Ties that Bind 2011

Ties That Bind – EAVE Asia-Europe Producers Workshop

Workshop 1 in Udine, May 3-7, 2011
Workshop 2 in Pusan, October 10-13, 2011

The second TIES THAT BIND workshop will take place during the Busan International Film Festival/Asian Project Market from October 10 – 13, 2011

TIES THAT BIND brings together five producers with feature projects from Asia and five from Europe. During the two workshops they work together with ‘state of the art’ experts from both continents on script development, co-production between Asia and Europe, financing in the two regions, legal aspects of co-production, marketing, pitching and promotion, and meet with decision makers during both sessions.  

The following 10 producers from Asia and Europe will meet again after attending the first workshop from May 3-8 in Udine during the Udine Far East Film Festival:

Rina Harahap, Rasy Production, Indonesia; project: The Real Champion

Diep Hoang Nguyen, VBlock Media, Vietnam; project: Big Father, Small Father and Other Stories

David Linder, Filmallee - David Lindner Filmproduktion, Germany; project: Flapping in the Middle of Nowhere

Chris Jing Liu, East Light Film, China; project: Repeat After Me

Flavia Oertwig, Intrigo Internazionale, Italy; project: 8 Pairs

Michael Pritchett, De Warrenne Pictures, United Kingdom, project: Killer Karma

Hyunwoo Shim, Generation Blue Films, South Korea; project: The Shadow

Pran Tadaveerawat, Trois Film, Thailand; project: Suriya

Arry Voorsmit, Riba Film International, The Netherlands; project: Small Birds

Flaminio Zadra, Dorje Film, Italy; project: Sunnyboy   

The 10 selected producers will work on the development and financing of their projects under the guidance of top industry professionals from both continents, such as: 

Nicolas Brigaud-Robert, Films Distribution, France

Christophe Bruncher, Ties that Bind Head of Studies, France

Clare Downs, Forever Films, United Kingdom

Alan Fountain, EAVE Head of Studies, United Kingdom

Isabelle Glachant, Chinese Shadows, Hong Kong

Elise Jalladeau, Charivari Films, France

Sangyong Lee, CJ Entertainment, South Korea

Peter Loehr, Creative Artists Agency, China

Guillaume de Seille, Arizona Films, France

Youngjoo Suh, Finecut, South Korea

- Lorna Tee, Asian Financing Experts, Hong Kong

Meinolf Zurhorst, ZDF/ARTE, Germany

In collaboration with Ties that Bind, Asian Project Market and Asian Cinema Fund, Asian Film Market will present FILM FUND TALK during which the following representatives of funding institutions will offer advice on seeking funds for financing films:

Iwana Chronis, Hubert Bals Fund, The Netherlands

Santhosh Daniel, Global Film Initiative, USA

Ryan Harrington, Tribeca Film Institute, USA

Hong Hyosook, Asian Cinema Fund, South Korea

Laurien ten Houten, Jan Vrijman Fund, The Netherlands

Thierry Jobin, Visions Sud Est, Switzerland

Ivar Køhn, Norwegian Film Institute/SØRFOND, Sweden

- Irina Orssich, MEDIA Mundus, EU

Ulf Sigvardson, Göteborg International Film Festival, Sweden

Nathalie Streiff, INSTITUT FRANCAIS/Fonds Sud Cinéma, France

The second TIES THAT BIND workshop in Busan will offer in-depth insight into audiovisual market and operating conditions, legal frameworks, financing, sales, distribution and exhibition practices in Asia and Europe, it will provide opportunities for networking between the participants and their companies to create medium and long term co-financing and co-production relationships and it will enable the access to a network of producers, markets, festivals and decision makers during the Asian Project Market meetings. 

TIES THAT BIND is organised by the Friuli Venezia Giulia Audiovisual Fund, EAVE, Udine Far East Film Festival, Busan International Film Festival, Asian Film Market and Asian Project Market, and supported by MEDIA Mundus.

For more information please contact: EAVE - Tanika Sajatovic, International Coordinator:

FVG Audiovisual Fund – Alessandro Gropplero, International Relations:

Asian Film Market – Ran Kim, Workshop Coordinator:   

Page last updated 12 January 2015

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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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