Choi Yong-bae has been appointed as head of the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BiFan), Asia's largest fantasy film festival
"Port of Call" was named as winner of the Bucheon Choice award at the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, Korea's largest genre film festival.
"Gun Women: The Patriots," a fantasy action pitch by Japan's Mitsutake Kurando, took the $15,000 top prize at the end of the NAFF genre market. Full prize list.
Genre films come to the fore this week in Korea as the 19th edition of BiFan gets under way on the outskirts of Seoul.
Korean genre film festival, BiFan will go ahead despite the recent outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome.
Projects from Korean directors Park Jung-bum and Kim Gok join pitches by Pang Ho-cheung and Isabelle Glachant at the Network of Asian Fantastic Films.
Fantasy festival boasts effective genre film market, alongside the likes of Tinto Brass and "Godzilla"
Quentin Lee, Jo Jin Kyu, Lisa Takeba, Dev Benegal set to pitch projects.