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PiFan's NAFF Annouces Project Prizes

2008/07/25 Source

The Pucheon International Fantastic Film Festival held its inaugural project market, called NAFF2008 (Network of Asian Fantastic Films) amidst great interest from local and international participants. On Wednesday July 23rd, concluding a four-day run, the results of NAFF's project development market 'It Of the 19 projects in the market, an international jury of three selected four projects to US $10,000 for production support. They included two Korean projects: Kim Jin-won's horror movie 'The Devils', which won the PiFan award and JANG Hyeong-yeon's animated comedy 'My Girlfriend is a Brindled Cow', which won the NAFF award.

Other winners were Frank Lin of the USA for his '0 DB', a hip-hop sci-fi which won the Puchon Award, and China's Zhang Yong for 'Bomb Shelter', a ghostly mystery, won the XTM Extreme Project award.

5 films at 'It Project' also won post-production support to the tune of $5000 each. They were Chinese director Xie Dong's '2006 Speed Delivery' and Nathan Adolfson's Philippines/U.S. co-production 'The Help', both winning the Moneff Award for editing; Korean director KIM Hong-seok's 'Removal', winning for best sound; and Taiwanese director Kevin Ko's 'Starstruck' along with the aforementioned Korean feature 'The Devils', both won the Digital Cinemeka Award for CG production. .

The NAFF committee also announced that 168 industry professionals from 13 countries took part in project meetings. More than 200 official meetings were held, with projects 0 DB, Removal and Starstruck obtaining the most number of meetings and a high level of interest.

Nigel D'Sa (KOFIC)

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