Korea’s Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (PiFan) has announced the It Project market selection with 21 genre film projects.
Part of PiFan’s Network of Asian Fantastic Films (NAFF) initiative, the project market’s line-up includes Man On The Edge and My Wife Is A Gangster director Jo Jin-kyu’s thriller, The Shadow Zone.
Organizers report a total of 156 projects from 24 countries were submitted.
Other notables include Like, from the Korean horror film screenwriter Son Kwang Soo (Cinderella); Yubari fantastic film fest Grand Prix winner Lisa Takeba’s fantasy feature Haruko’s Paranormal Laboratory; and Dev Benegal’s Dead End, which won the NAFF Award at this year’s Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF).
The line-up also includes 2012 NAFF Fantastic Film School alumni Cheuk-Pan Ben Lee directing and Flora Goh producing the Hong Kong-Singapore crime thriller Games of Suspects.
It Project participants will meet with potential financiers and co-producers as well as compete for different cash and post-production awards.
Coming to a total of 138 projects from 21 countries in the past seven editions, previous It Project selections have been made into films such as hit thriller The Terror Live and critically acclaimed animation The King Of Pigs.
The 18th PiFan will run July 17-27 in the city of Bucheon (which adheres to the most recent Romanization of its Korean name, while PiFan keeps using “Puchon”, the last iteration).
NAFF will run July 20-23 at the Koryo Hotel, Bucheon.
Full It Project list
El Plata (Argentina) Tamae Garateguy / Diego A. Fleicher, Okinawa/ Malopolska
Inspiria (Canada) Karen Lam / Karen Wong / RNR Media Inc.
The English Major (Canada) Quentin Lee / Karen Wong / Gossamer Creative
In the Name of Love (China) Cong Cai / Yan Lu / Jujie Media
Wild Cat (China) Antony Szeto / Henry Luk, JuJu Chan / Hippopotamus Films
Stunt Girl (Hong Kong) Ezra Emerson / Ezra Emerson / Igloomedia Ltd
Game of Suspects (Hong Kong, Singapore) Cheuk-Pan Ben Lee / Flora Goh/ Scout Pictures Private Limited
Dead, End (India) Dev Benegal / Satish Kaushik, Anu Rangachar, Dev Benegal / The Satish Kaushik Entertainment
Haruko’s Paranormal Laboratory (Japan) Lisa Takeba / Yasuhiro Togawa, Allen Ai / Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival
Where Wolves Fear to Prey (Japan, UK) Jason Gray / Eiko Mizuno Gray / Loaded Films Ltd.
Lake Forest Academy (Korea) Lee Yong Dae / Han Man Tack, Kim Eun Kyu / Filma Pictures
Like (Korea) Son Kwang Soo/ Lee Kang Kyu / Paretoworks Co., Ltd
Logout (Korea) Chang Hoon / Kwon Seon Kuk
Man of 100 Days (Korea) Bae Ian / Yoon Sang Oh / Kino Pictures Corp.
N.S.I (Korea) Lee Ju Hean / Bae Jung Min / Movie Engine
The Shadow Zone (Korea) Jo Jin Kyu / Ko Min Jae / JNP Co. Ltd
The Reincarnation (Malaysia) Ngai Yuen Low / Ngai Yuen Low / Garang Pictures
The Deluge (Philippines) Randolph Longjas / Alemberg Ang / Quantum Films
Eden (Singapore) M. Raihan Halim / Asra Aman
The Cartridge And The Man Who Copied Himself (Taiwan) Bruce Hwang Chen / Patrick Mao Huang / Flash Forward Entertainment
21 Companion (US) John Cairns, Paul Hough / John Cairns, Paul Hough / Lantis KK, Paul Hough Entertainment