Every year several of the world's major festivals and markets host specialized financing markets, designated by-selection-only zones designed to connect film makers and projects with financiers and producers around the world. The big market gun in the Asian world belongs in Hong Kong with the HAF, an annual event connected to the Hk Filmart and Hong Kong International Film Festival that selects twenty five projects to present. This year's class has just been announced and it is arguably the strongest in the HAF's history, featuring projects from a stack of major names. Among them?
An as-yet untitled new project from Park Chan-Wook, Mother by Bong Joon-Ho, The Bus by Pang Ho-Cheung, Dancing Mary by SABU, Detour by Alexi Tan, Secret of the Butterfly by Nonzee Nimibutr, A Woman In Paris by Im Sang-Soo, and Gensenkan by Hideo Nakata. All we know are the titles at the moment but rest assured we'll be trying to dig up more.