EAVE Workshop Heads to Lithuania


    VILNIUS: The second workshop of the EAVE Producers Workshop programme 2016 will take place in Druskininkai, Lithuania, 13-20 June 2016. The workshop, which is organised in partnership with the Lithuanian Film Centre, will involve 51 participants from 37 countries.

    The participants of this year were selected from a total of 143 applicants and come from all over the world. In addition to most of the European member states, many other countries are represented as well, such as Brazil, India, New Zealand, Palestine, Turkey, Uruguay and USA for example.

    Speaking of having the workshop in Lithuania, EAVE CEO Kristina Trapp said, “Our professionals from all over the world will be pleased to discover the advantages of this film region, such as a tax incentive of 20% and a highly efficient national fund.”

    Lithuanian Film Centre's director Rolandas Kvietkauskas said, “One of Lithuanian Film Centre's priorities is the training of professionals. It gives us a possibility to develop networks, to support the exchange of creative ideas.”

    Among the experts who will be working with the participants are Estonian producer Riina Sildos of Amrion and Slovenian producer Danijel Hocevar of Vertigo.

    The workshop will have a special spotlight on the development of TV drama series, a topic which has become prominent at other workshops recently.

    The workshop will also have a special session on Producing in and with Lithuania by Rolandas Kvietkauskas and Uljana Kim from Studio Uljana Kim as well as a tailor-made EAVE@Lithuania workshop for local professionals, where 10 selected projects from Lithuania will participate at the EAVE workshop plenaries, have individual coaching meetings with the EAVE experts and will be given the opportunity to network with the EAVE participants.