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Asian Cinema Fund 2023: Funding News

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Asian Cinema Fund (ACF), a support programme of Busan International Film Festival, has announced 14 selections for its 2023 funding round.

Three projects have been selected for script development support, which includes a cash grant of KRW10m and an invitation to Busan’s Asian Project Market (APM). Four projects have been selected for post-production funding and will make their world premieres at this year’s Busan International Film Festival (October 4-13, 2023).
Seven projects have been selected for Asian Network of Documentary (AND) funding and will receive a maximum cash grant of KRW20m, as well as an official invitation to Busan’s Asian Contents & Film Market (October 7-10).


Script Development Fund (3 Asian Projects):

Chronicles Of A Confession, dir: Prateek Vats (India)
To Kill A Mongolian Horse, dir: Jiang Xiaoxuan (China)
Where The Rivers Run South, dir: Suraj Paudel* (Nepal)
*2002 Asian Film Academy Alumni
Post-Production Fund (2 Korea Projects, 2 Asian Projects):
Concerning My Daughter, dir: Lee Mirang (Korea)
Lay Off (working title), dir: Park Hongjun (Korea)
Solids By The Seashore, dir: Patiparn Boontarig (Thailand)
The Spark, dir: Rajesh S. Jala (India) 
Asian Network of Documentary (AND) Fund (4 Korean Projects, 3 Asian Projects):
Being A Politician For Dummies, dir: Lee Ilha (Korea)
K-Number, dir: Jo Seyoung (Korea)
Life In The Shadows, dir: K.D. (Afghanistan, Germany)
Plaster Cast Drawing, dir: Wong Taewoong (Korea) 
Returning Figures, dir: Kim Mooyoung (Korea)
A Thousand Winds, dir: Mok Kwan Ling (Hong Kong, China)
XiXi, dir: Fan Wu (Taiwan, Korea, Philippines)