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The EAVE Producers Workshop’s 2020 edition kicks off in Luxembourg!

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In partnership with Film Fund Luxembourg, we are thrilled to welcome the selected 52 producers that have been chosen out of an all-time record number of 249 applications to develop the 28 selected documentary, feature film and series projects and their entrepreneurial skills at the EAVE Producers Workshop 2020.

The first of 3 residential workshops takes place from March 6–13 at the Légère Premium Hotel Luxembourg.

Some highlights of the week:

- Content and Strategy – the Producer’s Role from Development to Audience: EAVE Head of Studies Lise Lense-Møller (Magic Hour Films, DK) will devote her plenary session to the specific questions and challenges related to the role of a producer from early development until the release of the film.

- Become a PMD/marketing expert: Sarah Calderon (The Film Agency, ES) will run a special ‘marketing incubator programme’ in the groups and over the whole year, offering an intense PMD marketing training in cooperation with the EAVE Marketing Workshop.


The participants will start their EAVE journey under the guidance of EAVE Head of Studies Lise Lense-Møller (Magic Hour Films, DK), the four group leaders, Diana Elbaum (Beluga Tree, BE), Ankica Juri? Tili? (Kinorama, HR), Michael Kitzberger (Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH, AT) and Riina Sildos (Amrion, EE); the script consultants Clare Downs (UK), Jacques Akchoti (FR), Martin Daniel (USA), TV series consultant Ossi Nishri (IL), and documentary expert Sylvia Stevens (Faction Films, UK).

They are joined by the EAVE specialized experts - for Pitching: Sibylle Kurz (DE), Finance and Company Planning: Linda Beath (Ideal Filmworks, IT), Marketing: Sarah Calderon (The Film Agency, ES) and Legal Issues: Katrine Schlüter Schierbeck (The Law Factory, DK), who share their expertise in plenary and group work sessions as well as individual meetings.

We will also offer the EAVE producers the opportunity to learn more about Autobahn, VoD Distribution for European Digital Native Films, an initiative by Under the Milky Way, presented by Muriel Joly.
 
All plenary sessions are open for interested local professionals. For the detailed programme, please contact EAVE Programme Manager Satu Elo satu@eave.org.

EAVE expresses special gratitude for the support of Workshop 1 to:
Film Fund Luxembourg; CREATIVE EUROPE Desk Luxembourg - MEDIA sub-programme; Légère Premium Hotel Luxembourg.

EAVE is supported by the Creative Europe - MEDIA sub-programme of the European Union, Film Fund Luxembourg, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée, Fondo Audiovisivo Friuli Venezia Giulia, PACT – the Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television, the Polish Film Institute, Doha Film Institute, Telefilm Canada, IDM Südtirol Alto Adige, Fonds Jeune Création Francophone, Projeto Paradiso, Berlinale Co-Production Market and the partners who have hosted the workshops since 1988.

Selected participants of EAVE Producers Workshop 2020 are:

ARGENTINA
Felicitas Raffo, CEPA Audiovisual

BANGLADESH
Aadnan Imtiaz Ahmed, Khona Talkies

BULGARIA
Veselka Kiryakova, Red Carpet

CANADA
Coral Aiken, Aiken Heart Films
Fanny Drew, Colonelle films

CROATIA
Katarina Prpic, Antitalent

CZECH REPUBLIC
Tomáš Michálek, MasterFilm
Alice Tabery, CINEPOINT

DENMARK
Heidi Kim Andersen, Made in Copenhagen
Mille Bjørke, Fridthjof Film

ESTONIA
Marge Liiske, Lendkala

ETHIOPIA / CANADA
Tamara Dawit, Gobez Media

FINLAND
Max Malka, EndemolShine Finland

FRANCE
Nathan Fischer, Stray Dogs
Florian Môle, Les Grands Espaces
Valérie Montmartin, Little Big Story

FRANCE / GABON
Samantha Biffot, Princesse M productions

GERMANY
Sebastian Lemke, FRUITMARKET Arts & Media GmbH
Luis Singer, StickUp Filmproduktion
Christopher Zitterbart, Watchmen productions

GERMANY / SWITZERLAND
Sarah Born, Catpics

HUNGARY
Krisztina Gallo, Sony Pictures Television Networks

INDIA
Mathivanan Rajendran, Stray Factory

IRELAND
Steven Davenport, Screen Ireland
Yvonne Donohoe, Blinder Films

ISRAEL
Kobi Mizrahi, KM Productions

ITALY
Moritz Bonatti, Helios Sustainable Films
Francesca Zanza, Asmara Films

KOSOVO
Valon Bajgora, Ikone-Studio

LATVIA
Elina Gedina-Ducena, Mistrus Media

LUXEMBOURG
François Le Gall, a_BAHN

MAURITIUS
Joëlle Ducray, Caméléon Production

MOLDOVA
Sergiu Cumatrenco, YOUBESC

NETHERLANDS
Thomas Den Drijver, New Amsterdam Film Company
Ilse Ronteltap, Netherlands Film Fund
Maarten Van der Ven, Studio Ruba

NORWAY
Mathis Ståle Mathisen, Rein Film
Nicholas Sando, Filmbin

POLAND
Natalia Grzegorzek, Koskino
Anna Rózalska, Match and Spark

PORTUGAL
Luis Campos, BRO Cinema

PORTUGAL / BRAZIL
Eliane Ferreira, Muiraquitã Filmes

QATAR
Koussay Hamzeh, GROUNDGLASS235

ROMANIA
Cristian Nicolescu, Digital Cube & Avanpost Media

SERBIA
Jelena Angelovski, Monkey Production / Meander Film

SOUTH AFRICA
Mmabatho Kau, Raindrop Media

SPAIN
Raquel Cabrera Simón, The Film Agency


SWEDEN
Fredrik Lange, Vilda Bomben Film

TUNISIA
Asma Chiboub, Atlas Vision Productions

UK
Nora Ostler Spiteri, Triongl
Victoria Thomas, Polkadot Factory

UKRAINE
Dmytro Sukhanov, Toy Cinema

Page published 5 March 2020.


Donate to the EAVE Alan Fountain International Scholarship Fund

A scholarship has been set up to honour the memory of Alan Fountain, former Head of Studies and President of EAVE, who passed away on March 3. Its goal is to enable one producer from outside the EU to participate in all three sessions of the EAVE Producers Workshop each year.

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