After taking a one-year hiatus, the Produire au Sud script-funding project returns to the World Film Festival of Bangkok. This will be the third time for the workshop, which was initiated at the 3rd World Film Festival of Bangkok in 2005. The aim of the project is to support the creation of more independent films by young Southeast Asian filmmakers.
Two projects are in the pipeline from past years, with the first, O Nathapon's A Moment in June, making its world premiere at this year's World Film Fest. The second film to come out of Produire au Sud Bangkok is In What City Does It Live? by Malaysian director Liew Seng Tat (Flower in the Pocket). It is still in development.
This year's Produire au Sud Bangkok workshop will be held from October 29 to November 1. The Daily Xpress had a story about it in today's paper.
The Producers of the South workshop's purpose is to encourage and support young producers and directors from Southeast Asia. It's open to anyone between the ages of 25 and 40.
The six best film scripts as selected by the Produire au Sud committee will get to attend the Bangkok workshop with European producers and scriptwriters and make their pitch to sales agents. Invited teams will get free travel and hotel accommodation in Bangkok - if needed.
The creators of the best project from the workshop will receive two roundtrip air tickets to attend the Festival des 3 Continents in Nantes, France in November.
Produire au Sud Bangkok is sponsored by France’s Festival des 3 Continents, Produire au Sud – Nantes, the French Foreign Ministry and the French Embassy in Thailand.
The deadline for submissions for the Bangkok workshop is August 25. For details, call +66 2 338 3618-9 or e-mail pasbangkok [at] yahoo [dot] com.
The 6th World Film Festival of Bangkok will be held from October 24 to November 2 at Paragon Cineplex.