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Ties That Bind: Asia Europe Film Producers Workshop has announced its 10 finalists for the forthcoming workshop in Udine, Italy.

The first workshop will take place within the framework of the Udine Far East Film Festival from 29 April to 3 May 2014. The second workshop will take place during the Busan International Film Festival, Korea, from 2 to 11 October 2014, with the support of Creative Europe (TBC).

Ties That Bind brings together 10 producers with feature fiction projects from Asia and Europe. They will work together under the guidance of top-level experts from both continents and be given access to professional networks in the film industry. It is one of the 4 initiatives supported in 2014 by ASEF’s programme Creative Encounters: Cultural Partnerships between Asia and Europe

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List of selected finalists:

Karim Aitouna (France)
Women of the Weeping River, Hautlesmains Productions
Dir: Sheron Dayoc

Joenathann Alandy (Philippines)
Hypothalamus, Outpost Visual Frontier
Dir: Dwein Baltazar

Valérie Bournonville (Belgium)
Walkers, Tarantula
Dir: Olivier Meys

Weronika Czołnowska (Poland)
Baby, EasyBusyProductions
Dir: Kei Ishikawa

Antonin Dedet (France)
Black Stones, Neon Productions
Dir: Gyeong Tae Roh

Justin Deimen (Singapore)
Lanun, Silver Media Group
Dir: Chua Jingdu

Julius Ponten (Netherlands)
Fatu Adil, Habbekrats
Dir: Jim Taihuttu

Alina Yan Qui (China)
Mazu, Guardian of the Seas, Jampa Films
Dirs: Xiao Zheng and David Ebner

Masumi Soga (Japan)
Kodokushi

Dir: Janus Victoria

Lina Tan (Malaysia)
Five Star Billionaire, Red Films
Dir: Bernard Chauly

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