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The call for applications for the 14th edition of TIES THAT BIND Asia - Europe Co-Production Workshop in 2022 is now open until August 19, 2022.

We are very proud to announce a new partnership with TAICCA - Taiwan Creative Content Agency and to unveil the new dates and location of the Asian session of the workshop!!

TAICCA: “After the very fruitful TIES THAT BIND on Demand Workshop in 2021, TAICCA is very glad to extend and deepen our partnership with TIES THAT BIND in 2022. We hope by this partnership, TAICCA and TTB will be able to  build stronger connections between Europe and Asia”.

Kristina Trapp, EAVE: “In addition to our existing strong partnerships in several Asian countries and regions, we are thrilled to start this privileged partnership with TAICCA for TIES THAT BIND.”

Sabrina Baracetti, Far East Film Festival: “The Far East Film Festival was born with the aim to create a bridge between East and West. TTB is the place where this bridge finds its realisation. After having been distanced in the past two years, we feel the need to create a place where stories intertwine. We are confident that Taipei is our new beginning!"

Paolo Vidali, Friuli Venezia Giulia Audiovisual Fund: ”TTB has grown steadily over its 12+ year life. Having such a prestigious organisation on board now as TAICCA will give a further boost to a project that unites and will unite European and Asian cinema.”

What is TTB?

TIES THAT BIND is the leading training programme for European-Asian co-production. The participants will work with top-notch industry professionals from both continents. The sessions will focus on script development, co-production between Asia and Europe, public and private financing in the two regions, pitching, marketing and distribution. They will meet leading Asian and European sales agents, funders and potential co-producers during FOCUS ASIA in Udine.

Target Group

TTB is targeted at European & Asian producers focusing on project development. We will select 5 European and 5 Asian producers. In addition to feature fiction films, we are open to TV series or animation fiction films in development. We encourage you to bring your directors to the workshop.

We also welcome applications from European professionals interested in working with Asia such as sales agents, financiers, distributors, festival programmers, co-production market representatives, or European producers who wish to focus on their career development. We will select 5 career participants to be an active part of the group. In order to benefit from all aspects of the programme, they will be able to partner with project participants and attend the meetings with the experts and decision makers together.

2 Workshops
Workshop 1 will take place in early November 2022, in Taipei, Taiwan, within the framework of the TCCF - Taiwan Creative Content Fest.

Workshop 2 will take place at the end of April 2023 in Udine, Italy, within the framework of the Udine Far East Film Festival & FOCUS ASIA.

To name just some of the TTB success stories from the last few years: LEONOR WILL NEVER DIE by Martika Escobar (World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award: Innovative Spirit at Sundance 2022), MONEYBOYS by C.B. Yi (Un Certain Regard in Cannes 2021), HOLY EMY by Araceli Lemos (Best Film Top Prize at LAGFF’s Orpheus Awards 2022, Special Mention Award in Locarno 2021), WHETHER THE WEATHER IS FINE by Carlo Francisco Manatad (Youth Jury Award in Locarno 2021), THE SEEN AND UNSEEN by Kamila Andini (Grand Prize of the Generation 14plus International Jury at Berlinale 2018), A YELLOW BIRD by K. Rajagopal (Cannes Critics’ Week 2016).

“TIES THAT BIND offers a great opportunity for exchange, strong networking, finding more financing possibilities, expanding the knowledge as well as business. Different feedback from diverse backgrounds is a great advantage for the project development.

Mai Nguyen (DE/VN), Scarlet Visions & CineHanoi, Ties That Bind 2021

“It was great to have inter-continental dialogue between Asia and Europe at TIES THAT BIND. It helped to question preconceptions on both sides and understand each other's realities better. As an Asian participant, it's great to be able to have the opportunity to connect not just with European producers but also with producers from other Asian countries. I very much feel that I will be keeping in touch with a lot of my cohort for the years to come.”

Aiko Masubuchi (JP), Zakkubalan,Ties That Bind 2021

Find out all about the application criteria and regulations and apply by filling in the form here.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: August 19, 2022

The selection will be made by a selection committee and will be announced by late September 2022.

TIES THAT BIND is organised by the Friuli Venezia Giulia Audiovisual Fund, EAVE, Udine Far East Film Festival and TAICCA, and supported by the Creative Europe - MEDIA sub-programme of the European Union. A special thanks goes to SAAVA and ATF Asia TV Forum & Market for hosting the workshop since 2015 in Singapore and for continuing offering special support for the future plans of Ties That Bind.

For more information please contact:

TTB Coordinator – Alessandra Pastore: tiesthatbind@eave.org

www.eave.org, www.tiesthatbind.eu

EAVE
European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs, EAVE, is a professional training, project, development and networking organisation for audiovisual producers. Working with a worldwide network of partners we are involved in programmes for producers in Europe, Russia, Latin America, the Arab world, Asia and Africa.

FVG Audiovisual Fund
First experience in the Italian panorama, the aim of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Audiovisual Regional Fund is to support the development of local film companies and promote the regional audiovisual works in national and international markets. The Fund operates in three main sectors: training, to encourage the participation of local audiovisual professional in national and international courses for directors, scriptwriters, producers, editors, camera operators, and sound engineers; development, to cover all the activities between the idea and the production phase, from the script writing and the research, to the casting, the fundraising and the presentation of a promo; distribution, along with the promotion of the projects, this last action includes a financial support to cover the production expenses, so as to create more competitive products.
Along with the ordinary management of the fund, the FVG AUDIOVISUAL FUND has organized several events aimed at creating platforms for cinema professionals from all around the world and developing the local audiovisual industry.

Far East Film Festival
Established in Udine (Italy) in 1999 after the success achieved in 1998 by the Hong Kong Film focus, Far East Film is about to reach its 24th edition, and still represents a unique opportunity to experience current trends in East and South-East Asian filmmaking.
Every year, during its nine days of screenings, Far East Film offers the chance to watch the most successful recent Asian releases as well as staging important retrospectives. In the pleasant, informal and relaxing festival mood, the newest feature films from the Far East are presented along with tributes and focuses on specific directors.
Since 2016, FEFF also hosts its own industry section called FOCUS ASIA that brings together over 120 producers, investors, sales and buyers from Asia and Europe, and which includes a Project Market for films in development and a series of Panels & Case Studies dedicated to the latest trends in European and Asian cinema.

TAICCA - Taiwan Creative Content Agency
Taiwan Creative Content Agency (TAICCA), established in June 2019 and supervised by the Ministry of Culture, is a professional intermediary organization that promotes the development of Taiwan’s content industries. TAICCA supports various cultural content industries in Taiwan, including film and television, pop music, publishing, ACG, and fashion, artworks and cultural technologies.
With advanced information and communication technology infrastructure and emerging technologies in Taiwan, TAICCA manages the National Development Fund to develop intellectual property (IP), incubate culture technologies, and facilitate startups.
Through international distribution channels, TAICCA strives to promote Taiwan’s cultural brand in the world. TAICCA enhances Taiwan’s cultural content industries and creates new value for Taiwan’s national brand. Profitable and eco-friendly, the creative industries are now valued as a key economic indicator worldwide.

Page published 21 July 2022. Updated 22 July 2022.


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