EAVE IMPACT launched to encourage an innovative approach to the film industry
- The new initiative will become a hub for groundbreaking sessions and events, and is being inaugurated by the EAVE IMPACT ONE-TO-ONE web series, in partnership with Cineuropa
Known for its broad approach to training methodologies based on sharing experience and expertise, EAVE is once again breaking free from the confines of a single workshop. EAVE IMPACT has become a new umbrella under which EAVE will organise innovative sessions and events, including talks, think tanks and videos that are not strictly limited to its workshop programmes.
To inaugurate this new initiative, EAVE IMPACT, in collaboration with Cineuropa, is launching its second season of the ONE-TO-ONE mini-web series of freestyle conversations with acclaimed film experts in order to analyse the industry and its future by breaking loose from the usual restraints. In the same spirit as the first season, which was launched last year to mark EAVE’s 30th anniversary, this time, EAVE IMPACT is exploring financing in the film industry and the audiovisual sector. Through eight five-minute episodes, which will be launched on a weekly basis on Cineuropa, film experts such as Petri Kemppinen (Nordisk Film & TV Fond), Yohann Comte (Charades) and Titus Kreyenberg (unafilm) explore different points of view on the subject through in-depth, personal and informal conversations which should also help to generate innovative ideas.
It’s worth noting that EAVE has been an active member of the overall transformation in the field of production: 30 years ago, the idea of co-production was not as widely accepted as it is now, and EAVE has been an active partner in promoting cross-border and cross-disciplinary collaboration, which has also led to the consistent empowerment of independent producers.
Its constant innovation and the renewal of its content and methods are both fundamental elements of EAVE’s DNA, and EAVE IMPACT is part of the same strong community that includes all kinds of industry professionals – financing experts, script consultants, sales agents, distributors, exhibitors, film-fund representatives, advertisers and more – who wish to explore other aspects of their particular field, thus fostering innovation and thinking out of the box.
On the launch of EAVE IMPACT, Kristina Trapp, chief executive of EAVE, stated: “At EAVE, we want to push our producers and ourselves to step out of our ‘comfort zone’, and constantly ask ourselves the necessary questions to sustain today’s industry and help build tomorrow’s. These questions include how to embrace new content formats and develop the audiovisual narrative language, capture audiences, shape and embrace new models of financing and distribution, and last but not least, how to build sustainable companies.”
The first episode of the second season of EAVE IMPACT ONE-TO-ONE will be launched on Monday 9 December, and it will feature EAVE pitching expert Sibylle Kurz and producer Amra Baksic Camo (SCCA/pro.ba) discussing “Pitching and Preparation”.
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