Over the past two years, a series of events have made working with China more and more challenging. As the Chinese market is currently suffering, other Asian territories show an incredible vitality. More and more international (and Chinese) companies are now seeking to work with these active and creative new players. 

For this reason, the producers' association Bridging the Dragon together with the European Film Market will for the first time expands its traditional Forum to include this new wider angle. The Euro-Asian Forum will start with a panel on Sunday, 19 February, in which representatives from four key regions of the Asian film industry will be invited to share with the audience what is currently happening in their territories and what can be expected in the near future such as the new policies in China, the wave of Korean TV series and films, the Japanese animation, the Taiwanese funding for co-productions, as well as how they are interacting with Europe but also among themselves.

This event will be followed up with an intensive Roundtable Workshop on Tuesday, 21 February. Apart from a table focusing on Sino-European collaboration like in previous years, this edition will include tables from other Far Eastern regions each headed by a local expert. The questions and specific projects of the participants will be used as case studies to increase the understanding of how to work with these territories.


|| FORMAT ||
Panel Discussion - Moving East: Perspectives of Collaboration Between Europe, China And Far East Asia
Sunday, 19 February 10:00-11:00, Documentation Center for Displacement Expulsion Reconciliation (Stresemannstraße 90, 10963 Berlin)

The panel will explore the potential synergies between Europe and Far East Asia. Among the panelists Patrick Huang (Flash Forward Entertainment), expert on co-producing with China Mainland and Taiwan, Francesco Prandoni, Head of international operations at renowned Tokyo-based Production I.G, one of the world's leading animation studios, Eunjung Yoo, CEO and producer of BlessU Pictures in Republic of Korea, Carles Montiel, Film Division Director of the Mediapro Studio, a key player in the European audiovisual market. The event will be moderated by Patrick Frater, Asia Bureau Chief of Variety.

Roundtable Workshop
Tuesday, 21 February 14:00-16:00, Gorpius Bau

Five roundtables each dedicated to a specific Far East Asian region (Mainland China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Mongolia) to be led by local experts. Each table will consist of about 8 participants. The small-group format will allow participants to raise specific questions related to their projects or interests and benefit from a rich interaction.

|| WHO ||
Film professionals (producers, distributors, sales agents, etc.) interested in collaborating with Asia may apply. Priority will be given to applicants who had prior experience in features and international co-production. Participants must hold an EFM market badge.


|| HOW ||
For Pannel - Interested professionals please fill in the e-form here. Registration will be closed on Friday, 10 February 2023. About 150 participants will be selected for the panel. Selection result will be announced in early February 2023. 

For Roundtable Workshop – The registration is closed. Selection results will be announced by early February.

For inquiry, please email to efm [at]

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