In 2021 CinemAsia FilmLAB has been in hibernation mode with amongst others the unpredictability of the Coronavirus, possible lockdowns and the potential consequences for the film industry making it hard to organize regular programmes and courses for our communities. Aside from CinemAsia FilmLAB, the festival also could not go through as planned in 2021. But now that 2022 has started, FilmLAB sees new opportunities to come out of hibernation. Aside from the usual FilmLAB Jam Sessions, who we have still been organising throughout 2021, we are reviewing the possibilities to start up regular CinemAsia FilmLAB programmes zuch as ScriptLAB and the FilmLAB Shorts Programme. With our fund specialist helping us out with fundapplications and we look forward to a positive verdict from the funds so that we can get back to full steam to let CinemAsia FilmLAB help as many Asian Dutch filmmakers and filmprofessionals to get connected with the industry and to gain experience in filmproductions and above all to get more beautiful stories of Asian Dutch into cinemas and television screens.
We will keep you posted!
In the meantime we wish everyone a happy new year, may your 2022 be awesome!