Among the most recent successful TIES THAT BIND projects in terms of festivals and international distribution are BIG FATHER, SMALL FATHER AND OTHER STORIES by Di Phan Dang (Berlinale Competition 2015), MR. ZHANG BELIEVES by Jiongjiong Qiu (section Signs of Life of Festival del Film Locarno 2015), BLACK STONE by Roh Gyeong-Tae (section Spectrum Premiere of the Rotterdam International Film Festival 2015), FLAPPING IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE by Diep Hoang Nguyen (Best Film at the Venice Critics’ Week 2014). All these films are available for viewing on FESTIVAL SCOPE, www.festivalscope.com.
TIES THAT BIND is the most relevant and successful training programme for developing European-Asian co-production. It is targeted at European & Asian producers with projects, 10 of which will be selected for the workshop. We also welcome applications of other European professionals interested in working with Asia (sales agents, financiers, distributors, festival programmers, co-production market representatives) or European producers without project. 5 of them will be selected to be an active part of the group.
The 15 selected participants will attend 2 workshops. Workshop 1 will take place from April 26 – 30, 2016 (TBC) within the framework of the Udine Far East Film Festival (April 22 – 30, 2016) in Italy. Workshop 2 will be organised at the end of November/early December 2016 in Singapore during the SAFF – Southeast Asian Film Financing Forum in partnership with the Southeast Asian Audio-Visual Association (SAAVA).
Applicants WITH A PROJECT: experienced feature film producers from Asia (Japan, Korea, China incl. Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, Mongolia, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines and Indonesia) and Europe (European Union and the countries mentioned in the following document as eligible to apply for the MEDIA SUB-programme: https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/sites/eacea-site/files/20112015-eligible-countries_en.pdf) wishing to create long term creative and business relationships between Europe and Asia. Interested producers should apply with a feature film project in development. European projects should have a strong co-production or co-financing potential with Asia.
Applicants WITHOUT PROJECT: European film professionals (e.g. sales agents, distributors, festival and market representatives, financiers) or European producers without project and wishing to create long term creative and business relationships with Asia.
Application documents for applicants with a project:
Scripts (in English) are to be sent only on request but should be ready in time for the first workshop by April 4, 2016.
Application documents for applicants without project:
All documents have to be sent in English – the working language of the workshop will be English.
Participation fees & conditions:
The participation at Ties That Bind is free of charge. Each participant will be offered accommodation and part of the meals during the workshop stay. A limited number of partial travel scholarships are available in specific cases.
EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: February 22, 2016
The selection will be made by a selection committee and will be announced by the middle of March 2016.
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