The Asian Project Market is an annual event hosted by the Shanghai International Film Festival. It offers a platform for filmmakers and producers to showcase their work and receive feedback from industry professionals.
The asian project market 2021 is an event that will take place in 2021. It is a 24th Asian Project Market, which has been created to help promote the cultural industry of Asia.
These are the winners of the Asian Project Market 2021, which took place at the Busan International Film Festival from October 12th to 14th over three days.
About the Asian Project Market (APM): The Asian Project Market (APM) is a newly established co-production platform in Asia that connects young filmmakers with top worldwide cinema professionals.
Since its inception in 1998 as the Pusan Promotion Plan (PPP), it has evolved to become Asia’s largest and most significant pre-market. It was renamed Asian Project Market in 2011 and has been fulfilling its function as a birthplace of innovation ever since.
Every year, APM finds new feature film ideas, ranging from big-budget commercials to low-budget indies, and connects them with international film financiers, producers, and distributors. Several APM projects have already been completed and have garnered good feedback from film festivals as well as worldwide audiences. As a result, APM continues to pique the attention of filmmakers all around the globe.
– Prizes –
The Busan Award is given to a person who has made
Jéro Yun’s Secret of My Father | Producer: Mo Sung-Jin | Haegrimm Pictures Co., Ltd. and K PLUS Y | Korea Production Company: Haegrimm Pictures Co., Ltd. and K PLUS Y | Genre: Thriller, Drama The project is now under pre-production.
Tae-seong, a young man in his twenties, has just left the military. His ambition is to pursue a career as a musician. His mother, on the other hand, wants him to have a steady employment. She invites him to join his father to a business meeting with the owner of a shoe manufacturer. She wants him to acquire some business experience. He agrees reluctantly and travels to Incheon with his father, where his father’s secret is exposed, resulting in a horrific event, and the idyllic middle-class family is shattered.
The Busan Award, which is funded by Busan Metropolitan City, provides $15,000 in cash to one selected project from the official APM line-up. Busan Metropolitan City manages extra yearly funding with the goal of providing more financial assistance to talented APM filmmakers.
ENM CJ Award
Kamila Andini’s Before, Now & Then | Producers: gita Fara, Ifa Isfansyah | Indonesia Production Company: Fourcolours Films | Drama Genre: Post-Production Status of the Project
The year is 1960, and NANA is a lady who can’t seem to get away from her past. Her spouse, who was abducted and brought into the jungle, died as a result of the war and strife in West Java. Nana managed to get away from the group that intended to marry her. This event also resulted in the death of her father, leading her to become impoverished and resulting in the loss of her kid. Nana still fantasizes about them, despite the fact that she has begun a new life with RADEN DARGA. With her new Sundanese high-society husband and four children from his second marriage, life is wonderful. Despite this, Nana keeps having nightmares about the past, and she has no idea why.
Nana’s life is not simple, even though she currently lives comfortably in a Menak (Rich) household. Many people still see her as a peasant who is just interested in her husband’s riches. Nana is made fully aware that her true position is solely in the kitchen, not alongside her husband, as a result of numerous incidents that occur in their home. Her husband’s patriarchal beliefs and lifestyle at the time also indicate that he is engaged with other women. Nana has no choice but to remain quiet, despite the fact that sores on her head are gradually appearing.
Until Nana meets INO, one of her husband’s mistresses; a lady who stands out from the others. Ino enters Nana’s life like water, and like a breath of fresh air, he frees Nana from her emotions. Ino becomes the only person with whom she can discuss both her past and present. They help each other out. Nana’s marriage becomes even more complicated as a result of her relationship with Ino, until one day she stumbles across her ex-husband, the man of her dreams, who is still alive! Nana’s history and present collide together, as she continues her quest for what true female independence entails.
The CJ ENM Award is a $10,000 financial commitment to an international initiative. CJ ENM may provide the ‘First Look Option’ for the awarded project’s production, investment, sales, and distribution after negotiations between the winner and CJ ENM prior to delivering the award.
Lim Sun-Fixed ae’s Love, Fixed Girl | Park Kwansu’s Producer | Kirin Productions’ Korea Production Company | Genre: Drama Project Status: Financing
The year is 1999, and the millenium has come to an end. KIM According to reports, Yeong-mi is well-known for her ugly appearance, which her coworkers frequently remind her of by calling her names. KOO Do-yeong, from distribution, is the only male coworker who treats Yeong-mi well, and she develops feelings for him. When Yeong-mi learns that KOO has been pocketing money from accounts receivable, she replaces it with her own money and works additional hours to make up the difference. KOO discovers the truth and surrenders to the authorities, but Yeong-mi is also sentenced to 6 months in jail. KOO’s wife, CHO Yoo-jin, is waiting for her when she is released. Yeong-mi initially learnt of her existence while being questioned by the police. She was astounded to learn that there was a wife and that the woman suffers from a Grade One handicap that renders her completely paralyzed. She is even more taken aback when she notices that the wife is stunning, with delicate, doll-like features. Instead of sympathy, Yeong-mi is ashamed, envious, and feels betrayed. Yoo-jin makes an unusual proposal. She reveals that she and KOO did not marry out of love, and she offers to reimburse Yeong-mi for all she has lost if she can help her find a nephew who is unlawfully borrowing and spending money in Yoo-name. jin’s Yeong-mi is perplexed, but she is also homeless and without a place to stay. They begin living together when she accepts Yoo-offer. jin’s Yoo-jin is looked after by Yeong-mi, who cooks, cleans, and cooks. Will Yeong-mi be able to reclaim both her money and her love?
The Award’s Details: The KB Award gives a cash prize of ten million won to one Korean project chosen from the official APM line-up.
The NUTRILITE Award is given to those who have shown a commitment to
Hsieh Pei-Ju, Yang Chieh, Huang Dan-Chi, Lee I-Hui | Producers: Estela Valdivieso Chen, Hazel Wu | Serendipity Films | Taiwan Production Company | Genre: Crime, Comedy Financing and pre-production are both in the works for this project.
Synopsis: Qiu-Tao (female, 59), an ex-convict who was convicted of money laundering, now struggles to make ends meet. She lives in poverty in her latter years until she realizes that the only way to improve her situation is to swindle her ex-business, husband’s which has been lying to her her whole life.
Zhen-Shu (female, 30), who has been unable to pass the prosecutor’s test for many years, is smitten with her next-door neighbor, masseur Leo (male, 30). She learns that facing her own wants is the only way to break free from the monsters in her head as she struggles between morality and passion.
Mimi (female, 16), a lonely live-streamer, seeks validation for her presence in the imaginary online world. She gets even more obsessive after becoming viral, to the point of sacrificing a valuable real-life relationship.
A-Ju (55), a victim of domestic abuse, and Shi-Ying (38), a victim of domestic violence, meet by accident. Shi-Ying has to abduct her own son to facilitate their escape, much as A-Ju did in the past to rescue herself from her husband’s grasp. The two ladies resolve to assist one other since their lives are both bleak and absurd.
These criminal women appear and disappear in one other’s lives. Their hard, tumultuous lives and frailties push them to the margins of society, where they have experienced violence, betrayal, and poverty. The only choice left to them is to strive to find a way out on their own.
The NUTRILITE Award provides a cash prize of 10,000,000KRW to one selected project from the official APM line-up.
International ArteKino Award
Nguyen Phan Linh Dan | Producer: Ngo Thi Bich Hanh | Vietnam Production Company: Vietnam Studios, May Pictures | Genre: Drama, Coming of Age, Historical The project is currently under development and is in the pre-production stage.
Synopsis: Based on renowned Vietnamese comedian Mac Can’s autobiographical book, “Tam Van Phong Dao,” the film explores his childhood as the middle kid in a family-run traveling circus. The story revolves on three siblings who execute the renowned knife-throwing performance together. Ba, a peculiar 14-year-old kid, is in charge of the wooden board into which his elder brother, Hai, tosses knives. Tu, their younger sister, stands in front of the board to add to the excitement of the show. The combination of his brother’s brilliance and his younger sister’s recklessness is a recipe for disaster. Tu, the only female in a family of circus artists, was ‘destined’ to be a target girl by her own father. Women in danger has long been a popular theme in the entertainment industry. At its heart, this is a coming-of-age tale about identity and finding one’s place in a family and society. Under the financial constraints of their family life and the political pressures of a nation at war, Ba tries to rescue his sister from the inevitable destiny he has witnessed in his nightmares.
About the Award: ARTE Kino will provide a cash prize of 6,000 EUR to a project selected from the official APM line-up. The winner has the option of allowing the film to be shown on the ARTE Kino Festival website.
Award for Pop-Up Film Residency
Abinash Bikram Shah’s Elephants in the Fog | Producer: Anup Poudel | Nepal Production Company: Underground Talkies Nepal | Drama, Thriller Script Development is the current status of the project.
Elephants in the Fog is about a group of five trans-women living in a tiny hamlet terrified by wild elephants who are on the brink of splitting apart. They make ends meet by performing at other people’s festivities, led by the clever and cunning matriarch PIRATI (40). They provide a member of the village patrol squad every night to keep the wild elephants at bay.
PIRATI is a self-taught herbalist who gives the villagers free herbal remedies, listens to their secrets, and intentionally demeans herself in front of them in order to keep them happy and gain their confidence. She is eager to expand her herbal medicine company, which is slowly getting traction, and wants to leave her present job. The ultimate decision, however, is made by PIRATI’s guru, the group’s “grandmother.”
APSARA, the group’s youngest member, goes missing one night. PIRATI is to blame, since her neglect of the family as a result of her own ambitions, as well as her daily confrontations with other trans-women, may have contributed to APSARA’s disappearance. Her guru, irritated, tells PIRATI that she must locate APSARA before their ten-day Biwaha ritual, or she would not allow her go. If PIRATI wants to be free to follow her goals, she must now locate APSARA.
However, PIRATI must contend with the villagers and patrol team, who are uninterested in her group; the police, who have more pressing concerns than finding a missing trans-woman; APSARA’s family, for whom APSARA has been dead since her coming out; and the deep, dark forest, which poses greater dangers than the wild elephants.
The Award’s Details: Pop Together Film Residence and APM have teamed up to provide one chosen filmmaker working on an APM official project the chance to participate in a three-week residency program in Europe in 2022.
MONEFF (Money for the Future) Award
Spectrum is a film directed by Kim Bora and produced by Byun Seungmin and Climax Studio in Korea. Script Development is the current status of the project.
Do-yeon, a lady in her 40s, works as a narrator for presentations of space pictures in a planetarium at the Korean Astronomical Research Institute in the near future. Her life is basic; she has lived in the same home for 40 years. But she now feels compelled to make a difference.
She chooses to learn how to drive a traditional vehicle, rather than a self-driving car, and go to Arizona, a location she has always wanted to visit. Do-yeon meets Steve Linda, a beautiful driving teacher, at the driving school, which has reopened owing to a vintage fad. Steve Linda went through a nonbinary gender transition and became a man. To preserve Linda as a part of him, he wants to be known by two names.
Do-yeon tells Steve Linda about her mother, Hee-jin, an astronaut who was lost for 20 years before returning to Earth, during driving lesson. People generally dismiss Hee-narrative jin’s as a ghost story, but Steve Linda listens intently to Do-yeon and asks her questions without bias. When Do-yeon meets Steve Linda, she tells him about Hee-wonderful jin’s and amazing space adventures.
The MONEFF Award provides a total of 20,000 USD in post-production services and facilities, mostly editing and visual effects, to a film selected from the official APM line-up.
The asian cinema fund is a competition that will award $1 million dollars for the best Asian film. The competition will be held in 2021 and winners will be announced in 2022.
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