Magazine article Screen International

Busan 2017 Asian Project Market Winners Announced

Magazine article Screen International

Busan 2017 Asian Project Market Winners Announced

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Glorious Ashes won the top award.

Adrift director Bui Thac Chuyen’s latest Vietnamese project Glorious Ashes won the top Busan Award of $15,000 at the 20th Asian Project Market which wrapped last evening (Oct 17) with a closing ceremony at the Haeundae Grand Hotel.

The Bright East Films Award, also of $15,000, went to Revenge by China’s Li Xiaofeng (who is also in Busan for the world premiere of his latest film Ash), while Korean director Oh Seung-uk’s Gasoline won two awards: the Lotte Award (KRW10m) and the MONEFF Award ($20,000 worth of post-production services).

The new Sørfond Award presented by the Norwegian South Film Fund went to Nepalese director Min Bahadur Bham’s A Year Of Cold, which will be invited to take part in the Sørfond Pitching Forum.

The other winners are Indonesian director Riri Riza’s Humba Dreams which picked up the CJ Entertainment Award for an international project ($10,000); Korean director Yoon Ga-eun’s Sora which won the KOCCA Award (KRW10m) presented by Korea Creative Content Agency; and Lebanese French director Wissam Charaf’s Dirty, Difficult, Dangerous took the Arte International Prize ([Euro]6,000). …

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