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Asian Cinema Fund (ACF) presents

22 selected projects

(15 Asian7 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)

Country

Title

Director

China

Changfeng Town

WANG Jing

India

GOODBYE MR. KANAY

Shrihari SATHE

Lebanon

Mediterranean Blue*

Sarah FRANCIS

Nepal

The Secret of Radha

Subarna THAPA

Vietnam

MEMORYLAND

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)

Country

Title

Director

Bhutan

Honeygiver Among the Dogs

Dechen RODER

India

Hotel Salvation *

Shubhashish BHUTIANI

Korea

LOST TO SHAME

NAM Yeon Woo

Korea

Merry Christmas Mr. Mo

LIM Dae Hyung

Korea

Jane

CHO HyunHoon

* 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)

Country

Title

Director

China

They Are One Hundred Years Old

Dukar Tserang (DEGECAIRANG)

China

Americaville

ZHANG Qi

India

Shifting Lines of the Desert

Pushpendra SINGH

India

Holy Faces

Siddhant SARIN

Philippines

Audio Perpetua

Universe BALDOZA

Philippines

Sunday Beauty Queens

Baby Ruth VILLARAMA

Taiwan

TURNING 18

HO Chao-ti

Vietnam

The Future Cries Beneath Our Soil

Hang PHAM THU

Korea

For Vagina's Sake

KIM Boram

Korea

Ne me quitte pas

PARK Kyoung Tae

Korea

Letters

Jero YUN,

Marte VOLD

Korea

A War of Memories

LEE-KIL Bora

 

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