A French workshop offering one-to-one training sessions for Taiwanese filmmakers ran from July 28 through 31 as part of the Taipei International Film Festival (TIFF).
Co-organized by the Nantes-based Festival des 3 Continents, the Bureau of Audiovisual and Music Industry Development (影視局), and the TIFF, the Produire au Sud Workshop (PAS) selects European film professionals to mentor rising directors, film producers, and distributors.
The PAS workshop consists of modules encompassing international marketing, funding, development, and presentation to help local producers develop their projects for international recognition and overseas markets.
The six selected teams, which each consist of a director and a producer, presented a brief on their project on the first day. Following a team separation into script and filmmaking divisions, each individual received one-to-one consultations before delivering an English presentation on the last day.
The PAS workshop has worked with organizations from more than 14 countries since 2000, and 54 of the projects mentored by the program have finished filming so far. Previous participants include notable directors such as Lucrecia Martel, Pablo Fendrik, and Apichatpong Weerasethakul.
Working with Taiwan this time, the workshop brings extensive knowledge of filmmaking and encourages more communication between the film industries of Taiwan and France.
A Very Long Wait for Boluomi to Ripe (波羅蜜漫長的飄香等待)
The Hunter (狐/疑)
Memories of Chung-Gu Hoe (青丘會的回憶)
Raining Roses (緋雨的季節)
The Sand in Their Eyes (蜜糖比血甜)
The Terrorizers in Love (恐怖的病不是愛情)