PiFan’s NAFF gives top prize to Indonesian director Joko Anwar
The Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (PiFan) wrapped its 4th Network of Asian Fantastic Films (NAFF) yesterday (July 20) with the main Bucheon Award going to Indonesian director Joko Anwar’s Modus Anomali.
The award comes with a KW10m ($9,500) cash prize.
Head of NAFF Thomas Nam said, “We had an unprecedented total of 308 one-on-one business meetings this year, which makes it the biggest success since the launch of NAFF in 2008.”
This year, NAFF and Hong Kong Asian Film Financing Forum (HAF) also signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to establish a more formal relationship between PiFan and the Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF).
The MOU highlights developing ties between genre film producers and directors from both project markets and actively conducting financial and academic exchanges. NAFF will create a NAFF Award at HAF starting next year, and invite the winner to the following It Project market.