Making your own short documentary or script?

CinemAsia offers starting filmmakers with Asian roots a unique opportunity with FilmLAB. Within this talent development programme you will work together with other filmmakers to work on a film plan or script. You will gain the necessary inspiration through workshops by film experts and mutual feedback. You’ll also get the chance to create your own short production that will first be premiered at the CinemAsia Film Festival 2019!

There are two programmes to follow for the CinemAsia FilmLAB 2019 edition:

  • A programme for documentary teams.
  • A programme for writers of a fiction film.

For whom is CinemAsia FilmLAB?

CinemAsia FilmLAB has been writing 9 editions of history. The former participants of CinemAsia FilmLAB together with other film professionals form a close community, where beginning filmmakers can build on. Whether you have a Dutch-Indian, Chinese, Japanese or any other Asian background or only a quarter of it, this Asian origin is what unites the filmmakers within our network. CinemAsia’s ambition is to combine and enhance the strengths of these talents. And to make the image in the media and of the film industry more inclusive. Both in front of and behind the camera. CinemAsia is a platform for diaspora stories, her filmmakers and enthusiasts.

Deadline FilmLAB Call for submission: August 1, 2018

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FilmLAB 2019 – Costs participation 
FilmLAB 2019 – Documentary programme
FilmLAB 2019 – Fiction programme