Asian Film Market 2019, held over 4 days from October 5 (Sat) to 8 (Tue) during the BUSAN International Film Festival 2019, has evolved into a comprehensive content market handling Asian TV and media content as well as numerous original works. With 200 companies from 34 nations registering sales booths, up 17% from last year, more national and international professionals from various industries will participate in the event than ever before. New this year, the Asian IP Showcase, which promotes original published works from Asia, including Taiwan and Japan, will present its first pitching event. Alongside the 48 Asian IP Showcase selections, Book to Film and E-IP Pitching selections will all be available for E-IP Business Meetings. The Asia Contents Awards, also launched this year, are open to countries across Asia, including the 10 ASEAN nations, South Korea, China and Japan, and will present awards in 8 categories, such as Best Creative and Best Asian Drama.
The Asian Film Market is only open to holders of badges or Day Pass issued by BUSAN International Film Festival. Once participants who have registered in advance collect their Market Badges from the Market Badge Desk, and those who were not able to register in advance have purchased a Market Badge or Day Pass at the Market Badge Desk, admittance to the Market will be permitted.
● Overview on Opening Hours of Market Badge Desk
Date Wed, 2 Thu, 3 Fri, 4 Sat, 5 Sun, 6 Mon,7 Tue, 8
Location Ground floor, Busan Cinema Center Exhibition Center 2, BEXCO
Opening Hours 15:00 - 20:00 08:30 - 15:00 08:30 - 19:00 08:30
● Onsite Registration
Badge / Pass Price Onsite Registration Period Validity Period
Market Badge 200,000 KRW Wed - Tue, 2 - 8 October Thu - Tue, 3 - 12 October
Day Pass 50,000 KRW/day Sat - Tue, 5 - 8 October Valid only on the date of issue
※ Day Pass is for those who wish to participate on a certain date during the Asian Film Market
The Asian Film Market will be operating market shuttle buses during the market period for the convenience of participants. The service is only available to holders of Market Badges or Day Passes, who will be able to get on and off at designated stops around hotels in the Haeundae and Centum City area.
● Notice of Market Screening Changes
- The scheduled screening of THE PLATFORM (Sales: LATIDO FILMS) at 12.30 on October 5 (Sat) in L8 has been replaced with a screening of THE GOYA MURDERS (Sales: LATIDO FILMS).
- The title of the screening CONTENTS PANDA SCREENING (Sales: CONTENTS PANDA) at 18.00 on October 5 (Sat) in L9 has been updated to CRAZY ROMANCE (Sales: CONTENTS PANDA)
10 years ago, the Asian Film Market 2009 was held over 4 days from October 11 to 14 at the Seacloud Hotel in Haeundae, during the 14th BUSAN International Film Festival (Oct 8 -16). Starting with the Pusan Promotion Plan (PPP) in 1999, the market, held at 45 sales offices in the Seacloud Hotel, had grown significantly over the previous 10 years. Another decade later, in 2019 this year, it has achieved the admirable results of 200 companies registered for sales booths in Hall 4C-F of Exhibition Center 2 in BEXCO. The first Asian Film Market awards, the Asia Contents Awards, will be launched this year and will present prizes in 8 categories for innovative and outstanding Asian works.
We at Asian Film Market 2019, which starts tomorrow and will be held over 4 days, would like to extend our deepest appreciation to the many industry professionals who have participated in and supported the market over the last decade. We will continue to make further efforts this year to grow into Asia’s leading and most comprehensive content market, promising bright things for the decades to come.
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