Asian Network of Documentary (AND) Fund
The Asian Network of Documentary (AND) Fund is a loose coalition of film festival organizers committed to supporting the production and distribution of Asian documentaries. Its members collaborate to build and strengthen the network among Asian documentary filmmakers, while the administration and oversight of AND are being managed by BIFF.
The AND fund is made possible by five universities in the Busan region: YoungSan University, DongSeo University, KyungSung University, Dong-Eui University, and Pusan National University along with Busan Bank, the BIFF Supporters Committee, Busan Film Commission, DMZ Korean International Documentary Festival, Digital Contents Network Association (DCNA) and the BIFF Mecenat
To encourage Asian documentary field, AND launched Documentary Distribution Support in 2009. AND is extending the number of 'Documentary Post-Production Support' projects and the amount for each fund thanks to support from the Busan Film Commission (BFC). It will enable upcoming Korean documentary film directors under poor circumstances with a limited budget for production to make high-quality films.
During the Busan International Film Festival, AND holds various programs, including the AND Clinics and one-on-one meeting. AND programs introduce useful knowledge to Asian filmmakers to polish up their projects, enhance the practical skills, and broaden insights into documentary markets.
AND also organizes several showcases to present films that were completed with the support of AND funds. In cooperation with international documentary film festivals, AND expands their opportunity and seeks new distribution networks for documentary films.
Documentary Production Support
In order to encourage Asian documentary filmmakers and to facilitate production of their projects, AND supports high-quality projects with the followings cash awards.
- DongSeo Asia Fund / DongSeo University
- Busan Bank Fund / Busan Bank
- BIFF Supporters Fund / BIFF Supporters Fund
- BIFF Mecenat / BIFF Mecenat
- DMZ Fund / DMZ Korean International Documentary Film Festival
- YoungSan Fund / YoungSan University
- KyungSung Fund / KyungSung University
- Hyowon Fund / Busan National University
- Dong-Eui Cinema Fund / Dong-Eui University
Documentary Post-Production Support (for Korean Projects)
Documentary Post-Production Support gives more attention to Korean projects in post-production stage. Its funding scheme is even open to newcomer documentary filmmakers making their debut films. It will enable upcoming Korean documentary film directors under poor circumstances with a limited budget for production to make high-quality films.
|Korean projects in Post-production Stage
- Busan Film Commission Fund / Busan Film Commission
Documentary Distribution Support
Documentary Distribution Support Fund aims to encourage documentary filmmakers, to secure theatrical release for documentaries and to vitalize the diversity in cinema.
||Aid to acquire local distribution rights for two completed Asian films among the BIFF selections
||Local distribution support to two completed Korean films among the BIFF selections
DMZ Fund (for Asian projects)
In 2011, AND launched new fund grant in collaboration with DMZ Korean International Documentary Festival (aka. DMZ DOCS). In case AND Fund candidate projects are based on the story in the conflict-ridden areas, those projects can ALSO be considered for DMZ Fund. Selected project(s) for the DMZ Fund grant will be given cash award.
|Eligibility for DMZ Fund
- Among AND candidate projects, DMZ Fund will consider
projects on the story in the conflict-ridden areas.
projects which consolidate approaches and practices in peace building and mitigation of internal or cross-border conflict
- Production Support with 30,000,000 Korean Won in total
- The number of benefited project and the amount of the fund grant will be commensurate with the scope and quality of the selected project(s).
* DMZ Korean International Documentary Festival (aka. DMZ DOCS)
World First International Documentary Festival held in the DMZ area. Partial Competition