Extended deadline for applications for TIES THAT BIND 2021!

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Extended deadline for applications for TIES THAT BIND 2021!

The call for applications for the next edition of TIES THAT BIND Asia - Europe Co-Production Workshop in 2021 is extended until 3 September 2021.

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 the Southeast Asian Film Financing (SAFF) Forum in Singapore and the 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 of 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 at the end of November/ beginning of December 2021 in Singapore (TBC) during the Southeast Asian Film Financing (SAFF) Forum & Asia TV Forum & Market.

Workshop 2 will take place at the end of April/ beginning of May 2022 in Udine, Italy, within the framework of the Udine Far East Film Festival & FOCUS ASIA.

“TIES THAT BIND offers a terrific way of learning and seeing things from another perspective in collaboration with skilled and experienced professionals from different territories with a relevant experience in their own industry.”

Geremia Biagiotti, Intramovies (IT), Ties That Bind 2020

“TIES THAT BIND is a great way for Asian and European producers to meet and learn from each other. It's also a huge help in shaping and forming my project to meet the needs of the international market.”

Alemberg Ang, Daluyong Studios (PH), Ties That Bind 2020

Find out all about the application criteria and regulations on the EAVE website:


The selection will be made by a selection committee and will be announced by the middle of October 2021.

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 and Aurora Media Holdings. TIES THAT BIND is held in conjunction with Asia TV Forum & Market and ScreenSingapore.

For more information please contact:

EAVE Coordinator - Tanika Sajatovic:,

Page published 31 August 2021.

Donate to the EAVE Alan Fountain International Scholarship Fund

A scholarship has been set up to honour the memory of Alan Fountain, former Head of Studies and President of EAVE, who passed away in 2016. Its goal is to enable one producer from outside the EU to participate in all three sessions of the EAVE Producers Workshop each year.

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