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Busan’s Asian Project Market to Move Online; Unveils 2020 Selection

2 September 2020

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Busan’s Asian Project Market to Move Online; Unveils 2020 Selection

The Asian Project Market, the biggest investment and co-production market in Asia, is to shift online due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The industry platform, which takes place during the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), will run as a virtual event from October 12 to 14 alongside the Asian Contents and Film Market, which previously announced it would run as a hybrid event.

This year will feature 22 projects, which is down on the 29 titles presented in both 2018 and 2019.

The selection includes Ripple Of Life by Chinese director Wei Shujun, whose latest film Striding Into The Wind received a Cannes 2020 label, and Japanese director Koji Fukada, whose drama The Real Thing was also granted a Cannes label. Fukada won the jury prize in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard section in 2016 with Harmonium.

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