Bridging the Dragon is an association connecting European and Chinese film industries

Conference on "adapting novels for the big screen" by famous novelist/screenwriter Yan Geling and Cristiano Bortone during the Sino-European Project Lab 2017
Panel on arthouse cinema in China on the China Co-production Day 2017 in Cannes
Jessica Chen (Easy Entertainment), Jerry Ye (Huayi Brothers) and Auyeung Poping (casting director) at the 3rd Sino-European Production Seminar 2017.
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
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


Bridging the Dragon, in collaboration with ARRI, kicked off the 3rd edition of the Sino-European Project lab on 13-16 June 2017 in Nanjing before the Shanghai International Film Festival. Five European and six Chinese film projects suitable for co-production were selected for the Lab. 

After the success of the previous editions, the aim of the initiative is still to foster the development of projects suitable for collaboration between the European and Chinese film industries. Film projects from China and Europe were tutored by respected scriptwriters and production experts, in order to help overcome cultural differences and improve their feasibility.

This year among the tutors are respected director / screenwriter Cao Baoping, famous novelist/screenwriter Yan Geling (among many titles Zhang Yimou's Flowers of war, Coming home and the new Feng Xiaogang's movie Youth), script writer Philip LaZebnik (behind many animation blockbusters such as Mulan, Pocahontas, Prince of Egypt), Rikke Ennis CEO of TrustNordisk and Zentropa China, Hong Kong producer Chow Keung, Abe Kwong (formerly general manager of script development at Wanda and Vice President of Enlight and now Senior VP of Magilm Pictures), Deputy director of academic committee of Beijing film Academy and director of China children film festival Hou Keming, etc. Read more


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