7-10 OCTOBER 2023
ASIAN PROJECT MARKET
Asian Project Market

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Announcing the 30 Official Selections for the Asian Project Market 2023! 2023-08-03

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Announcing the 30 Official Selections for the
Asian Project Market 2023!



The 2023 Asian Project Market (APM), which will be held for 4 days from Oct 7 (Sat) to Oct 10 (Tue) at Exhibition Center 1 of the Busan Exhibition and Convention Center (BEXCO), has announced this year셲 30 selections.

 

 

30 Feature Projects from 13 Countries Selected for APM 2023!

Numerous Projects by BIFF Alumni Directors

 

 

Asian Project Market, the biggest film investment and co-production market in Asia, has selected 30 projects for this year셲 edition. With a total of 399 submissions from 50 countries, this year marked the second highest competition rate to date. This year saw a large number of submissions from China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, while the number of Japanese and Taiwanese projects saw a significant increase from previous years. In particular, the increase in number of co-productions between countries in Asia and the Americas and Europe is raising expectations for Asian contents and creators.

 

The large number of selections by BIFF alumni Asian directors is garnering much attention. APM 2023 official selections include Mr. Van (Vietnam / Germany) by director Kim Quy Bui, who was invited to the New Currents section at the Busan International Film Festival 2021, and Southern Summer (China / Malaysia) by director Lan Tian, recipient of the Sonje Award at the Busan International Film Festival 2022. In addition, Song Fang, alumnus of the first edition of the Asian Film Academy (AFA) who has become a prominent figure on the international stage, and Makbul Mubarak, AFA 2018 alumnus, have also returned to BIFF as directors. Furthermore, projects by directors Fukada Koji, Ahmed Yassin Al Daradji, and Kawawada Emma, who met with the audience at the Busan International Film Festival 2022 with past APM projects, Rima Das, who received high acclaim from critics and the media with last year셲 BIFF official selection, Tora셲 Husband (2022), and directors Hsu Chao-Jen and Hirose Nanako have been selected.

 

The selection of various northeast Asian projects is also grabbing attention with collaborative projects between experienced and newly emerging directors, as well as selections with promising and creative stories.

 

In addition, 7 Korean projects were selected for the 2023 Asian Project Market, including projects by directors Yoon Danbi, who received international recognition with her feature debut and quadruple crown winner at the 2019 Busan International Film Festival, Moving On (2019), An Old Lady (2019)셲 Lim Sun-ae, A Leave (2020)셲 Lee Ranhee, and Kim Mi-young, who received the DGK MEGABOX Award at the 2021 Busan International Film Festival. With director Lee Dongwoo셲 Snake & Scorpion, a feature adaptation of last year셲 Wide Angle selection of the same title, director Shin Sun of No Surprise (2021), and director Kang Yi Kwan, who will be revisiting BIFF with Morning Star, APM is expected to give insight to the future of Korean cinema.

 

APM 2023, which has revealed the official selections for 2023, will be held for 4 days from Oct 7 (Sat) to Oct 10 (Tue) during the 18th Asian Contents & Film Market, while the 28th Busan International Film Festival will be held for 10 days from Oct 4 (Wed) to Oct 13 (Fri) at the Busan Cinema Center.

 


[Asian Project Market 2023 Official Projects]

 

                                                                          Project titles in alphabetical order

                                         * : Asian Cinema Fund (ACF) Script Development Fund Selections

No.

Project Title

Director

Producer

Production Country

 

1

 

Appetite for Desire

 

Peter HO

KAO Chun Ting
HUNG Hsiu Lin
Patrick Mao HUANG

 Hong Kong, China /

Taiwan

2

The Botanist 

in the White House

 JING Yi

SHAN Zuolong
QI Ai

 China

3

Chronicles of a Confession*

Prateek VATS

Prateek VATS

India

4

 Daughters of the Sea

Martika RAMIREZ ESCOBAR

Monster JIMENEZ
Rajiv IDNANI

 Philippines

5

Filipinana 

 Rafael MANUEL

Jeremy CHUA

Singapore / United Kingdom / Philippines

6

First Step

YOON Danbi

KIM Gi-hyeon

Korea

7

For the Girls of the Tribe

Arsalan AMIRI

Ida PANAHANDEH
Ruth Yoshie LINTON

Iraq / T체rkiye / Singapore

8

Friends of This Life

KIM Mi-young

Jenny YANG

Korea

9

Full Moon

SONG Fang

ICHIYAMA Shozo

China / Japan

10

I'll Smile in September

Aakash CHHABRA

Sanjay GULATI
Fran BORGIA

India / Singapore

11

The Last Semester

LEE Ranhee

SHIN Woonseop

LEE Sejin

Korea

12

Madness and Honey Days

Ahmed Yassin AL DARADJI

Maytham JBARA

Iraq / Canada

13

Malati, My Love

Rima DAS

Rima DAS

India

14

Morning Star

KANG Yi Kwan

PARK Jooyoung

Korea

 

15

 

Mr. Tiger

 

HSU Chao-Jen

Stefano CENTINI
CHANG Chuti
CHOI Kwang-suk

 

Taiwan

16

Mr. Van

Kim Quy BUI

NGUYEN Mai
NGUYEN Hong Quan

Vietnam / Germany

17

Nagi Notes

FUKADA Koji

OSANAI Terutaro

Japan / France

 18

Pay the Bill

Assel AUSHAKIMOVA

Assel YERZHANOVA
Assel AUSHAKIMOVA

Kazakhstan

19

The Road to Elysium

LIM Sun-ae

KANG Jiyoun

Korea

20

Snake & Scorpion

LEE Dongwoo

CHO Young Kag

Korea

21

SOL

HASEI Kohki

ISHIGE Eisuke
OHNO Atsuko

Japan / France

22

Son & Sun

KAWAWADA Emma

IDE Yoko

Japan

 

23

 

Southern Summer

 

LAN Tian

TENG Lee Yein
HUO Chuxin
YU Ru

 

China / Malaysia

 24

Suraiya

Robiul Alam ROBI

Fazle Hasan SHISHIR
Shibabrata BARMAN

Bangladesh

25

Tarkam

Teddy SOERIAATMADJA

Ruly SJAFRI

Indonesia

26

To Kill a Mongolian Horse*

JIANG Xiaoxuan

TAN Chui Mui
MO Zhulin

China

27

Watch It Burn

Makbul MUBARAK

Yulia Evina BHARA

Indonesia

28

What셲 Love Got to Do with It?

HIROSE Nanako

KITAHARA Eiji 
KOIDE Daiju

Japan

 29

Where the Rivers Run South*

Suraj PAUDEL

Anup POUDEL
Abinash Bikram SHAH

Nepal

30

The Women Who Brush

Their Teeth Outside

SHIN Sun

KIM Soon-mo

Korea


뼚 The 28th Busan International Film Festival : Oct 4 (Wed) Oct 13 (Fri)

뼚 The 18th Asian Contents & Film Market : Oct 7 (Sat) Oct 10 (Tue)

  

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