Ties That Bind

Apply now for TIES THAT BIND 2018!

After a successful wrap of the ninth edition of TTB in Singapore, the call for applications for the tenth edition of TIES THAT BIND – Asia / Europe Co-Production Workshop in 2018 is now open until February 1, 2018.

TIES THAT BIND is the leading training programme for European-Asian co-production. It is targeted at European & Asian producers, 10 of which will be selected with a feature film in development for the workshop.

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.

Daily group work sessions are the core of TIES THAT BIND and we are delighted to announce the appointment of our new group leaders, Bianca Balbuena (Epicmedia Productions, Philippines) and Jonas Weydemann (Weydemann Bros., Germany). They will guide the participants during the group work sessions, where they will discuss and analyze each others’ projects.

TIES THAT BIND graduate Bianca Balbuena is producer, writer, co-founder and CEO of Epicmedia Productions, which has produced over 25 feature films most notably Venice Film Festival 2009 Lion of the Future and Orizonti Best Film ENGKWENTRO by Pepe Diokno and Berlinale 2016 Silver Bear A LULLABY TO THE SORROWFUL MYSTERY by Lav Diaz. Bianca is the youngest filmmaker and first Filipino ever to receive the Asian Pacific Screen Award FIAPF for Achievement in Film.

EAVE Producers Workshop graduate Jonas Weydemann is Managing Director of Weydemann Bros. together with his brother Jakob. Films by Weydemann Bros. have been selected as official entry to the Oscars Best Foreign Language Film, won numerous prizes such as Shanghai IFF Golden Goblet Award, Rome IFF CinemaXXI Award, Guadalajara Best First Feature Award, IDFA Best First Appearance Award, Robert Bosch Co-Production Prize.

The 15 participants will attend 2 workshops:
Workshop 1 will take place from April 24 – 28, 2018 within the framework of the Udine Far East Film Festival (April 20 – 28, 2018) in Italy.
Workshop 2 will be organised at the end of November 2018 in Singapore during the Southeast Asian Film Financing (SAFF) Forum in partnership with the Southeast Asian Audio-Visual Association (SAAVA).

They will work with top-notch industry professionals from both continents. The sessions will focus on script development, co-production between Asia and Europe, 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 Genre Project Market in Udine and the Southeast Asian Film Financing (SAFF) Forum in Singapore.

«TIES THAT BIND was very helpful, motivating and inspiring and I would recommend anyone with an urge to bridge Asia and Europe, to participate in this professional event. It was such a good learning experience and the network is great. My project JUTLANDIA has been developed significantly through the TIES THAT BIND in terms of financing opportunities and I have found good potential co-producers.«
Mikkel Jersin, Snowglobe, Denmark, TIES THAT BIND 2016

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


The selection will be made by a selection committee and will be announced by the end of March 2018.

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 Global Media Capital.

For further information please contact:
EAVE - Tanika Sajatovic, Programme Manager International - tanika@eave.org
www.eave.org - www.tiesthatbind.eu