CinemAsia connects Dutch and Asian film industries

An increasingly important section of the festival is the Industry program. This program consists of several components, including an industry pitch for starting film talent, a public lecture by renowned film editor Mary Stephen, an intensive prep session for a Dutch film delegation which will travel to Beijing in April 2019, and a presentation and program from the Netherland Film Commissioner for the international guests of CinemAsia.

“As CinemAsia we would like to facilitate the exchange between the Dutch and Asian film industry. The Asian film market is growing fast and there are many opportunities in this development for Dutch filmmakers. And of course we would like to invite the Asian film industry to the Netherlands to collaborate.

Maggie Lee, Artistic Director of CinemAsia

Prep Session – Beijing delegation by the Dutch Film Fund

Monday, March 4
Closed Session

In preparation for a delegation of Dutch filmmakers who will travel to Beijing in April 2019, CinemAsia organizes a session with renowned representatives from the Asian film industry to speak about the unique Chinese production and investment ecosystem, cultural etiquette, challenges and pitfalls when working with Chinese partners.

Presentation FilmLAB participants to the Dutch film and TV sector

Thursday, March 7
Time: 15:00 – 17:00
Location: LAB111
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The film talents who developed scripts at the CinemAsia FilmLAB Writers Room will pitch these to the Dutch film and television industry which are followed by individual meetings. The goal is to find potential partners for the production process and to build a network in the industry. Read about the participants of 2019.

Keynote Lecture by Mary Stephen

Saturday, March 9
Time: 13:00 – 14: 30h
Location: Dutch Film Academy

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Renowned editor Mary Stephen talks about Asian storytelling from the perspective of the editor and about her experiences with both Asian and European filmmakers. In collaboration with the Dutch Film Academy. Read more.



Presentation and location tour by Netherlands Film Commissioner

Tuesday 5 March 7 & Friday 8 March
Closed sessions

The international guests of CinemAsia, filmmakers and experts from the Asian film industry will get a presentation from the Netherlands Film Commissioner of the Netherlands Film Fund about the possibilities of cooperation with and running in the Netherlands and will be taken on location tour.