Addis Ababa 2016

Masterclass on Producing Short Films

December 5-7, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

EAVE is proud to organise an EAVE ON DEMAND session in co-operation with the Goethe Institut in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, during December 5-7, for 6 teams of young writers/directors and producers of short films.

The first part of the workshop will consist in a masterclass and information exchange on the subject of “The role of international festivals in the financing of sub-Saharan films”. This also includes a brief exposition of international funds available for the production of short films and a brief presentation of the main international festivals which take part in financing and promoting of short films.
Also Hiwot Admasu and Henok Legesse, Ethiopian short film directors, script writers and editors, whose short film “New Eyes” made it to several international festivals and won various prices, will share their story and experiences.

The main focus of the three day workshop will be an in-depth feedback on your script. Every team will have the chance to discuss their script and short film project in detail with EAVE graduate and expert Marie Dubas. There will also be a session for the group to discuss each other’s projects.

EAVE ON DEMAND IN ADDIS ABABA will combine the long experience that EAVE has in international training and networking with a tailor-made approach for the selected Ethiopian professionals, taking into account their specific needs

EAVE ON DEMAND IN ADDIS ABABA is part of “Creative Futures”, a two year programme to support the creative industries in Ethiopia, jointly organized by British Council, Goethe-Institut and iceaddis, funded by the European Commission. The aim of the programme is to develop the visual arts sector in Ethiopia. After the EAVE ON DEMAND IN ADDIS ABABA, 1-2 of the participating teams will be selected for the next step of collecting internationally experience.

Marie Dubas - Deuxième Ligne Films

After having studied literature and philosophy, Marie Dubas started operating in the production field in 2005.
To this day, she produced more than 15 shorts and 1 feature film, all selected and awarded in numerous international film festivals.
She founded Deuxième Ligne Films in 2014, to focus on French and international emerging talents.
The company is currently post-producing The Wound John Trengove debut feature, in co-production with Urucu Media (South Africa). It is also in production of a short-film series, entitled Disturbing Genders, for French broadcaster France 2, and of a documentary series about the relation between French youth and the presidential election of 2017, for French broadcaster France 3.
Marie Dubas also operates as a script consultant for French and international companies.

Additional EAVE ON DEMAND sessions in 2016 and 2017 will be announced shortly.

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Page last updated 14 December 2016

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 in 2016. 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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