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The 2014 Asian Project Market Open Online Submissions
May 05, 2014
- Writerby TAE Sang-joon
Latest projects from Filmmakers to Lead 2015
The Busan International Film Festival’s (BIFF) Asian Project Market (APM) is now open for online submission. As Asia’s largest investment and co-production market, APM has assisted numerous filmmakers worldwide, from masters in cinema to upcoming talents. During the past 16 years, a total of 412 projects have been selected which around 160 titles completed.
Not only has APM supported projects of outstanding ideas and strong storytelling qualities from leading Korean filmmakers such as LEE Chang-dong’s Poetry (2010), KIM Ki-duk’s The Bow (2005), HONG Sangsoo’s Woman Is the Future of Man (2004), ZHANG Lu’s Dooman River (2010) and Bong Joon Ho’s Snowpiercer, but also assisted noted projects such as OH Sung-yoon’s Leafie, a Hen Into the Wild (2011) and YEON Sangho’s The Fake, both animation features that expanded the Korean animation market, and the 2010 International Film Festival Rotterdam opening film Paju (2009) directed by PARK Chan-ok.
Leading Asian filmmakers’ works including HOU Hsiao-hsien’s Three Times (2004), Jia Zhangke’s Platform (2000), Jafar Panahi’s The Circle (2000), and Tsai Ming-liang’s Face (2009) also benefited from APM’s support. Other APM alumni projects from new Asian talents are Korean-French co-production film A Brand New Life (2009) from Ounie Lecomte, 2010 Berlin International Film Festival, Golden Bear-winner Honey (2009) from Turkish filmmaker Semih Kaplanoglu, and Indonesian filmmaker Edwin’s Postcards from the Zoo which was in competition at the 2012 Berlin International Film Festival.
This year’s APM will be held over the course of three days from October 6th to 8th. Any filmmaker with a new project, seeking for the opportunity to participate in investment and production related meetings in Busan this October can apply. For further details on online submissions, please go to the official APM website (http://apm.asianfilmmarket.org). The deadline for submissions is June 30th.