NEWS — 08/09/2011 10:30 PM

Asia Cinema Fund backs diverse slate (Film Business Asia)

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The Busan International Film Festival 부산국제영화제’s Asia Cinema Fund has announced financial support for some 31 film and documentary projects at different stages of completion.

By Patrick Frater
In Film Business Asia (Tue, 09 August 2011)

Organisers report that applications grew by 30% to 285.

In the Script Development section it backed two projects from the Philippines and two from Thailand, both countries which it describes as having burgeoning independent film communities. Its recipients include the well-known director Wisit SASANATIENG วิศิษฏ์ ศาสนเที่ยง. Among the South Korean projects selectors say there were “remarkable” and diverse entries.

The post-production fund’s selections include one film, Cut カット which is already bound for the Venice festival and Char.. The Island Within (pictured), a Danish-Indian co-ventured documentary which also appears in the Open Doors project market at this week’s Locarno festival.


Busan Film Commission Fund
. Song of Life; dir. KIM Tae-il 김태일 [South Korea]

KyungSung Fund
. 1818 Bus; dir. KIM Sung-hwan (김성환) [South Korea]

Hyowon Fund
. Nora Noh; dirs. KIM Seong-hee 김성희, KIM Il-rhan 김일란 [South Korea]

YoungSan Fund
. The Omnivore’s Dilemma; dir. HWANG Yun (황조윤) [South Korea]

ACP Fund
. Reason of the Step; dir. KIM Cheol-min (김철민) [South Korea]

Dong-Eui Cinema Fund
. Pylon Village; dir. KIM Dae-hwang (김대황) [South Korea]

DongSeo Asia Fund
. Powerless; dir. Fahad MUSTAFA [India, Austria]

DongSeo Asia Fund
. Academy of Marriage; dir. Reza HAERI [Iran]

. On Mother’s Head; dir. Kusuma Widjaja PUTU [Indonesia]
The Chosen Ones; dirs. Arman YERITSYAN, Vardan HOVHANNISYAN [Armenia]

BIFF Supporters Fund
. Char… the Island Within; dir. Sourav SARANGI [India]
. Cinema of Terror; dirs. Dain Iskandar SAID, Yayan WILUDIHARTO [Indonesia, Malaysia]

Busan Bank Fund
. Golden Slumbers; dir. Davy CHOU [France, Cambodia]
311; dir. MORI Tatsuya 森達也 森达也 [Japan]

DMZ Fund
. In God’s land; dir. Pankaj Rishi KUMAR [India]
. FE Chaudhry’s Pakistan; dir. Mazhar ZAIDI [Pakistan]
. Where Your Boundaries Are; dir. Nontawat NUMBENCHAPOL [Thailand]

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