Bridging The Dragon is an association connecting European and Chinese film professionals.
Euro-China initiative Bridging The Dragon is hosting its first public event at EFM tomorrow (Feb 10), a panel discussion and case study with speakers including producer Nansun Shi and X-Filme’s Stefan Arndt.
Shi and Arndt will join Bona Film Group’s Jeffrey Chan and Constantin Film’s Martin Moszkowicz in a discussion on the challenges and opportunities of co-producing between Europe and China.
Producer Lorna Tee will then speak to Unifrance’s Isabelle Glachant about what works in China and understanding the Chinese audience.
Launched at Locarno Film Festival last year, Bridging The Dragon is an association connecting European and Chinese film professionals through events, networking opportunities and consultancy services.
The initiative, which has a strategic partnership with EFM, will also host residential labs and pitching sessions around Shanghai Film Festival and Locarno later this year.
“China has been more focused on gaining expertise from the US, but Hollywood has always drawn on Europe for talent, locations and stories,” said Bridging The Dragon co-founder Cristiano Bortone. “We feel that Europe offers many opportunities for China in terms of soft money, locations, talent and stories.”
Bridging The Dragon members include China’s Bona Film Group, Germany’s Senator Entertainment and Studio Babelsberg, the UK’s Scott Free Films and the Netherlands’ Eyeworks and Lemming Film.