Today saw the announcement of this year’s NAFF It Project Official Selection, with a record 238 submissions from 27 countries vying for one of 16 places.
The Network of Asian Fantastic Films (NAFF) runs alongside the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BiFan) in South Korea every July. NAFF’s It Project market facilitates filmmakers in gaining privileged access to producers, sales agents, distributors and other industry professionals, to pitch their fantastic film projects, seek funding or other production and post-production support over a four-day period.
The 16 selected projects also pitch their project to a jury panel of international industry professionals, with selected winners receiving cash awards and post-production support.
It is an especially proud day for us here at ScreenAnarchy Towers, as one of our own is among the successful applicants. Pierce Conran, our South Korean correspondent, is credited as writer and producer on director Lee Sang-woo’s Cannibal Granny - one of four selected South Korean projects. Readers will be familiar with Lee’s controversial and challenging work, including the likes of Mother is a Whore, I Am Trash and Dirty Romance.
Among the other successful submissions are film projects hailing from Hong Kong, China, Japan, Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Taiwan, New Zealand and the US. Previous NAFF winners that have gone on to completion include The Terror Live, The King Of Pigs, The Raid 2 and Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?.
2016 marks BiFan’s 20th Anniversary with the festival running from 21-31 July. The NAFF It Project market will be held between 25-28 July.
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