Focus Asia 2018

25/26/27 april 2018 – Udine

The Far East Film Festival has been happy to welcome to Udine the 150 international, Asian and Italian film industry professionals that have taken part in FOCUS ASIA 2018. 
After the big success of the second edition in 2017 with the launch of the first all genres project market dedicated to projects with co-production or co-financing potential in Asia or Europe, FOCUS ASIA renewed its programme and launched new exciting initiatives for film professionals from both sides of the world.

Along with the project market, where 14 selected teams from 12 different countries have had the opportunity to meet with leading decision makers, producers and financiers, FOCUS ASIA 2018 has included a rich programme of panels and case studies on the most recent trends and challenges of the international film industry. From a specific focus on distribution in the fragmented Asian landscape and the massive rise of TV series in both continents, to the vast opportunities for remakes and product placement.

FOCUS ASIA 2018 has also featured a brand new initiative called Get Ready for Cannes, where a fine selection of international sales agents from all over the world had the opportunity, showing trailers and short clips, to introduce their most recent line up – in particular their upcoming market screenings for Cannes - to all Asian and European attending buyers.

The programme has kept the same philosophy as the previous year: encouraging creative and artistic co-productions and facilitating the distribution of all genres films in both the Asian and European markets.
Please find here below the FOCUS ASIA 2018 selected projects:

A Portrait of A Beauty by Surapong  Ploensang, produced by Yeonu Choi, CJ E&M (Thailand)      
Belen by Quark Henares, produced by Bianca Balbuena and Bradley Liew, Epicmedia Productions Inc (Philippines)
Black Cattle by Tetsuichiro Tsuta produced by Emi Ueyama, Article Films and Shozo Ichiyama, Office Kitano (Japan)
Bully Basher by Sang-woo Lee, produced by Pierce Conran, 2Mr Films (South Korea, United Kingdom)
CAR:Y by Olivier Guerpillon, produced by Olivier Guerpillon and Frida Hallberg, Silver Films AB (Sweden, France)
In the Next Life by Jake Wachtel, produced by Valerie Steinberg (USA)
Khun Pan Begins by Kongkiat Khomsiri, produced by Songpol Wongkondee, M Pictures Co., Ltd. (Thailand)
Quantum Suicide by Mikhail Red, produced by Micah Tadena, Media East Productions and Taro Imai, Harakiri Films (Philippines, Japan)
Recurrence by Marteinn  Thorsson, produced by Gudrun Edda  Thorhannesdottir, DUO Productions and Gunnar Carlsson, Anagram and Christian Riffard, Frosen Frog (Iceland, France, Sweden)
The Gamblers of Hong Kong by Freddie Wong, produced by Freddie Wong, Connoisseurs Production & Marketing (Hong Kong SAR China, Macao)
The Tunnel by Pål  Øie, produced by Einar  Loftesnes, Handmade Films In Norwegian Woods (Norway)
Unpaved Road by Seunghoon  Jung, produced by Yonghee Lee, 37thDEGREE (South Korea, Thailand)
Wilderness by Nadira Ilana, produced by Nadira Ilana, Telan Bulan Films and Pamela Reyes, Create Cinema and Panuksmi Hardjowirogo, M'GO Films (Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore)
Young Tesla and the Idea Poachers by Petar Orešković, produced by Sinisa  Juricic and Matija Drnikovic, Nukleus film/ Jaako Dobra Produkcija (Croatia, Austria, Netherlands, Serbia, Slovenia)

Please find below our FOCUS ASIA Industry Guide 2018

Please find below our FOCUS ASIA Program