WHAT IS SINO-EUROPEAN LAB

In collaboration with Mallorca Film Commission, the Sino-European producers association Bridging the Dragon will hold the new edition of its yearly Lab in Mallorca in late November 2021. The event is an immersive residential workshop focusing on the collaboration between Europe and China. The Lab has been proven to be a breeding ground for valuable content and an inspiring think-tank providing bonding opportunities and in-depth learning experience for film professionals who have concrete interest in China.

By attending the Lab, participants will have the chance to get to know more about the latest trends in the Chinese film industry, develop their understanding of content suitable for Sino-European collaboration, as well as expanding their networks in this specific area. Compared to previous editions, the selected projects will serve more as case studies. More space will be given to analysis, presentation of successful Chinese movies, keynotes by veteran experts and informal networking among the participants.

Sino-European collaboration is a long march but we are delighted to start seeing the outcome of our previous editions. Some of the projects under our umbrella have been successfully realized or are in the process of completion.

The results of the Lab also go beyond pure co-productions. We support film professionals in a variety of other areas: from servicing as line producers for Chinese films to be shot in Europe, to selling contents to China, promoting talents or offering services.

 

  WHO CAN PARTICIPATE

Project participants

Several European projects (fiction features or TV series of any genre including animation) with a clear Sino-European angle will be selected. The projects will serve as case studies during the Lab to analyze their feasibility in interacting with the China market from the content and financial points of view. Project representative should be experienced producer with proven track record.

Industry participants & lab alumni without projects

A limited number of experienced film professionals wishing to enhance their know-how on Sino-European collaboration will be selected. Previous Lab participants are welcomed to apply to keep their knowledge on this specific area updated.

Bridging the Dragon members

Bridging the Dragon's members are welcomed to join. In case of space limitation, members will be given special priority.

 

  STRUCTURE & SCHEDULE

The Lab will take place on 28 November - 1 December 2021. Considering the pandemic and the travel restrictions, we plan to take on a hybrid format and organise in parallel a physical event in Mallorca (according to hygiene measures) and in Beijing, connected online for some of the sessions so that local producers will still have the chance to meet counterparts of the other side virtually.

The Lab is an intensive residential workshop and will consist of:

    • in-depth case studies of selected projects
    • webinars by Chinese experts on practical topics
    • screening and analysis of successful Chinese films
    • networking activities among European producers

 

  FEES

Participants will contribute with a flat all-inclusive fee of 300 € / per person which will include the costs of tuition, accommodation and subsistence during the main days of the event.

The Lab is free of charge for Bridging the Dragon's members.

Travel costs, visa fees (if applicable) as well as any additional costs are to be covered by the participants.

 

  CONDITIONS

As a safety measure against Covid-19, only participants who are fully vaccinated or who can present a negative PCR test within 48 hours prior to the Lab will be allowed to participate.

For project participants, the mention of "Developed at the Bridging the Dragon Sino-European Lab" and the logo of Bridging the Dragon should appear in the key promotional materials and credits of the selected projects.

Information of the selected participants may be shared with press and other parties.

 

  APPLICATION

Thanks for your interest in the 7th Sino-European Lab. Aplication deadline is passed.

 

  INQUIRY

     If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email us at : lab_europe [at] bridgingthedragon.com

 

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