CinemAsia FilmLAB focuses on young talent in Holland, Europe and Asia. For example CinemAsia has run a successful pilot in collaboration with the Taipei Media School and has received a request from the Taiwan Film Commision to further expand this exchange programme. There are more interested parties in Asia that CinemAsia will involve in its exchange programme in the years to come.

Within Holland CinemAsia FilmLAB has a professional film education network consisting of a.o. The IVKO, partners of various FilmLAB workshops and sponsor partners of the FilmLAB short films. CinemAsia FilmLAB functions as matchmaker between this professional network and its Asian exchange partners.

Cinemasia FilmLAB brings the following opportunities to the Dutch and Asian film industry:

  • To get Asian exchange students acquainted with the Dutch film educational institutes.
  • To give Dutch film educational institutes the opportunity to attract Asian talent to their exchange programmes.
  • To give FilmLAB participants and Asian exchange students the opportunity to work in an international setting and to prepare them for work on international co-productions.
  • To bring Dutch filmindustry organisation into contact with young Dutch and European-Asian talent and lay the foundation for future international co-productions with Asia.
  • To enthuse Asian Exchange students to follow a professional film education in Holland, to return to Holland for the future film projects and collaborate with the organisations they have been in contact with during the CinemAsia FilmLAB exchange programme.