The producers of Cannes competition title Ahed’s Knee and César-nominated animation Even Mice Belong In Heaven are among those selected for European Film Production’s (EFP) networking platform Producers On The Move.
The 20 producers will take part in an in-person five-day programme running May 19-23 at the Cannes Film Festival, as well as an online pre-festival programme of speed meetings, roundtables and pitching sessions.
Among this year’s selection is Judith Lou Lévy, who produced Nadav Lapid’s Ahed’s Knee, which won the jury prize in Cannes last year (alongside Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Memoria).
The line-up also includes Vladimir Lhoták, who produced Jan Bubeníček and Denisa Grimmová’s animation Even Mice Belong in Heaven, which received nominations at the 2021 European Film Awards and 2022 Césars; and Marija Dimitrova, who co-produced Dina Duma’s drama Sisterhood, which was awarded the jury prize at Karlovy Vary’s 2021 edition.
Three selected producers will be screening titles in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard section this year; Janine Teerling (Maha Haj’s Mediterranean Fever), Andrea Berentsen Ottmar (Kristoffer Borgli’s Sick Of Myself) and Diana Păroiu (Davy Chou’s All the People I’ll Never Be). Derk-Jan Warrink, who co-produced Critics’ Week title The Woodcutter Story by Mikko Myllylahti, has also been selected.
The programme is backed by the European Union’s Creative Europe – MEDIA programme and Eurimages.
Producers On The Move 2022:
- Johannes Schubert (Austria)
- Maarten Schmidt (Belgium)
- Katya Trichkova (Bulgaria)
- Janine Teerling (Cyprus)
- Vladimír Lhoták (Czech Republic)
- Evelin Penttilä (Estonia)
- Judith Lou Lévy (France)
- Ketie Danelia (Georgia)
- Alexander Wadouh (Germany)
- Ioanna Bolomyti (Greece)
- Jessie Fisk (Ireland)
- Alessandro Amato (Italy)
- Derk-Jan Warrink (The Netherlands)
- Marija Dimitrova (North Macedonia)
- Andrea Berentsen Ottmar (Norway)
- Kuba Kosma (Poland)
- Diana Păroiu (Romania)
- Jakub Viktorín (Slovak Republic)
- Felipe Lage Coro (Spain)
- Stefan Eichenberger (Switzerland)