An adjunct to the Busan International Film Festival, the Apm operated for three days (Oct. 26-28). It hosted 21 projects and 193 film industry executives who came together for 461 one-on-one meetings.
Organizers concede that the numbers were down from previous years when the market was held in physical form. But they assert their claim that the Apm is the largest investment and co-production market in Asia.
The number of available prizes from sponsoring companies and organizations was also down, from roughly a dozen in normal years to just four this time.
“Commodity” dir. Kislay (India).
Cj Entertainment Award
“Tick It” dir. Tran Thanh Huy (Vietnam).
ArteKino International Prize (EUR6,000 and screening on Arte website)
“Who Created Human Beings” dir. Le Binh Giang.