The 2nd workshop of TIES THAT BIND 2016 kicks off in Singapore TODAY!
Thanks to the partnership with the Southeast Asian Audio-Visual Association (SAAVA), the second workshop of TIES THAT BIND 2016 will take place during the Southeast Asian Film Financing (SAFF) Forum, where the selected TTB projects will be presented together with 10 other selected projects from Southeast Asia to leading decision makers from Asia and Europe.
Please find the list of decision makers and participants below.
«TIES THAT BIND is a mandatory stop for producers looking to take that next step for their projects and their careers. A nurturing and trusting working environment to safely incubate our projects.« Bradley Liew (Epicmedia Productions, Philippines), TIES THAT BIND 2016
Call for applications for TIES THAT BIND 2017 is now open!
Furthermore, the call for applications for the ninth edition of TIES THAT BIND – Asia / Europe Co-Production Workshop in 2017 is now open until February 16, 2017.
Among the successful films developed at TIES THAT BIND are A YELLOW BIRD by K. Rajagopal (Semaine de la Critique Cannes 2016), DOG DAYS by Jordan Schiele (Panorama section of the Berlinale 2016), INTERCHANGE by Dain Iskandar Said (Piazza Grande of Festival del Film Locarno 2016), BIG FATHER, SMALL FATHER AND OTHER STORIES by Di Phan Dang (Berlinale competition 2015), CHI - MR. ZHANG BELIEVES by Jiongjiong Qiu (Signs of Live section of the Festival del Film Locarno 2015), BLACK STONE by Roh Gyeong-Tae (Section Spectrum Premiere Rotterdam 2015), and FLAPPING IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE by Hoang Diep Nguyen (won Best Film at Venice Critics’ Week 2014).
TIES THAT BIND is the leading training programme for European-Asian co-production. It is targeted at European & Asian producers, 10 of which will be selected with a feature film in development 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 participants attend 2 workshops: Workshop 1 will take place from April 25 – 29, 2017 within the framework of the Udine Far East Film Festival (April 21 – 29, 2017) in Italy. Workshop 2 will be organised in early December 2017 in Singapore during the Southeast Asian Film Financing (SAFF) Forum in partnership with the Southeast Asian Audio-Visual Association (SAAVA).
The participants work with top-notch industry professionals from both continents during the two workshops. Amongst a range of issues, sessions will focus on script development, co-production between Asia and Europe, financing in the two regions, marketing and distribution, and the legal aspects of co-production. They will also meet leading Asian and European sales agents, funders and potential co-producers during the Southeast Asian Film Financing (SAFF) Forum.
«I am endlessly grateful for having participated at this amazing workshop and being exposed to years and years of experience from all the accomplished experts and industry professionals. Their input and care for my project was priceless, empowering and encouraging.» Isilay Yanbas (Karlakum Film, Turkey), TIES THAT BIND 2016
Find out all about the target group, the application criteria and regulations on the EAVE website: www.eave.org
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: February 16, 2017
The selection will be made by a selection committee and will be announced by the end of March 2017.
TIES THAT BIND WORKSHOP 2 2016 / full information:
During the second TTB workshop in Singapore (December 5 – 9, 2016) the participants will continue to develop and package their projects under the guidance of the TTB pedagogical team including TTB Head of Studies Christophe Bruncher (Ici et Là Productions, FR), Clare Downs (Script Consultant, UK), Shanty Harmayn (Salto Films, Indonesia), Elise Jalladeau (Thessaloniki IFF, GR). Special focus during this session will be put on examining distribution networks across both Europe and Asia in a session by Guillaume De Seille (Arizona Productions, FR). Nicolas Brigaud-Robert (Films Distribution, FR) will elaborate on the international market for independent films. Fran Borgia (Akanga Films Asia, SG) and Claire Lajoumard (Acrobates Films, FR) will gave insight into a co-production of A YELLOW BIRD by K. Rajagopal, which premiered this year at Semaine de la Critique Cannes.
In addition, they will meet the leading decision makers from Asia and Europe, such as: Rahmat Adam (Creative Content Association Malaysia, MY), Zainir Aminullah (Ideate Media, MY), Kevin Balhetchet (Hub Media Group, SG), Shiladitya Bora (IN), Nicolas Brigaud-Robert (Films Distribution, FR), Gin Kai Chan (Silver Media Group, SG), Yoki Chin (FilmPOINT and POINT Studios, MY), Guillaume De Seille (Arizona Productions, FR), Justin Deimen (Aurora Media Holdings, SG), Georges Goldenstern (Cinéfondation, FR), Shamila Gopalan (BlinkAsia, SG), Allen Jordan (Goshen Media Group, ID), Claire Lajoumard (Acrobates Films, FR), Trinh Le Minh Hang (Skyline Media, VN), Marcus Lim (Militancy Filmed Entertainment, SG), Rudy Lim (SPH Media Fund, SG), Annick Manhert (Screen Division, FR), Aranka Matits (Featurette, DE), Kathy Morgan (Kathy Morgan International, US), Marco Müller (CH), Krishnan Rajagopalan (Hooq Group, SG), Abhayanand Singh (Muvizz, SG), Bea Tanaka (42nd Pictures, MY), Marie-Pierre Vallé (Wild Bunch, FR), Denis Vaslin (Volya Films, NL), Patrick Von Sychowski (CelluloidJunkie.com, SG), Tom Waller (De Warrenne Pictures, TH), Azira Zainal (Ideate Media, MY), Meinolf Zurhorst (ZDF/ARTE), among others.
Furthermore, the participants will be able to participate at the SAFF Conference on December 9, a one-day event bridging the gap between investors and producers, educating audiences on the creative and business sides of film financing. Top speakers from Asia and Europe will address the main topics around coproduction and financing between Europe and Asia.
For more information please check the website: www.asiatvforum.com
The following participants were selected for TIES THAT BIND 2016:
- Bożena Bogdziewicz, Kosmos Production, Poland
- Angelica Cantisani, Filming Europe, Italy/Belgium
- Stefano Centini, Hummingbird, Italy/Taiwan
Project: The Sand in Her Eyes, director: Chia-Hsin Liu
- Samantha Faccio, Tucker Film, Italy
Project: The Angel in the Wall, director: Lorenzo Bianchini
- M. Raihan Halim, Papahan Films, Singapore
Project: Shikaar, director: M. Raihan Halim
- Uzma Hasan, Little House Productions, United Kingdom
- Taro Imai, Harakiri Films, Japan
Project: Marijuana Family, director: Yuki Kuwazuru
- Mikkel Jersin, Snowglobe, Denmark
Project: Jutlandia, director: Kasper Gaardsøe
- Vanja Kaludjercic, Holland Film Meeting, Croatia/The Netherlands
- Charles Lei, Thunder Communications, China
Project: The Proving Ground, director: Jonathan Finnigan
- Bradley Liew, Epicmedia Productions, Malaysia/Philippines
Project: Motel Acacia, director: Bradley Liew
- Marilyne Maia, Scope Pictures, France/Belgium
- Pamela L. Reyes, PelikulaRed, Philippines
Project: Lost Dahlias, director: Mikhail Red
- Paul Ruven, Talent United Film & Tv, The Netherlands
Project: Suddenly, director: Paul Ruven
- Isilay Yanbas, Karlakum Film, Turkey
Project: Clown is Down, Director: Esra Saydam
TIES THAT BIND is organised by the Friuli Venezia Giulia Audiovisual Fund, EAVE, Udine Far East Film Festival and Southeast Asian Audio-Visual Association (SAAVA), and supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA sub-programme of the European Union, Silver Media Group and Aurora Media Holdings.
For more information on previous TIES THAT BIND participants and projects please check: www.tiesthatbind.eu
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