Cambodia to Busan Metropolitan City
Written by khemara   
Tuesday, 24 October 2017 04:15


Busan, a significant film festival destination in Asia, has annually hosted film related events in mid-October every year in Haeundae District. The same as the previous years, Busan Metropolitan City has simultaneously hosted any film events in its territory which amplify its reputation and gather by hundreds of filmmakers, producers, distributors, investors and film experts from all around the world. Busan International Film Festival, Busan Platform, Asian Film Market and Link of Cine-Asia are the most interest catching events which provide participants the best moment to showcase films, selling films, film distribution, biz-meeting and project pitching. In addition to these activities, many workshops have been provided and this was an opportunities to meet with legend filmmakers and honorable guest speakers in the globe. Current technologies and issues related to film have been addressed and highlighted to participants.


An honor to Cambodia, Poppy Goes to Hollywood (Redux) was on screen during Busan International Film Festival. This only Cambodia feature film was singly featured in three different days in Lotte Cinema Centrum City on 14th and 16th October and in Megabox Jangsan Haeundae on 19th October, 2017 with the great presence of director, SOK Visal. Discussion session with public has been made after the screening.

Significantly, it is a remarkable turning point as there were more participants from Cambodia, totally 15 people to attend in this fabulous market. Delegation from Ministry Of Culture And Fine Arts, representatives from Cambodia Film Commission, Westec Media, Kongchak Pictures, 802AD Productions, Anti-Archive, Busan film school follows and many independent filmmakers have actively gathered in the centre of event. Additionally, two Cambodian projects were selected for pitching session during Link of Cine-Asia. In The Shade, a story of a young withdrawn French-Khmer man reluctantly travels back to Cambodia to search for this lost uncle, and White Building, a story of 18-year-old teenager who is chasing this dream and struggling in his life, were respectively pitched by SO Chandara and PARK Sungho, both are 2017 AFiS follow in Busan.


Biz-Asia is a biz matching program which allows registered participants to have meeting together according to their schedules. Within 3 days, Cambodia Film Commission had 13 meeting discussion with production companies, distribution companies, investment company producers, directors and filmmakers from Korea, China, Japan, Lao and India. Various topics have been discussed and emphasized in order to promote Cambodia as friendly film shooting destination, to advice on how to shoot in Cambodia and how potential Cambodia is. CFC also attended the AFCNet Assembly and many networking parties during the event.

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