Ties that Bind 2012

Ties That Bind – EAVE Asia-Europe Producers Workshop

Workshop 1 in Udine, April 22-26, 2012
Workshop 2 in Pusan, October 7-11, 2012

TIES THAT BIND workshop 2 in Busan 

The second TIES THAT BIND workshop took place during the Busan International Film Festival/Asian Project Market from October 7 – 11, 2012

TIES THAT BIND brought together five producers with feature projects from Asia and five from Europe. During the two workshops they worked 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 met with decision makers during both sessions.  

The following 10 producers from Asia and Europe met again after attending the first workshop from April 21-26 in Udine during the Udine Far East Film Festival:

- Guillaume de la Boulaye, Zorba Production, France; project: Secret of My North Korean Father

- Fernanda del Nido, Tic Tac Producciones, Spain; project: The Moon in September

- Gita Fara, Set Film Production, Indonesia; project: The Seen and Unseen

- Isabelle Glachant, Chinese Shadows, France/Hong Kong; project: A Borrowed Life

- Dave Kim, Rainbow Factory, South Korea; project: The Promise

- Mari Mukai, Horizon Features, Japan; project: Yearning for Yesterday

- Ebba Sinzinger, WILDart Film, Austria; project: Moneyboys

- Paul Smith, Pipedream Pictures, Thailand; project: Moth

- Nandita Solomon, Apparat, Malaysia; project: Interchange

- Pacharin Surawatanapongs, Pop Pictures Co., Thailand; project: The White Buffalo

The 10 selected producers worked 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, Les Films de la Butte, France

- Clare Downs, Forever Films, United Kingdom

- Elise Jalladeau, Charivari Films, France

- Youngjoo Suh, Finecut, South Korea

- Lorna Tee, October Pictures, Hong Kong

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

- Santhosh Daniel, Global Film Initiative, USA

- Julien Ezanno, CNC, France

- Tamir Muhammad, Tribeca Film Institute, USA

- Hong Hyosook, Asian Cinema Fund, South Korea

- Laurien ten Houten, IDFA Fund, The Netherlands

- Walter Ruggle, Trigon Film Foundation, representative for Visions Sud Est, Switzerland

- Synnøve Hørsdal, Maipo Film, representative for Sørfond, Norway

- Gerwin Tamsma, Hubert Bals Fund, The Netherlands

The second TIES THAT BIND workshop in Busan offered in-depth insight into audiovisual market and operating conditions, legal frameworks, financing, sales, distribution and exhibition practices in Asia and Europe, it provided opportunities for networking between the participants and their companies to create medium and long term co-financing and co-production relationships, and it enabled 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 – Jurij Rudolf, 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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