FIRST Financing Forum is designed to bridge emerging filmmakers, select film projects and the film industry. A fundraising platform for young filmmakers’ early works, FIRST Financing Forum opens up script tutoring sessions, pitch presentations and one-on-one meetings in order for filmmakers to be actively engaged in conversations with industry professionals, including financiers, producers, post-production experts, sales agents, distributors and film festival representatives.
In 2019, 732 projects were submitted. Aside from common genres including thriller, romance, crime, family, coming-of-age, sci-fi and comedy register a rising tendency. Also, female directors and female producers account for 20.5% and 33.1% respectively. An increasing number of female producers can be anticipated.