In collaboration with YxineFF, British Council is organising a pitching workshop in Ho Chi Minh City, with the aim to support young filmmakers and look for potential film projects for the local market.
Participants attending the workshops will have chance to learn how to develop film project pitch. They could receive advices from local film experts and have possibility to receive support to realize their film projects.
British Council has invited Paul Welsh, a British film producer and expert on pitching to lead the workshops. He is the founder of Digicult, an independent film company specialising in developing emerging film talent.
Paul is also the producer of Skeletons(2010), which was nominated for the Outstanding Debut Feature at 64th British Film Academy Film Awards. In 2013, his co-produced film Lore received the Feature Film Production of the Year Award at the 2013 Screen Producers Australia Awards.
The highlight activity of the workshop in Ho Chi Minh City is the “Pitch Fest” with a judging panel including Victor Vu, Tran Bich Ngoc, Ngo Thi Bich Hien (BHD), and Vu Quynh Ha (CJ E&M).
In Ho Chi Minh City, the ten students whose projects are considered to be best will have the opportunity to present their work to producers and directors from major studios. The three best projects will be given seed funding of 20 million dong, sponsored by CJ E&M, BHD and SIFS.
The workshop will be conducted in English with Vietnamese translation and is free of charge for film makers.