EAVE On Demand Access Program Faculty

Presented by the National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) with support from presenting partner Canada Media Fund (CMF)

Kristina Trapp, Chief Executive, EAVE

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Kristina has worked in the film industry in Germany, France, Belgium and Luxembourg since 1999 – including the German regional film fund MFG-Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg, freelance producer for ARTE, heading the Film Commission Strasbourg and with the European training programme Masterclass Ludwigsburg / Paris.

She joined the European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs (EAVE) in 2004 as program manager. In 2007, she became deputy chief executive and was appointed chief executive in 2009.

Kristina has worked closely with several European festivals and production companies in her career. She has been matchmaker at the Berlinale Co-Production Market for the last few years. She is a member of the documentary commission of the French regional fund Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur and a member of the European Film Academy.

Read more about Kristina on the EAVE website.

Satu Elo, Program Manager, EAVE

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Satu is based in Luxembourg and has worked as program manager at EAVE since 2010. She is responsible for the organization of EAVE Producers Workshop, EAVE+ and EAVE on Demand, among others.

From 2004 to 2010 she worked at the Finnish Film Foundation as part of the team responsible for the international promotion of Finnish films. From 1998 to 2004 she was in charge of the executive management and part of the programming team of Espoo Ciné International Film Festival in Finland. She has also worked as freelance journalist and translator.

Satu is a member of the European Film Academy.

Read more about Satu on the EAVE website.

Jeff Peeler, Program Consultant, National Screen Institute

Jeff Peeler

Producer Jeff Peeler started Three Film and Television in 2020 after 17 years at a senior management level at the award-winning international film and television production company, Frantic Films. With over 25 years experience in the industry he has overseen the production of hundreds of hours of film and television content across multiple genres.

Jeff’s producer and executive producer credits include the Canadian Screen Award and Banff Rockie winning Baroness Von Sketch Show (CBC/IFC), the multiple award-winning Still Standing (CBC), Buy It Fix It Sell It and Backyard Builds (HGTV), The Winnipeg Comedy Festival (CBC), Killer in Plain Sight (Investigation Discovery), High Maintenance: Preventing Disaster (Smithsonian Channel), Meet the Family (City), and the feature films Stand!Into Invisible Light and The Nature of Nicholas.

Jeff produced the sports documentary, The 13th Man for TSN’s Engraved on a Nation anthology which won Best Documentary Series at the Canadian Screen Awards in 2014. He also co-produced the true-crime documentary Indictment: The Crimes of Shelly Chartier.

Ursula Lawson, Program Manager, National Screen Institute

Ursula Lawson

Ursula has been with the National Screen Institute since 2004 and is a manager of programs and development. She is currently working on virtual training initiatives including NSI Business for Producers, NSI New Northern Voices and the NSI/FTM Manitoba Content Creators Development Accelerator. She also oversees the mentorship, development and delivery of projects for TELUS STORYHIVE.

In 2013 Ursula was honoured to receive the YMCA-YWCA Women of Distinction Circle of Inspiration Award along with colleagues Lisa Meeches and Melissa Kajpust for their contribution to CBC New Indigenous Voices. In 2019, Ursula was nominated for the Winnipeg Arts Council Making a Difference award which celebrates contributions to the growth and development of the arts in Winnipeg.

Instrumental in helping NSI develop and deliver culturally sensitive film and television training to emerging Indigenous content creators, Ursula previously managed CBC New Indigenous Voices, NSI IndigiDocs and NSI Aboriginal Journalism. She also coordinated NSI Global MarketingNSI Totally Television, NSI Aboriginal Cultural Trade Initiative and NSI Pitch to Win! Ursula is also secretary of the NSI Board of Directors.

Prior to working at NSI, Ursula held management positions in both the hospitality and healthcare industries.

Oyinkansola (Oyin) Bolaji-Idowu, Program Support

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Oyinkansola first came to the National Screen Institute as an RBC Career Launch Program associate on secondment in September 2020.

She is now the programs and operations administrator where she provides operational support to all National Screen Institute staff and administrative support to program managers for the successful delivery of NSI programs.

Oyinkansola holds a BA in psychology and philosophy from the University of Manitoba. She is a strong advocate for members of minority communities and looks to create opportunities for people in spaces where they feel like they don’t belong.

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EAVE On Demand Access Program is presented by the National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) with support from presenting partner Canada Media Fund (CMF). Additional support provided by Telefilm Canada. NSI Core Funders are Manitoba Sport, Culture & Heritage and the City of Winnipeg through the Winnipeg Arts Council.