ASEF supported Ties That Bind: Asia Europe Film Producers Workshop, which took place from 29 April-3 May 2014 in Udine, Italy, alongside the 16th Far East Film Festival. This workshop is one of the 4 initiatives supported by ASEF in 2014 through its programme, Creative Encounters: Cultural Partnerships between Asia and Europe.

The 6th edition of the workshop brought together 10 Asian and European film producers with feature fiction projects from Asia and Europe. The participants had discussions with experts and networking opportunities with professionals from the film industry. Sasiwimon WONGJARIN from ASEF’s Culture Department joined the proceedings of the workshop to share ASEF’s recent activities in the field of film.

A second event will be organised during the Busan International Film Festival from 2–11 October 2014 in Korea.

Ties that Bind was organised in partnership with Fondo Audiovisivo del Friuli Venezia Giulia I Italy, European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs – EAVE in Luxembourg, Far East Film Festival in Italy and the Busan International Film Festival in Korea.