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6th Asia-Europe Film Meeting

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24 Jan 08 - 31 Jan 08 Asia-Europe Foundation Culture Department Asia-Europe Film Meeting Culture



Venue:
Brussels (Belgium)
Rotterdam (The Netherlands)

OVERVIEW

The 6th Asia-Europe Film Meeting provided opportunities for emerging producers to create a solid international network and gain expertise on how to present their projects in the international marketplace. About 20 film producers from 15 ASEM countries participated. The meeting was facilitated by Lorna Tee (Business Development Manager, Variety Asia and Producer) and In-Ah Lee (Producer, Greensky Films), and included panelists and presenters from renowned film companies like Homegreen Films, Fortissimo Films, Kenbiroli Films, Cine-@, Films Distribution, and The Match Factory.

The meeting was held in two stages. First, a two-day seminar explored current Asia-Europe exchanges in independent film and the initiatives available to help emerging independent film producers embark on cross-cultural collaborations. Next, participants attended a five-day programme, where they analysed two Asia-Europe film productions: "The Drummer" by Kenneth Bi (a Germany/Hong Kong SAR China co-production) and "Shanghai Trance" by David Verbeek (Dutch director/shot in China).

ASEF's contribution is with the financial support of the European Commission.