One of the 11 selected projects from across Southeast Asia will have the chance to attend the TFI Network market in New York City and win a $10,000 producing award.
The Luang Prabang Film Festival (LPFF) in Laos will host its third Talent Lab, led by Tribeca Film Institute (TFI), to give filmmakers in Southeast Asia training on grant writing and project pitching. 11 projects from across Southeast Asia have been selected to participate in the workshop from Dec. 7-9.
The three-day workshop will conclude with the selection of one project to attend the TFI Network market in New York City during the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, which provides filmmakers the opportunity to establish connections with an industry network that has the potential of helping them to advance their projects. The winning filmmaker or filmmaking team will complete their project under the mentorship of TFI. All the Talent Lab participants will also receive preferential consideration for any of TFI’s grants, as well as a chance to win an Aurora Producing Award of $10,000, granted by Singapore-based media investment firm Aurora Media Holdings.
Now in various stages of production, the 11 chosen projects originate from seven countries in the ASEAN region, including Singapore, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Thailand. The Talent Lab participants comprise directors, screenwriters, and producers behind the films.