ShoutOUT!: 2nd Southeast Asian Film Financing (SAFF) Project Market - Project submission closes 5 Sep!

Top 10 projects from the Southeast Asian Film Financing (SAFF) Project Market 2015

The Southeast Asian Film Financing (SAFF) Project Market is back for the second year this year, jointly-launched by ScreenSingapore, in partnership with the Southeast Asian Audio-Visual Association (SAAVA).

It aims to match promising feature-length projects with a global network of media financiers, distributors, and collaborators who can bring these projects to fruition.

Due to its previous edition’s success, which saw an overwhelming 148 entries, SAFF Project Market 2016 will feature up to 15 projects, from 10 in its inaugural year.

It will be held at Marina Bay Sands Singapore from 7-9 December 2016 which includes a financing conference and the prestigious Ties That Bind (TTB) cross-cultural Europe/Asia co-producing workshop.

The selection of the final 15 projects will be made by an esteemed panel of international film industry experts that will include:
Kathy Morgan – Principal of Kathy Morgan International (KMI) / Executive Producer of Academy Award-winning THE DANISH GIRL
Chan Gin Kai – Executive Producer of Silver Media Group / Chairman of the Southeast Asian Audio-Visual Association (SAAVA)
Kristina Trapp – CEO of European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs (EAVE)
Jeffrey Paine – Founding Partner of Golden Gate Ventures
Leonard Retel Helmrich – Two-Time Sundance / Three-Time IDFA winning Filmmaker

Submissions for Southeast Asian Film Financing Project Market will close on September 5, 2016. For more information, please refer to www.screensingapore.com.sg

KEY DATES
 
•13 July 2016: Call for project submission opens
•5 September 2016: Project submission closes
•18 October 2016: Shortlisted Projects announced
•9 December 2016: Prize give-away to the top 5 Projects at ScreenSingapore

ELIGIBILITY

•Fiction/ Documentary/ Animation prohects with a minimum length of 70 minutes.
•Applicant can be the project's Writer, Director, or Producer.
•While this is open to international applicants, all projects submitted must contain a Southeast Asian element in one or more of the following significant creative roles:
•Lead (Majority) Producers from Southeast Asian nationality.
•Director and/or Writer from Southeast Asian nationality.
•Shooting location of Production.
•Overall thematic thrust of the Project (involving Southeast Asian lead characters or involving uniquely Southeast Asian issues etc.).
•Projects must have already have either a Director or Producer attached at the point of application.
•Project submitted may not be in a late stage of production at the time of application, and must yet be fully financed.


2015 - TOP 10 FINAL PROJECTS
 
A SMALL PLACE - Ong Chao Hong
Singapore/ Malaysia
Daoyu Pictures/ HomeGreen Films
CHAPLIN IN BALI - Raphael Millet
France/ Singapore
Nocturnes Productions/ Phish Communications
HAPPINESS (R)EVOLUTION - William Lim
Bhutan/ Singapore
XTREME Media Pte Ltd
IN THE SHADE - Sok Visal
Cambodia
802AD Productions/ Romance Production/ Siam Movies
LONELY FISH - Vo Thach Thao
Vietnam
VBLOCK Media
ONE SUMMER DAY - Wera Aung
Myanmar/ Germany
Green Age Films/ Die Gesellschaft DGS
ONE TWO JAGA - Bront Palarae
Malaysia
Pixel Play Productions
PEOPLE POWER BOMBSHELL - John Torres
Philippines
Los Otros Films
THE LONG WALK - Mattie Do
Laos
Lao Art Media Co. Ltd.
WU-LA - Ervin Han
Singapore
Robot Playground Media

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