3 Oct - Following its huge success back in December last year, the Luang Prabang Film Festival (LPFF) is set to return for its 8th edition at the end of this year.
This time, the annual festival will be taking place in Laos from 8 until 13 December 2017.
The festival will see a two-day expansion of Talent Lab for Southeast Asian Filmmakers on grant writing and project pitching, to be held on 9 and 10 December.
Application for the Talent Lab is open until this 9 October.
Applicant must be a citizen of one of the ten ASEAN countries, and the project must be shot, at least primarily, in the region.
Applicant's project should be ready, or almost ready, to pitch to industry for financing and the submitted projects must be feature-length films only.
The Talent Lab will be held during the opening weekend of the festival and one successful project from the pitching workshop and forum chosen by a jury of film professionals will receive the opportunity to attend the TFI Network market, which will take place during the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival in New York from 18 until 29 April.
The chosen filmmaker will be meeting with editors, distributors, and financiers and the Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) will mentor him or her until the completion of the project.
Moreover, Singapore's Aurora Media Holdings will select one project to receive an Aurora Producing Award of USD10,000 during the festival, which will contribute to the production of the completed film project.
Believing in the big potential of Southeast Asian filmmakers, the Tribeca Film Institute is supporting Luang Prabang Film Festival for the second year in a row to provide young and upcoming filmmakers support in the areas of investment, production and network.