EAVE Producers Workshop 2017

Train, develop, network. A year long programme focused on three intensive weeks featuring professional development through working on the development of fiction and documentary projects.

WORKSHOP 1 in Luxembourg (LU), March 2–9, 2017
WORKSHOP 2 in Lodz (PL), June 19-26, 2017
WORKSHOP 3 in Copenhagen (DK), October 23-30, 2017

For the final session, 71 leading international decision makers (complete list below) gather in Copenhagen to meet the 51 top producing talents from 28 countries and discover the 34 fiction and documentary projects developed during this year’s EAVE Producers’ Workshop.

The week will feature special events around the financial implications of the digital shift and innovative ways of developing, financing, producing, promoting and distributing audiovisual content.

The EAVE 2017 Producers Workshop’s third workshop takes place in Copenhagen, Denmark (October 23-30), in partnership with Copenhagen Film Fund, Danish Film Institute, Film i Skåne and Swedish Film Institute, and supported by Malmö City, Nordisk Film, Zentropa Productions, Kamera Rental, Master Plan, Adomeit, Snowglobe, Producent Foreningen and Studio.

In addition to a rich programme of Plenary sessions, group work and individual meetings with EAVE experts and guests (full list below)a couple of special events will take place during the week: 

Beyond Movies – What’s Next?

An outlook on the future of storytelling, financing, distributing and marketing audiovisual content. Various speakers explore the opportunities of the digital shift: Guillermo Carreras-Candi (PlayGround, ES), Peter De Maegd (Potemkino, BE), Stéphane Hueber-Blies (b_BAHN, LU), Pierre-Alexandre Labelle (Under the Milky Way, FR), Simon Løvind (Danish Film Institute, DK) and Arne Ludwig (Headtrip, DE).

A panel session with Linda Beath and Tine Klint (Level K, DK) will tackle the financial realities of digital distribution of European films. 

Case Study: Shame (Skam)

Producer Marianne Furevold-Boland (NRK, NO) will present a case study of the Norwegian hit web series SHAME (SKAM).

Producing with the Region

Thomas Gammeltoft (Copenhagen Film Fund), Ralf Ivarsson (Film i Skåne) and Mikael Fellenius (Film Väst) will give an overview of the co-production possibilities with the region. A co-production case study of the acclaimed TV series THE BRIDGE (BRON/BROEN) will be given by its Danish and Swedish producers Bo Ehrhardt and Anders Landström. 


Tailor-made sessions for local professionals from Denmark and Sweden: EAVE finance expert Linda Beath (Ideal Filmworks, IT) will give an up-to-date overview of the possibilities of film financing in Europe. Together with the Swedish producer, EAVE graduate Kristina Åberg(Atmo Media Network, SE), Linda Beath will also discuss and answer audience questions about the possibility of revenues.

For a more concrete example, Kristina Åberg will take the audience through a case study of her successful production THE NILE HILTON INCIDENT.

EAVE legal expert Pierre-Emmanuel Mouthuy (Mouthuy Avocats, BE) will look into legal issues that specifically arise in co-productions, and how to tackle them.

EAVE group leader Didar Domehri (Maneki films / Full House, FR) will address through mini case studies the importance of thinking international from the very beginning of development.

EAVE guest expert Jan Naszewski (New Europe Film Sales, PL) will address festival strategies .

Marianne Furevold-Boland (NRK, NO) will present a case study of the Norwegian hit web series SHAME (SKAM).

The 71 high-profile decision makers confirmed for Copenhagen are:

Salma Abdalla / AUTLOOK Filmsales (AT), Yvonne Andreas / m-appeal (DE, Jennifer Armitage / Creative Scotland (UK), Zsuzsa Bankuti / The Match Factory (DE), Mathieu Berthon / Météore Films (FR), Delphyne Besse / Urban Distribution International (FR), Clémentine Bobin / ARTE France (FR), Stine Bomholt-Hansen / Level K (DK), Doreen Boonekamp / Netherlands Film Fund (NL), Francesca Breccia / Coccinelle (IT), Nataša Bu?ar / Slovenian Film Centre (SI), Manuela Buono / Slingshot Films (IT), Laure Caillol / Haut et Court (FR), Guy Daleiden / Film Fund Luxembourg (LU), Claas Danielsen / Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (DE), Tijana Dukic / Taskovski Films (UK), Joseph D’Morais / Blue Dolphin Films (UK), Paul Federbush / Sundance Institute (US), Noemi Ferrer Schwenck / Danish Film Institute (DK), Simon Gabriele / Indie Sales (FR), Thomas Gammeltoft / Copenhagen Film Fund (DK), Iole Maria Giannatasio / MiBACT (IT), Gabor Greiner / Films Boutique (DE), Veronika Grob / Medienboard BB (DE),  Alessandro Gropplero / Friuli Venezia Giulia Audiovisual Fund (IT), Margot Haiböck / Pluto Film Distribution Network (DE),  Alexis Hofmann / BAC Films (FR), Yaba Holst / Swedish Film Institute (SE), Hanaa Issa / Doha Film Institute (Qatar), Cate Kane / Curzon Artificial Eye (UK), Petri Kemppinen / Nordisk Film & TV Fond (NO), Tahereh Khazrai / Scope Pictures (BE), Ali Khechen / Doha Film Institute (Qatar), Tine Klint (Level K, DK), Stefan Kloos / Rise & Shine (DE), Pierre-Alexandre Labelle / Under the Milky Way (FR), Antoine Le Bos / Le Groupe Ouest (FR),  Stephanie McArthur / Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival (CA), Tanja Meissner / Memento Films International (FR), Anthony Muir / Film Väst (SE), Jan Naszewski / New Europe Film Sales (PL), Beatrice Neumann / BeA Film (UK), Birgit Oberkofler / IDM Südtirol – Alto Adige (IT), Simon Ofenloch / ZDF/ARTE (DE), Rickard Olsson / Picture Tree International (DE), Dorothee Pfistner / Neue Visionen (DE), Joakim Rang Strand / Film i Skåne (SE), Piotr Reisch / SPInka & SPI International Polska (PL), Jan Roekens / Screen Flanders (BE), Petri Rossi / Finnish Film Foundation (FI), Gitte Hansen Schnyder / First Hand Films (CH), Katriel Schory / Israel Film Fund (IL), Juan Solera / Sideways Film (UK), Georg Steinert / un film à la patte (FR), Agathe Valentin / Pyramide (FR), Helle Hansen Vid Neyst / Norwegian Film Institute (NO), Kimberly Warner / Ffilm Cymru Wales (UK), Daniel Waser / Zürcher Filmstiftung (CH), Andy Whittaker / Dogwoof (UK) and Hédi Zardi / Luxbox (FR).

Various special guests from Europe’s leading co-production markets EAVE has partnerships with will be available for one-to-one meetings:  

Martina Bleis / Berlinale Co-production Market (DE), Anna Ciennik / Arc 1950 Coproduction Village /& Paris Coproduction Village (FR), Amila Cirkinagic / Financing Forum for Kids Content (SE), Matthieu Darras / TorinoFilmLab (IT), Daniella Eversby / CPH:DOX (DK), Alessandro Gropplero / When East Meets West (IT), Marge Liiske / Baltic Event (EE), Helena Mackenzie / Film London & London Production Finance Market (UK), Lindsay Peters / Frontières (CA), Rianne Poodt / Holland Film Meeting (NL), Mira Staleva / Sofia Meetings (BG), Inke Van Loocke / CineMart (NL) and Angeliki Vergou / Crossroads Co-production Forum (GR).

Plenary sessions, group work and individual meetings with EAVE experts and guests

Group work with EAVE group leaders Roshanak Behesht Nedjad (DE), Didar Domehri (FR), Lise Lense-Møller (DK) and Riina Sildos (EE).

Linda Beath (IT) - Strategic Planning for Production Companies, Sibylle Kurz (DE) - Pitching, Pierre-Emmanuel Mouthuy (BE) – Legal Aspects of Distribution and Sales and Jani Thiltges (LU) - Career Development.

EAVE Management coach Michael Comyn (The Fearless Organisation, IE) will give an introduction to the art of negotiation and train the participants in group sessions.

The first two workshops of 2017 took place in Luxembourg (March 2-9) and Lodz, Poland (June 19-26).

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Page last updated 18 October 2017

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