As every year, the annual launch of the EAVE European Producers Workshop takes place in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in partnership with the Film Fund Luxembourg. For this year's workshop 1 during March 12 - 19 at the Légère Premium Hotel Luxembourg, we are delighted to welcome 54 producers from 31 countries bringing 32 documentary and feature projects to work on throughout the year.
The 2012 EAVE pedagogical team is composed of EAVE Head of Studies Jani Thiltges (Luxembourg), the four group leaders (all active, experienced producers), Roshanak Behesht Nedjad (Flying Moon, DE), Diana Elbaum (Entre Chien et Loup, Belgium), Lise Lense-Møller (Magic Hour Films, DK), Danijel Hocevar (emotionfilm, SI); the script consultants Clare Downs (Forever Films, UK), Jacques Akchoti (FR), Martin Daniel (USA), and documentary expert Sylvia Stevens (Faction Films, UK).
They are supported by the specialized experts for Pitching: Sibylle Kurz (DE), Finance: Linda Beath (Ideal Filmworks, IT), Marketing: Sarah Calderon (Karma Films, ES) and Legal Issues: Katrine Schlüter Schierbeck (Johan Schlüter law firm, DK), who share their expertise in plenary and group work sessions and individual meetings with the EAVE participants.
Individual meetings with the script analysts and special sessions dedicated to fiction and documentary film development as well as co-producing with Luxembourg will complement the schedule.
Finnish producer, EAVE graduate and national coordinator Aleksi Bardy (Helsinki -filmi) will give a presentation about strategic development of production companies.
Danish producer and EAVE group leader Lise Lense-Møller (Magic Hour Films) will present the specific questions related to documentary development and producing, financing and managing documentaries.
Luxembourgish producer and EAVE Head of Studies Jani Thiltges will give the participants an overview of the possibilities of co-producing with Luxembourg.
EAVE expresses special gratitude for the support of Workshop 1 to: Film Fund Luxembourg, MEDIA Desk Luxembourg, Equinox Productions, Inter-Taxis, Légère Premium Hotel Luxembourg, Luxembourg City Tourist Office.
Best regards, The EAVE team