SINO-EUROPEAN NETWORKING PARTY IN SHANGHAI

Cinker Pictures, L379B, Taikoo Hui, No 288, Shimen Road Number 1, Shanghai
19.06.2018

Bridging the Dragon and ARRI in collaboration with EUFCN (European Film Commissions Network) hosted the Sino-European Networking Party in Shanghai during the 21st Shanghai International Film Festival.

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SINO-EUROPEAN NETWORKING PARTY IN CANNES

Dutch Pavilion SEE NL, 111 International Village, La Croisette
12.05.2018

The reception was hosted by Bridging the Dragon, co-hosted by the Catalunya Film Commission and the Netherlands Film Commission. Together with the Catalunya Film Commission and the Netherlands Film Commission, we introduced Oriol Paulo, director of European film and big Chinese box office success "The Invisible Guest" and announced our new focus on family films in collaboration with the Netherlands.

 

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3rd SINO-INTERNATIONAL COMPANY MEETINGS IN CANNES

Gray d'Albion Beach, Espace CNC
11.05.2018

Bridging the Dragon and the Marché du Film, in partnership with the CNC (Centre national du cinéma et de l'image animée), presented a new edition of the Sino-International Company Meetings. The event took place on Friday, 11th May 2018.

Tailor-made matchmaking meetings were arranged for over 50 companies. This year the event was particularly successful. The level of companies was very high from China, Europe and some other international countries - a sign of the growing interest in the initiative.

Among the international ones, producer and sales agent The Coproduction Office ("The Square"), production arm of the Italian national television RAI Cinema, Globalgate Entertainment, the local-language film production and financing venture aligned with Lionsgate, distributor Trinity Cine Asia (recently distributed in the UK the renowned Chinese movie "Youth"), Barcelona-based genre specialist Filmax, Norwegian Maipo Film focusing on commercial and family entertainment, German visual effect studio Rise Pictures, and many other appreciated companies.

From the Chinese side, veteran producers such as Jeffrey Chan from Bona Film Group, one of the leading distribution companies mostly known for their genre movies like this year's blockbuster "Operation Red Sea" (over € 460 million) and his own new Just Creative Studio; Dadi Film, one of the largest Chinese cinema chains with over 4.000 screens and a growing distributor and content producer; WD Pictures the new creature of the team behind Jackie Chan's "Skiptrace" and other commercial successes; Spire Media who recently co-produced the Zhang Yimou-helmed epic drama "Shadow"; Beijing-based Base FX, creator of the visuals of blockbuster franchise "Monster Hunt", distributors and producers like S&C Pictures, Linmon Pictures and others.

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Company meetings booklet

 

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SINO-EUROPEAN NETWORKING PARTY IN BEIJING

V Shine Oyster Bar, B1-11, Topwin Centre, Sanlitun, Chaoyang, Beijing
19.04.2018

On 19 April, within the frame of the Beijing International Film Festival, Bridging the Dragon launched a new initiative called "BtD Professional Talents" at our Sino-European Networking Party. This initiative promotes a number of selected European technical talents on the Chinese market. These include DOPs, editors, composers, along with production and costume designers that have contributed to making many European movies great.

 

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3rd SINO-EUROPEAN PROJECT LAB (MODULE 2)

Scandic Berlin Potsdamer Platz, Berlin
22.02.2018

After the first session held during the last Shanghai International Film Festival the representatives of 6 co-productions film projects selected from Europe and 6 from China focused on the development of their stories and on building and expanding professional relationships among the participants.

The intensive Lab was supervised by acclaimed experts such as Philip LaZebnik writer of animation classics like Pocahontas, Mulan and Prince of Egypt or Gu Xiaobai, scriptwriter of films like The Red Awn (FIPRESCI Prize - 12th Busan International Film Festival) or People Mountain People's Sea (Silver Lion - 68th Venice Film Festival).

Numerous experienced production tutors, gave the participants of the lab feedback on the projects, among them Chow Keung who produced more than 30 features among which several co-productions including JIA Zhangke's Still Life (Golden Lion - Venice 2006); Mandy Rahn Manager of International Productions at ARRI; Cai Gongming CEO of Beijing Road Pictures, Jean-Yves Roubin Frakas Productions (Belgium), Gao Qun CEO of WD Pictures and former VP of Shanghai New Culture Media Group, (Jackie Chan's Skiptrace, action successes Saving Mr. Wu or Stephen Chow's Journey To the West); Philip Bober from French - German producer-sales agency The Coproduction Office (recently distributor of The square), Carlo Brancaleoni (Italian Rai Cinema).

 

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SINO-EUROPEAN PRODUCTION SEMINAR IN BERLIN

EFM Producers Hub, 2nd floor, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Niederkirchnerstraße 7, 10963 Berlin
21.02.2018

On February 21, the 4th Sino-European Production Seminar hosted by Bridging the Dragon and the European Film Market, in collaboration with AFTP (Asian Film and Television Promotion), took place in Berlin. The seminar brought updated information and experience to European producers. It offered three panels on "What's new on the Chinese market", "The increase of co-productions with China" and "The renewed collaboration between Hong Kong and mainland China" as well as an afternoon discussion.

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Seminar brochure

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SINO-EUROPEAN NETWORKING PARTY IN BERLIN

Josty Restaurant at Sony Center, Bellevuestraße 1, 10785 Berlin
20.02.2018

The Sino-European Networking Party, hosted by Bridging the Dragon and the European Film Market, in collaboration with Ties That Bind, brought together both Chinese and European professionals and was a great platform to network and exchange business ideas.

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