BUSAN, South Korea — TIES THAT BIND Asia – Europe Producers Workshop (TTB) announces ten participants for its 2013 program. Organised by Busan International Film Festival, the Udine Far East Film Festival, the Friuli Venezia Giulia Audiovisual Fund, and EAVE (European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs), the program brings together five producers with feature fiction projects from Asia and five from Europe to participate in two workshops.
Notable participants in TTB2013 include Bianca Balbuena whose previous project The Great Desaparecido (directed by Lav Diaz) was selected by Asian Project Market (APM) 2012 as well as Reinette Van de Stadt who produced Mussels in Love which was presented at the Culinary Cinema Section at the Berlin International Film Festival 2013. Ten promising projects, including a new project by director Towira Pimpaka (previously directed One Night Husband which was invited to New Currents section Busan International Film Festival 2004) will explore the possibilities of cross-continental co-production.
|1||Bianca Balbuena||Philippines||The Sigbin Chronicles||Joanna Vasquez Arong|
|2||Aurélien Bodinaux||Belgium||The River of Cloud||Haolun Shu|
|3||Lene BÃ¸rglum||Denmark||Trafficker||Larry Smith|
|4||Jeremy Chua||Singapore||A Yellow Bird||K. Rajagopal|
|5||Shoko Hirano||Japan||Fat Chance||Shoko Kashiwagi|
|6||Lihong Kong||China||The Story of Mr. Zhang – Betrayal||Jiongjiong Qiu|
|7||Vanna-Pond Noigasame||Thailand||Malaria & Mosquitoes||Towira Pimpaka|
|8||Judith Nora||France||Dog Days||Jordan Schiele|
|9||Merja Ritola||Finland||Kyoto Girls||Matti Kinnunen|
|10||Reinette Van de Stadt||The Netherlands||Hong Kong Sister||Yan Ting Yuen|