Pusan Fund picks projects

27 'creative film efforts' to recieve funding

SEOUL – Twenty seven movie projects are to receive funding from the Pusan International Film Festival’s Asia Cinema Fund it was announced Tuesday.

The ACFF spans three sections that support different aspects of the production and post-production processes for movies that are deemed Asia’s most creative film efforts.

The six recipients of coin from the ‘Independent Feature Film Incubating Fund’ section include Korean helmer Kim Jong-kwan’s “Seaside” and Malaysian director Woo Ming Jin’s “Woman On Fire Looks For Water.”

A further six projects are to receive coin from the ‘Independent Feature Film Post-production Support Fund.’ These include Korean helmer Roh Gyeong-tae’s “Land of Scarecrow,” Chinese helmer He Jianjun’s “River People.” Malaysian helmer Ho Yuhang’s “At The End of Daybreak” was selected as the recipient of Asia Pacific Actors Network’s production support fund, and was backed by Korean production shingle M&FC.

The AND Fund for docus rewarded five Korean projects including Korean-American female director Tammy Choo Toll’s “Resilience” and nine other Asian projects including Indian helmer Ranu Ghosh’s “Quarter No. 4/11.”

2008 Independent Feature Film Incubating Fund recipients

“Seaside” (Korea) Kim Jongkwan)

“Daybreak” (Korea) Cho Kyu Jang)

“The Reason” (Korea) Min Yong Keun

“Woman On Fire Looks For Water” (Malaysia) Woo Ming Jin)

“Half Truth” (India) Jahar Kan Ungo

“I Carried You Home” (Thailand) Tongpong Chantarangkul

“Balloon” (China) Wanma Caidan)

2008 Independent Feature Film Post-production Support Fund recipients

“Breathless” (Korea) Yang Ik June

“The Pit and The Pendulum” (Korea) Sohn Young sung

“Land of Scarecrows” (Korea) Gyeong Tae Roh

“Ocean of An Old Man” (India) Rajesh Shera

“River People” (China) He Jianjun

“At The End Of Daybreak” (Malaysia) Ho Yuhang

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