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Busan: ‘Yesterday Will Be Perfect’ Heads Project Market Awards

Timothy Yeung’s Hong Kong-Canada co-production project “Yesterday Will Be Perfect” led the Busan International Film Festival’s Asian Project Market awards, winning the new MAS award of $20,000.

The winners included four Korean projects: Jang Woo-jin’s “The Final Print” won the Busan award that provides $15,000; the Lotte award that provides $8,800 (KRW 10,000,000) to a Korean project went to Kim Ui-seok’s “The Martydom”; sponsored by Korea Creative Content Agency, the KOCCA awards of $8,800 went to Shin Dong-seok’s “In the Water”; Jero Yun, director of Busan’s opening film “Beautiful Days,” won the MONEFF award that provides $20,000 worth of post-production services, for his next project “Man of the Sea.”

The Bright East Films award of $15,000 went to Chinese director Liu Yanwenjun’s “Blossom.” Thai director Kongdej Jaturanrasmee’s “Where We Belong” won the CJ Entertainment award of $10,000 that comes with a first-look option for production, investment, sales and distribution.

Emma Kawawada’s “My Small Land” (Japan) won the Arte International prize that provides $6,900 (EUR 6,000). Shawkar Amin Korki’s Iraq-Germany-Japan co-production project “The Exam” won the Sorfond award, and an invitation, including flights, to the Norwegian South Film Fund’s pitching forum.

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