Far East Film Festival 20

Udine Italy April 20th/ April 28th 2018
The Film Festival For Popular Asian Cinema

Focus Asia 2017

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April 26/27/28 2017 – UDINE

TEATRO GIOVANNI DA UDINE / CINEMA VISIONARIO

THE FAR EAST FILM FESTIVAL’S INDUSTRY SECTION WILL BE THE VENUE FOR CULTURAL EXCHANGE BETWEEN EUROPE AND ASIA, A MARKET WHERE FUTURE GENRE FILM PROJECTS ARE DEVELOPED


During its 2016 edition, FEFF set up FOCUS ASIA to branch out even further and implement an Industry section, giving Asian and European buyers the opportunity to discuss genre film productions (finished projects). Taking the next step forward, FOCUS ASIA 2017 has became an actual film market where Asia and Europe shape the future of genre film.

The idea is to create new connections already during the films’ initial production phase, putting together high-quality projects and key players from the respective film industries.

The selection of the projects has been handled by some of the major genre film festivals: Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (Bucheon, South Korea), Black Nights Film Festival - Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event (Tallinn, Estonia), Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia (Sitges, Spanish State) and the Nordisk Film & Fond’s Nordic Genre Boost (Oslo, Norway).

Here is the list of the selected projects:

“30 Thousand Kicks” by Santiago Alvarado, produced by Joaquim Vivas MAGNO ENTERTAINMENT (Spain)
“Abracadabra” by Faozan Rizal, produced by Ifa Isfansyah FOURCOLOURS FILMS (Indonesia) and Isabelle Glachant YISHA PRODUCTION (France)
“Alone Like a Fool” by Yutaka Tsuchiya, produced by Kazuhisa Matsumoto D-ATELIER INC. (Japan)
“Femme Fatale” by Kyoko Miyake, produced by Guillaume de Seille ARIZONA PRODUCTIONS (France), Freddy Olsson BOKOMOTIVE (Sweden)
“Last Memory” by Wei-Hao Cheng, produced by Cody Huang TAPE WRITERS (Taiwan)
“Mr. Zhang” by Patrizio Gioffredi, produced by Antonio Tozzi YANEZ FILM (Italy), Laura Catalano 8 PRODUCTION (Italy)
“The Inheritance” by João Cândido Zacharias, produced by Tatiana Leite BUBBLES PROJECT (Brazil)
“The Long Walk” by Mattie Do, produced by Douangmany Soliphanh LAO ART MEDIA (Laos), Annick Mahnert SCREEN DIVISION (France)
“The Watchers” produced by Giulia Achilli DUGONG SRL (Italy)
“Tiong Bahru Social Club” by Bee Thiam Tan, produced by Bee Thiam Tan and Ping Looi Wan 13 LITTLE PICTURES (Singapore), Glenn Goei TIGER TIGER PICTURES (Singapore), Antti Toivonen (Finland)
“Trials of Chul” by Danilo Bećković, produced by Marko  Paljić and Danilo Bećković GARGANTUA FILMS (Serbia)
“Vektor” by Dain Iskandar Said, produced by Nandita Solomon APPARAT SDN BHD (Malaysia)
“Vesper Seeds” by Kristina Buozyte and Bruno Samper, produced by Kristina Buozyte NATRIX NATRIX (Lithuania)

Every selected project has been evaluated over the course of three days, from 26th to 28th April 2017, by important and influential decision makers and possible financiers from both film industries. The programme has included one-to-one meetings and a series of panel discussions and case studies on development strategies, and genre film financing and distribution.

For further information about the selected Projects, the Market Screenings, the full Programme and the Guests click on the following link: Industry Guide 2017