PiFan 2013: NAFF Nabs 21 for It Project

Just a few weeks left now until the genre-hungry hoards descend on PiFan, Asia's annual fantastic film pilgrimage. On the industry side of things the Network of Asian Fantastic Films NAFF (July 21-24), has revealed its 21 It Project participants. Whittled down from 141 entries hailing from 21 countries, this year's It crop showcases some of the best young and veteran genre talent from across Asia and the rest of the world.

Looking at the 8 Korean projects in the mix we have the latest potential genre offering fom Ji Ha-jean, who took home two awards from PiFan in 2011 for his Bloody Fight in Iron-Rock Valley. He will be presenting the occult horror Re: Make. Nam Ki-woong, of Teenage Hooker Became Killing Machine (2000) fame will be present with his sci-fi comedy Capsule. Also of note is a tantalizing new period vampire film from Two Weddings and a Funeral director Kim Jho Gwang-soo called Secret Detective and Vampire

Further afield, Twitch favorites Justin Benson and Aaron Moohead (behind last year's Resolution) are pitching Showdown at the Cataclysm, inspired by Korean revenge thrillers. In recent years NAFF has acted as a spawning ground for Asian genre films that have taken the festival circuit by storm, recent examples include Jeon Kyu-hwan's The Weight and Yeon Sang-ho's animation King of Pigs.

NAFF's Philippines spotlight will be unveiled next Monday as we draw nearer to PiFan's opening ceremony on July 18th.

Here's a full list of this year's It Project participants.

2013 Official It Project Selections (in Alphabetical Order)

#

Project Title

Country

Director

Producer

Production Company

1

ASYLUM

Korea,

USA

LIM Kyoungtack

HAN Mantack

Filma Pictures,

Kimple Pictures

2

BABY

Japan, Poland

Kei ISHIKAWA

Weronika CZOWNOWSKA

EasyBusyProductions,

NHK Enterprises

3

BUILDING WAVES

Singapore

Ric AW

Joanna NG

The Creative Room

4

CAPSULE

Korea

NAM Ki-woong

JEON Yoon-chan

Tong

5

CHERRY RETURNS

Hong Kong, China

Chris CHOW

Mathew TANG

Movie Addict Productions

6

THE ESCAPE

Indonesia

Nicholas YUDIFAR

Shirley TAMARA

GoodNews Film,

Traffic Production

7

THE FOREST

Thailand

Paul SPURRIER

Piyawat DANGDEJ

Commercial Films Siam

8

FRANKENSTEIN:

A DEATH ODYSSEY

Greece, Germany

Costas ZAPAS

Gregory ATHANASIOU

Minus Pictures,

Oticons

9

GLUTTON

USA

Kevin LEWIS

George LEE

Venture 3D

10

GREEN FIELD NO.1

Taiwan

Chung LEE

Tony YANG

Alkemi Films

11

INTERCHANGE

Malaysia

Dain SAID

Nandita SOLOMON

Apparat

12

THE NIGHT OF THE DOLL FESTIVAL

Japan

John WILLIAMS

Mai NAKANISHI

100 Meter Films

13

NOWHERE MAN

Korea

LEE Soo Youn

KIM Eun Hwi

MM Pictures

14

OH MY LOVE

Korea

IN Jinmi

Jackson LEE

Mountain Pictures

15

RE:MAKE

Korea

JI Ha Jean

KIM Hwa-beom

Spinach N Bean

16

THE SALARIED MAN SLAUGHTER

Korea

KO Hyun-chang

Stanley KWAK

Indiestory

17

SECRET DETECTIVE

& VAMPIRE

Korea

KIM JHO

Gwang-soo

Dave KIM

Rainbow Factory

18

SHOWDOWN AT THE CATACLYSM

USA

Aaron MOORHEAD, Justin BENSON

Justin BENSON

Moorhead & Benson

19

TODAYS

Korea

CHO Il Ju

YOU Jin Hyun

Tory Pictures

20

WHEN I COME TO ME

Hong Kong

Suk-ching LAM

Lawrence LAU

Tin Hau

21

ZOMBIE ON THE BLOCK

Hong Kong,

China

TBC

Yun Fei LI

Fiction 9

Around the Internet:
blog comments powered by Disqus
​​