A novelty this year is the first WEMW Development Award, the prize for the best project awarded by an international jury consisting of Nikolaj Nikitin (FILMPLUS), Matthieu Darras (TORINO FILM LAB) and Kristina Trapp (chief executive EAVE).
Additionally, projects will also compete for a grant for the participation in the next edition of the EAVE EUROPEAN PRODUCERS WORKSHOP.
European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs, EAVE, is a professional training, project development and networking organization for audiovisual producers. Working with a worldwide network of partners we are involved in programmes for producers in Europe, Russia, Latin America, the Arab world, Asia and Africa. Founded in 1988, the 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 believe 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. EAVE aim 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.