EAVE ON DEMAND session for the Armenian film industry.
April 12 - 15, Yerevan, Armenia
EAVE is proud to organise a first EAVE ON DEMAND session in co-operation with the Independent Filmmakers Club of Armenia supported by the EU4 Business "Support to SME Development in Armenia" (EU-SMEDA) project, which is co-funded by the European Union and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by GIZ’s Private Sector Development in South Caucasus Programme. The sessions are held in Yerevan during April 12-15 and are providing first hand support for the Armenian film industry including teams of writers and producers with their concrete film projects. The objective is to enhance the knowledge of the participants about international co-production, script development techniques, film policy and national strategies for the development of the film industry.
EAVE ON DEMAND consists of 4 days of masterclasses for the film industry, group work sessions, individual meetings and online feedback sessions for 6 producers with their projects in development. To reach a wider audience, EAVE ON DEMAND will also hold public lectures and short workshops reaching students, more industry professionals and other producers keen on developing their film-production know how and skills. A meeting and consultation with policy makers is also foreseen during the 4-day event.
EAVE ON DEMAND ARMENIA will combine the long experience that EAVE has in international training and networking with a tailor-made approach for film industry professionals from Armenia, taking into account their specific needs.
The masterclasses and sessions are facilitated by international experts from the field. Short Profiles of the EAVE Experts are presented below:
LINDA BEATH (IT)
Linda Beath set up Ideal Filmworks in Canada 25 years ago to raise development and production financing for international co-productions of high quality feature films and television programmes. It was incorporated in Italy in 2000 adding Business and Strategic Planning to its core business of entertainment industry financing.
Linda Beath annually works with producers to find funding for four or five projects which range from features to documentaries, animated features and primetime television drama. She trains producers and other practitioners in Europe and the South Mediterranean in project financing and strategic business planning for their companies. She consults to public funders on policy issues, especially with respect to the industry's need for new business models.
ROSHANAK BEHESHT NEDJAD – In Good Company (DE)
Roshanak began working in the film industry as a festival coordinator and production manager. In 1999, she started her first production company Flying Moon, together with Helge Albers and Konstantin Kröning. Until 2014 they produced arthouse films, with over 30 international awards, among them the German Film Award in Gold and the Prix Europe Iris.
In 2012, Roshanak ventured into Serious Games with LudInc and in 2014 she teamed up with Jani Thiltges and Claude Waringo, starting In Good Company in Berlin. The focus if IGC is on international coproductions, with an emphasis on European features, aiming to entertain on a smart level.
Roshanak also works as an expert and consultant for various institutions and training organisations such as EAVE. She is a member of the German Film Academy as well as the European Film Academy, an EAVE graduate and group leader.
CLARE DOWNS (UK)
EXECUTIVE Co-Director of the Association of Independent Producers (1978-1980). Director of International Creative Affairs for the Ladd Company/Warner Bros (1981-1983). Director of Council of Europe’s FIRST FILM EUROPE (1989 -1990)
PRODUCING THE DRESS (1985) BAFTA, Gold Plaque, Chicago. HIGH SEASON (1987) Best screenplay - San Sebastian Film Festival. Co-producer BORDERLINE (1993) Locarno. Best Director, International Film Critics Prize, Thessaloniki Film Festival. Associate Producer for Warner Bros on BEGGAR'S OPERA (1982).
DEVELOPMENT & TRAINING Founder member of the Script Analysis team of EAVE - since 1989.
Joint Head of Studies of the Scottish/Irish EAVE Regional programme (1993), EAVE Greek Regional programme (1994). Script analyst of the EAVE International Programme - TIES THAT BIND – EAVE Asia, and B’EST – Baltic Bridge East and West. EAVE ON DEMAND - Tbilisi, Georgia; Durban, South Africa, Trinidad & Tobago, Malta. Senior/Visiting Tutor in Script Development /Producing at the National Film and Television School, UK, (since 1996), the MA scriptwriting course at de Montfort University (since 1999), the University of the Arts, London. Joint Head of Studies of the Southern African Producer training programme, AVEA (2000- 2005). Script consultant to FOCAL funded IFA-SC, the Independent Filmmakers Association - South Caucasus Training programme (2006 – 2009). Evaluator - Malta Film Fund since 2011. Script analyst for Jerusalem International Film Lab - since its inception 2011.
SCRIPT CONSULTING/WRITING/MASTERCLASSES Clare has delivered numerous script-writing workshops, and Master classes in
Screenwriting and in Development Strategies, internationally. She works as a consultant, evaluator, writing reports and working on individual projects with both film funds and filmmakers throughout the world. She has rewritten several screenplays in the run up to production.
RECENT SCRIPT CONSULTATIONS The Kindergarten Teacher (Cannes - Critics’ Week 2014), Why Me? (Berlin – Panorama 2015), United States of Love (Berlin - Best Screenplay 2016), Mellow Mud (Berlin - Crystal Bear 2016), The Apprentice (Cannes - Un Certain Regard 2016), The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki (Cannes Winner - Un Certain Regard 2016), A Yellow Bird (Cannes - Critics’ Week 2016), Interchange (Locarno 2016), A Taste of Ink (San Sebastian 2016), Wajib (Locarno 2017)
KATRIEL SCHORY – Israel Film Fund (IL)
The ISRAEL FILM FUND was established in 1979 as a non-profit organization supported by public funding.
The Fund’s aim is to enable the best stories and scripts to be produced and to create the opportunities for the most talented Israeli filmmakers to bring their vision and creativity to the screen. The Fund’s main goal is to facilitate the production of full length Israeli Feature films produced by Israeli production companies, and to support and promote their marketing and distribution in Israel and worldwide.
The Fund is proud to have supported more than 380 full length feature films, many of which have become milestones of the Israeli cultural heritage.
The ISRAEL FILM FUND encourages co-productions with international partners, who are welcome to submit with an Israeli producer.
The ISRAEL FILM FUND can invest only in feature films which comply with the definition of being an "Israeli Feature Film" as specified in the "New Cinema Law"
Upcoming EAVE ON DEMAND sessions in 2018:
- EAVE ON DEMAND Montenegro: in Co-operation with the Film Centre of Montenegro
Background information on Support to SME Development in Armenia (EU-SMEDA) project:
The European Union’s EU4Business initiative is an umbrella initiative that covers all EU activities supporting SMEs in the Eastern Partnership countries.
EU-SMEDA project is co-funded by the European Union and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by GIZ’s Private Sector Development in South Caucasus Programme.
EU-SMEDA aims at improving the business and investment climate and supporting the creation and development of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to enable broad-based growth in Armenia. In this realm the project focuses on SME policy processes, strengthening business associations and economic clusters. Furthermore, the project supports various technology-oriented ventures and helps increase the competitiveness of existing SMEs by providing financial and technical assistance to develop new innovative products and services for domestic and global markets. Additionally, the project aims at stimulating the rate of technology absorption, technology transfer, innovation, and commercialisation of research ideas in the private sector, and also fostering the collaboration between research centers and SMEs.
Duration: 01/01/2016 – 31/12/2019 (48 months)
Total project budget: EUR 6.53 Mio
EU contribution: EUR 6.4 Mio
Implementing Partner: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
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