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BIFF Asian Cinema Fund (ACF) 2015 Announced 24 Projects Selection

Jul 16, 2015
  • Writerby Ha Sung-tae
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ACF Supports Prospective Asian Filmmakers in Cash Grants and Production Services
 

Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) Asian Cinema Fund (ACF) announced its 24 selections for 2015. ACF has recruited projects over the past three months in three categories: Script Development Fund, Post-Production Fund and Asian Network of Documentary (AND) Fund. From a total of 384 entries, 17 Asian and 7 Korean projects were selected.
 
The Script Development Fund for fiction feature scripts in progress selected 5 Asian projects from 182 applicants this year. The 5 selections will each receive KRW 10 million (USD 10,000) for Script Development Funds including Barzakh (Uzbekistan, France and Tajikistan) by Director Saodat ISMAILOVA, The Orphanage (Afghanistan and Denmark) by Shahbanoo SADA and Smoke on the Water (Japan) by TOMINA Tetsuya. 
 
The Post-Production Fund for feature film projects ready for post-production selected 3 Korean, 2 Asian and 1 Biennale College-Cinema projects. The selected projects will receive postproduction services like Digital Intermediate (DI), sound mixing and Digital Cinema Package (DCP). From this year, English subtitle spotting services will be provided in addition.
 
Another Way by CHO Chang-ho, who directed The Peter Pan Formula (2006) nominated to 2005 BIFF New Currents section, Alone by PARK Hong-min whose film A Fish (2013) was invited to the 2011 BIFF Korean Cinema Today-Vision section and Steel Flower by PARK Suk-young, director of  Wild Flowers (2014) invited to the 2014 BIFF Korean Cinema Today-Vision section were selected as Korean projects.
 
ACF selected 2 Asian projects, Leopard Do Not Bite (Sri Lanka) by Prasanna JAYAKODY and Kothanodi (India) by Bhaskar HAZARIKA. It also collaborated with the Venice Film Festival to discover a talented Asian independent film. Blanka (Japan and Philippines) by HASEI Kohki was selected from Biennale College-Cinema this year.
 
AND Fund which supports Asian full-length documentaries selected 9 Aian and 4 Korean projects. The Stranger by JIN Mo-young who directed My Love, Don’t Cross That River (2014) is to got close differently to similar matters, North Korean defectors and immigrant workers. The Only Memory Left Alive (Cambodia) by Guillaume SUON who received the 2014 BIFF Mecenat Award with The Storm Makers also introduces new approaches to its subjects.
 
The 20th BIFF will take place from October 1st to the 10th with ACF 2015 selection confrimed.
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