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The first Europe China film coproduction lab in HK next March

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The first Europe China Film coproduction lab will be organized next march during Filmart by ACE (Paris), Sinapses Asia Ltd (HK) and HAF (HK) with the support of EU’s Media International and HKTDC.

hk-bw15 to 20 new film projects from Europe and Asia will be selected and their producers will be invited to attend workshops and meeting with other producers and financers.

The movie projects must have a Europe/Asia subject or must be potentially financed by both sides.

This first movie lab is open to feature documentaries.
In partnership with Filmart &  HAF (HK Asian Film Financing Forum)

The ACE Co-production Lab Hong Kong, is a co-production network for Producer from Europe and Asia Region, co-organised by Ateliers du Cinema European (ACE), Hong Kong – Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) and Sinapses Asia Ltd.

The lab is a project-based workshop with a strong training aspect, aimed at providing opportunity to producers to connect around marketplace presentations, screenings and case studies on co-production and distribution in EU and Asian markets. During the four days event, film experts and professional from the two markets to be invited to share their experience of EU/Asia co-production together with the 16 selected experienced producers from Greater China and EU.

The selected producers will be able to share the most updated market news and exchange their experience on project packing, co-production, marketing and distribution for EU/ Asia marketing and etc. The lab also provides an environment for producers meeting new partner and potential co-producer. Individual pitching and consulting session to be set up. Various panels of different topics of co-production to be set up to engender discussions and future development.

Date: 21 – 24 March, 2011

Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center

Location: Hong Kong Concurrently run with HAF (Hong Kong – Asia Film Financing Forum) & FILMART (Hong Kong International Film & TV Market)


1. Producer from Europe and Chinese Region

2. Producer with a EU/Greater China co-production feature film project

Selection criteria:

1. Co-production feature film project of any genre with a Chinese or European producer attached

2. Project with a high potential of being released for international market

3. Project with both artistic and commercial qualities

4. One project only from each applicant.

More info are available on HAF website.

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