W1: in Taipei (TW), November 3 - 8, 2024
W2: in Udine (IT), April 27 - May 1, 2025

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

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 November 3 - 8, 2024, in Taipei, Taiwan, within the framework of the TCCF - Taiwan Creative Content Fest.
  • Workshop 2 will take place April 27 - May 1, 2025, in Udine, Italy, within the framework of the Udine Far East Film Festival & FOCUS ASIA.

Participation fees & conditions

  • Participants focusing on project development: 600 Euro*
  • Participants focusing on career development: 400 Euro

The fee includes the tuition costs, accommodation and subsistence costs during the workshop stay.

*Participants focusing on project development will have the possibility to attend the workshop with the project director. In this case, the participation fee for directors is 200 Euro and includes tuition and subsistence costs during the workshop stay.

To name just some of the success stories from the last few years, TIGER STRIPES by Amanda Nell Eu (Cannes Critics’ Week Grand Prix 2023), MAMMALIA by Sebastian Mihailescu (Berlinale Forum 2023), LEONOR WILL NEVER DIE by Martika Escobar (World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award: Innovative Spirit at Sundance 2022), AUTOBIOGRAPHY by Makbul Mubarak (FIPRESCI Award for Best Film at Venice Horizons 2022), TO THE NORTH by Mihai Mincan (Venice Horizons 2022), ARNOLD IS A MODEL STUDENT by Sorayos Prapapan (Filmmakers of the Present Locarno 2022), MONEYBOYS by C.B. Yi (Un Certain Regard in Cannes 2021), HOLY EMY by Araceli Lemos (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 is a great workshop, building bridges between Europe and Asia in a super professional and nice environment!
We managed to build a new and credible strategy for the development and the production of our project. Thanks to the workshop we also managed to find new potential business partners from Asia and new projects."

- Guillaume Dreyfus, Tripode Productions, France - TTB participant 2023/2024

"I am very happy with how my project and I have evolved during the Ties That Bind workshop.
While I understand that the growth for the project takes time, I could see significant personal growth within myself, and I feel much more confident."

- Mina Moteki, Kowatanda Films, Japan - TTB participant 2023/2024

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


The selection will be made by a selection committee and will be announced by late September 2024.

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:,

Page last updated 17 June 2024

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