Ties That Bind

TIES THAT BIND Announces its 2020 Selection 

TIES THAT BIND (TTB), the leading workshop programme connecting professionals from Asia and Europe, proudly announces the selection of 25 participants including directors out of a record number of 66 applications from 30 countries! 

TTB takes place over 12 months through 2 workshops and an online module offering deep and comprehensive knowledge of the European and Asian film industries and markets. The participants benefit from high-level development under the guidance of top-knotch experts from both continents, and have the opportunity to meet with key decision makers during SAFF - Southeast Asian Film Financing Forum, Singapore, and FOCUS ASIA, the Industry Section of the Udine Far East Film Festival,  Italy. 

In addition to the two TTB workshops, the TTB participants will have the opportunity to participate as Industry Guests of the upcoming online edition of FOCUS ASIA, the Industry Section of the Udine Far East Film Festival (FEFF). They will be able to sign-up for online webinars, schedule online individual meetings with industry professionals from Europe and Asia, and join online industry circles featuring top-notch sales agents, distributors and producers from Asia who will share insight about the coproduction possibilities in their countries. 

The following 20 participants focusing on project development with feature films and TV series in development and 5 participants focusing on career development wanting to extend their knowledge and network towards Asia have been selected to participate in TTB 2020:

- Alemberg Ang, vy/ac Productions, Philippines
Project: Dancing the Tides (Pangalay) by Xeph Suarez

- Geremia Biagiotti, Intramovies, Italy

- Julia Cöllen, Fünferfilm, Germany
Project: The Greenhouse by Luise Donschen

- Silje Grüner, Evil Doghouse Studios & Europafilm, Norway

- Sigmund Elias Holm, Western Norway Film Commission & Fiction Norway, Norway

- Tsai Hsin-Hung, House on Fire International, Taiwan
Project: Lost and Found by Natasha K.H. Sung

- Naoko Ishise, Jackfruit International, Singapore/Japan
Project: Purple Sun by Carlo Enciso Catu

- Nguyen Luong Hang, East Films, Vietnam
Project: Youthfully Yours by Trinh Dinh Le Minh

- Amalie Lyngbo Quist, Beo Starling, Danmark
Project: Longevity by Rasmus Kloster Bro

- Richard Mewis, 108 Media, UK/Singapore
Project: Mrs Raffles, Showrunner: Alison Hume

- Filipa Reis, Uma Pedra no Sapato, Portugal
Project: UK Kei by Leonor Teles

- Thaiddhi Thaiddhi, Third Floor Production, Myanmar
Project: Fruit Gathering by Aung Phyoe

- Nadia Trevisan, Nefertiti Film, Italy
Project: The Rope by Alberto Fasulo

- Bérénice Vincent, Totem Films, France

- Agathe Vinson, Film Development Council of the Philippines, France/Philippines

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 and Aurora Media Holdings. TIES THAT BIND is held in conjunction with Asia TV Forum & Market and ScreenSingapore.

For more information please contact: 
EAVE Coordinator, Tanika Sajatovic: tanika@eave.org
FVG Audiovisual Fund, Alessandro Gropplero: alessandro@audiovisivofvg.it
www.eave.org, www.tiesthatbind.eu