Asian Cinema Fund 2014 Selection Announced29 Projects Selected – 18 Asian Projects, 11 Korean Projects
The Asian Cinema Fund (ACF), a unified body of production support programs for the worldwide development and promotion of Asian films, announced its 2014 selection of 29 projects.
A total of 565 projects, an approx. 30% increase from last year’s, were submitted across the three categories of ACF - Script Development Fund, Post-Production Fund, and Asian Network of Documentary (AND) Fund. Asian filmmakers from 52 countries, including Japan, Singapore, and Nepal, showed a great interest in ACF and submitted their projects. Participation from India (161 projects) and China (50 projects) continue to show an increase.
Two Indian documentaries have been selected to receive the Asian Network of Documentary (AND) Fund 2014 of the Busan International Film Festival: Khushboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla’s Proposition for a Revolution. The documentary will receive a grant of approx. USD 10,000. It chronicles the journey of the Aam Aadmi Party from its formation in November 2012 to the Delhi state elections in December 2013.
Shirley Abraham’s Like Ants for Sugar. This documentary will receive approx. USD 5,000. It has also been selected for the Sundance Documentary Edit and Story Lab to be held from July 6-14 it has also received a Development Grant under the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program. It chronicles the travelling tent cinemas of India.
In script development category, Sri Lankan director Vimukthi Jayasundara’s Hair of the Dog that Bit You has been selected while Bangladeshi director Abu Shahed Emon’s Jalal’s Story will receive a grant in the post-production category.