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[BIFF Press Release] Asian Project Market 2023 Calls for Projects! 2023-05-04

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Press Release | 2023.05.02

Asian Project Market 2023
Calls for Projects!

Asian Project Market (APM) is opening calls for feature-length fiction projects until Wednesday, May 31 (KST).

APM 2023, online submission for new feature-length fiction projects by Asian directors open until May 31 (Wed) (KST)!

APM, which began as Pusan Promotion Plan (PPP) in 1998 and is meeting its 26th year, is the first investment and co-production market in Asia. APM selects new projects each year, from low-budget independent films to high-budget commercial films, and provides co-production business opportunities for investors, producers, and distributors.

 

APM 2022 selected 29 projects from 14 regions and conducted a total of 705 official meetings between 170 participants from 132 companies. Furthermore, five new award categories were introduced in 2022 from its previous edition, presenting cash and in-kind awards of approximately 150,000 USD to the 13 winners in 12 categories.

APM has selected a total of 661 projects over the past 25 years, of which approximately 280 films have been completed and gone on to receive much acclaim in prestigious film festivals around the world.

 

Director Kanu Behl셲 Agra (APM 2015 project) will have its world premiere at this year셲 Cannes Film Festival Director셲 Fortnight. From official selections of APM 2020, director Fukada Koji셲 Love Life and director Ahmed Yassin Al Daradji셲 Hanging Gardens, and director Wissam Charaf셲 Dirty, Difficult, Dangerous, an official APM 2017 project, were invited to the 2022 Venice International Film Festival together, receiving a warm response from the media and critics. In addition, director Chan Ching Lin셲 Coo-Coo 043, which was selected for the APM 2019, won big at the 2022 Golden Horse Film Awards, achieving triple crown with the Best Film, Best New Performer, and the FIPRESCI Prize.

 

APM is now accepting submissions for this year's edition to discover new fiction film projects. Submissions will be open online until May 31 (Wed), KST. Official selections of the APM will be automatically nominated for every award category of the APM Awards and provided one-on-one meeting opportunities with international industry officials. Furthermore, ONE COOL Award, newly added by ONE COOL PICTURES founded by Hong Kong actor Louis Koo, will sponsor a cash reward of 15,000 USD. Detailed information on the eligibility, application process, benefits, and more can be found on the official APM website (https://apm.biff.kr/eng/).

  • Submission Deadline May 31, 2023 (KST)
  • Asian Project Market Oct 7 (Sat) ~ Oct 10 (Tues), 2023 (4 Days)
  • Eligibility

      Asian feature-length fiction film project (in script development, pre-production,

      production or post-production stage)

* Projects to be completed before the APM2023 period are not eligible for submission

* Fully financed projects are not eligible for submission

       * Projects without a director and producer are not eligible for submission

       * Director must have experience directing at least one short or feature length film

       * Producer must have experience producing at least one feature length film

  • Online Submission Online application and submission through the official APM website (https://apm.biff.kr/eng/)
  • Benefits for Selected Projects
  1. Selected projects will be provided one-on-one meetings with film industry professionals during the APM period
  2. Selected projects will automatically be nominated for APM awards
  3. Representatives of the project will be officially invited to APM
  • Contact Support Program Team: apm@biff.kr / +82-51-709-2234

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 (Tues)

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