Anna Wydra has recently completed the 2011 EAVE workshop. EAVE, European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs, is one of the leading training and development providers for producers in Europe, renowned for its European Producers Workshop.
Anna Wydra participated in EAVE with the production project: "Aethelbal The Mute", to be directed by Bartek Konopka.
EAVE participants worked 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.
By participating in EAVE Anna joined a unique network of active European producers which forms one of the backbones of the industry.
More information about EAVE: www.eave.org
TVP (Polish public television) has announced the list of 14 documentary projects that it will co-produce. One of them was the Otter Films project “And There Was Love in the Ghetto” to be directed by Jolanta Dylewska. According to the TVP Documentary Agency statement “The criteria to choose the project were: the subject of the film, the class of the director, the idea, the attractiveness of the script and the chance of being programmed by the festivals. The projects selected for production meet those criteria and create the opportunity for making the outstanding documentaries.”
Shorts Warszawa – workshops for makers of short films will take place on 12th and 13th October during the Warsaw Film Festival.. During the two-day course Polish and foreign experts will teach the participants about finding one’s way around the international film market; where to submit shorts and why; how to plan promotional and festival strategies for one’s films; the importance of festivals in career development. The classes will be taught by Christa Saredi (sales agent and the member of the WFF International Competition Jury), Anne Parent (Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Market and the jury member of the WFF Short Film Competition), Alessandro Marcioni (Locarno Film Festival), Izabela Kiszka (Polish Film Institute) and Anna Wydra from Otter Films.
'YOU HAVE TO BE THERE', the documentary project by Magda Szymkow was ranked as one of the best projects by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union experts and Otter Films will receive financial support for its development. The objectives of the MEDIA programme are a stronger European audiovisual sector, reflecting Europe’s cultural identity and heritage, the increased circulation of European audiovisual works inside the European Union and beyond and the more competitive European audiovisual sector through easier access to finance. The project needs to meet the criterion of being “European”, meaning that it needs to have the potential to find the audience and the distribution markets throughout the whole Europe.