SAFF PROJECT MARKET

Bringing film projects to fruition

The Southeast Asian Film Financing Forum (“SAFF”) is an annual summit that brings together the best feature film concepts from Asia and Europe, to meet with international co-producing partners, festival programmers, distributors, commissioners, and financiers.

Up to 15 projects will be selected by a panel to be featured at the SAFF Project Market.

Selected projects will stand a chance to win prizes at the end of the SAFF Project Market, during its Closing Ceremony.

IMPORTANT DATES

Call for project submission opens: July 17, 2020

Project submission closes: September 02, 2020

Announcement of the shortlisted Projects: October 05, 2020

Prize give-away to the top 5 Projects: December 04, 2020

ELIGIBILITY

  • Fiction / Documentary / Animation projects with a minimum length of 70 minutes
  • Applicant can be the project’s Writer, Director, or Producer
  • While this is open to international applicants, all projects submitted must contain a Southeast Asian element in one or more of the following significant creative roles:
    • Producers from Southeast Asian nationality or residing in Southeast Asia
    • Director and/or Writer from Southeast Asian nationality or residing in Southeast Asia
    • Shooting or Post-Production location of Project
    • Overall thematic thrust of the Project (involving Southeast Asian lead characters or involving uniquely Southeast Asian issues etc.)
  • Screenplay not required, just a treatment (3-5 pages)

AN INTERVIEW WITH MATTIE DO, DIRECTOR, THE LONG WALK

"The SAFF Project Market was wonderful for increasing my network of other Southeast Asia’s filmmakers, and connecting me with amazing people working in the film industry in our region here. It's been great to meet and get to know the other creatives in our line of work that are based in Southeast Asia.
"Past participants have been able to form a “brotherhood” that allows us to seek support from each other."

— MATTIE DO, Director, The Long Walk

2019 WINNERS

AV8 Award

ANGKAT
Malaysia | Drama
Producer: Iskander Azizuddin
Director:
 Feisal Azizuddin
Writer:
 Wong King Wai
Language:
 Bahasa Malaysia

SALT Media Award

BASKETCASE
Singapore | Comedy Drama
Producer: Jacen Tan / Yanli Chen
Director: Jacen Tan
Writer: Jacen Tan / Yanli Chen
Language: Chinese

RED Awards

KL Post / SuperNova Award

GOLDEN
Philippines | Musical, Comedy, Drama
Producer: Omar Sortijas / Daphne Chiu
Director: JP Habac
Writer: Rody Vera
Language: Tagalog

108 Media Award

RED Awards

INDIGO CHILDREN
Philippines | Science Fiction, Adventure, Fantasy
Producer: Toni Zuniga
Director: Kim Zuniga / Sandro Del Rosario
Writer: Toni Zuniga / Kim Zuniga / Sandro Del Rosario
Language: Filipino (Tagalog), English

ACE Pictures Award

QUANTUM SUICIDE
Philippines | Science Fiction, Action
Producer: Micah Tadena / Taro Imai
Director: Mikhail Red
Writer: Anton Santamaria
Language: English, Japanese, Filipino

AV8 Award

WATERMELON
Indonesia | Drama, Family, Ethnic, Cultural
Producer: Marcella Eugenie
Director: Dinna Jasanti
Language: Indonesian

2019 AWARD SPONSORS

Distribution Prize
Production Prize
Training Prize
Development Prize
Post-Production Prize
Camera Prize

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