the winner of its development award this September.


Venice International Film Festival


  • L’IMMENSITA by Emanuele Crialese, producer: EAVE FFF graduate Lorenzo Gangarossa
  • THE ETERNAL DAUGHTER by Joanna Hogg, producer: EAVE graduate Ed Guiney
  • CHIARA by Susanna Nicchiarelli, producer: Interchange graduate Marta Donzelli

Out of competition - fiction

  • WHEN THE WAVES ARE GONE by Lav Diaz, producer: TTB producer and TTB group leader Bianca Balbuena, TTB graduate Bradley Liew
  • SICCITA by Paolo Virzi, producer: Film Forum graduate Lorenzo Gangarossa

Out of competition – non fiction

  • MUSIC FOR BLACK PIGEONS by Jørgen Leth and Andreas Koefoed, producer: EAVE graduate Emile Hertling Péronard


  • PRINCESS (opening film) by Roberto De Paolis, producer: PUENTES graduate Carla Altieri
  • VICTIM by Michal Blasko, producers: EAVE graduates Jakub Viktorin and Pavla Janoušková Kubečková, co-producer : EAVE graduate Saar Yogev
  • PUENTES Project BLANQUITA by Fernando Guzzoni, producer: PUENTES, EAVE + and MW graduate Giancarlo Nasi, sales: EAVE graduate Jan Naszewski NEW EUROPE FILM SALES
  • LUXEMBOURG LUXEMBOURG by Antonio Lukich, producer: EAVE graduate Vladimir Yatsenko 
  • EAVE and TTB PROJECT TO THE NORTH by Mihai Mincan, producer: EAVE and TTB graduate Radu Stancu, co-producers: EAVE and TTB graduate Konstantinos Vassilaros, EAVE graduate Mikulas Novotny
  • TTB PROJECT AUTOBIOGRAPHY by Makbul Mubarak, producer : EAVE participant and TTB graduate Yulia Evina Bhara
  • THE HAPPIEST MAN IN THE WORLD by Teona Strugar Mitevska, producers: EAVE graduate and Macedonian National Coordinator Labina Mitevska, EAVE+ graduate Danijel Hocevar, EAVE graduates Benoît Roland, National Coordinator Bosnia Herzegovina Amra Baksic Camo, EAVE graduates Maria Møller Christoffersen, Sébastien Delloye

Horizons Extra

  • INTERCHANGE PROJECT NEZOUH by Soudade Kaadan, producers: Interchange graduates Amira Kaadan and Soudade Kaadan 
  • NOTTE FANTASMA by Fulvio Risuleo, producer: EAVE FFF graduate Lorenzo Gangarossa
  • VALERIA GETTING MARRIED by Michal Vinik, co-producer: Vladimir Yatsenko


Venice Days – Giornate degli Autori


  • EAVE project ORDINARY FAILURES by Cristina Grosan, producer: EAVE graduate Marek Novak, co-producer: EAVE graduate Marica Stocchi
  • DIRTY, DIFFICULT, DANGEROUS by Wissam Charaf, producer: Interchange and B’EST graduate Charlotte Vincent, co-producers: EAVE graduate Marco Valerio Fusco, Interchange graduate Pierre Sarraf
  • THE LAST QUEEN by Adila Bendimerad, Damien Ounouri, producer: EAVE group leader Patrick Sobelman
  • THE DAMNED DON’T CRY by Fyzal Boulifa, co-producer: EAVE+ graduate Jean-Yves Roubin


Miu Miu Women’s Tales

  • #24 CARTA DE MI MADRE PARA MI HIJO by Carla Simón (short film), producer: EAVE graduate, group leader and Croatian National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic


Venice International Film Critics’ Week


  • ANHELL69 by Theo Montoya, producer: EAVE participant Maximilan Haslberger
  • DOGBORN by Isabella Carbonell, producer: EAVE graduate David Herdies
  • EISMAYER by David Wagner, producers: EAVE graduates Arash T. Riahi, Sabine Gruber
  • MARGINI by Niccolo Falsetti, producers: EAVE graduate Alessandro Amato, EAVE participant Luigi Chimienti


Special Events

  • QUEENS (closing film) by Yasmine Benkiran, producers: EAVE graduate and French National Coordinator Jean des Forets, EAVE MW graduate Amélie Jacquis, co-producers: EAVE graduates Anne-Laure Guégan, Marie Dubas, PUENTES graduate Géraldine Sprimont, EAVE+ graduate Hanneke Niens

[email protected] Short Italian Cinema

  • LIKE SNAILS by Margherita Panizon, producer: EAVE graduate Sarah Pennacchi


Projects selected for Final Cut in Venice:

  • BACKSTAGE by Afef Ben Mahmoud and Khalil Benkirane, producer: EAVE graduate Isabelle Truc
  • INSHALLAH A BOY by Amjad Al Rasheed, producer: EAVE graduate Rula Nasser
  • SUSPENDED by Myriam El Hajj, producer: EAVE graduate Myriam Sassine


63 projects will be presented at the Venice Gap-Financing Market. The event is being organised as part of the Venice Production Bridge during the Venice Film Festival. Among them:

  • ARCADIA by Yorgos Zois, producer: EAVE graduate Maria Drandaki
  • BLUE BANKS by Andreea Cristina Bortun, producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Laurent Csinidis
  • COLD by Erlingur Thoroddsen, producer: EAVE participant Elisa Heene
  • FÜR IRENA by Giedre Zickyte, producer: EAVE+ graduate Pille Rünk
  • HOLD ME TIGHT by Ana Guevara, Leticia, producer: EAVE graduate and PUENTES group leader Agustina Chiarino
  • STRANGER EYES by Yeo Siew Hua, producer: EAVE graduate Jean-Laurent Csinidis
  • THE GOD WILL NOT HELP by Hana Jusic, producer: EAVE group leader and Croatian National Coordinator Ankica Juric Tilic
  • THE SMELL OF FRESHLY CUT GRASS by Celina Murga, producer: TTB and EAVE graduate and German National Coordinator Jonas Weydemann
  • TTB project TITANIC OCEAN by Konstantina Kotzamani, producer: EAVE graduate Maria Drandaki

Page published 28 July 2022. Updated 29 July 2022.

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