WHAT IS PROJECT LAB
After the success of the past editions, the Sino-European producers' association Bridging the Dragon will host for the sixth time its yearly Project Lab. The event is an intensive workshop and inspiring think-tank for projects suitable for collaboration between Europe and China.
The event will consist of two modules. In view of the pandemic, the first part of the current edition will be held online and shaped for the virtual space, while the second part is planned for China or Europe possibly in connection to a major film event, as circumstances allow.
6-8 European and 6-8 Chinese projects with a clear perspective of Sino-European interaction will be selected. In the frame of our partnership with the New Zealand Film Commission, projects from New Zealand are also welcome. Participants will be coached by recognised writing tutors and will have the chance to interact with producer counterparts, in order to overcome cultural differences, expand networks as well as improving project feasibility and storytelling. For the first time we also welcome 4 industry professionals without a specific project but wishing to develop their activities across Europe and China. They will be able to join all the sessions together with the project participants and benefit from the discussion.
The Project Lab has been proven to be a breeding ground for valuable content. It has fostered a number of collaborations among the attendees in the area of co-production but also financing, acquisition and long term partnership.