Luang Prabang Film Fest to Host 3rd Talent Lab With Tribeca Film Institute

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One of the 11 selected projects from across Southeast Asia will have the chance to attend the TFI Network market in New York City and win a $10,000 producing award.

The Luang Prabang Film Festival (LPFF) in Laos will host its third Talent Lab, led by Tribeca Film Institute (TFI), to give filmmakers in Southeast Asia training on grant writing and project pitching. Eleven projects from across Southeast Asia have been selected to participate in the workshop from Dec. 7-9.

The three-day workshop will conclude with the selection of one project to attend the TFI Network market in New York City during the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival, which provides filmmakers the opportunity to establish connections with an industry network that has the potential of helping them to advance their projects. The winning filmmaker or filmmaking team will complete their project under the mentorship of TFI. All the Talent Lab participants will also receive preferential consideration for any of TFI’s grants, as well as a chance to win an Aurora Producing Award of $10,000, granted by Singapore-based media investment firm Aurora Media Holdings.

Now in various stages of production, the 11 chosen projects originate from seven countries in the ASEAN region, including Singapore, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines,and Thailand. The Talent Lab participants comprise directors, screenwriters and producers behind the films.

Eight narrative features and three documentaries are in the selection:

Anito (Philippines), represented by Kyle Nieva (producer)

Siri (Malaysia), represented by Lim Ying Xian (producer)

Selfie To Freedom (Malaysia), represented by Nor Arlene Tan (director, producer)

Solids by the Seashore (Thailand), represented by Patiparn Boontarig (director)

Alternating Voices (Philippines), represented by Ramon Garilao (director, screenwriter)

Double Jeopardy (Cambodia), represented by So Chandara (producer)

The Crossroad (Myanmar), represented by Yee Nan Thike (writer, director, producer)

The Perilous Odyssey to Mount Gulsuk (Philippines), represented by Jordan Dela Cruz (director)

QU?Y (Vietnam), represented by Hien Anh Nguyen (director)

Black Velvet (Malaysia), represented by Shanjhey Kumar Perusal

Something's Off (Singapore), represented by Sue Yin Goh (screenwriter)

A charitable cultural organization dedicated to nurturing and supporting Southeast Asian film industries and filmmakers, LPFF was founded in 2009 on the basis of inclusivity with all programs free and open to the public. LPFF also manages the Lao Filmmakers Fund, a publicly-generated granting system to assist local artists in the making of their film projects.