Magazine article Screen International

Makhmalbaf among BIFF's Asian Cinema Fund Recipients

Magazine article Screen International

Makhmalbaf among BIFF's Asian Cinema Fund Recipients

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The Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) has announced 31 Asian Cinema Fund (ACF) recipients this year, including Mohsen Makhmalbaf's The Gardener for post-production funds.

Eight feature film projects will get Script Development funds while six get Post-production funds and 17 projects will benefit from the Asian Network of Documentary [AND] Fund.

Script Development Fund winners include Ekachai Uekrongtham's Bare, a story about the first nude photographer in Thailand, and Midi Z's Lian-Qing, A Burmese Girl, about a refugee's journey of escape from Burma to Thailand.

Post-production Fund winners, which in previous year have gone on to screen as buzz films in the festival proper, this year include Atsushi Funahashi's romance/drama Under The Cherry Trees In Full Bloom, and Mostofa Sarwar Farooki's social satire Television, which was previously selected to the Asian Project Market and ACF Script Development Fund in 2010. …

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