Focus Asia

FEFF Focus Asia 2024: Full Line-Up

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Focus Asia, the industry platform of Udine’s Far East Film Festival (FEFF), has selected 11 projects for its All Genres Project Market and six for its Far East In Progress section. The event takes place during FEFF in Udine from April 29 to May 1.

All Genres Project Market focuses on projects with Asian and European co-production potential, while Far East in Progress is dedicated to Asian films in post-production seeking international distribution and festival premieres. Projects selected for Far East in Progress have been incubated and developed through Focus Asia’s All Genres Project Market or the Ties That Bind workshop, which takes place at FEFF each year. 

All Genres Project Market 2024:

1982 (Vietnam)
Dir: Diep Nguyen Hoang
Prod: Diep Nguyen Hoang (Ơ Kìa Hà Nội film production & creative hub)
Ballad Of Long Hair (Indonesia)
Dir: Giovanni Rustando
Prod: Annisa Adjam (Sinema 5)
Four Seasons In Java (Indonesia)
Dir: Kamila Andini
Prod: Ifa Isfansyah (Forka Films)
Kyushu Moon (Switzerland)
Dir: Stéphanie Argerich
Prods: Katia Monla & Luc Peter (Intermezzo Films)
Lost Land (Japan, France, Malaysia)
Dir: Akio Fujimoto
Prods: Kazutaka Watanabe (E.x.NKK), Angele de lorme (Panorama), Elise Shick (Cinemata Productions), Shogo Yasukawa
Naga Swim Upstream (Thailand)
Dir: Patiparn Boontarig
Prod: Napakarn Boontarig (Error Brothers)
Polaris (Japan)
Dir: Yoko Yamanaka
Prod: Shoichiro Kawashima (Twenty First City Inc)
Posthouse (Philippines)
Dir: Nikolas Red
Prod: Iana Bernardez, Mikhail Red (Evolve Studios)
The Horse (Taiwan)
Dir: Yi-tzu Lan
Prod: Celine Kao (Ksana Films), Stephanie Su (Original Films Co)
The Passport (Malaysia)
Dir: Ananth Subramaniam
Prod: Mun Bel Choo (Sixtymac Production)
White Flowers And Fruits (Japan)
Dir: Yukari Sakamoto
Prod: Yamamoto Teruhisa

Far East In Progress 2024:

Deep Quiet Room (Taiwan, Italy, Poland)
Dir: Ko-Shang Shen
Prods: Sylvia Yea-Chun Shih (Wind Rises Entertainment), Arthur Yu-Ning Cbuo (Xygen Films), Patrick Mao Huang (Flash Forward Entertainment), Carlo S. Hintermann & Gerardo Panichi (Citrullo International), Stanisław Dziedzic (Film Produkcja)

How To Feed A Hungry Ghost (Vietnam, US, France, Japan)
Dir: Erik Shirai
Prods: Erik Shirai (Cebu Osani Creative), Franck Priot (Ghost City Films), Yusuke Kamada (Generation 11)

Mongrels (Canada)
Dir: Jerome Yo
Prod: Nach Dudsdeemaytha (Hodu Mob Films Inc)

Sunshine (Philippines)
Dir: Antoinette Jadaone
Prod: Geo Lomuntad (Project 8 Projects)

Tale Of The Land (Indonesia)
Dir: Loeloe Hendra
Prods: Yulia Evina Bhara, Amerta Kusuma

The Shameless (France, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Taiwan)
Dir: Konstantin Bojanov
Prods: Nicolas Wadimoff (Akka Films), Rossitsa Valkanova (Klas Film), Vincent Wang (House On Fire), Frédéric Corvez & Maéva Savinien (Urban Factory), Philippe Coeytaux (Akka Films)

Focus Asia and Ties That Bind have partnerships with several European institutions, including the German Federal Film Board, SPCINE, RE-ACT, CNA Cinema e Audiovisivo and Europa Distribution. The event also has a new partnership with Bridging the Dragon, the association connecting European and Asian film professionals.

Asia partners include Taiwan Creative Content Agency (TAICCA), which hosted a session of the Ties That Bind workshop in Taipei last November, and will present an award worth €10,000 at Focus Asia. Other Asian partners include Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), Japan’s Visual Industry Promotion Organization (VIPO), Malaysia International Film Festival (MIFFest), Indonesia’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology and Indonesian Producer Association (APROFI).