The Asian Project Market (APM) aims to serve as a prominent platform for Asian films, showcasing projects that are all still in their development phase.
Madness and Honey Days, Filipinana, What’s Love Got to Do With It? and To Kill a Mongolian Horse are among the winners of The Asian Project Market (APM), an offshoot of the Busan International Film Festival.
While Ahmed Yassin Al Daradji’s Madness and Honey Days walked away with the highest recognition, the Busan Award, it was Filipinana that won the most number of prizes, a total of three.
Seeking a $1.1m budget, Madness and Honey Days is a tragicomedy in which a man, after unintentionally cursing at President Saddam Hussein, must convince a Baathist court that he is insane if he hopes to escape the death penalty.
Filipinana tells the story of a golf club’s newly appointed ‘tee-girl’ who feels strangely drawn to Dr. Palanca, the president of the country club where she works. Soon she starts to piece together a more violent picture of what lies behind the country club’s pristine facade. The film is set as a three-way co-production and is to be produced on a $1.3m budget.
APM is the first investment and co-production market in Asia. Each year, APM selects new projects from low-budget independent films to high-budget commercial films and provides co-production business opportunities for investors, producers, and distributors.