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[BIFF Press Release] 2024 Asian Cinema Fund Opens Submissions! 2024-02-27

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2024 Asian Cinema Fund

Opens Submissions

Asian Cinema Fund (ACF), which seeks to discover and support projects by talented directors across Korea and Asia, is now accepting submissions for 2024.

  • Script Development Fund: 2/26-3/20
  • Post-Production Fund: 3/25-4/15
  • Asian Network of Documentary(AND) Fund: 3/25-4/15  

ACF has contributed to stabilizing the production environment of feature films and documentaries in Korea and Asia through a hands-on support method. ACF, which has taken on a pivotal role in securing the diversity of films and its entry into the global market, will call for applications for the Script Development Fund until March 20 (Wed), while the application period for the Post-Production Fund and the Asian Network of Documentary (AND) Fund will be open from March 25 (Mon) to April 15 (Mon).

 

Furthermore, in addition to funding initiatives, ACF was able to strengthen business ties and cooperation within the industry since its annexation to the Asian Contents & Film Market (ACFM) in 2022 and achieved notable success around the world. This year’s Script Development Fund selections will be invited to the Asian Project Market (APM) as an official selection, providing investment and co-production opportunities through business meetings and being a nominee for the APM Award. The AND Fund selections will also be officially invited to the ACFM 2024 and provided the chance to interact and establish networks with industry officials.

 

The 2022 Script Development Fund selection, In the Land of Brothers, invited to ACFM as an official APM selection in the same year, also received the VIPO Award at the 2022 APM Awards. In addition, the film recently garnered much interest after receiving the Directing Award: World Cinema Dramatic at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival.

 

As such, ACF selections have shown much prominence in prestigious film festivals around the world each year. Past Script Development Fund selections, In the Belly of a Tiger (2018 selection) and Shambhala (aka. A Year of Cold) (2017 selection), were invited to the 2024 Berlin International Film Festival and gained worldwide attention. Solids by the Seashore, the 2023 Post-Production Fund recipient, won 2 awards at BIFF 2023, including the LG OLED New Currents Award, and received public and critical acclaim. Recently, the film won the Jury Prize and the INALCO Favorite Award at the 2024 Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinema. Fellow 2023 selections, Work to Do and The Spark, were also screened at the 2024 Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinema, and the latter received the Marc Haaz Award and a Special Mention for the Film Critics’ Award.

 

The 2019 AND Fund selection, Embodied Chorus, had its world premiere at the 2023 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam.

 

Once again, the Asian Cinema Fund will accept applications for three categories: Script Development Fund, Post-Production Fund, and Asian Network of Documentary (AND) Fund. The selected projects will receive post-production service or cash grants. The Script Development Fund is limited to non-Korean Asian films and must be the director’s first or second feature-length fiction film. Detailed information for the submission guideline can be found on the official ACF website (https://acf.biff.kr/eng/).

 
 

 The 29th Busan International Film Festival: Oct 2 (Wed) – Oct 11 (Fri)

 The 19th Asian Contents & Film Market: Oct 5 (Sat) – Oct 8 (Tues)

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씠쟾 떎쓬 湲蹂닿린
씠쟾湲 Asian Cinema Fund 2024 Call for Submissions
떎쓬湲 Asian Cinema Fund 2024 Submission closed