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2nd Asia-Europe Film Development Plan Meeting

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Project Period:
28 Jan 2004 - 31 Jan 2004
Göteborg (Sweden)


This meeting brought together European film distributors and Asian representatives of independent cinema to discuss issues relating to film distribution and suggest recommendations for improvement.


– How to facilitate the distribution of Asian independent movies in Europe beyond the European Film Festivals

– How to improve distribution channels from commercial Asian movies to more artistic ones


– Create a market for independent cinema and educate audiences in Asia (more film festivals, independent film screenings) and Europe (more Asian film screenings)

– Develop film distribution through such channels as TV and DVD (DVDs represent a big potential market for artistic films)

– Encourage governments and national film commissions to support independent local cinema

– Support Asian filmmakers’ participation in European film festivals

The meeting also saw the launch of the SEA Images website, which hosts information on improving the Asia-Europe film exchange, as well as details on cinemas, funding agencies, and film production and distribution companies in Asia and Europe.


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