TIES THAT BIND unveils the 2022 selection and kicks off in Taipei today!


For its 14th edition, TIES THAT BIND (TTB), the leading workshop programme connecting professionals from Asia and Europe, announces the selection of 26 participants including directors coming from 14 countries.

TTB takes place over a year through 2 workshops offering comprehensive knowledge of the European and Asian film industries and markets. The participants benefit from high-level development under the guidance of top-notch experts from both continents and have the opportunity to meet with key decision makers during the edition of TCCF – Taiwan Creative Content Fest (Taipei), and FOCUS ASIA, the Industry Section of the Udine Far East Film Festival (Italy).

The first workshop kicks off today, November 7 – 11, 2022 and the participants will work together in a group led by Jani Thiltges (Samsa Film, LUX) and TTB graduate Bianca Balbuena (Kroma Entertainment, PH). The two group leaders will guide the participants’ discussion and analysis of each other’s projects from both an Asian and European perspective.

TTB Head of Studies Christophe Bruncher (Ici et Là Productions, FR) has put together a team of leading industry professionals. Script consultant Clare Downs (UK) will introduce the main script development tools to strengthen the participants’ understanding of narrative principles, in order to enable them to navigate their writers through the script development process. Financing and legal expert Jean-Baptiste Babin (Backup Media Group, FR) will elaborate on Legal Aspect of Co-Productions and, in a joint session with Patrick Mao Huang (Flash Forward Entertainment, TW), will give detailed advice on the projects’ financing plans. Guillaume De la Boulaye (Zorba, FR) and Eiko Mizuno (Loaded Films, JP) will share their experience on co-productions in a case study.

The following 20 participants focusing on project development with feature films in development and 6 participants focusing on career development wanting to extend their knowledge and network towards Asia have been selected to participate in TTB 2022:

Kristina Aschenbrennerova, Pop Up Film Residency, Slovakia

Ivry Braun, Yilisoo Films, France/China

Project: ALMOST THERE by Baer Xiao

Ieva Cern, Film Jam, Lithuania

Project: CHINA SEA by Jurgis Matulevicius

Antonio Ferreira, Persona Non Grata Pictures, Portugal

Project: LAND OF HURRICANES by Antonio Ferreira

Josune Hahnheiser, Black Forest Films, Germany

Pedro Hernández, Aquí Y Allí Films, Spain

Project: KONBINI by Pedro Collantes

Chris Huang, Roji Film, Japan

Project: OMIONNA by Koji Shiraishi

Celine Kao, Ksana Films, Taiwan

Charlotte Lelong, Trance Films, France

Project: SHE MAKES AND UNMAKES by Jonas Bak

Wilfredo Manalang, Fusee, Philippines

Project: VIOLET FLOWER by Jerome Zamora

Tommaso Muffato, BBC Studios, Italy/UK

Giancarlo Nasi, Quijote Films, Italy/Chile

Project: CELESTIAL TWINS by Niles Athala

Xuan Trang Nguyen Thi, Lagi Limited Co, Vietnam

Project: CHA CHA CHA by Do Quoc Trung

Ivy Shen, Betula Films, Taiwan


Jeske Van der Slikke, International Film Festival Rotterdam/Hubert Bals Fund, Netherland

Aleksandra Zakharchenko, Marché du Film –Festival de Cannes, France/Ukraine


Furthermore, thanks to the partnership with TAICCA, we are delighted to announce the second TIES THAT BIND ON DEMAND workshop. Between November 6 - 8, 2022 and following the successful EAVE methodology, 7 selected Taiwanese producers will work on the development of their feature and documentary projects under the guidance of EAVE core experts such as the group leader Riina Sildos (Amrion, EE), script consultant Nayeem Mahbub (SE / BD), documentary consultant Estelle Robin You (Point du Jour, FR), pitching expert Stefano Tealdi (Stefilm, IT), financing expert Jean-Baptiste Babin (Backup Media Group, FR), production expert Bradley Liew (Epicmedia Production, PH) and sales consultant Keiko Funato (Alphaviolet., FR).

The following participants were selected for the TTB ON DEMAND workshop:

  • Patrick Huang (producer) and Dawei Dai (director) with project: MOTHERS IN TRANSIT
  • Patrick Huang (producer) and I-Han Teng  (director) with project: TIME LOOP WITH THE MOON
  • Sean Hsieh (producer/director) with the project: WIND AND VIEW
  • Yin-Yu Huang (producer) and Meng-hsueh Ho (director) with the project FLOATING FLOWERS
  • Yi-Hua Wang (producer) and Ping Chu (director) with the project ON THE FRINGE
  • Holly Chan (producer) and Wei-Heng Chung (director) with the project TELL ME HOW YOU DIED
  • Jasmine Lee (producer/director) with the project COME HOME, MY CHILD

TIES THAT BIND and TTB ON DEMAND will take place in the framework of Taiwan Creative Content Fest (TCCF), the key content marketplace in Asia, gathering selected entertainment content from Taiwan, and bringing buyers and professionals from all over the world to Taipei.

TIES THAT BIND is organised by the Friuli Venezia Giulia Audiovisual Fund, EAVE, Udine Far East Film Festival and Taiwan Creative Content Agency (TAICCA) and supported by the Creative Europe - MEDIA sub-programme of the European. TIES THAT BIND is held in conjunction with Taiwan Creative Content Festival - TCCF.

For more information please contact:

TTB Coordinator, Alessandra Pastore:

Page published 7 November 2022. Updated 8 November 2022.

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