Welcome to Bridging the Dragon, an association connecting European and Chinese film professionals

Shu Huan (Lost in Thailand, Lost in Hong Kong) and Yuan Yuan (Go Away Mr. Tumor), at panel on scripwriting between Europe and China of China Film Forum at Venice Days
Bridging the Dragon's project lab delegation in Italy
Studio Babelsberg signs strategic pact with Shanghai Film Group
Panel discussion on international co-production with China on the China Co-Production Day Cannes 2016
Miao Xiaotian, President of China Film Co-production Corporation (CFCC), at Panel Discussion on the China Co-Production Day Cannes 2016
Bridging the Dragon's project lab delegation in Beijing
Ben Ji (Reach Glory Media & Entertainment Group), Fang Li (Laurel Films), Sisi Wu (Jetavana Entertainment) and Ben Zhang (Alibaba Pictures) at Sino-European Production Seminar during EFM 2016
The first Italian-Chinese co-production "Coffee" - a film by Cristiano Bortone



In cooperation with Enflux, Bridging the Dragon is calling for entries for the first Project Financing Forum of the 3rd Silk Road Film Festival. Running from 19 to 23 September 2016 in the Qujiang District, Xi'an, the Project Financing Forum is launched this year in order to discover feature films (incl. animation, but not documentary) with great commercial value and potential to be theatrically released.

Six projects will be selected and invited (incl. flight & hotel) to pitch in front of over 50 major Chinese companies. Once selected, there is also the possibility to win 3 awards totalling 200.000 RMB, including Jury Award, Best Script Award and Best Creativity Award. Apart from the money, there will also be a training program, business meetings and other activities that aim to offer support, including financing, resourcing, training, etc. for the winners.

Award criteria
Jury Award (100.000 RMB): concept, commercial value, stage of development
Best Script Award (50.000 RMB): effective characters, dialogue, structure
Best Creativity Award (50.000 RMB): creativity, structure, development of the idea

Submission deadline
25 August 2016

1. Partly shooting within the area of the ancient Silk Road (From East to West, starts in Xi'an, along the Hexi Corridor in Gansu Province to Central Asia Region, and ends in regions which used to be part of the ancient Roman Empire).

2. Partly shooting in the Silk Road economic belt of China, which includes Xinjiang, Chongqing, Shanxi, Gansu, Ningxia, Qinghai, Inner Mongolia, Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning, Guangxi, Yunnan, and Tibet.

These don't apply to animation projects, which are eligible to apply.

Required materials (in English or Chinese)
1. Synopsis (max. 1000 words)
2. Full script / detailed treatment (max. 5000 words)
3. Team bios

How to submit
Please send all required materials to idea@entgroup.cn, and write "BTD recommended" in the e-mail subject.

For more information, please contact
Miss Zhai: +86 185 1848 0212
Miss Zhong: +86 131 2653 6551

The Project Financing Forum is organised by Enflux, who authorized Bridging the Dragon to collect suitable projects.


The event is scheduled to take place at the Venice Film Festival and will centre around themes, stories and creativity linking Europe and China. Following the second module of Bridging the Dragon's Sino-European Project Lab, which will be held in Levico, thanks to the support of the Trentino Film Commission, on 1 September 2016 the participants and invited guests will enjoy networking drinks at 7pm to celebrate this year's edition of the China Film Forum

On 2 September 2016, the third edition of the China Film Forum at Venice Days will be held from 10am to 1pm and there will be a panel on scripwriting between Europe and China by Shu Huan (Lost in Thailand, Lost in Hong Kong) and Yuan Yuan (Go Away Mr. Tumor). On the same day, from 3 to 6pm, Bridging the Dragon will offer meetings and trainings for producers on the current context, potential for and ways of engaging in co-production with China, which will also be open to documentary filmmakers.

All events will take place at Villa degli Autori, Lungomare Marconi 56. If you would like to attend any of the events, please e-mail info@bridgingthedragon.com.

With the support of Creative Europe - MEDIA Programme of the European Union