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Newsletter Vol.1      27 May, 2019

Get Ready for Asian Film Market 2019 (5-8 October)
Asian Film Market 2019 will be held at Exhibition Center 2, BEXCO (Busan Exhibition Convention Center) for 4 days, from Sat, 5 October to Tue, 8 October at the 24th BUSAN International Film Festival (3-12 October). The registration for the Asian Film Market 2019 begins on Mon, 1 July. Please note that the early-bird registration for market badge and sales booth is available at a discount rate of 30%.
Registration information
Asian Project Market 2019
Call for applications!
Deadline: 15 June
Applications for the BUSAN International Film Festival’s ‘Asian Project Market’ (APM) are now open at the APM’s official website (http://apm.biff.kr) until 15 June.
APM discovers new and striking film projects, ranging from large commercial scale to low-budget independent films to link them with global film investors, producer and distributors, and provides opportunities for filmmakers to take their new projects forward with potential investment and co-production partners.

Originally launched in 1998 as the Pusan Promotion Plan (PPP), APM has selected 556 projects over the last 21 years, and about 230 projects have been completed. Projects from previous editions include films by internationally renowned directors such as Lee Chang-dong’s Oasis (Korea/APM 2001) and Poetry (Korea/APM 2008), Bong Joon-ho’s The Host (Korea/APM 2004) and Snowpiercer (Korea/APM 2009) and Platform directed by Jia Zhang-ke (China, Hong Kong(China), Japan, France/APM 1998). Also many other films were highly praised at major film festivals recently. Jinpa by director Pema Tseden (China/APM 2014) won the Best Screenplay in Orizzonti at the Venice International Film Festival 2018, A lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery by director Lav Diaz (Philippines, Singapore/APM 2012) was awarded the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival 2016, and Diamond Island by director Davy Chou (Cambodia, France, Germany, Thailand, Qatar/APM 2014) was given the SACD Award at the Cannes Critics’ Week in the same year. APM celebrated last year’s edition by arranging 743 official business meetings with the participation of 149 related companies, a record-breaking result. It has established itself as the largest investment and co-production market in Asia.

APM selects around 30 creative feature film projects by both young and well-known directors in Asia and throughout the world. Business meetings for investment and co-production are slated to start Sun, 6 October to Tue, 8 October for 3 days at the BUSAN International Film Festival.
 
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