The EAVE 2016 Producers Workshop culminates in Prague

    We are proud to present in Prague to a record number of 74 leading decision makers from all over the world (complete list below) the 31 fiction and documentary projects and 51 top producing talents from 37 countries that have been part of this year’s EAVE Producers’ Workshop.

    In addition, we offer a half-day live stream TV drama module accessible for all, a special panel around the financial implications of VoD and a brand new session called BEYOND MOVIES: What’s next featuring innovative ways of developing, financing, producing, promoting and distributing audiovisual content in the digital era.

    The EAVE 2016 Producers Workshop’s third and last workshop takes place in Prague, Czech Republic (October 10–17), in partnership with State Cinematography Fund of Czech Republic, Czech Film Center, APA – Audiovisual Producers’ Association, Barrandov Studios, Creative Europe MEDIA Czech Republic, Midpoint Center and Mimesis Film.

    On the programme:

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

    Linda Beath (IT) - Strategic Planning for Production Companies, Sibylle Kurz (DE) - Pitching, Roberto Olla (EU) – Legal Aspects of Distribution and Sales, Nikolaj Nikitin (DE) - Festival strategies 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. 

    A panel session with Linda Beath and Salma Abdalla (AUTLOOK Filmsales, AT) will tackle the financial realities of of digital distribution of European films.

    Beyond Movies – What’s Next? 

    A new session @ EAVE which gives an outlook on the future – of storytelling and financing, distributing and marketing audiovisual content. A variety of speakers will explore the opportunities of the digital shift as well as share key concepts to keep in mind when addressing a digital audience. The speakers include Ivo Andrle (Aero Films, CZ), Roshanak Beheshd Nedjad (LudInc, DE), Guillermo Carreras-Candi (PlayGround, ES), Eve Gabereau (Soda Pictures, UK), Pierre-Alexandre Labelle (Under the Milky Way, FR), Domenico La Porta (R/O, BE), Arne Ludwig (Headtrip, DE), Bernard Michaux (Samsa Film, LU) and Tobias Pausinger (JVTP Media Consulting, DE).

    Live stream session - special feature on TV drama series:

    A special half-day module about TV drama production will be live streamed on the EAVE website (www.eave.org) on Wednesday, October 12 from 9:00-12:30. The TV Drama day will feature Tatjana Andersson from Palladium Fiction (SE), Stefan Baron from Nice Drama (SE) and Olivier Bibas from Atlantique Productions (FR). The event will be moderated by Andrea Reuter (SE).

    Producing with the Czech Republic

    Director Helena Bezděk Fraňková from the State Cinematography Fund of Czech Republic will give an overview of the financing possibilities, co-production support, tax incentives and shooting in Czech Republic. Producer Pavel Berčík  from Evolution Films, producer Jiří Konečný from endorfilm and producer Tomáš Hrubý from nutprodukce will present various co-production case studies and production cases. The session will be moderated by EAVE Head of Studies Jani Thiltges. 

    EAVE is delighted to give local film professionals an opportunity to discover EAVE. They are welcome to attend the plenary sessions and the special "EAVE@Prague" workshop with tailor-made sessions for local professionals from Czech Republic. EAVE script consultant Clare Downs (UK) will give a session focusing on the role of head of development / script editor in the development process and on models of cooperation between producer, head of development, scriptwriter and script editor. EAVE group leader Diana Elbaum (Entre chien et loup, BE) will share her experience of do’s and don’t’s of international co-production. Producer Danny Krausz (DOR FILM, AT) will give an overview of project packaging. EAVE group leader Lise Lense-Møller (Magic Hour Films, DK) will address developing and producing documentaries and surviving in a small company. Jan Naszewski (New Europe Film Sales, PL) will focus in his session on film marketing and sales. In addition, selected Czech production companies will have individual meetings with EAVE experts on their company strategies.

    EAVE is grateful for the support for the Workshop 3 2016 from: State Cinematography Fund of Czech Republic, Barrandov Studios and Creative Europe MEDIA Czech Republic.

    The 74 high-profile decision makers confirmed for Prague are:

    Salma Abdalla / AUTLOOK Filmsales (AT), Ivo Andrle / Aerofilms (CZ), Mark Atkin / Crossover Labs (UK), Jean-Baptiste Babin / Backup Media Group (FR), Stefano Basso / Fandango (IT), Artemio Benki / Artcam/Sirena Films (CZ), Delphyne Besse / Urban Distribution International (FR), Guillermo Carreras-Candi / PlayGround (ES), Sarah Chazelle / Jour2fete (FR), Sata Cissokho / Memento Films International (FR), Carl Clifton / K5 International (UK), Peggy Driessen-Bussink / Netherlands Film Fund (NL), Jakub Duszyński / Gutek Film (PL), Andrea Ernst / WDR (DE), Nathan Fischer / Stray Dogs (FR), Adrienne Frejacques / ARTE France (FR), Marco Valerio Fusco / Intramovies (IT), Eve Gabereau / Soda Pictures (UK), Thomas Gammeltoft / Copenhagen Film Fund (DK), Alessandro Gropplero / Friuli Venezia Giulia Audiovisual Fund (IT), Klara Grunning / Swedish Film Institute (SE), Helle Hansen / Norwegian Film Institute (NO), Alexis Hofmann / BAC Films (FR), Yaba Holst / Swedish Film Institute (SE), Ryan Kampe / Visit Films (US), Kasia Karwan / The Moonshot Company (FR), Petri Kemppinen / Nordisk Film & TV Fond (NO), Izabela Kiszka-Hoflik / Polish Film Institute (PL), Danny Krausz / DOR FILM (AT), Domenico La Porta / R/O & Wallimage (BE), Pierre-Alexandre Labelle / Under the Milky Way (FR), Antoine Le Bos / Le Groupe Ouest (FR), Arne Ludwig / Headtrip (DE), Aranka Matits / Featurette (DE), Bernard Michaux / Samsa Film (LU), Johanna Nahon / Celluloid Dreams (FR), Jan Naszewski / New Europe Film Sales (PL), Beatrice Neumann / ADDA (UK), Max Oliveras / Attraction Distribution (CA), Simon Ofenloch / ZDF/ARTE (DE), Rickard Olsson / Picture Tree International (DE), Tobias Pausinger / JVTP Media Consulting (DE), Dorothee Pfistner / Neue Visionen (DE), Patricie Pouzarova / Pluto Films (DE), Jan Roekens / Screen Flanders (BE), Jozko Rutar (SI), Cécile Salin / Diaphana (FR), Lucas Schmidt / ZDF - Das kleine Fernsehspiel (DE), Katriel Schory / Israel Film Fund (IL), Dirk Schürhoff / Beta Cinema (DE), Jean-Christophe Simon / Films Boutique (DE), Georg Steinert / ARTE (FR), Hannah Thomas / Ffilm Cymru Wales (UK), Agathe Valentin / Pyramide (FR), Marie-Pierre Vallé / Wild Bunch (FR), Ana Vicente - Dogwoof (UK), Lena Vurma / NFP marketing & distribution (DE), Daniel Waser / Zürcher Filmstiftung (CH), Monika Weibel / Frenetic Films (CH), Christiana Wertz / IDM Südtirol - Alto Adige (IT) and Oliver Zeller / Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg (DE).

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

    Julie Bergeron / Marché du Film – Festival de Cannes (FR), Martina Bleis / Berlinale Co-production Market (DE), Cathrine Champagne / The Financing Forum for Kids Content (SE), Matthieu Darras / TorinoFilmLab (IT), Rebekka Garrido / connecting cottbus (DE), Alessandro Gropplero / When East Meets West (IT), Alice Guilbaud / Paris Coproduction Village/Les Arcs Coproduction Village (FR), Marge Liiske / Baltic Event (EE), Snezana Maric / Holland Film Meeting (NL), Lindsay Peters / Frontières (CA), Mira Staleva / Sofia Meetings (BG), Gülin Üstün / Meetings on the Bridge (TR), Inke Van Loocke / CineMart (NL) and Angeliki Vergou / Crossroads Co-production Forum (GR).

    The first two workshops of 2016 took place in Luxembourg (March 3-10) and Druskininkai, Lithuania (June 13-20).

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    Last modified on 19-01-2017