How to run sustainable film companies: EAVE+ is kicking off in Luxembourg!

    The 10th edition of EAVE+, takes place from September 22-27, 2020 at the hotel Parc Belle-vue in Luxembourg. We are thrilled to be able to hold the event physically in Luxembourg with a slightly reduced size and with reinforced sanitary safety measures.

    8 experienced producers from 6 countries and 6 seasoned industry professionals will gather for 4 days to discuss the structure of their companies, best management practices and new business models.  Find the full list of participants at the end of the press release.

    «EAVE+ was a ground breaking step in the shaping of the future of our company.»

    Santiago Gallelli, Rei Cine, Argentina, EAVE+ 2019

    During immersive design thinking exercises, group work, plenary sessions, one-to-one meetings and through an interdisciplinary approach, the EAVE+ workshop will tackle the business requirements of running an effective film company.

    Top-notch business and management coaches will explore topics ranging from cash management tools, leadership skills, long term company strategies, negotiations with financiers and partners, distribution models and revenue streams, to raising corporate financing from private investors.

    Marketing strategist and business development consultant AC Coppens (The Marketing Catalysts) will introduce a special innovative workshop supporting the producers in their entrepreneurial effort - as company founders, leaders or managers. With strategic scenario development tools and exercises specifically designed for their individual purposes, we will explore strategy options to sustain and develop their company in a challenging and competitive context.

    EAVE Finance Expert Linda Beath (Ideal Filmworks, IT) and Marc Bordure (FR), General and Financial Manager of the French production company AGAT FILMS & Cie / Ex Nihilo, will explore the topic of how to develop an efficient slate of projects. Marc Bordure will also tackle questions related to company finance, and Linda Beath will address the topics of company formats and platforms today.

    Management coach Michael Comyn (Fearless Organization, IE) will work with the producers on team leadership and management skills.

    Questions related to working with banks will be addressed by  Christophe Vidal (Natixis Coficiné, FR).

    EAVE+ Head of Studies Jani Thiltges (Samsa Film, LU), will lead group discussions following each plenary session.

    Additionally, participants will be able to go into more detail into the topics which are most urgent and most important to them and to their particular companies, during one-to-one meetings with the EAVE+ pedagogical team and with each other.

    Some comments from previous editions:

    «EAVE+ is THE workshop for you when you feel that your production company needs an upgrade.»

    Francine Lusser / Tipi’mages Productions, Switzerland

    « It is a fantastic opportunity to gain some perspective on your business. I learnt to be more strategic and less reactive. »

    Elias Ribeiro / Urucu Media, South Africa

    The selected participants for the 10th edition of EAVE+ are:

    Alva Film Production: Britta Rindelaub, Germany/Switzerland

    Akka Films: Palmyre Badinier, France/Switzerland

    Akka Films: Philippe Coeytaux, Switzerland

    Fidelio Films: Mauro Mueller, Mexico

    Kaléo Films: Olivier Charvet, France

    Storyhouse: Maarten Schmidt, Belgium

    Tangaj Production: Anamaria Antoci, Romania

    Tangaj Production: Anda Ionescu, Romania

    EAVE+ takes place once a year in Luxembourg with different experts and curates the most urgent, contemporary topics for each session according to industry needs. 

    EAVE+ is supported by the Creative Europe - MEDIA sub-programme of the European Union and the Luxembourg Film Fund.

    More information on: http://eave.org

    EAVE is supported by the Creative Europe - MEDIA Sub-Programme of the EU, Film Fund Luxembourg, CNC-Centre national du cinéma et de l`image animée, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, PACT, Fondo Audiovisivo FVG, Cinema Do Brasil, Polish Film Institute, Royal Film Commission of Jordan, Berlinale Co-Production Market, and the partners who have hosted the workshops since 1988.