CinemAsia FilmLAB seeks and supports special Asian stories in Dutch society. Asian stories that touch, scour, connect, question the world or make you think. These are stories that do not normally reach the front pages or the big screen, but are therefore no less important. Stories that belong and are part of the Dutch inclusive society. More than a quarter of the Dutch population has a migration history. A large part of this is Asian. They are currently not or hardly represented on the big screen.

Film talent with European-Asian roots does not have the opportunity to prove themselves or let their talent flourish either. CinemAsia FilmLAB helps this group of under-represented makers. We offer them a talent development programme, a stage and connect them with the established order. This way we make diverse talent visible, we ensure that their stories are heard and seen and we contribute to a more inclusive society.

To accomplish this mission & vision the FilmLAB programme of CinemAsia consists of the following elements

  • The Filmproject – to realise Dutch and European-Asian films
  • The CinemAsia FilmLAB talent development programme
  • The FilmLAB Platform and network events
  • Talent in focus
  • Exchange programme