EAVE has announced films currently in preparation or production by graduates of the production programme. The line-up includes six films with the participation of CEE producers.
The productions are:OF SNAILS AND MEN, directed by EAVE 2008 graduate Tudor Giurgiu, producer: Oana Giurgiu is in pre-production. Co-produced by EAVE group leader Patrick Sobelmann, the film tells the story of a group of union workers who try to save their jobs by raising money donating sperm. The shooting of the French / Romanian co-production is planned for 5 weeks from August 16. (www.librafilm.net)
IN THE FOG by Sergei Loznitsa, co-producers: EAVE 1995 graduate Heino Deckert, EAVE 1995 graduate Léontine Petit and EAVE 2007 graduate Marleen Slot is in pre-production. The film with a budget of $2,92M is supported by ZDF/Arte. Shooting in Latvia is planned for September 2011. (www.majade.de)
THE WOMAN WHO BRUSHED OFF HER TEARS by Macedonian director Teona Strugar Mitevska (I AM FROM TITOV VELES was currently shooting until May 17 in Germany. The film is co-produced by EAVE 2008 graduate Guido Schwab and EAVE 2010 graduate Marcel Lenz of ostlicht filmproduktion, EAVE group leader Danijel Hocevar of Vertigo Film, EAVE 1994 graduate Diana Elbaum and EAVE 2003 graduate Sébastian Delloye of Entre Chien et Loup. Support comes from Macedonia Film Fund, Slovenian Film Fund, Viba Film, MDM in Germany, the Belgium Tax Shelter and Eurimages. Cast: Victoria Abril, Jean Marie Caley, Labina Mitevska, Firdaus Nebi, Arben Arbahtaraj. (www.ostlicht.de )
FROM LOVE WITH BEST INTENTIONS by Adrian Sitaru, producer: EAVE 2007 graduate & Romanian National Coordinator Ada Solomon, co-producers: EAVE 2005 graduate Emöke Vagasi of Cor Leonis Films and EAVE 2011 participant Monica Lazurean Gorgan of 4 Proof Film is in post-production. The film with a budget of 750,000 is supported by Eurimages and the Romanian National Center of Cinematography. Romanian release is planned for autumn 2011. (www.hifilm.ro)
CIRCLES by Srdan Golubovic, co-producer: EAVE group leader Danijel Hocevar (Emotionfilm) is in post-production. Co-produced by Neue Mediopolis and Propeler Film, CIRCLES tells the story of a Serbian soldier who is killed trying to save the life of a Muslim citizen. The film has a budget of $1.8m. Support comes from Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (MDM), ARTE and the Croatian Audiovisual Centre. (http://www.emotionfilm.si)
WESTWIND by Robert Thalheim, written and produced by EAVE 2007 graduate Susann Schimk is in post-production. The Romantic Drama set in 1988 follows twins from East-Germany who spend their holidays in Hungary where they meet a boy from West-Germany and one of them falls in love with him. Production companies: credofilm with Laokoonfilm Budapest, ZDF Kleines Fernsehspiel and ARTE. Financing partners are Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (MDM), German Federal Film Board (FFA) and German Federal Film Fund (DFFF). (www.credofilm.de)