Over the past eight years, this immersive residential workshop has been proven to be a breeding ground for valuable content and an inspiring think-tank providing bonding opportunities and an in-depth learning experience for film professionals who have a concrete interest in China. While maintaining the core focus on China and Europe, since 2022 a new Asian perspective has been added, with the aim of gradually building a Sino-Euro-Asian network.

The Lab will engage with multiple Asian film institutions and invite prominent Asian producers and tutors.

By attending the Lab, the participants will not only have the opportunity to gain an insight into the latest trends of the Chinese and Asian film and television market, but also to establish valuable professional relationships for their upcoming projects.



Project participants

Several projects (fiction features or TV series of any genre including animation) with a Chinese or broader Far East Asian angle will be selected. The projects will serve as case studies during the Lab to analyze their feasibility in interacting with the local market from the content and financial point of view. Project representatives should be experienced producer with a proven track record.

Industry participants & lab alumni without projects

A limited number of experienced film professionals wishing to enhance their know-how on collaborating with China and other Asian regions such as South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore 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.



The Lab will take place on 11 - 13 December 2023. It is an intensive online workshop, and the foreseen program would include:

    • keynotes and in-depth sessions on Asian market involving Asian film institutions and producers 
    • analysis as case studies of projects from some of the participants
    • networking activities among European and Far East Asian producers
    • introduction to the local film community of Mallorca and its filming opportunities



Bridging the Dragon will cover the cost of tuition, accommodation and subsistence for participants during the main days of the event. A number of observers may also be selected.



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.

Selected individuals will be required to sign a document affirming their commitment to BTD's Standards of Ethical Behavior and Conduct, including the policy on ethical harassment.



Interested parties please fill in the e-form and submit it by Friday, 27 October 2022.

|| Project participants ||

  • Fill in the e-form: 

      International (Non-Chinese) projects: click here
      Chinese projects: click here

  • Send below documents per email mentioning project name in email subject:

      International (Non-Chinese) projects: lab_europe@bridgingthedragon.com
      Chinese projects: lab_china@bridgingthedragon.com

   - Synopsis in correct English language (no more than 4-5 pages)
   - Project presentation / deck 
   - Rights clearance of the project (if applicable)

     || Industry participants ||

  • Fill in the e-form:

      International (Non-Chinese) film professionals: click here
      Chinese film professionals: click here



     If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email us at : 

     We look forward to receiving your applications!


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