Pusan fest unveils Asian Cinema Fund recipients

Some 27 projects will get monetary support

South Korea’s Pusan Film Festival has announced this year’s recipients of the Asia Cinema Fund awards, the program that supports Asian independent feature and documentaries.

This year, 27 projects were selected, with a strong showing from Southeast Asia, including Korean helmer Ahn Seul-ki’s “Powwow” and Indonesian helmer Yogi D. Sumule’s “The Southern Route.”

ACF has three categories: the Script Development Fund, Post Production Fund and the Asian Network of Documentary Fund.

Fest also bowed an $8,300 award for Asian Film Academy graduates within the Script Development Fund, which went to Thai helmer Phuttiphong Aroonpheng’s “Departure Day.”

Among past recipients of ACF support are Filipino helmer Brillante Mendoza’s Cannes competition player “Service” in 2008, and Thai helmer Aditya Assarat’s “Wonderful Town,” which won the Tiger Award at Rotterdam the same year.

Recipients of ACF 2010 Script Development Fund

“The Southern Route,” Yogi D. Sumule (Indonesia)

“It must be a Camel,” Charlotte Lim Lay Kuen (Malaysia)

“Television,” Mostafa Sarwar Farooki (Bangladesh)

“The Rainbow,” Yolkin Tuichiev (Uzbekistan)

“Powwow,” Ah Seul-Ki (Korea)

“Alive Life,” Park Jung-bum (Korea)

“Room Service,” Lee Woo-jung (Korea)

“Departure Day,” Phuttiphong Aroonpheng (Thailand)

Post-production Fund

“Floating Lives,” Nguyen Phan Quang Binh (Vietnam)

“The Year Without a Summer,” Tan Chui Mui (Malaysia)

“Eternity,” Sivaroj Kongsakul (Thailand)

“Ordinary Days,” Inan (Korea)

“Re-encounter,” Min Yong Keun(Korea)

Asian Network Documentary Fund

“Intimations of a Rebellion,” Sanjay Kak (India)

“Old Man Tang,” Xu Tong (China)

“The Cat With a Million Lives,” Kotani Tadasuke (Japan)

“Inshallah, Football!” Ashvin Kumar (India)

“5 Broken Cameras,” Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi (Palestine, Israel, France)

“Playing With Nan,” Dipesh Kharel & Saito Asami (Nepal, Japan)

“Please Don’t Beat Me, Sir!” Shashwati Talukdar & P. Kerim Friedman (India, U.S., Taiwan)

“The Confession,” Eliane Raheb (Lebanon)

“Tour of Duty” Kim Dong-Ryung, Park Kyoung-Tae (Korea)

“Anxiety,” Min Hwan-ki (Korea)

“Let the River Flow,” Kang Se-Jin, Kauh E.J. (Korea)

“Sea of Butterfly,” Park Bae-il (Korea)

“Goodbye Homerun,” Lee Jung-ho (Korea)

“First Love — 1989, Memory of Sumida,” Park Jeong Suk (Korea)

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