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Talent Lab 2019

Winning Projects

TFI Network Market: Jaime Habac, Jr. — Golden 

Aurora Production Prize: Feisal Azizuddin — Angkat

Indochina Productions Rising Star Award: Ladawan Sondak — The Lady of the Hills

Participating Projects

Angkat (Malaysia), represented by Feisal Azizuddin (director) and Wong King Wai (screenwriter)

Fruit Gathering (Myanmar), represented by Aung Phyoe (director, writer) and Thaiddhi (producer)

Golden (Philippines), represented by Jaime Habac Jr. (director)

Kumudra (Myanmar), represented by Min Min Hein (director)

The Lady of the Hills (Thailand), represented by Ladawan Sondak (producer) and Burn Kosalawat (director)

Tupada (Philippines), represented by Joy Aquino (director) and April Batican (producer)

[LPFF] is bringing the Tribeca Film Institute to Southeast Asia – that’s something that used to be far-fetched. This is a dream come true.”
– Abigail Lazaro, Producer

2019 LPFF Talent Lab (Participants on a sunset cruise)

Program Overview

Once again, for its fourth year, the LPFF team collaborated with the Tribeca Film Institute® (TFI) to lead an exciting Talent Lab for Southeast Asian filmmakers.

The three-day lab ran as an intensive work session open to feature-length scripted projects in advanced development and feature-length documentary projects in mid-to-late editing stage. During the lab, participants built their abilities by pitching to an audience of their peers and received critical support in developing their projects from industry professionals.

On the last day of the Lab, the participants presented their final pitches, and an industry jury selected one project showing great promise to attend the TFI Network market, which takes place in New York City during the Tribeca Film Festival®. There, the filmmaker will meet with production companies, sales agents, distributors, financiers, film festivals and more.

The selected participants receive an airfare stipend of $1,500 to travel to New York City, as well as hotel accommodation for the duration of the TFI Network market. All participants in the Talent Lab will also receive preferential consideration for any of TFI’s grants.

Additionally, Aurora Media Holdings, one of Southeast Asia’s leading media and entertainment specialists, select one project to receive their Aurora Producing Award. The award consists of a $10,000 cash investment towards the production of the completed film project.

Indochina Productions, a prominent Southeast Asian production company, select one project to receive their Rising Star Award, consisting of a $1,500 investment and a mentorship relationship.

2019 LPFF Talent Lab (Participants in a Q&A with Pailin Wedel)
2019 LPFF Talent Lab (Jaime Habac Jr. with TFI's Michelle Hamada)
2019 LPFF Talent Lab (Participants celebrating the Lab's completion)