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Kathy Morgan, Executive Producer of ‘The Danish Girl’, Among Film Industry Players to Present at ScreenSingapore 2016.

By Flora  /  08 Nov 2016 (Tuesday)

The market conference and networking event, ScreenSingapore, has announced the first of its slate of film dignitaries who will be speaking at the Southeast Asian Film Financing (SAFF) Conference, themed “New Independent: Producing for a Globalised Film Economy”. The second edition of the SAFF Project Market also released its shortlist, with 15 projects representing seven Southeast Asian nations.

SAFF Conference - New Independent: Producing for a Globalised Film Economy 
On 9 December 2016, some 30 film luminaries from Southeast Asia and beyond will address present-day concerns faced by filmmakers in the region, including film financing, strategies for generating return-on-investment (ROI), the perfect pitch package, and trends in the regional industry. 

Kicking off the day will be two Ties that Bind: Asia/Europe Producers Workshops. At “Europe & Asia: An Insight into Film Finance”, experts from both continents will enlighten Asian producers on how they can enhance their appeal to European counterparts keen to provide access to funds and distribution sources, for co-production opportunities.

A second panel, “Recouping: Strategies from the Top Sales Agents / Distributors”, will feature eminent personalities such as Emelie Georges, Managing Director of Memento Films and Executive Producer of multiple award-winning “Still Alice”, and Georges Goldenstern, General Manager of Cinéfondation, an arm under the Cannes Film Festival that inspires and supports the next generation of international filmmakers.

Another high-profile industry leader, Kathy Morgan, will share her experience in film financing and creating the perfect pitch package at "Producer or Distributor: The Sales Agent in Hollywood and the World". Founder of Kathy Morgan International, she holds over three decades of experience in worldwide sales, distribution, marketing and financing of theatrical motion pictures, including the critically-acclaimed “The Danish Girl” (2015). 

SAFF Project Market 2016 shortlist announced 
Following a successful first edition, the second SAFF Project Market has released its shortlist of promising feature-length projects that will have a shot at financing, distribution and collaboration opportunities to bring these films to fruition. This pitching competition and launch pad for filmmakers from the region is a partnership between ScreenSingapore, SAAVA and TTB, and is also supported by the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF). This year’s edition will also feature a Malaysia Spotlight that will focus on five Malaysian projects. 
From over 100 submissions from various Southeast Asian countries, an esteemed panel of judges identified 15 finalists from Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, The Philippines and Vietnam. 

Prizes will be announced on 9 December 2016, following the SAFF Conference.
(More details about the SAFF Conference and SAFF Project Market!)

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