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Asian Cinema Fund (ACF) 2015 Selection Announced

24 Projects Selected 17 Asian Projects, 7 Korean Projects

 

The Asian Cinema Fund (ACF), a unified body of production support program for international prospects and the promotion of Asian films, announces its 24 selections for 2015.

A total of 384 projects have been submitted over the past three months in three ACF categories: Script Development Fund, Post-Production Fund, and Asian Network of Documentary (AND) Fund. Applicants from Southwest Asia, China, Middle Asia and the Middle East have submitted projects to enrich the program with unique diversities.

  

 

ACF2015 Script Development Fund

(5 Projects: 5 from Asia)

Category

Project

Director

Country

Script Development Fund

Asia

Barzakh

Saodat ISMAILOVA

Uzbekistan/
France/ Tajikistan

The Orphanage

Shahrbanoo SADAT

Afghanistan/Denmark

SMOKE ON THE WATER

TOMINA Tetsuya

Japan

Wajib

Annemarie JACIR

Palestine

Tuition

LEI Yuan Bin

Singapore

 

The 2015 Script Development Fund selected 5 Asian projects (excluding Korea) from 182 applicants. Middle Asia and Middle East directors depicted current changes and historical vestige that have been duly noted by the ACF and acknowledged by the selection of projects from young female director Shahrbanoo SADAT of Kabul Afghanistan and female director Annemarie JACIR of Palestine. Additionally, Tuition by Director LEI Yuan Bin, a 2008 AFA alumni and nominee for the Busan International Film Festivals Wide Angle Documentary Competition section with 03-FLATS, was selected for the Asian Film Academy (AFA) Project Selection. Sponsored by Showbox Inc., the AFA Project Selection is selected from new projects created by AFA alumni.

The 5 selections will each receive KRW 10,000,000 (approx. USD 10,000) for Script Development Funds.

 

 

ACF2015 Post-Production Fund

(6 Projects: 2 from Asia, 3 from Korea, 1 from Biennale College-Cinema) 

Category

Project

Director

Country

Post-Production Fund

Asia

Leopard Do Not Bite

Prasanna JAYAKODY

Sri Lanka

Kothanodi

Bhaskar HAZARIKA

India

Korea

Another Way

CHO Chang-ho

Korea

Steel Flower

PARK Sukyoung

Korea

ALONE

PARK Hong-min

Korea

Biennale College-Cinema

Blanka

HASEI Kohki

Japan/ Philippines/ Italy

 

The 2015 Post-Production Fund selected 2 Asian, 3 Korean, and 1 Biennale College-Cinema (Venice Film Festival) projects this year.

Director Bhaskar HAZARIKAs Kothanodi (a fable on Indian Assam women) and Leopard Do Not Bite by Director Prasanna JAYAKODY (invitee to the 2011 Busan Film Festivals A Window on Asian Cinema section with Karma) were selected as Asian projects.

Korean selections will premiere new projects by Director PARK Hong-min (whose film Fish was invited to the 2011 Busan Film Festivals Korean Cinema Today-Vision section), Director PARK Sukyoung (whose film Wild Flowers invited to the 2014 Busan Film Festivals Korean Cinema Today-Vision section), and Director CHO Chang-ho (director of The Peter Pan Formula film nomination to the 2005 Busan International Film Festival New Currents section). After the post-production process this summer, the completed projects will have their world premiere at the 20th Busan International Film Festival.

ACF also collaborated with the Venice Film Festival to offer Post-Production Fund support to an Asian film from the 3 selected projects of the Biennale College-Cinema. Blanka by Director HASEI Kohki was selected this year and will screen at the 20th Busan International Film Festival after its premiere at the 2015 Venice Film Festival.

The selected projects will receive post-production services that include Digital Intermediate (DI), Sound Mixing, and Digital Cinema Package (DCP) from quality Korean studios. Starting this year, projects will receive English subtitle spotting services from a new subtitling company KUMTLE along with cooperation from the Korean Film Council, CJ Powercast, SEBANG SDL, Digital Studio 2L, The Color, Studio SH, Wavelab STD, PLUSGAIN, and Forestt Studio of China.

 

 

ACF2015 Asian Network of Documentary (AND) Fund

(13 Projects: 9 from Asia, 4 from Korea)

Category

Project

Director

Country

Asian Network of Documentary (AND) Fund

Asia

Absent Without Leave

LAU Kek Huat

Taiwan / Malaysia

For our Collective Conscience

Anurag SINGH / Antariksh JAIN

India

The Forgotten

Ghada TERAWI

Palestine

Greener Pastures - The Story of Three Families

Tin Win NAING

Myanmar / Germany

THE LAST LAKE

CHAN Lida

Cambodia / France

Marriage Cop

Shashwati TALUKDAR /
Cheryl HESS

India

Only Memory Left Alive

Guillaume SUON

Cambodia / France

Wish Tree

SU Qing / CHEN Mina

China

When the Sun didn't Rise

Teenaa KAUR

India

Korea

Karma

WON Ho-yeon

Korea

A Corner Shop

LEE SookKyung

Korea

The Stranger

JIN Moyoung

Korea

Ashes of Dreams

OH Hyunjin /

KO Duhyun

Korea

 

The 2015 Asian Network of Documentary (AND) Fund selected 13 projects.

The 9 Asian documentaries, including Only Memory Left Alive by Guillaume SUON who was awarded the 2014 BIFF Mecenat Award with The Storm Makers, introduce a wide range of subjects this year. Indian projects hold a significant presence with the depiction of violence and local social issues, while the Palestinian documentary The Forgotten by Director Ghada TERAWI use an artistic approach to investigate personal memory of a Japanese freedom fighter (Japanese Red Army) who gave up his life in Japan to join the Palestinian liberation movement.

The 4 Korean documentaries also portray various views on Korean society. Director WON Ho-yeons Karma tell a story about a boy monk and school violence, whereas Director LEE SookKyungsA Corner Shop introduce unique characters working in a small store.The Stranger by Director JIN Moyoung and Ashes of Dreams by Director OH Hyunjin and KO Duhyun both illustrate the life of North Korean defectors and immigrant workers, but take on a different perspective and approach to the subject.

The AND Fund is supported by Youngsan University, Dongseo University, Busan Bank, and BIFF Mecenat.

 

 

Ø AND Fund Asian Project Cash Grant

- KRW 10,000,000 (approx. USD 10,000 2 Projects): Absent Without Leave, Marriage Cop

- KRW 5,000,000 (approx. USD 5,000 7 Projects): The Last Lake,Greener Pastures-The Story of Three Families, Wish Tree,

Only Memory Left Alive, For Our Collective Conscience, The Forgotten,When the Sun Didnt Rise

Ø AND Fund Korean Project Cash Grant

- KRW 20,000,000 (approx. USD 20,000 1 Project):Karma

- KRW 10,000,000 (approx. USD 10,000 3 Projects): A Corner Shop>, Ashes of Dreams>, The Stranger>