This month, the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) supports the second and final phase of Catch-Tell-Transform: 4th Documentary Filmmakers’ Workshop. This workshop is a capacity-building project based in Manila and builds on a legacy of ASEF projects that have supported young filmmakers from Asia and Europe.
Twelve emerging filmmakers from seven ASEM countries were selected through an open-call to take part in the workshop comprising lectures, screenings, discussions, and production training. Over a period of seven months, the participants were guided by professional mentors to produce an original documentary film. In 2014, the films will be screened by the organising partners and a select few will premiere at various film festivals.
Overall the Catch-Tell-Transform project is a unique initiative that gathers young promising filmmakers from Southeast Asia to enhance their skills and build new audiences for their work. The project is supported through ASEF’s Creative Encounters: Cultural Partnerships between Asia and Europe.
‘Catch-Tell-Transform’ is the brainchild of the Goethe Institute in Manila and The Embassy of France to the Philippines and was first launched in 2010. In 2013, Les Ateliers Varan (France), Film Development Council of the Philippines, De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde (The Philippines), University Philippines Film Institute , In-docs (Indonesia) and The Embassy of France in Malaysia are also collaborating on the project.