With the support of the Embassy of the Netherlands in China, Bridging the Dragon successfully hosted its 4th Sino-European Project Lab from 11-14 November 2018 in Beijing. The scale of the Lab has been the biggest ever with the participation of over 80 film professionals from China and all over Europe. Once more the Lab was a creative think-tank for attendees from both sides to gain experience on Chinese-European collaboration.
Oscar-winning director Stefan Ruzowitzky, new Chinese talent Li Wei (screenwriter of Zhang Yimou's new film Shadow), experienced producers from British Flying Tiger and Trinity Cine Asia, to German Action Concept and Senator / Wild Bunch, Italian Fandango, Austrian Terra Mater Factual Studios, Spanish A Contracorriente Films, Norwegian Maipo Film, Dutch Lemming Film, Chinese Alibaba Pictures, Wanda Media, Bona Film Group, WD Pictures, HBO Asia, Hehe Pictures / Fortissimo Films, Road Pictures or Donwa Pictures are only a few of the figures who have joined us. Project participants reacted enthusiastically to this 4-day event which was packed with exciting pitchings, inspiring group sessions and matchmaking one-to-one meetings. Project participants will gather again in Berlin during the upcoming EFM to catch up with each other, further develop projects and expand their network.