Spotlight Asia

A Marché du Film program to foster film collaborations between Asia and the international film industry!

Spotlight Asia is the Marché du Film’s most recent initiative, created in partnership with Ties That Bind (organised by Fondo Audiovisivo FVG, EAVE, Far East Film Festival, TAICCA) and Focus Asia.

Dedicated to fostering increased film collaborations between Asia and the international film industry, this unique program provides an unparalleled opportunity for professionals worldwide to expand and enhance their industry networks and creative connections. It also serves as an ideal resource for potential co-producers seeking valuable insights into collaboration details, working dynamics, legal frameworks and the challenges inherent in ambitious projects.

Notably, this year’s edition will shine a spotlight on Asia’s ever-evolving intellectual property (IP) market, allowing participants to dive into today’s latest IPs through an engaging pitching session. The program will also offer facilitated access to meet fund representatives from diverse continents and various networking events thoughtfully designed to strengthen collaborative ties within the international film community.

Interested in learning about international, national, and regional funds that support Asian-European co-production? We are inviting 120 producers to attend our networking event Roadmap to Asia-Europe Funding Landscape (Sunday 19 May, 11:00-12:30) to get a brief intro and meet directly with fund representatives from both continents over our series of roundtable discussions.


Ties That Bind - Focus Asia

Ties That Bind is the Europe-Asia Hub for all film professionals who wish to develop long-lasting industry connections between Europe and Asia. Run by the FVG Audiovisual Fund, EAVE, Far East Film Festival and TAICCA, TTB includes a Co-Production Workshop as well as the new Distribution, Sales & Animation Labs. Focus Asia is a unique market bringing together 200 professionals & key players from Asia and Europe.

Institutional Partners

Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP)

The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) is the national agency responsible for formulating film policies and programs that promote the economic, cultural, and educational development of the Philippine film industry. The agency offers co-production incentive, cash rebate, and production logistics support to international film and audiovisual projects in the Philippines.

Taiwan Creative Content Agency (TAICCA)

Established in 2019, Taiwan Creative Content Agency (TAICCA) supports the development of Taiwan’s creative content industry (CCI) including film and television, animation, future content, publishing, pop music, gaming, performing arts, and visual arts by engaging in production, distribution, overseas market expansion, branding, talent cultivation, industrial research and more. Each year, TAICCA organizes Taiwan Creative Content Fest (TCCF) for worldwide professionals for business collaboration and discovering stories full of potential. It offers a unique platform with three sections: PITCHING, MARKET, and FORUMS. These sections enable professionals to explore new partnerships, engage in fruitful discussions, and ignite innovative ventures.

Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology of the Republic of Indonesia

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology of the Republic of Indonesia administers affairs in the fields from early childhood to higher education, cultural affairs, research, and technology development. Cultural affairs referred to include public policies on the advancement of culture, cultural heritage, museum, and also development of the arts and film ecosystem.

VIPO | Visual Industry Promotion Organization

VIPO is a non-profit organization officially established in 2005 having Japanese leading content company members to implement government policies and undertake subsidy projects from the ministries. We support our content industry (films, anime, broadcasting, games, music, and publishing) mainly in the areas of Talents Development and Market Development, including project development for film.

Hong Kong Film Development Council (FDC) | Create Hong Kong (CreateHK)

Hong Kong-Europe-Asian Film Collaboration Funding Scheme Objective: to subsidise a max. of 4 film projects co-produced by filmmakers between Hong Kong and European/Asian countries to enhance exposures of such collaboration in European/Asian and international markets as well as achieving in-depth exchanges and mutual learning. Each will receive a grant up to HK$9 million (US$1.1 million).

Singapore Film Commission

The Singapore Film Commission (SFC), part of the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), is charged with developing Singapore’s film industry and nurturing film talent. Since 1998, the SFC has supported more than 800 short films, scripts, feature films, as well as film-related events in Singapore that showcase homegrown talent and works.

Netherlands Film Fund

The Netherlands Film Fund is the national agency responsible for supporting film production and film related activities in the Netherlands. It offers various selective support schemes on production and distribution for minority Dutch co-productions. The Fund also runs the Film Production Incentive, and oversees the activities of the Netherlands Film Commission.

National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (FINAS)

The National Film Development Corporation Malaysia or known as FINAS, established in 1981, is a government agency under Malaysia’s Ministry of Communications and Digital that spearheads the development of the country’s film industry. Its strategies promote domestic growth and international visibility, position Malaysia as a production hub, boost film industry services and facilities, solidify talent development, elevate support and encourage interest in local films.

FFA | German Federal Filmboard

The FFA is Germany’s national film funding institution and central service structure for the German film industry. Supporting all interests of German cinema, the FFA funds feature films at all stages of production and exploitation as well as cinemas and industry projects. Together with European partners the FFA supports the development of cross-border projects and co-productions.

Spcine, The city of São Paulo Film & Audiovisual Company

Spcine is linked to the City of São Paulo Department of Culture and oversees the development, financing and implementation of programs and policies for film, TV, digital games, and new media, fostering the economic and creative potential of São Paulo’s audiovisual sector and promoting its socio-cultural impact.

Cinema Chile

Cinema Chile is the international promotion agency of Chilean audiovisual industry where: cinema, television, fiction, documentary, animation and virtual reality are our raw materials, and whose job is to present them to the world under the already renowned umbrella of CinemaChile.

The Spotlight Asia program is supported by