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Ties that Bind

Ties that Bind is designed to assist 10 producers from Asia and Europe with potential European-Asian co-production projects. It is also open to in addition also to other European professionals interested in working with Asia. Five are selected to be an active part of the group.

29 April-3 May 2019, Udine, Italy (during the Udine Far East Film Festival, 26 April-4 May 2019)
2-6 December 2019, Singapore (during the Southeast Asian Film Financing Forum)
Application deadline: 31 January 2019
The two-workshop programme is led by a team of experts from Asia and Europe. Further activities include pitching sessions, case studies and individual meetings with decision makers.  Amongst a range of issues, sessions will focus on script development, co-production between Asia and Europe, financing in the two regions, marketing and promotion, and the legal aspects of co-production. The workshop participants work together as a group, as well as through individual consultation, and have the unusual opportunity to get to know each other very well with the object of forming long term creative and business partnerships and networks.

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.

Target groupProducers, Distributors & sales agents, Festival managers, Funders & financiers
  • feature-length fiction film (for theatrical release) with strong potential to find co-producers and/or attract Asian private financiers. We are open to any genre and type of project (from arthouse to commercial projects)
  • preferably a minimum of 20% financing should be in place
  • applicants must be the lead producer of the submitted project
  • producer must have completed at least one film released in the last 3 years (theatrically, TV, DVD, VOD)
  • 1st draft of the script must be available in English for the first workshop by April 1, 2019.
Project-based, Without project
Partial scholarships to contribute to the travel costs.
Included Most.