SEASCREEN PROJECT MARKET 2021

Bringing projects to fruition

SEASCREEN PROJECT MARKET is an annual summit that brings together the best content concepts from Asia and Europe, to meet with international co-producing partners, festival programmers, distributors, commissioners, and financiers.

Up to 15 projects, now across all genres and formats, will be selected by a panel to be featured at the SEASCREEN Project Market.

Selected projects will stand a chance to win prizes at the end of the SEASCREEN Project Market.

IMPORTANT DATES

Call for project submission opens: 1 September 2021

Project submission closes: 15 October 2021      

Announcement of the shortlisted Projects:  November 2021      

Prize give-away to the top Projects: 3 December 2021

  

ELIGIBILITY

  • Fiction / Non-Fiction / Animation creative projects
  • Feature Length (more than 65mins) / Serialised & Episodic
  • Projects can be a feature film (both documentary or fiction) or a TV/Digital concept (both documentary or fiction)
  • Projects can be created for any language and audience, but the submission documents have to be English
  • 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.)

 

2020 FINALISTS

A MILLION WAYS TO RETURN HOME

Country / Region: Singapore
Genre: Comedy / Family / Drama
Producer:
 Dolly Tay
Director: Stanley Soh
Writer: Stanley Soh
Language: Bengali / English / Mandarin

CHASING A DREAM

Country / Region: Thailand
Genre: Musical
Producer:
 Paul Spurrier
Director: Paul Spurrier
Writer: Paul Spurrier
Language: Thai / English

DISCOVERED

Country / Region: Malaysia
Genre: Found Footage / Supernatural / Thriller
Producer:
 Yin Tan
Director: Mai Fernandez
Writer: Mai Fernandez
Language: English / Malay

FATHER’S OFFICE

Country / Region: Myanmar
Genre: Documentary
Producer:
 Radha Chowdhuri
Director: Radha Chowdhuri
Writer: Radha Chowdhuri
Language: English / Burmese

FIRST LIGHT

Country / Region: Netherlands / Singapore / China
Genre: Near Sci-Fi
Producer:
 Valerie van Zuijlen
Director: Valerie van Zuijlen
Writer: Valerie van Zuijlen
Language: English / Mandarin / Dutch

HUNGRY GHOST DINER

Country / Region: Malaysia
Genre: Supernatural / Family / Drama
Producer:
 Lim Benji
Director: Cho We Jun
Writer: Cho We Jun
Language: Mandarin

KATHOEY

Country / Region: Philippines / Thailand
Genre: Narrative / Road / LGBTQ / Drama
Producer:
 Sarah Pagcaliwagan-Brakensiek
Director: Joris Fernandez / Paolo Martin Valconcha
Writer: Paolo Martin Valconcha
Language: Tagalog / Thai

SUGAR SUGAR

Country / Region: Singapore / Thailand
Genre: Documentary Feature
Producer:
 Peter Tan Chun Earn
Director: Phutsachi Pipat "Koo"
Writer: Tan Hui Tian Esther
Language: English / Japanese / Filipino / Mandarin

SWAN RIVER

Country / Region: Philippines
Genre: Drama / Thriller / Survival
Producer:
 Anna Liza Recto
Director: WilFredo C Manalang
Writer: Wilfredo C Manalang / Maria De Guzman-Schlanger 
Language: English / Tagalog

ZSAZSA ZATURNNAH

Country / Region: Philippines
Genre: Animation
Producer:
 Franck Priot / Avid Liongoren
Director: Avid Liongoren
Writer: Carlo Vergara / Avid Liongoren
Language: English

TIPS TO WIN

BiTE SiZE MASTERCLASS:
Micah Tadena, Philippines Country Manager, 108 Media

Film  |  Part 1

  • What are the factors you evaluate when looking at which pitch to choose/eliminate?
  • What makes a film great for you?
  • Is it safer to write on a mainstream topic or find a niche/unique selling point?
  • What are the common mistakes made in a pitch?    

BiTE SiZE MASTERCLASS:
Micah Tadena, Philippines Country Manager, 108 Media

Film  |  Part 2

  • What is the SOP of a killer pitch (writing / production)?
  • What are the top 3 pointers to note in perfecting the art of pitching?
  • Are there certain qualities that make a film better?

CO-LOCATED WITH

Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF) brings together international content sellers and Asian buyers to buy & sell content, seek financing, find distributors and identify new co-production partners.

Ties That Bind is an innovative programme designed to assist producers from Asia and Europe with potential European-Asian co-production projects. The programme is led by a team of top experts from Asia and Europe. Further activities include pitching sessions, case studies and individual meetings with decision makers.