The first week of EAVE Producers Workshop’s 2019 edition wrapped up in Luxembourg!


In partnership with Film Fund Luxembourg, we were thrilled to welcome the selected 52 producers from 30 countries that have been chosen out of 180 applications to develop the 29 selected documentary, feature film and series projects and their entrepreneurial skills at the EAVE Producers Workshop 2019.
The first of 3 residential workshops took place from March 8–15 at the Légère Premium Hotel Luxembourg.

Some highlights of the week:
- Building Story Worlds: Using selected EAVE projects as case studies, Juan DiazB (Kosmology World Building Institute, DE) demonstrated how to build coherent story worlds when developing a film.
- Become a PMD/marketing expert: Sarah Calderon (The Film Agency, ES) runs 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.
- Developing Documentaries: EAVE Head of Studies Lise Lense-Møller (Magic Hour Films, DK) devoted her plenary session to the specific questions and challenges related to the development of documentaries.

The participants started their EAVE journey under the guidance of EAVE Head of Studies Lise Lense-Møller (Magic Hour Films, DK), the four group leaders, Didar Domehri (Maneki Films - Full House, FR), Ankica Juric Tilic (Kinorama, HR), Titus Kreyenberg (unafilm, DE) 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 were 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 shared their expertise in plenary and group work sessions as well as individual meetings.
We also offered the EAVE producers opportunities to network with Luxembourg professionals as well as members of Europa International during a mingling evening co-hosted by Luxembourg City Film Festival and Creative Europe MEDIA Desk Luxembourg.
All plenary sessions are open for interested local professionals.

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.

Page published 25 March 2019.

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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