WEMW opens the second round of calls for the EAVE Slate and Inspirational Labs!

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A few weeks to go before the deadline of the first round of calls dedicated to projects in development and works in progress, and it’s already time to launch a second round of WEMW programmes focusing on career boost, acceleration in strategic company development and reinforced company sustainability.

Starting from today and until November 20, European producers have the chance to apply to the second edition of 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.

Until November 20, producers coming from Europe, Canada and Latin America will also be able to apply to one of our new Inspirational Labs, a series of mini-workshops meant to stimulate selected participants to develop new content and explore new business models. Run in collaboration with leading training programmes and international partners, the six Labs will offer a deeper insight on drama series content, animation production, impact & outreach strategy, online distribution and co-financing, film genre production and the 2023 WEMW spotlight territories.

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All EAVE Slate & 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.


The final selection of the Labs will be primarily based on the applicant’s profile and motivation, and all selected participants will have the extraordinary opportunity to physically join the full programme of WEMW.

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 on-site in Trieste next January to apply to one of our activities.

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


If you wish to get more info about the Inspirational Labs and the EAVE Slate, please join our INFO DAY on November 2 from 10.00am to 11.00am (CET timezone). To confirm your attendance and get the direct link to the INFO DAY, you need to register by writing to no later than October 31.

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

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Page published 27 October 2022. Updated 28 October 2022.

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