The Asian Project Market (APM) is open for applications for its 2014 edition.
Ranging from big-scale commercial films to low-budget independent films, APM is a place of investment and co-production opportunities for all directors with new projects. Since its inception, APM has supported Asian directors, new and well-known alike.
Since 2007, APM has accepted submissions from projects beyond Asia. APM has shown preference for projects originating beyond the region that apply with at least one Asian production partner in place.
In the last 16 years, 412 projects have been selected and approximately 160 have been completed. Projects that have been supported through APM include Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s Three Times (2005, Taiwan), Jia Zhangke’s Platform (2000, China / Hong Kong), Jafar Pananhi’s The Circle (2000, Iran) and Tsai Ming-Liang’s Face (2009, Taiwan / France / Belgium / Netherlands).
First features supported by APM include Ounie Lecomte’s A Brand New Life (2009, Korea / France), Semih Kaplanoglu’s Honey (2010, Turkey / Germany) which won the Golden Bear at the 2010 Berlin International Film Festival and Edwin’s Postcards from the Zoo (2012, Indonesia) which was a competition entry in 2012 Berlin International Film Festival.
Korean APM projects include Lee Chang-dong’s Poetry (2010), Kim Ki-duk’s The Bow (2010), Hong Sang-soo’s Woman is the Future of Man (2004), Zhang Lu’s Dooman River (2010) and Bong Joon-ho’s Snowpiercer (2013).
APM has also supported Oh Seong-yun’s Leafie, A Hen into the Wild (2011) and Yeon Sangho’s The Fake (2013), films that expanded Korean animation market, were APM projects as well as Park Chan Ok’s Paju (2009), an opening film of the International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2010.
The APM submission deadline is 30 June.
APM runs 6 – 8 October. The Busan International Film Festival runs 2 – 11 October.