Public Discussions

Pitching Your Project

Date: 3 December 2016 // Time: 2pm

A good project pitch can make or break a film's chance at securing funding or other forms of support. Led by the Tribeca Film Institute®, panelists will offer tips and tricks for project pitching, covering both the proper technique and ideal content for a pitch. Discussion will also address funding opportunities available within the organizations represented.

  • Panelists
  • Bryce Norbitz, Tribeca Film Institute®
  • Jeremy Sim, Aurora Media Capital
  • Stephane Lambert, Asian Side of the Doc

The Rise of Video on Demand

Date: 4 December 2016 // Time: 2pm

Is video on demand the future of cinema? The way people consume film has changed significantly in recent years with the rise of several varying modes of video on demand, including the pay-per-screening, subscription-based, and free streaming video models. Panelists will discuss the viability of these distribution methods in the future and in the Southeast Asian market more specifically.

  • Panelists
  • Ho Jia Jian, Viddsee
  • Jeffrey Calman, Siam Film Associates, Aggregator for Netflix
  • Weerada Sucharitkul, FilmDoo

Spotlight on the Philippines

Date: 5 December 2016 // Time: 10am to 6pm

Francis "Oggs" Cruz, LPFF's Motion Picture Ambassador for the Philippines, will lead us during this daylong glimpse into the film industry in his home country. Cruz will use his expertise and experience as a film critic to contextualize the wildly diverse and energetic culture of film production in the Philippines. Discussion will accompany a program of his recommended feature and short films.

  • Panelists
  • Francis "Oggs" Cruz, LPFF Motion Picture Ambassador
  • Mario Cornejo, Apocalypse Child
  • Martin Mayuga, Haze

Film Commissions

Date: 6 December 2016 // Time: 2pm

In partnership with the Asian Film Commissions Network, regional film commissioners will discuss their activities that support and promote their national artists. Such a discussion will be particularly relevant for Laos, which is in the process of building its own film commission. Topics to be discussed include what a commission can do for its filmmakers, why film commissions are useful or necessary for industry growth, and how ASEAN commissions could work together in the future.

  • Panelists
  • Azrina Zainal Abidin, FINAS
  • Cedric Eloy, International Advisor to Film Commissions
  • Chandara So, Cambodian Film Commission
  • Liza Dino-Seguerra, Film Development Council of the Philippines
  • Vithoun Sundara, Lao PDR's Department of Cinema