The Late Wind

Tatino Teams With Alternativa & QCinema For Film Residencies

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France’s Tatino Films is teaming with Kazakhstan-based Alternativa Film Project and QCinema Project Market in the Philippines for three new film residencies.

The partnership will host two Pop Up film residencies for filmmakers from Central Asia (called the Pop Up Alternativa Awards) and one residency for filmmakers from Southeast Asia (Pop Up QCFC x QCinema Award) to develop their upcoming film projects.

Backed by tech company inDrive, the Alternativa Film Project is establishing a support system for Central Asian filmmakers that will culminate with the Alternativa Film Awards taking place in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on December 2, 2023.

Nominees for the awards include features such as Kyrgyzstan’s Bride Kidnapping, Iran’s A Childless Village and the Philippines’ 12 Weeks, as well as shorts including Uzbekistan’s Fairy Tale and Kazakhstan’s The Late Wind (pictured). 

QCinema Project Market, held during QCinema Film Festival with backing from Quezon City Film Commission, recently wrapped its inaugural edition (November 18-20), which featured a selection of 20 projects from the Philippines and Southeast Asia. 

Alternativa Film Project and QCinema Project Market are both relatively new film support initiatives, launching in September last year. 

Launched by Tatino Films in 2019, the Pop Up Film Residency is an international network of residencies for feature film projects that works with partners such as Cannes film festival, Eurimages, Brazil’s BrLab and the Doha Film Institute, among others. Tatino Films also organises Full Circle Lab in Indonesia and the Philippines. 

Tatino Films CEO Matthieu Darras said: “Pop Up Film Residency expands its horizon by collaborating with two brand-new initiatives that are poised to become absolute game changers for independent filmmaking in Asia. We are humbled and looking forward cooperating with them. Our ambition is to foster the most distinctive film talents from Central Asia and Southeast Asia and make them benefit from the unique ecosystem of the Pop Up Film Residency.”