The Asian Project Market (APM) 2021, which was held for three days from October 12 (Tues) to October 14 (Thurs), has announced the winners of this year’s awards.
APM, Asia’s largest co-production market, previously announced the 25 final projects from 15 different countries in August. This year, the market hosted online meetings for international participants and simultaneously held on-site meetings for domestic attendees. A total of 100 participants from 91 companies and organizations participated in the 515 official business meetings conducted during the APM, reaffirming the high level of interest in the selected projects.
The propagation of participation from Korea, Taiwan, France, Hong Kong, and Japan, of female directors and producers’ projects, and of Northeast and Southeast Asian projects caught much attention.
The awardees for the 7 sections of the Asian Project Market 2021 Awards were announced through the APM website, on the last day of the APM, October 14. Jéro Yun’s Secret of My Father, which will be the last addition to the director’s film series trilogy about family; Kamila Andini’s Before, Now & Then, a film based on a true story and depicted through a delicate storytelling; Lim Sun-ae’s Fixed Love, Fixed Girl, a film that is expected to show a different perspective to a story about disabilities; Lives of Crime, a collaborative project by up and coming female filmmakers in Taiwan; If wood could cry, it would cry blood, which is an adaptation film of the autobiographical novel Tam Van Phong Dao by the famous Vietnamese comedian, Mac Can; Abinash Bikram Shah’s Elephants in the Fog, presenting a strong story of trans women, who are ostracized by the society; Spectrum by director Kim Bora, who gathered much interest after being invited to various prestigious international film festivals for her film, House of Hummingbird (2018).