Georgia 2012

In cooperation with the Georgian National Film Center, EAVE will organize a special workshop for producers from Georgia with feature films in development.

Workshop 1: June 5-7, 2012

GNFC together with EAVE announce call for applications for developing Georgian film projects and scripts.

Organized by the Georgian National Film Center and EAVE, the Mini EAVE in Georgia will consist of two workshops and online sessions taking place in Georgia in 2012.

  •  workshop 1: June 5-7 
  • Online sessions (feedback & tutoring): September 10-16 

GNFC with International Experts’ Commission will select maximum 5 producer-writer teams with feature projects in development.

Training Methodology

The workshops will consist in a mix of group work and individual meetings.

During the group work, all projects are discussed and general topics will be tackled as they arise (basic tools of script development and structure, terminology, legal issues (author rights/options/contracts/music rights), literary adaptations, cooperation producer-writer, etc.- both from a pure script development point of view as well as from a production aspect as far as the development is concerned.

Individual meetings with the experts give the opportunity to handle the questions that arise during group work in a more profound way and give a detailed analysis with tailored advice and suggestions of the next steps to take for each project.

In between the workshops, the participants will be working on project development and will have been set specific tasks. Feedback will be given during workshop via online in between the workshops and at workshop 2.

Thanks to a special partnership with Baltic Event and B’EST, one of the mini EAVE projects will have the opportunity to participate at the B’EST workshop for producers from the EU and the former Soviet Union. The Baltic Bridge East by West (B’EST) is a new initiative held in 2012 by the organizers of the Baltic Event  and Moscow Business Square in cooperation with EAVE and with the support from MEDIA Mundus. B’EST consists of two workshops, which take place on June 23-27 in Moscow, within the framework of the Moscow Co-Production Forum, and November 25-26 in Tallinn, within the framework of the Baltic Event. The selected project will be selected for participation at the Baltic Event in Tallinn, Estonia in December, 2012.


The working language of the workshop is English. At least one member of the writer- producer teams must be fluent in English.
GNFC will cover translation costs for one version of the script. Translators will be nominated by GNFC.

Target Group

Georgian feature film writers/directors and producers wishing to work as a team and having a full length feature or animation film project (for theatrical release) on the development stage.

Experts of the Training

- Script Consultant: JACQUES AKCHOTI (France)   

- Head of Studies/Production Tutor: JANI THILTGES (Luxembourg) 


Biographical Profiles of the Experts

Script Consultant: Jacques Akchoti. After his studies at NYU Film school, Jacques Akchoti has worked in different areas of film production with directors such as R.Bresson, JJ.Beineix, L.Von Trier. He then becomes a screenwriter, script consultant, and heads the development of many French and international films for cinema and television which obtain selections and awards at major film festivals. Most recently, “A Screaming Man” by Haroun Mahamat Saleh, recipient of many prizes, notably the Jury prize at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.He has directed a feature film for television and written several screenplays. His latest script, “Don’t Look back”, a film by Marina De Van featuring Sophie Marceau and Monica Bellucci was part of the Official Selection of the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.Jacques has been teaching writing and directing at the Femis (National French Filmschool) since 1988 and has facilitated many international screenwriting and development workshops, among which EAVE, Sud Ecriture, DV8 films, Vision Cinema, Ekran, Interchange, etc.

Head  of  Studies/Production  Tutor:  Jani  Thiltges,  Luxembourg  national  born  in  1962, studied for film director at INSAS (Institut Supérieur des Arts du Spectacles et Techniques de Diffusion) in Brussels from 1984 to 988. Since 1986, Jani is a partner and CEO of Samsa Film in Luxembourg. He is also a member of the European Film Academy and has been President as well as group leader EAVE for many years. Since 2012, he is Head of Studies of the EAVE European Producers Workshop.Samsa Film is, according to the dimension and the number of films developed and produced, the leading production company in Luxembourg. The company also holds interests in partner companies in Belgium, France and Portugal. Jani’s credits as a producer include a largenumber of projects from feature films co? produced on an international level to short filmsand documentaries. He has also a company in France for which he produced box office hitssuch as COMME T’Y ES BELLE and was quoted as one of the biggest French producers by LeFilm Français in 2007.

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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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