Asian Cinema Fund 2018
[2016 BIFF Press Release] Asian Cinema Fund (ACF) presents 22 selected projects|
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Asian Cinema Fund (ACF) presents
22 selected projects
(15 Asian∙7 Korean projects)
Acknowledged for stable production funding and developing Asian films, Asian Cinema Fund (ACF) has announced this year’s selected 22 projects.
ACF selected 5 projects for Script Development Fund, 5 for Post-Production Fund, and 12 for Asian Network of Documentary (AND) Fund. It was very tough to make selection because the quality of this year’s submitted projects is higher than previous years.
• Script Development Fund (5 Asian Projects) (*Countries in alphabetical order)
GOODBYE MR. KANAY
The Secret of Radha
Kim Quy BUI
* AFA (Asian Film Academy) Project
5 projects were selected for Script Development Fund, supporting projects in planning and developing stage. Resulted from ACF’s constant effort to find new directors from Asian regions, the number of submissions from Nepal and Central Asia this year increased. The selected 5 projects will be funded 10,000,000 KRW for script development.
• Post-Production Fund (2 Asian and 3 Korean Projects) (*Countries in alphabetical order)
Honeygiver Among the Dogs
Hotel Salvation *
LOST TO SHAME
NAM Yeon Woo
Merry Christmas Mr. Mo
LIM Dae Hyung
* Biennale College Cinema Project (Project completion funding done according to Venice Film Festival – Busan International Film Festival cooperation)
Post-Production Fund supports 1 project from Asia, 3 projects from Korea, and 1 project from Biennale College-Cinema, Venice Film Festival’s fostering initiative for micro-budget films. Of laureate projects from Asia, Honeygiver Among the Dogs from Bhutan is expected to raise the bar of Bhutanese mystery-thriller genre. Moreover, acknowledged as an actor in the independent film industry, director NAM Yeon Woo’s first feature-length film LOST TO SHAME and director CHO HyunHoon’s shapely structured story Jane, and director LIM Dae Hyung’s nouveau tragic fable Merry Christmas Mr. Mo were selected from Korea.
The 5 selected works will be supported with Digital Intermediate (DI), sound mixing, and Digital Cinema Package (DCP) from ACF partners; KOFIC, Studio 2L, CJ Powercast, Wave Lab, Studio SH, Plusgain, KUMTLE, and the newly-joined Pluto Sound Group.
• Asian Network of Documentary (AND) Fund (8 Asian and 4 Korean Projects) (*Countries in alphabetical order)
They Are One Hundred Years Old
Dukar Tserang (DEGECAIRANG)
Shifting Lines of the Desert
Sunday Beauty Queens
Baby Ruth VILLARAMA
The Future Cries Beneath Our Soil
Hang PHAM THU
For Vaginas Sake
Ne me quitte pas
PARK Kyoung Tae
A War of Memories
Celebrating its 11th anniversary this year, AND fund has been devoting itself to empowering Asian documentary film industry by annually supporting diverse subjects and new genres of documentary projects. In recent AND finalists, In Exile (2015 BNK Busan Bank Fund), An Insignificant Man (2014 Dongseo Asia Fund), and The Cinema Travellers (2014 BNK Busan Bank Fund) were invited to the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.
This year’s AND presents a wide array of subjects and original themes with its selected projects produced by veteran and new director.
Aiming to invigorate documentary production, AND offers each documentary project monetary support from Dongseo University, Youngsan University, BIFF Mecenat, and Busan Bank from 5,000,000KRW to 20,000,000KRW per project.
▶AND Asian Project Fund
KRW 10,000,000 (2 Projects) : They Are One Hundred Years Old, The Future Cries Beneath Our Soil
KRW 5,000,000 (6 Projects) : TURNING 18, Americaville, Shifting Lines of the Desert, Holy Faces, Audio Perpetua, Sunday Beauty Queens
▶AND Korean Projects Fund
KRW 20,000,000 (1 Project) : Ne me quitte pas
KRW 10,000,000 (3 Projects) : Letters, For Vagina’s Sake, A War of Memories