5-8 OCTOBER 2024
Asian Project Market


Announces the Winners of Asian Project Market 2021 Awards 2021-10-14

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The Asian Project Market (APM) 2021, which was held for three days from October 12 (Tues) to October 14 (Thurs), has announced the winners of this year셲 awards.




[Asian Project Market 2021 On-site]



APM, Asia셲 largest co-production market, previously announced the 25 final projects from 15 different countries in August. This year, APM hosted online meetings for international participants and simultaneously held on-site meetings for domestic attendees. A total of 100 participants from 91 companies and organizations participated in the 515 official business meetings conducted during the APM, reaffirming the high level of interest in the selected projects.


The propagation of participation from Korea, Taiwan, France, Hong Kong, and Japan, of female directors and producers projects, and of Northeast and Southeast Asian projects caught much attention.


The awardees for the 7 sections of the Asian Project Market 2021 Awards were announced on the last day of the APM, October 14. J챕ro Yun셲 Secret of My Father, which will be the last addition to the director셲 film series trilogy about family; Kamila Andini셲 Before, Now & Then, a film based on a true story and depicted through a delicate storytelling; Lim Sun-ae셲 Fixed Love, Fixed Girl, a film that is expected to show a different perspective to a story about disabilities; Lives of Crime, a collaborative project by up and coming female filmmakers in Taiwan; If wood could cry, it would cry blood, which is an adaptation film of the autobiographical novel Tam Van Phong Dao by the famous Vietnamese comedian, Mac Can; Abinash Bikram Shah셲 Elephants in the Fog, presenting a strong story of trans women, who are ostracized by the society; Spectrum by director Kim Bora, who gathered much interest after being invited to various prestigious international film festivals for her film, House of Hummingbird (2019).



[Winners of the 2021 Asian Project Market Awards]


(*Project/Director/Producer/Production Country)



뼚 Busan Award : Secret of My Father / J챕ro YUN / MO Sung-Jin / Korea 

Financed by Busan Metropolitan City, the Busan Award commits 15,000USD in cash to one selected project chosen from the official APM line-up. Busan Metropolitan City administers additional annual funds, aiming to lend stronger financial support to promising filmmakers participating at APM.


뼚 CJ ENM Award : Before, Now & Then / Kamila ANDINI / Gita FARA, Ifa ISFANSYAH / Indonesia 

CJ ENM Award commits 10,000USD in cash to an international project. The 'First Look Option' regarding production, investment, sales and distribution of the awarded project may be bestowed by CJ ENM through discussions between the winner and CJ ENM before presenting the award.


뼚 KB Award : Fixed Love, Fixed Girl / LIM Sun-ae / PARK Kwansu / Korea

KB Award commits 10,000,000KRW in cash to one selected Korean project chosen from the official APM line-up.


뼚 NUTRILITE Award : Lives of Crime / HSIEH Pei-Ju, YANG Chieh, HUANG Dan-Chi, LEE I-Hui / Estela Valdivieso CHEN, Hazel WU / Taiwan

NUTRILITE Award commits 10,000,000KRW in cash to one selected project chosen from the official APM line-up.


뼚 ArteKino International Award : If wood could cry, it would cry blood / NGUYEN PHAN Linh Dan / NGO THI Bich Hanh / Vietnam

ARTE Kino awards 6,000EUR in cash to a project chosen from the official APM line-up. The winner may allow the screening of the film on the ARTE Kino Festival website.


뼚 Pop Up Film Residency Award : Elephants in the Fog / Abinash Bikram SHAH / Anup POUDEL / Nepal

Pop Up Film Residency and APM collaborate to offer one selected filmmaker with an APM official project an opportunity to take part in an individual, tailor-made 3 week-long residency program in Europe in 2022. 


MONEFF Award : Spectrum / KIM Bora / BYUN Seungmin / Korea 

MONEFF Award commits 20,000 USD in post-production service and facilities, especially editing or VFX to a project chosen from the official APM line-up. 

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