SEAFIC Southeast Asia Fiction Film Lab 2017-2018 Program, Sessions 1-3

  • The Grant Program for Promotion of Cultural Collaboration
Grant Year
Fiscal Year 2017
Grant Amount
THB 549,511
Country of Activity
Thailand, Hongkong, France, Germany

SEAFIC (Southeast Asia Fiction Film Lab) is a pioneering non-profit script and development lab created for Southeast Asian filmmakers in order to strengthen the quality of feature-length fiction films from the region. Each year SEAFIC invites 1st, 2nd and 3rd-time filmmakers to work with our script consultant and international experts for 8 months to develop their projects. It shall conduct three lab sessions: first in Chiang Mai in February, the second in Chiang Mai in July, and the final session in November in Bangkok. Coinciding with the final session is SEAFIC Open House, a public event in which talks, panels, screenings and other activities will be held for free, including the final pitch event with our SEAFIC jury. The parallel producers’ lab, called SEAFICxPAS, is run jointly with Festival des 3 Continents’ Produire au Sud. For more information, please visit

Achievements of FY 2018

Related Countries
Japan, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Germany, Hong Kong, France, South Korea etc.

From the Organizer

With all five projects from our 1st SEAFIC Edition traveling to major festivals and project markets, SEAFIC aims to continue helping in the development of promising film projects from Southeast Asia. Meanwhile,the lab continues to travel to all major Southeast Asian cities every year to do talks and workshops in order to spread the knowledge about script development, funding and co-production to young filmmakers. The Japan Foundation Grant helps us greatly in both of the previously stated goals, as well as bringing people together from the region and beyond to co-produce and fund projects. Meanwhile, funding a lab such as ours in Southeast Asia is not easy.But we hope that, through the good work that we do, the acclaim that our lab and our projects have received as well as continued support from our partners, SEAFIC can continue on and help make films that resonate around the world.

Projects related to this Grantee


3rd SEAFIC Southeast Asia Fiction Film Lab program, sessions 1-3 (2019)

4th SEAFIC Southeast Asia Fiction Film Lab program, sessions 3 (2020-2021)

Countries of Activity

Measuring Social Enterprise Research Exchange and Learning in Asia (MSE-REAL) – Phase 2

2nd SEAMEO SPAFA International Conference on Southeast Asian Archaeology

Joint research project on capitalism in South East Asia

Japan/Philippines/Thailand Asia collaborative project

Transformative Learning Towards a Just and Ecologically Sustainable ASEAN Community

Extension of the platform for energy design and creative society in Asia


Osaka Asian Film Festival 2017

Japan & Myanmar Partnership Movie Production Project

4th SEAFIC Southeast Asia Fiction Film Lab program, sessions 3 (2020-2021)

Low Fat Art Fest: 100% Concentrate Art Pieces Volume II

Aichi International Women’s Film Festival 2016

Osaka Asian Film Festival 2020