Ties That Bind 2019

Apply now for TIES THAT BIND 2019!

After a successful wrap of the 10th anniversary edition of TTB in Singapore, the call for applications for the next edition of TIES THAT BIND – Asia / Europe Co-Production Workshop in 2019 is now open until January 31, 2019. 

NEW in 2019:

We are now also open to TV series or animation fiction films in development, in addition to feature fiction films
TTB is targeted at European & Asian producers. We will select 5 European and 5 Asian producers.

We also welcome applications of other European professionals interested in working with Asia (sales agents, financiers, distributors, festival programmers, co-production market representatives) or European producers without project. 
5 of them will be selected to be an active part of the group. In order to benefit from all aspects of the programme, they will be able to pair with a participant with a project and attend the meetings with the experts and decision makers together.

The 15 participants will attend 2 workshops:

Workshop 1 will take place from April 29 – May 3, 2019 within the framework of the Udine Far East Film Festival (April 26 – May 4, 2019) in Italy. Workshop 2 will be organised at the end of November/beginning of December 2019 in Singapore during the Southeast Asian Film Financing (SAFF) Forum in partnership with the Southeast Asian Audio-Visual Association (SAAVA).

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, marketing and distribution, and the legal aspects of co-production. They will meet leading Asian and European sales agents, funders and potential co-producers during the FOCUS ASIA All Genres Project Market in Udine and the Southeast Asian Film Financing (SAFF) Forum in Singapore.

“The TIES THAT BIND workshop imbibes the characteristics we look for in a good producer: grounded and inspiring. I would definitely recommend this to active producers who want to step up their game. I realized that TTB’s effect is bigger than just my personal gain. Every year, it has trained active producers in Asia and Europe; creating ripples in our respective countries as we apply the things we’ve learned.”
Monster Jimenez, Arkeo Films, Philippines, TIES THAT BIND 2018

“A top quality group of people and projects, with an unprecedented willingness to connect, help and suggest with positive constructive criticism.“
Konstantinos Vassilaros, StudioBauhaus, Greece, TIES THAT BIND 2018

Find out all about the target group, the application criteria and regulations on the EAVE website. 


The selection will be made by a selection committee and will be announced by the end of March 2019.

TIES THAT BIND is organised by the Friuli Venezia Giulia Audiovisual Fund, EAVE, Udine Far East Film Festival and Southeast Asian Audio-Visual Association (SAAVA), and supported by the Creative Europe - MEDIA sub-programme of the European Union, Silver Media Group and Aurora Media Holdings.

For more information please contact:
EAVE Coordinator - Tanika Sajatovic: tanika@eave.org
www.eave.org, www.tiesthatbind.eu