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TTB 2017 Application Deadline Extended!

The co-production lab extends to Feb 23 to allow for more entries.


After its 8th edition’s successful conclusion at the ScreenSingapore Forum in December last year, Asia-Europe’s premiere co-production workshop, Ties That Bind (TTB), is once again ready to accept submissions from Asian and European producers with solid and compelling stories to be developed into narrative, feature-length films.

Tanika Sajatovic, International Coordinator at the European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs (EAVE), the group that organizes TTB, reached out to McX with the good news that the original deadline of 16th February, was being pushed onward one more week to the 23rd of February instead, to give ample time for more entrants to make it.

Motel Acacia, a participant in TTB 2016, by Philippine-based, Malaysian director/producer, Bradley Liew, is advancing further to the prestigious, invitation-only Jerusalem Film Lab for 3 phases of script development. According to Liew’s co-writer, Bianca Balbuena, the exposure from TTB helped Motel Acacia progress onward, with the golden opportunity to pitch the project to top industry players in June at the Jerusalem International Film Festival.

Producers, preferably with some experience, are encouraged to submit finished, feature-length screenplays, especially for those who are looking to create long-term creative and business relationships between Europe and Asia.

Those without any projects on hand are still invited to participate, particularly for European sales agents, distributors, financiers, and festival representatives looking to broaden co-production/co-financing potential within the Asian region.

For more information on how to submit, visit TTB’s website here:


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Janice freelances as a Screenwriter and Director in the Philippines and the U.S., but her first, great love will always be Creative Writing. She's contributed for dailies and magazines in her island hometown of Cebu from the age of 14. One of her most exciting writing gigs was in the Film section of the now-defunct lifestyle webzine, Limité, in which she got to interview one of her filmmaker heroes, Richard Linklater in New York City in 2012. When she's not writing or daydreaming up stories, Janice loves to go backpacking around small islands, making driftwood art, and playing with her Shih-Poo dog, Brandy.


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