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CinemAsia Filmlab 2017 starts with Asian films about love


At the beginning of October, the first six film projects were selected from all entries for CinemAsia FilmLAB 2017. Three projects will ultimately go into production. This time it is the first time that one of the projects has been selected by the public. The 'online voting' yielded 2223 voters, of which the most votes (683) went to "PRICETAG". The other two were selected by the FilmLAB committee. These are “LOVE” and “TSUYA”.


After an intensive production process, under the supervision of FilmLAB producers Judith Mulder and Daan Vree, the completed films will have their world premiere during the 10th edition of the CinemAsia Film Festival, which will take place in Amsterdam from 7 to 12 March 2017. The films then go on tour across the country.



Jimmy Tai (40) is a Dutch filmmaker of Chinese descent. Jimmy studied screenplay & directing at the University of the Arts in Utrecht. In 2006 he made PING for the CinemAsia FilmLAB. He also worked as an assistant director on productions such as Bro's Before Ho's, New Kids, De Club van Sinterklaas, Mees Kees op de Planken, Sonny Boy, 't Schaep met de 5 Pooten. Jimmy Tai: “All the building blocks are different to make a good film and you deal with them differently every time. In this way we try to bring out the uniqueness of every story. I look forward to guiding the candidates for FilmLAB 2017.”



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