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Crossing Borders Unveils First Round of Projects Selected for its 2018 Edition


Crossing Borders is excited to announce the first slate of documentary projects selected for the 2018 edition of the annual training programme for international co-productions between Europe and Asia. Crossing Borders grants project teams access to valuable expertise from highly specialized professionals and assists in bringing high quality documentary projects to the international market.

Still from Exploited by Balint Revesz & Tanaji Dasgupta
(Gallivant Film/ELF Pictures, UK/Hungary)

The first slate of projects selected for the Crossing Borders 2018 programme comes from filmmakers based in Europe as well as South and East Asia. At the Crossing Borders workshops later this year they will be joined by 10-12 projects from the 2018 partner country Taiwan. The Taiwanese projects will be announced by mid July. This year's edition of Crossing Borders once again features two residential workshops: one taking place in Taipei, Taiwan, in July, and a second one in Leipzig, Germany, in October.

The extensive list of workshop trainers includes: Lise-Anne Stott (AsiaNetflix, Singapore), Charlene Shih (Editor, USA), Chris Humphrey (Head of Studies Crossing Borders, Director of Production, A&E Networks Asia), Steven Seidenberg (Head of International Production, LIC-BCBC, China/UK), Chris Hale (Executive Producer, Germany), Elina Kewitz (Managing Director, NewDocs, Germany), Louis Boswell (CEO, Casbaa, Singapore), Lydia Lubon (Executive Producer, Malaysia) and Chiara Bellati (Executive Producer/Director & Showrunner, Singapore).

Crossing Borders is an international training programme launched in 2010 by Documentary Campus and the EDN – European Documentary Network. It brings together filmmakers and documentary experts from both Europe and Asia, who are highly motivated to collaborate with each other across national borders, and have the ambition to enter each other’s markets both artistically and financially.

The 2018 edition is organised in partnership with Fox Networks Group Asia Pacific Limited, and is supported by the Ministry of Culture, Taiwan and the Creative Europe Media Programme of the European Union.

The first round of selected projects includes:


Directors: Balint Revesz & Tanaji Dasgupta
Producers: Agnes Horvath-Szabo, Balint Revesz, Viktoria Szabo, Andras Pires Muhi
Gallivant Film/ELF Pictures, UK/Hungary

Digital Nomads
Director: Kata Oláh
Producer: Zsolt Haluska
Makabor Studio, Hungary

Alpha Beta Gamma
Director/Producer: Dragosh Turea
Parmis Film Studio, Moldova

Dress - Nazi Cult in Asia
Director: Alexander Dluzak

Olympic Halftime
Director: Haruna Honcoop
Producer: Vit Janecek
D1 film s.r.o., Czech Republic

Get Settled!
Director: Karin Wegsjö
Producer: Fredrik Lange
Vilda Bomben Film AB, Sweden

A Minor Loss
Director/Producer: Pablo Chavanel
Co-producer: Polen Ly

Outlaw Ink
Director: Hyoe Yamamoto
Producer: Deborah Barillas
Vesuvius LLC, Japan

Bouncing for her Life
Director: Shashwati Talukdar
Producer: Anjali Panjabi
Marvi Films, Four Nine & a Half Pictures, Inc., India

Memoirs of Bokhara
Director: Daniel Lai
Producer: Steve Ching
Hong Kong




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