PiFan 2014: NAFF Announces "It Project 2014" Selection

James Marsh, Asian Editor
With a little over a month to go before the 18th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival kicks off in South Korea, the festival's Network of Asian Fantastic Films (NAFF) project market has unveiled the 21 new genre features to be highlighted this year.

From 156 submitted projects from 24 different countries, 17 of the selected projects hail from Asia, including 6 from South Korea. Highlights include Yubari Grand Prix winner Lisa Takeba's new sci-fi film Haruko's Paranormal Laboratory, Antony Szeto's Wild Cat from China, Jason Gray's feature debut Where Wolves Fear To Prey, as well as The Shadow Zone, from My Wife is a Gangster director Jo Jin Kyu.

During NAFF's 4-day event, filmmakers will have the opportunity to pitch their projects to assembled producers and investors from all over the world, receive practical support as well as network with professionals at every level of the industry. There are also financial and post-production awards up for grab during the event.

Previous NAFF projects that have successfully made it to the screen include Kim Byeong-woo's The Terror, Live, which was the official closing film at PiFan last year, as well as celebrated indie animation The King of Pigs from Yeon Sang-ho.

Here's the full list of selected projects:

 

Project

Country

Director

Producer

Production Company

1

El Plata

Argentina

Tamae GARATEGUY

Diego A. FLEISCHER

OKINAWA / MALOPOŁSKA

2

Inspiria

Canada

Karen LAM

Karen WONG

RNR Media Inc.

3

The English Major

Canada

Quentin LEE

Karen WONG

Gossamer Creative

4

In the Name of Love

China

Cong CAI

Yan LU

Jujie Media

5

Wild Cat

China

Antony SZETO

Henry LUK,
JuJu CHAN

Hippopotamus Films

6

Stunt Girl

Hong Kong

Ezra EMERSON

Ezra EMERSON

Igloomedia Ltd 

7

Game of Suspects

Honk Kong,
Singapore

Cheuk-Pan Ben LEE

Flora GOH

Scout Pictures Private Limited

8

Dead, End

India

Dev BENEGAL

Satish KAUSHIK,
Anu RANGACHAR,
Dev BENEGAL

The Satish Kaushik Entertainment

9

Haruko's Paranormal  Laboratory

JAPAN

Lisa TAKEBA

Yasuhiro TOGAWA, Allen AI

Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival

10

Where Wolves Fear to Prey

Japan, UK

Jason GRAY

Eiko Mizuno GRAY

Loaded Films Ltd.

11

Lake Forest Academy

Korea

LEE Yong Dae

HAN Man Tack,
KIM Eun Kyu

Filma Pictures

12

Like

Korea

SON Kwang Soo

LEE Kang Kyu

Paretoworks Co., Ltd

13

Logout

Korea

CHANG Hoon

KWON Seon Kuk

 

14

Man of 100 Days

Korea

BAE Ian

YOON Sang Oh

Kino Pictures Corp.

15

N.S.I

Korea

LEE Ju Hean

BAE Jung Min

Movie Engine

16

The Shadow Zone

Korea

JO Jin Kyu

KO Min Jae

JNP Co. Ltd

17

The Reincarnation

Malaysia

Ngai Yuen LOW

Ngai Yuen LOW

Garang Pictures

18

The Deluge

Philippines

Randolph LONGJAS

Alemberg ANG

Quantum Films

19

Eden

Singapore

M. Raihan HALIM

Asra AMAN

 

20

The Cartridge and the Man Who Copied Himself

Taiwan

Bruce Hwang CHEN

Patrick Mao HUANG

Flash Forward Entertainment

21

Companion

USA

John CAIRNS, Paul HOUGH

John CAIRNS,
Paul HOUGH

Lantis KK, Paul Hogue Entertainment

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