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Southeast Asia Fiction Film Lab unveils second round of projects (via Screen International)

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Southeast Asia Fiction Film Lab (SEAFIC) has finalised the selection for its second edition, focusing on first-time filmmakers from Laos, Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand.

Established producers such as Fran Borgia (A Yellow Bird) and Anthony Chen (Pop Aye) are attached to some of the projects, which cover topics including family strife, sociopolitical bureaucracy, cross-cultural humour and deadly crocodiles (see details below).

The five projects were selected by a committee that includes Sri Lankan director Vimukthi Jayasundara, Japanese producer Yukie Kito, New Europe Films Sales CEO Jan Naszewski, Macao film festival’s Lorna Tee, Berlinale Talents’ Florian Weghorn and former Fortissimo Films chief Michael J. Werner.

The first session of the SEAFIC script and mentoring lab will take place February 24-March 3, 2018 at Monoceros Resort in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

All five projects will be automatically enrolled in the SEAFICxPAS programme, a producer’s lab organised by Nantes Festival des 3 Continents’ Produire au Sud initiative, which will be held alongside SEAFIC.

 

Read more about the five selected projects on Screen International.

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