Co-production / Project development / Audience development, marketing, distribution & exhibition / Management & financing / Digital & multimedia

Ties that Bind

Ties that Bind is an innovative programme designed to assist European and Asian producers with a feature film project in development and other European professionals interested in working with Asia.
This is a workshop programme bringing together producers from Asia and Europe to work on feature film projects in development under the guidance of top level experts from both continents.

The programme features two workshops, one in Italy in April within the framework of the Udine Far East Film Festival and one in Singapore during the Southeast Asian Film Financing Forum (SAFF) a project market held in December alongside ScreenSingapore.

Among a wide range of issues, the sessions focus on script development, co-production between Europe and Asia, financing in the two regions, marketing, distribution and sales, as well as legal aspects of co-production.

Through their participation in Ties that Bind, the selected producers become part of a unique professional network in Asia and Europe.

This is a course for experienced feature film producers and other industry professionals (i.e. financiers, sales agencies, distribution companies, festivals and markets) from Asia and Europe.

Learning outcomesTop level professional and project development, work on the comprehensive development of European and Asian projects, cooperation and co-production on these and future projects, the creation of in-depth awareness of the audiovisual market and operating conditions, legal frameworks, financing, sales, distribution and exhibition practices in both continents, networking between the participants and their companies to create medium and long term informational co-financing and co-production relationships, access to a network of producers, markets, festivals and decision makers in both continents.
Target groupProducers, Distributors¬†& sales agents, Festival managers, Funders & financiers
Requirements Feature-length fiction film (for theatrical release), projects suitable for an international co-production and looking for co-producers, preferably a minimum of 20% should be in place, projects suggested by European applicants must have strong co-production or co-financing potential with Asia, projects suggested by Asian participants need to have the potential to qualify as European works according to the European Convention on Cinematographic Co-Production, film professionals without a project must have a medium to long-term interest in the Asian market.

See also www.eave.org
Project-based, Without project
Partial scholarships to contribute to the travel costs.
Application Deadline