Bianca Smanio selected at EAVE 2009 with Canal

We are so happy to announce that Novart Media Films producer Bianca Smanio has been selected to take part in the prestigious EAVE 2009 as a participant with the production project: Canal.  Written by Sebastian Mantilla, the project will be developed and monitored by Lise Lense-Møller (Magic Hour Film, Denmark), Peter Rommel (Rommel Film, Germany), Danijel Hocevar (Emotionfilm, Slovenia), Diana Elbaum (Entre Chien et Loup, Belgium).photo04_4_out

European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs is a network and project development programme for European and international audiovisual producers.  The annual EAVE Producers Workshop is our flagship programme working with over 50 producers from 28 European countries.  EAVE Plus features the well established Film Finance Forum and the Film Marketing Workshop as well as a range of international programmes.

Past graduates include:

Oscars 2006: The Last King of Scotland by Kevin Macdonald, produced by EAVE 1991 graduate Andrea Calderwood (Slate Films, UK) in the category Best Actor and The Danish Poet by Torill Kove, produced by EAVE 2003 graduate Lise Fearnley (Mikrofilm AS, NO) in the category Best Animated Short Fil.

Venice 2006: Special Jury Prize for Daratt by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, co-produced by EAVE 1994 graduate & group leader Diana Elbaum (Entre Chien et Loup, B)

Cannes 2006: The Wind that Shakes the Barley by Ken Loach, co-produced by EAVE 1991 graduate Ed Guiney (Element Films, IRL)

The headquarters’ team is composed of Alan Fountain (Head of Studies/CEO), Kristina Trapp (Deputy Chief Executive), Patricia Senova (Workshop Manager) and Cécile Devroye (Workshop Co-ordinator).

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