European Producers Workshop 2011

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

Workshop 3 in Lugano (CH), 24 - 31 October 2011







The European Producers Workshop is a year long professional development programme for European audiovisual producers delivered through three seven day English speaking workshops held in different European cities.

EAVE European Producers Workshop 2011 culminated successfully in Lugano

The EAVE 2011 European Producers Workshop came to a close with its third and last workshop held in Lugano, Switzerland (October 24-31), organised in partnership with Domenico Lucchini and CISA – Conservatorio Internazionale Scienze Audiovisive.

During this final workshop, the 51 participants from 31 countries had the opportunity to meet 54 high-profile European professionals from the industry* in 700 pre-scheduled one-to-one encounters andnumerous informal meetings in order to pitch the 36 projects that were developed during this year's EAVE training cycle. (*Please find the complete list of Decision Makers here). 

EAVE has the pleasure to announce that this workshop ended with some very positive and concrete results for the 2011 graduates and their projects. 

Among the hit projects that ), were highlighted by the attending decision makers were for example the documentary ON THE MOVE, NOMADS IN THE GLOBAL WORLD (producer: Cédric Bonin, France) as well as the feature films ALI, THE GOAT AND IBRAHIM (producer: Hossam Elouan, Egypt), AROUND LUISA (producer: Eugenia Mumenthaler, Switzerland), CRISTIAN (producer: Oana Maria Giurgiu, Romania), FATA MORGANA(producer: Aleksi Hyvärinen, Finland), I WON’T COME BACK (producer: Natalia Drozd, Russia), THE JUDGMENT (producer: Stephan Komandarev, Bulgaria), THE LYING DUTCHMAN (producer: Ilona Schultz, Germany),MONUMENT TO MICHAEL JACKSON (producer: Snezana Penev, Serbia), MY CHAOS-FAIRY AND ME (producer: Maite Woköck, Germany) and SAINTS (producer: Enis Köstepen, Turkey).

A couple of EAVE 2011 projects were directly picked up for upcoming co-production markets: THE LYING DUTCHMAN by producer Ilona Schultz (Germany) was selected for ARC 1950 COPRODUCTION VILLAGE andMEAT by producer Karin Reinberg-Shestakov (Estonia) for Baltic Event. Congratulations!

And as EAVE is also the ideal platform for networking, several projects found co-producers amongst EAVE colleagues from the same year and/or from earlier years, for example ALI, THE GOAT AND IBRAHIM(producer: Hossam Elouan; co-producers: EAVE 2003 graduate Guillaume de Seille, EAVE 2005 graduate Karsten Stöter), BREAKING FREE (producer: Enrica Capra; co-producer: EAVE 2007 graduate Isabelle Truc),ENEMIES OF THE PEOPLE (producer: Aldo Shllaku; co-producers: EAVE 2011 graduate Stéphane Zajdenweber, EAVE 2010 graduate Sander Verdonk), I WON’T COME BACK (producer: Natalia Drozd; co-producer: EAVE 2044 graduate and Estonian National Coordinator Riina Sildos), LOUD (producer: Floor Onrust; co-producer EAVE 2008 graduate Dirk Decker), documentary MITCH (producer: Jana Sivak; co-producer: Darko Popov), MUSTARD LEAVES (producer: Mete Gümürhan; co-producers: EAVE 2010 graduate Oskar Söderlund, EAVE 2011 graduate Jana Sivak), MY SKINNY SISTER (producer: Annika Rogell; co-producer: EAVE 2011 graduate Ilona Schultz), ONLY FOR SWEDISH GIRLS (producer: Amira Krsevljakovic; co-producer: EAVE 2010 graduate Janja Kralj), SAINTS (producer: Enis Köstepen; co-producer: EAVE 2011 graduate Annika Rogell), THE HERE AFTER (producer: Mariusz Wlodarski; co-producer: EAVE 2010 graduate Oskar Söderlund), documentary THE PERFECT CIRCLE (producer: Fabio Battistin; co-producers: EAVE 2011 graduates Nynne Marie Selin and Jana Sivak) and YOU KEEP THE CAT (producer: David Grumbach; co-producer: EAVE 1994 graduate and group leader Diana Elbaum).

EAVE wishes all the 2011 graduates good luck for their future and thanks all the attending decision makers, experts and the pedagogical team for sharing their expertise and experience with the participants.

We also want to express our gratitude to Domenico Lucchini and his fantastic team, for their great contribution in successfully running the workshop. 

The EAVE 2011 European Producers Workshop was supported by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Film Fund Luxembourg, Film i Väst, Region Västra Götaland, CISA – Conservatorio Internazionale Scienze Audiovisive, Repubblica e Cantone Ticino, Dipartimento delle Finanze e dell’Economia, Office Fédéral de la Culture – OFC, Focal, Città di Lugano, Festival del film Locarno, Ticino Turismo, Ente turistico Lago Maggiore and Ente Regionale per lo Sviluppo del Locarnese e Vallemaggia (ERS-LVM).


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