Deadline for APPLICATIONS: October 1, 2010

EAVE, European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs, is one of the leading training and development providers for producers in Europe, renowned for its European Producers Workshop.

Who is it for?

EAVE is aimed at producers, both fiction and documentary, who are already working in the film and television industries who wish to begin to operate on a European wide basis by increasing their knowledge of producing and co-producing in Europe and by building up a pan European professional network. We also welcome applications from associated branches of the industry – e.g. commissioning, funding, legal and finance, festivals & markets, media administration. Each year fifty participants are selected from most of the EU countries and beyond and take part in three one-week long workshops.

How does it work?

Half the participants attend the course with projects and it is an excellent means of development through intense focus on the project with colleagues and experts throughout the year. Most participants attending with a project also bring their writer for the first two weeks which enables producer and writer to benefit together from one-to-one sessions with script experts.

During the first two workshops, in March and June, participants work within groups led by experienced producers and with several experts on script analysis, development and production financing, legal aspects of co-production, marketing, pitching, packaging and more. In the third week in October, 40-50 Decision Makers (commissioning editors, national and regional media funds, sales agents, etc.) join the participants to discuss the projects, companies and careers of the participants, a process which offers unusual access to Europe’s Decision Makers.

EAVE graduates join a unique network of active European producers which forms one of the backbones of the industry. Furthermore, EAVE participants and members benefit from our partnerships with the leading European film festivals and markets where EAVE facilitates graduate participation.

Scholarships

EAVE scholarships
EAVE allocates scholarships that cover either the participation fee and/or the conference fee. These scholarships will be allocated to approximately 10 participants from the 12 new EU member states (Romania, Slovenia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Estonia, Poland, Bulgaria, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Cyprus, Malta) and to participants from countries with no support mechanisms.

Balkan Scholarships
The regional funds Vienna Film Fund, MDM-Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung and MFG-Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg generously sponsor scholarships to producers from Central and Southeast Europe. Application for these scholarships covering the participation fee is open to producers applying with project from Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Slovenia and Serbia.

Robert Bosch Stiftung
The Robert Bosch Stiftung supports producers from Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Eastern Europe. These scholarships for producers with or without projects cover the participation fees, hotel, subsistence and travel costs.

Centre National du Cinéma et de l’image animée
The French CNC supports the participation of one producer from the eligible countries for the ‘Fonds Sud’ with a complete scholarship covering the participation fees and the costs for hotel, subsistence and travelling.

Timeline

The interviews with all candidates will take place in fall 2010 and the selection will be announced in December 2010. The 3 workshops take place from March 14 – 21 (Luxembourg), June 15-22 (Sweden) and October 21-28 (Switzerland) 2011.

Check out www.eave.org for more information or contact us! You can download the application form here.