The 6th Asian Film Market’s newly renamed Asian Project Market (APM), formerly known as the Pusan Promotion Plan (PPP), closed with Kumakiri Kazuyoshi’s My Man – Watashino Otoko winning the Busan Award.
The APM awards were announced last night (Oct 13) at the Grand Hotel in Haeundae.
Held this year for the first time in the Busan Exhibition Convention Center (BEXCO) with the rest of the Asian Film Market and BIFCOM showcase, APM saw its participants have 670 official meetings, up from 400 last year.
Busan Award winner My Man – Watashino Otoko is about the relationship between a young man and a young girl orphaned after the 1993 earthquake and tsunami in Hokkaido. Award-winning director Kumakiri [pictured] has made previous films including Sketches Of Kaitan City and Hole In The Sky.
The Kodak Award went to the shamanistic horror project When the Bell Rings Itself (working title) by Park Chan-kyong. Park’s previous credits include Anyang, Paradise City and the short Night Fishing, which he co-directed with his brother Park Chan-wook.
The Göteborg International Film Festival Fund was awarded to two projects: Memories on Stone, by director Shawkat Amin Korki (Kick Off Kirku), and The Tale of a Policeman, by Asian Cinema Fund script development grant winner Abu Shahed Emon.
The CJ Entertainment Award went to Carol Lai Miu-suet’s Ocean of Love while the Lotte Award went to Lee Moo Young’s Last Confession, and the Panstar Cruise Award went to director Shivajee Chandrabhushan’s One More.