6 - 9 October, 2018

Asian Film Market 2018

Notice

Asian Film Market 2018 Announces 30 Official Selections for Book To Film and E-IP Pitching!|

Asian Film Market 2018 selects 30 official projects to be introduced in Book To Film and E-IP Pitching, the main events of the Entertainment Intellectual Property (E-IP) Market, where 15 projects will be presented by each event. The pitching event will be held from Saturday, October 6 to Sunday, October 7 and business meetings will be held from Saturday, October 6 to Tuesday, October 9.

 

Following last year, Next Entertainment World (NEW) will award one project from each Book To Film and E-IP Pitching selections with KRW 10,000,000 cash prize. This year, ToryComics (www.torycomics.com), a global web comic platform that provides web comic service in 12 different languages to 141 countries, will participate as a new award sponsor. Total 4 projects from Book To Film and E-IP Pitching selections will each receive cash award worth KRW 5,000,000.

 

 

Book To Film

 

Since 2012, Book To Film continues to serve as a marketplace for publishers, the rights holder of original books, to do business with film directors and producers through meetings to discuss the viability of adapting their book into a film. Interest in Book To Film is growing as contracts for film copyrights are continuously concluded in addition to last year’s NEW CREATOR AWARD-winning book The Untouchables (GOZKNOCK ENT).

 

This year, projects are richer in diversity than ever, despite the short registration time of two weeks. Romance, sci-fi, and the steadily strong genre thriller are noticeable. The selected 15 book projects with inventive subject materials and strong planning skills are expected to attract significant attention.

 

n  Book To Film 2018 Selections

(Book Title in Alphabetical Order)

No.

Book Title

Company

Author

Genre

1

Ambos

GOLDENBOUGH

KIM Soo-An

Mystery Thriller

2

A Dangerous Breath

EUNHAENG NAMU PUBLISHING CO., LTD.

PARK Young

Romance Thriller

3

"Gansaji," My Hometown

MOONJI PUBLISHING CO., LTD.

CHOI Shi-Han

Drama / Coming-of-age

4

GOSIMAN

MACARON 
(KYOBO BOOK CENTRE)

KIM Pung

Comedy Drama

5

Greatest Fish

WISDOMHOUSE MEDIAGROUP

GU Byeong-mo

Drama / Fantasy

6

The Insect

GOZKNOCK ENT

JANG Min-hye

Mystery Thriller

7

Jessie's Story

WOORINABI

Hyun-ju Rosa KIM,

PARK Kunwoong

History

8

Kyung-ae’s Heart

CHANGBI PUBLISHERS

KIM Keum Hee

Drama

9

LINE

SAKYEJUL PUBLISHING CO., LTD.

LEE Songhyun

Drama

10

Lunar Eclipse

CABINET

UH Dan Bee

Fantasy Romance

11

Please Save Me, Boy

SAKYEJUL PUBLISHING CO., LTD.

KIM Jin Na

Female / Drama / Romance

12

The Sixth Wife

GORAEBANG

HAN Jisu

Mystery Romance

13

A Week Before I Die

GOLDENBOUGH

SEO Eun Chae

 Fantasy / Romance / Mystery

14

*Winter Sleep

SWIMMINGKUL

BAK Solmay

Sci-Fi Drama

15

Young "Minsu" vs Old "Minsu"

MOONJI PUBLISHING CO., LTD.

KIM Hyejung

Drama / Coming-of-age

 

 

* Included in the book A Beloved Dog

 

n  Book To Film 2018 Pitching

-          Date & Time: Oct. 6th (Sat), 13:30 - 15:00

-          Location: Event Room, Exhibition Center 2, BEXCO

-          Interpretation will be provided in English

 

 

E-IP (Entertainment Intellectual Property) Pitching:

 

 

Entering its fourth edition this year, E-IP pitching discovers content that present diverse possibilities of one source multi use with brilliant ides. It is a marketplace for various web platform projects such as web comics, web novels, and stories as well as expanding its territory in content business. In particular, the E-IP Pitching 2016 selection web novel Sprinter: Underworld (ALL THAT STORY) was published as a book, followed by a broadcast as a radio drama. The 2017 selection web comic Item (TOYOU’S DREAM) is in current production as a TV drama, a notable achievements and accomplishment for one source multi use.

 

This year’s E-IP Pitching submission is notable for fresh, original ideas and settings of various genres such as romance, sci-fi, horror, and political drama. The final 15 selections are outstanding in unpredictable plot and expandability of platform. These selections are expected to create further possibilities.

 

n  E-IP Pitching 2018 Selections

(IP Title in Alphabetical Order)

No.

IP Title

Company

Author

Genre

IP Category

1

Android Love

JOARA INC.

HU Ji-Young

Romance / Sci-Fi

Web Novel

2

Delivery Knight

TOOMICS

LEE Yun Kyun

Action

Webtoon

3

The Devil

TOYOU’S DREAM

Meen (Story)
 Keun bit (Art)

Occult / Mystery / Thriller / Fantasy

Webtoon

4

Devil School

YOUTHMEANS

SUO

Mystery Horror Thriller

Story

5

The Game of a Detective

KT CORPORATION

MuJang

Mystery Thriller

Web Novel

 

6

Good Job

 

ALL THAT STORY

 

Haewon

 Crime Noir

Story

7

Gorgon

TOOMICS

KIM Carnby (Story) 

SEO Jai-il (Art)

Horror / Thriller

Webtoon

8

The House of an Old Man

DAUM WEBTOON COMPANY

E. lim (Story)
 KIM Jong Wook (Art)

Drama

Webtoon

9

Kingmaker

TOYOU’S DREAM

UN (Story)
KIM Han Seok (Art)

Politics / Drama

Webtoon

10

Land of Silence

TOONPLUS

YOON Seonyoung

Thriller / Action / School Story

Story

11

Leegye-li Fantasia

BRITG

LEE Siwoo

Horror Fantasy

Web Novel

12

The Legendary Army Cook

MUNPIA

James Robin

 Modern Fantasy

Web Novel

13

Murder at the Moonshadow Mansion

DAUM WEBTOON COMPANY

Maharo (Story)
Gok (Art)

Mystery Thriller

Webtoon

14

Replace

JAEDAM MEDIA

SEO Hong-seok

Action Thriller

Webtoon

15

UFO(Ugly Family Oh my god)GIRL

STORYCOMPANY

Ryeong (Story)
 PARK Hyem (Art)

Drama

Webtoon

* Webtoon: a term used to describe Korean web comics.

 

n  E-IP Pitching 2018

       Date & Time: Oct. 7th (Sun), 10:30 - 12:00

       Location: Event Room, Exhibition Center 2, BEXCO

       Interpretation will be provided in English

 

Contact

Email:  seminar@asianfilmmarket.org 

Tel: +82-51-709-2214