ROSKINO launches the competition to participate in the workshop EAVE ON DEMAND IN RUSSIA, which will be held in November 2020. The project has been developed specifically for Russian feature film producers aiming to work in international markets, in cooperation with a leading European organization engaged in professional education and development of production training – EAVE (European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs), with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation. Selected participants will take part in the special workshops and individual sessions with international experts, as well as the opportunity to present their projects at the Industry @ Tallinn & Baltic Event business platform.
ROSKINO considers co-production to be one of the most important areas contributing to the integration of Russian projects into the international markets. The first online market for Russian content, Key Buyers Event, which took place in June 2020, showed the ever-growing number of producers and projects focused on international co-production, with over 90 projects submitted for Key Buyers Event co-production section.
“The Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation actively supports projects related to co-production. In 2019 we announced the first competition for getting minority support of co-production projects involving Russian producers. The development of the educational vector, despite all the challenges of this year, is a priority for us and a stable foundation for the development of the industry. We are glad to start working in this direction with ROSKINO and colleagues from EAVE,” says the Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation Olga Lyubimova.
“One of the ROSKINO’s key goals is to help raise the level of Russian projects in the international scene. Observing the growth in the number and quality of co-production projects, we considered it necessary to address this request and initiated an educational program in Russia for Russian specialists working in the co-production segment. The training was developed jointly with one of the main European associations - EAVE (European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs), which has been doing similar programs around the world for many years. I'm very proud to see a number of successful co-production projects at the resent 77th Venice International Film Festival gaining top awards and presenting projects at the Venice Gap-Financing Market, among them “The Whaler Boy” by Philipp Yuryev, “Conference” directed by Ivan Tverdovsky, "Convenience Store" by Mikhail Borodin and "Captain Volkonogov escaped" by Natasha Merkulova and Alexei Chupov. The expanded presence of Russian content at one of the most influential international festivals emphasizes the great potential of our industry”, said CEO of ROSKINO Evgenia Markova.
“There is a great potential for international co-production in Russia at the moment. After a successful first cooperation between EAVE and ROSKINO for the KEY BUYERS EVENT, we are delighted to continue our partnership, training Russian producers and preparing their projects for the international market in a specially designed EAVE ON DEMAND session in Russia. Leading EAVE experts will work with a group of selected Russian producers to develop their feature films in development in terms of script development, production, packaging, sales and distribution", comments EAVE CEO Kristina Trapp
The EAVE ON DEMAND IN RUSSIA project will be curated by Natalia Drozd, a successful co-production producer (“Arrhythmia”, "Core of the world"). The projects will be selected by an authorized commission. After submission of projects and selection of the best ones, the selected participants will take part in a 2-day workshop, which includes workshops on project development, packaging, financing in Europe, legal aspects of co-production, marketing strategy and festival distribution. Participants will also be able to hold one-on-one meetings with international co-production, marketing and legal advisors. In addition to the workshops, there will be one-to-one online sessions with instructors to discuss and develop scripts. At the final stage producers will be able to present their finished projects at the Industry @ Tallinn & Baltic Event business platform and meet with potential financiers, co-producers, global sales agents and distributors.
EAVE ON DEMAND IN RUSSIA authorized commission:
· Chairman of the Board of the Association of Producers - Sergei Selyanov
· CEO of ROSKINO - Evgenia Markova
· Head of the Department of State Support for the Production of Non-Feature and Animated National Films of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation - Leonid Demchenko
· General Producer of Metrafilms - Artem Vasiliev
· General producer of the film company "Koktebel" - Roman Borisevich
· EAVE ON DEMAND IN RUSSIA curator, producer - Natalia Drozd
EAVE ON DEMAND IN RUSSIA сurator & producer Natalia Drozd:
Natalia Drozd was born in 1977 in Leningrad, USSR. In 2000 she graduated from Law faculty of St Petersburg State University. Natalia has been working as a production lawyer for 10 years at CTB Film Company. 2009 Natalia Drozd started her career as a producer within CTB. Natalia graduated from EAVE workshop 2011. 2012 - 2015 Natalia was a Russian organiser of B’EST producers’ workshop. 2020 Since Natalia created her own company Forest Film. Natalia has produced and co-produced more then 10 feature films, her producer’s credits as delegate producer include ANOTHER WOMAN (2019) by Anna Parmas (more then 420 000 admissions in Russia, Best Debut at Kinotavr FF), CORE OF THE WORLD (2018) by Natalia Meschaninova (premiered at Toronto and San Sebastian, more then 20 international festivals, including San Francisco, Warsaw, Cairo, Munich, Rotterdam, Chicago and many others), ARRHYTHMIA by Boris Khlebnikov (more then 330 000 admissions in Russia, Best Actor at Karlovy Vary, more then 30 international festivals and many prizes, including Grand Prix at Haifa, theatrically distributed on major territories, including France and Germany), PETERSBURG. A SELFIE (2016) (omnibus by 7 Russian female directors), I WON’T COME BACK (2014) by Ilmar Raag (premiered at Tribeca) and others. Most of her projects are coproductions between Russia and European and CIS countries, Natalia as active both as majority and minority coproducer. Three of her projects as delegate producer were supported by EURIMAGES. Currently Natalia is a Russian coproducer of COMPARTMENT NUMBER SIX by Juho Kuosmanen.
European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs, EAVE, is a professional training, project development and networking organization for audiovisual producers.
Working with a worldwide network of partners EAVE is involved in programmes for producers in Europe, Russia, Latin America, the Arab world, Asia and Africa.
Founded in 1988, the organization’s objectives are to provide professional training opportunities and to bring producers from different regions of the world together with the aim of facilitating co-production relationships. EAVE believes that the support of independent voices, creative imagination and culturally driven companies within the global media industries is an urgent necessity in the 21st century. Through their work EAVE aims to contribute towards the creation of strong networks of producers and to encourage the exchange of knowledge and skills which will strengthen independent production across the world.