EAVE+ 4th Edition

An intensive four day workshop event for independent producers with a solid track record and international experience reinforcing their managerial and financial capacity to compete successfully in European and global markets and to run sustainable companies.

January 7-10, 2015 in LUXEMBOURG


for experienced producers from Europe and the rest of the world! 

After three successful editions in September 2013, January 2014 and September 2014, EAVE+ goes into the fourth round. 12-15 experienced producers and 6 high-profile industry experts will gather during 4 days to discuss their company structures, management practices and new business models.

The third edition of EAVE+ will take place during January 7-10,2015 at the hotel Le Place D’Armes in Luxembourg.

Applications are open for independent producers with a solid track record and international experience from Europe and the rest of the world until November 18, 2014. 

A limited number of scholarships are available for participants from selected MEDIA countries.

Led by EAVE Head of Studies Jani Thiltges (Samsa Film, LU) together with EAVE+ consultant Michael Weber (The Match Factory, DE), keynote sessions by international guests will be mixed with group work sessions and 1-2-1 meetings.

The keynote speakers of earlier editions of EAVE+ included: producer Stefan Arndt (X-Filme and X-Verleih, DE), financial manager Marc Bordure (Agat Films & Ex Nihilo, FR), management coach Michael Comyn (The Fearless Organisation, IE), digital distribution expert Andy Docherty (NL), producer Bo Ehrhardt (Nimbus, DK), producer Sigve Endresen (Motlys AS, NO), Head of the cinema department at the OBCNeuflize bank Anne Flamant (FR), distributor Jean Labadie (Le Pacte, FR) and independent US producers Mike S. Ryan and Jay van Hoy.

The key note speakers of the EAVE+ January 2015 edition will be announced in November 2014.

Some comments from the previous editions:

«It was an eye-opener.»

  Stefan Arndt, X Filme Creative Pool GmbH, Germany


«I have learnt a lot during those 4 days. The level of participants and experts was excellent.»

Anne Flamant, Banque Neuflize OBC, France


«I thought it was a great four days and served as a real think tank for experienced producers to gain perspective on our changing world.»

Mike S. Ryan, Greyshack Films, USA


«The EAVE+ workshop was extremely useful on many levels - practical information on a range of subjects from promoting films on VoD platforms to how to work on one's resilience in stressful situations to raising private equity and managing those investor relationships. The networking element also really paid off in terms of finding a co-producer with access to a national fund in a country where one of my projects takes place, and that funding application is now underway.»

Natasha Dack, Tigerlily Films, UK 


«I came to get inspired and to look ahead together with (my business partner). In the end I got much more because I made friends and got tremendously moved by the openness and kindness of strong fellow producers. We really got the possibility to share with each other our passion, hopes and fears in this crazy business called film producing. This is not just an ordinary workshop but its high quality both on the content level and the group work.»

Leontine Petit, Lemming Film BV, The Netherlands

«We develop, finance, shoot and sell our projects and talk about them continuously. It was refreshing to take a step back and talk about our business strategies in a whole and how to cope with a long term plan…»

Leila Lyytikäinen, Fisher King Production Oy, Finland

«The combination of people both participants and experts was magnificent and lead to a complete openness that I could not have imagined possible between a group of professionals at this stage of their careers. It was like an AA for producers, very painful but critical for our wellbeing. I am looking at everything since quite differently.»

Christine Alderson, Ipso Facto Films, UK


EAVE+ is organised twice a year in Luxembourg with different keynote speakers and topics addressed at each workshop session.  

EAVE+ is supported by the MEDIA Programme of the EU and the Luxembourg Film Fund.

Page last updated 19 January 2017

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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