Talent Lab for Southeast Asian Filmmakers

AFS Animation Workshop

In the third year of an exciting collaboration, the Tribeca Film Institute® (TFI) will lead an expanded three-day Talent Lab for Southeast Asian filmmakers on grant writing and project pitching on 7-12 December 2018. Selected projects will be given a $500 travel stipend (courtesy of American producer Kenneth Lipper) to put towards their flights to Luang Prabang and accommodations during the program.

After sessions of instruction, practice, and a pitch forum with feedback given by various industry professionals, one project showing great promise will be selected by a jury to attend the TFI Network market, which will take place in New York City during the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival®. There, TFI will arrange meetings for the filmmaker with editors, distributors, and financiers. TFI will then mentor him or her through the completion of the project. The selected project will receive an airfare stipend of $1,500 to travel to New York City, and hotel accomodation for the length of the TFI Network. All participants in the Talent Lab will also receive preferential consideration for any of TFI’s grants.

Additionally, Aurora Media Holdings, one of Southeast Asia’s leading media and entertainment asset incubation, investment and management specialists will select one project to receive their Aurora Producing Award with a $10,000 cash investment to go towards the production of the completed film project. The award, which aims to discover and co-produce the best feature concepts and filmmakers, has now been a notable feature in some of the most influential project markets and film events in Asia over the past few years.

Participants in the 2018 LPFF Talent Lab for Southeast Asian Filmmakers include:

Nguyen Hien Anh (Vietnam)
Partiparn Boontarig (Thailand)
So Chandara (Cambodia)
Jordan Dela Cruz (Philippines)
Ramon Garilao (Philippines)
Sue Yin Goh (Singapore)
Kyle Nieva (Philippines)
Shanjhey Kumar Perumal (Malaysia)
Nor Arlene Tan (Malaysia)
Yee Nan Thike (Myanmar)
Lim Ying Xian (Malaysia)

The American Film Showcase (AFS), in collaboration with U.S. Embassy Vientiane, is pleased to announce a six-day animation workshop, which will take place on December 7-12, 2018.

Through trainings focused on story and pitch development for animated feature film, 12 animators from ASEAN member states will have the chance to develop their skills in a master class with Academy Award®-winning producer Aron Warner (Shrek, Shrek 2, Book of Life) and visual development artist Arthur Fong (The Croods, Kung Fu Panda 3).

In this scenic UNESCO World Heritage site, up to five teams of writer/directors and artists (illustrators, concept artists, designers), in addition to character designers, will spend five days workshopping their animated feature film ideas. The program will culminate with a final pitch in which participants will present materials they developed during the week, including a film treatment, synopsis, character images, and world images.

Participants in the AFS Animation Workshop include:

Nobel Aung (Director) - Myanmar 
Noor Irwan Junaidy Bin Noor Azmi (Director) - Malaysia
Atiqah Mohd Abu Bakr (Concept Artist) - Malaysia
Gilang Bhagaskara (Writer/Creator) - Indonesia
Le Huu Dat (Concept Artist)- Vietnam
Febri Indriani (Animator) - Indonesia
Ghea Lisanova (Director) - Indonesia
Joshua Ngiam (Director) - Singapore
Ramon (Artist) - Philippines
Souliya Phoumivong (Video and Stop Motion Artist) - Laos
Chu Qiao (Scriptwriter) - Singapore
Arif Rahfan (Artist/Animator) - Malaysia
Kevin That (Animation Director) - Myanmar
Doan Tran Anh Tuan (Writer/Director) - Vietnam
Andrew Unwin (Concept Artist) - Singapore 
Meryll Anne C. Yan (Writer) - Philippines