| 김복남 살인사건의 전말
Gory genre item takes too long to get to the money shots.
Serial-killer thriller with a blind heroine has effective moments but doesn't fully realise its potential.
The King of Pigs
| 돼지의 왕
Very conventional look at bullying in middle school, South Korean style.
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?
Romantic comedy of sexual confusion is strongly cast but tonally a little uneven.
Taiwan project market explores human psyche
South Korean and Southeast Asian films in lineup
Towards a sustainable cinema in the Philippines
Manila panel presents the South Korean experience
NAFF awards Baby, Green Field and Ruined Heart!
Stories about the underworld recognised at South Korean project market
NAFF finalises Filipino focus
Seven from Philippines completes project selection
NAFF scores 21
South Korean project market selects genre films
NAFF has submissions boost
South Korean project market sees entries up 50%
NAFF spotlights Philippines
South Korean project market continues support for Southeast Asian cinema
HKIFF opens with Fight
Herman Yau's Ip Man sequel kickstarts HK festival
Berlin keeps it in the Family
Yamada Yoji and Arvin Chen return to German festival
PiFan sends Space Brothers into orbit
China's Lee's Adventure also recognised
Singing a different webtoon
Festival forum focuses on filmic formulae
NAFF cracks for Safebreaker
Genre project market awards prizes
Pifan and NAFF attract big names
Festival underway, presents new prize
PiFan opens with horror, ends with romance
Genre festival still struggles to secure local titles
Finecut blesses The Profane
Indian horror to shoot in 2013
HAF rewards MacLennan Affair, Balloon
Project market wraps with swanky prize ceremony
HAF expands scale and int'l collaboration
Project market includes documentaries, top name talent
PiFan ceremony rewards Rubber
Fantasy festival plays on for local public
Anomali stalks NAFF project prize
PiFan market boasts meetings record
Project markets agree on co-op deal
HAF and NAFF to boost genre film-making
PiFan lineup announced
Korean fantasy festival opens with Bollywood documentary
NAFF unveils project selections
Genre finance market readies 4th edition
Locarno unveils Indian projects
Open Doors swings for mix of new and old
HAF project list unveiled
28 in the running at finance market
HHH calculates 10+10=100
Taiwan anniversary omnibus to feature 20 directors
Taiwan's FTPP declares 25
Golden Horse's project market announces lineup
Camera in focus at NAFF awards
The Puchon Award at South Korean project market presented to Singaporean noir
Genre market highlights new blood
By Stephen Cremin
Mon, 04 June 2012, 12:25 PM (HKT)
The Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (PiFan) 부천국제판타스틱영화제's Network of Asian Fantastic Films (NAFF) 아시아 판타스틱 제작네트워크 (22-25 July) has announced the finalists in its It Project official selection.
The 20 projects originate from 13 countries, reflecting the 12% increase in submissions from outside South Korea this year. In total, there were 93 submissions originating from 21 countries.
The lineup includes several projects from PiFan regulars including JANG Cheol-soo 장철수 | 張哲秀's Service for People 인민을 위해 복무하라. Jang's horror Bedevilled 김복남 살인사건의 전말 (2009) won the festival's top prize two years ago.
Also returning is producer Andy YOON 윤창업 with The Weirdo from Mars 화성에서 온 그놈 to be directed by newcomer CHO Chang-yeol 조창열. Yoon produced the thriller Blind 블라인드 (2011) that closed last year's edition.
Two of the projects in this year's selection were previously presented at the Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) 香港亞洲電影投資會. Sidharth SRINIVASAN's Varanasi-set horror The Profane त्रास and Arvin CHEN 陳駿霖's Taipei romance Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? 明天記得愛上我. The latter had received the NAFF Award in Hong Kong.
The genre project market has also secured new blood.
KIM Tai-sik 김태식 | 金泰植, whose three previous films debuted at the rival Busan festival, presents Kuala Lumpur Taxi 쿠알라룸푸르에서 온 택시. The Malaysian co-production is a thematic sequel to his Tokyo Taxi 도쿄택시 (2009).
Kim's film is among six projects that are South Korean co-productions. Also selected is AR, or After-Recording, from Japan's TERADA Kenji 寺田憲史, who wrote the scenarios of the first three Final Fantasy video games.
Successful projects at previous editions of the project market include The King of Pigs 돼지의 왕 (2011), which recently screened in the Directors' Fortnight | Quinzaine des réalisateurs sidebar of the Cannes Film Festival.