Film Festival

21st Busan International Film Festival – Selected projects for the Asian Project Market


We present the selected projects for the Asian Project Market 2016.

The Asian Project Market (APM) is the largest investment and co-production platform that offers selected projects the opportunity to meet international film decision makers. Ranging from big-scale commercial film projects to low-budget indies, each year APM brings together fresh feature film projects and global film investors, producers, and distributors. This year the official selection include 27 titles from 16 countries.

Among the selected projects we find Stone Land (Iraq, Japan, Germany) by Shawkat Amin Korki, Aylan Kurdi (Iran, Turkey) by Batin Ghobadi, Cu Li Never Cries (Vietnam) by Pham Ngoc Lan, Undefined by Seo Eunyoung (South Korea), The Cold-blooded Penguin by Jang Kunjae (South Korea), Love and Vengeance (Indonesia) by Edwin, Mountain Eyes (Serbia) by Pavle Vuckovic.

One thing to highlight this year among the selected projects is the high number of Asian female directors. Each year the festival receive more submissions by female directors and producers; consequently, many of their projects have been selected. This year some of the female directors are: Kim Gina (South Korea), Kim Hee-Jung (South Korea), Seo Eunyoung (South Korea), Yim SooRye (South Korea), Nan T. Achnas (Indonesia), Tan Chui Mui (Malaysia) and Pimpaka Towira (Thailand).

Asian Project Market 2016

All About Yuyu by Tan Chui Mui – Foo Fei Ling (Producer) – Malaysia
Aylan Kurdi by Batin Ghobadi – Bahman Ghobadi (Producer) – Iran, Turkey
Beautiful Shadows by Nan T. Achnas – Nurman Hakim (Producer) – Indonesia
Blame It On My Youth by Wang Wei-ming – Yu Wai-yen & Jay Miao (Producers) – Taiwan
The Chrysanthemum and the Guillotine by Zeze Takahisa – Sakaguchi Kazunao & Takamatsu Miyuki (Producer) – Japan
The Cold-blooded Penguin by Jang Kunjae – Kim Woori, Kim Hwabeom & Youn Heeyoung (Producer) – South Korea
Cu Li Never Cries by Pham Ngoc Lan – Phan Dang Di (Producer) – Vietnam
The Emperor by Min Byung-hun, Lee Sang-hun – Kim Suk-bum (Producer) – South Korea
The French Woman by Kim Hee-Jung – Yoo ByungOk (Producer) – South Korea
The Gambler by Freddie Wong (Producer) – Hong Kong (China)
The General’s Secret by Pimpaka Towira – Donsaron Kovitvanitcha (Thailand)
The God of Karatas Village by adilkhan Yerzhanov – Olga Khlasheva (Producer) – Kazakhstan
The India Story by Suman Ghosh (Producer) – India
Insect Night by Laila Pakalnina – Laila Pakalnina & Kaspar Kallas (Producer) – Latvia, Estonia
Love and Vengeance by Edwin – Meiske Taurisia, Lorna Tee, Muhammad Zaidy (Producer) – Indonesia
Mountain Eyes by Pavle Vuckovic – Tatjana Zazalj Gojkovic (Producer) – Serbia
Ningdu by Lei Lei – Isabelle Glachant, Liang Ying, Lei Lei (Producers) – Hong Kong (China)
Paradise Lost by Kim Gina – Kim Seonah (Producer) – South Korea
Parvona by Sharofat Arabova – Pushpendra Singh (Producer) – India, Tajikistan
Project Lee Jung-Seob by Yim SoonRye – Jason Chae (Producer) – South Korea
Sayakbay. Homer of the 20th Century by Ernest Abdy Japarov – Samatbek Ibraev (Producer) – Kyrgyzstan
Silence by Yerlan Nurmukhambetov – Julia Kim (Producer) – Kyrgyzstan
Starring Ranbir & Hrithik by Sanjoy Nag (Producer) – India
Stone Land by Shawkat Amin Korki – Mehmet Aktas, Shohreh Golparian (Producer) – Iraq, Japan, Germany
Undefined by Seo Eunyoung – Park Youngsoo (Producer) – South Korea
White Building by Neang Kavich – Davy Chou, Marine Arrighi de Casanova, Steve Chen (Producers) – Cambodia, France
Youth and Other Stories by Fukada Koji, Take Masaharu, Matsunaga Daishi, Uchida Eji – Bryerly Long (Producer) – Japan, France

The APM 2016 will be held for 3 days starting on October 9th – October 11th at the BEXCO Exhibition Center II (55 APEC-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan)

To know more about the festival you can see the FESTIVAL PROFILE or go to the official website to know all the screening times and dates HERE.

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