The Busan Film Commission (BFC) has announced changes in its Busan film development support fund programme. The organisation will award a total of $32,300 to two films in development to shoot in Busan, without any conditions attached.

The BFC has been awarding the support fund since 2001 but from this year will no longer require ownership of rights on the scripts, or a return of the funds, or the condition that the film shoots more than 50% in Busan.

Anyone in Korea or abroad can apply with a fresh script that features Busan. The winning scripts will be published in a book and distributed to film production companies.

The winners will be announced during the Pusan International Film Festival at the Asian Cinema Fund awards ceremony.

First prize is $21,500 to one film, and second prize is $10,800 to another. Candidates can apply until Sept 10 through the BFC and PIFF websites.