Spotlight Asia

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 more about international, national, and regional funds that support Asian-European co-production? Get a brief intro by downloading our presentation below!


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

British Film Institute (BFI)

As the UK’s lead organisation for film, the BFI works closely with industry and government to ensure the continued growth of the UK’s screen industries both internationally and in the UK. As part of this, we run the UK Global Screen Fund, financed by UK Government (DCMS), which invests £7m a year in UK international co-productions, the international distribution of UK film, and international business development, as well as ScreenUK which promotes UK screen content internationally.

Canada Media Fund

The Canada Media Fund fosters, promotes and finances Canadian content, across all audiovisual platforms, and helps share it with the world. We help Canadian creators thrive in a disruptive environment, support innovation and Canada’s full range of diversity, perspective and independence of thought.

Center-Val de Loire Ciclic

Created from the cooperation between the Center-Val de Loire region and the French State, the agency engages with artists in their creation fulfilment with writing residencies, a studio dedicated to animation films shootings, and financial support for triggering projects. Through its schemes dedicated to international co-development, Center-Val de Loire Ciclic is also very keen on supporting audiovisual creation in all its diversity.

Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP)

The Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) is the national agency under the Office of the President of the Republic of the Philippines responsible for film policies and programs to ensure the economic, cultural, and educational development of the Philippine film industry.

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.

Institute of Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts (ICAA) - Spain AVS Bureau (ICEX)

The Spanish Film Institute (ICAA) is a public organization that promotes, regulates and provides funding to cinematographic and audiovisual activities in Spain.

The Spain Audiovisual Bureau (ICEX Spain Trade and Investment) is a one-stop shop for advice both to attract foreign investment and shootings to Spain and to help Spanish companies to develop their projects abroad.

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.

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.

Norwegian Film Institute (NFI)

The Norwegian Film Institute (NFI) is the Norwegian government’s administrative body and its advisor on policy issues for films and video games. The Norwegian Film Institute (NFI) funds minority co-production of feature films, documentaries, drama series, short films and video games. NFIs funding is non-recoupable grants. The NFI also operates the Norwegian Incentive Scheme and the Norwegian South Film Fund, Sørfond.

Polish Film Institute

The Polish Film Institute is the national film fund that offers comprehensive support for the Polish film industry, including film production, education and dissemination of film culture and international promotion. The Institute has an annual budget of approximately 40M Euros and additionally is an operator of 30% cash rebate scheme.

Taiwan Creative Content Agency (TAICCA)

Established in 2019 by the Ministry of Culture, the Taiwan Creative Content Agency (TAICCA) supports the development of Taiwan’s creative content industry (CCI) such as film and television, future content, publishing, pop music, animation, gaming, performing arts, and visual arts by engaging in production, distribution, overseas market expansion, branding, talent cultivation, industrial research and more.

Visual Industry Promotion Organization (VIPO)

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.

The Spotlight Asia program is supported by