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The 21st Asian Project Market Selects 29 Official Projects

 

 

The Asian Project Market (APM), the biggest investment and co-production market in Asia, announces 29 official projects for 2018. APM is a stepping stone for directors who introduce various new projects to the industry from beyond Asia as well as provide opportunities for significant investment and co-production. Over the past 20 years, a total of 527 projects have been selected and numerous projects realized into films through the Asian Project Market.

 

 

■ 401 projects applied for APM 2018, about 30% increase over the previous year

 

A total of 401 projects from 69 countries applied for APM 2018. The number of projects that applied for APM has increased approximately 30% over the previous year and the regional diversity of the applicants has also expanded. The newly selected 29 projects include Asian directors and producers who are actively engaged in the industry and prospective filmmakers who are expected to attract significant attention.

 

 

■ New projects from Korean directors revealed for the first time in Busan

 

This year, a great number of Korean projects discovered by Busan International Film Festival have been selected. Director Zhang Lu, who gained international reputation by New Currents Award winning film Grain in Ear and whose film A Quiet Dream was selected as an opening film of Busan International Film Festival 2016, and director Kim Uiseok, winner of last year’s New Currents Award winning film After My Death, will visit APM 2018 with their projects Yanagawa and The Martyrdom. The new projects that can be seen are: In the Water by director Shin Dongseok, whose film Last Child was selected by New Currents 2017 and Berlin International Film Festival 2018, and The Final Print by director Jang Woojin, the winner of Vision-Director’s Award 2016 with the film Autumn, Autumn.

 

 

■ Rendezvous with Europe: new projects from beyond Northeast Asia and Southwest Asia

 

APM 2018, selected diverse projects from China and Japan, and new projects from Southwest Asia where the Busan International Film Festival provided continuous support, such as Fan Girl by director Antoinette Jadaone, who holds record in Philippines Box Office and I, the Song by director Dechen Roder from Bhutan, who received special attention with the film Honeygiver Among the Dogs. Projects from Singaporean producers I See Waves by Jeremy Chua and Stranger Eyes by Fran Borgia are also eye-catching. Meanwhile, co-productions that transcend continental boundaries are outstanding. The Pack by Tomáš Polenský is the first Czech Republic co-projection project in APM, and active cooperation between Asian countries and European countries such as France, Netherland, Italy, and German and can also be seen.

 

 

The APM 2018 presents following new projects for 3 days starting Sunday, October 7 to Tuesday, October 9 at Exhibition Center 2, BEXCO.

 

 

 

  Asian Project Market 2018 Selections

                   

                                                                                                 (Project Title in Alphabetical Order) 

No.

Project

Director

Producer

Production Country

1

ABOKKE

SUZUKI Yohei

TSUTSUI Ryohei

Japan

2

Anatomy of Time

Jakrawal NILTHAMRONG

Mai MEKSAWAN,
Chatchai CHAIYON,
Yohann CORNU,
Anouk SLUIZER

Thailand, France,
Netherlands

3

Blossom

LIU Yanwenjun

NAI An,
LIN Chi-an

China

4

Bone Trumpet

Fidel DEVKOTA

Min Bahadur BHAM,
Catherine DUSSART

Nepal, France

5

The Egg

Alessandro TRAPANI

Leonard TEE

Italy, Malaysia

6

The Exam

Shawkat Amin KORKI

Mehmet AKTAS

Kurdistan (Iraq), Germany, Japan

7

Fan Girl

Antoinette JADAONE

Bianca BALBUENA,
Dan VILLEGAS

Philippines

8

The Final Print

JANG Woojin

HAN Sunhee

Korea

9

The Idiots

CHEUNG King Wai

Derek YEE

Hong Kong (China)

10

In the Water

SHIN Dongseok

JE Jeongju

Korea

11

I See Waves

Abdullah Mohammad SAAD

Jeremy CHUA,
Rajib MOHAJAN

Bangladesh, Singapore

12

I, the Song

Dechen RODER

Thinley CHODEN,
Dechen RODER

Bhutan

13

Japanese. Ahiko

Yeldar KAPAROV

Aliya UVALZHANOVA

Kazakhstan

14

Man of the Sea

Jéro YUN

Jéro YUN

Korea

15

The Martyrdom

KIM Uiseok

LEE Wonkyu

Korea

16

My Small Land (working title)

Emma KAWAWADA

BANSE Megumi

Japan

17

Nirvana Inn

Vijay JAYAPAL

Mathivanan RAJENDRAN

India

18

The Pack

Tomáš POLENSKÝ

Julietta SICHEL,
Jan FRONĚK

Czech Republic, Latvia

19

The Palace

Anil BARAL

Deepak RAUNIYAR

Nepal

20

A Plum of Smoke

WANG Xuebo

Rachel CHEN

China, Taiwan

21

The Question of Innocence

Vimukthi JAYASUNDARA

Sumudu MALALAGAMA

Sri Lanka

22

Snow Moon

LIM Dae-hyung

PARK Doo-hee

Korea, Japan

23

Soundtrack of an Eternal Day (working title)

YUKISADA Isao

KATAHARA Tomoko,
Mathew TANG

Japan, China

24

Stranger Eyes

YEO Siew Hua

Fran BORGIA

Singapore

25

Where We Belong

Kongdej JATURANRASMEE

Soros SUKHUM

Thailand

26

Without End, Without Doubt

GONG Wen

JIA Zhang-ke

China

27

Yanagawa

ZHANG Lu

OH Sehyeon

Korea

28

Yellow Dust

PARK Hong-min

CHA Hye-jin

Korea

29

Yesterday Will Be Perfect

Timothy YEUNG

Julia CHU
Feron LAU

Hong Kong (China), Canada

 

 

  • The 23rd Busan International Film Festival will be held from October 4, 2018 to October 13, 2018.
  • Asian Film Market will be held from October 6, 2018 to October 9, 2018.
  • Asian Project Market will be held from October 7, 2018 to October 9, 2018.