- Market Directory
Network of Asian Fantastic Films (NAFF)
The Network of Asian Fantastic Films (NAFF) was launched in 2008 for the purpose of promoting genre film production and development and has become BIFAN's representative film industry program. For the last 10 years, it has continued to receive love and support from genre film professionals for being a platform for film production support, education, and global exchange/networking.
Entering its 11th edition in 2018, NAFF has been continuing to look beyond Asia. It has been working to promote active interaction and cooperation between the East-West film industries via the Sitges Pitchbox - the industry program of what is considered to be one of the best genre film festivals, the Sitges Film Festival. NAFF has also been giving its support to the revival of genre films from the Nordic region via the Nordic Genre Invasion. Also, in further efforts to boost the worldwide genre film market, NAFF created a section to introduce a project for Blood Window - an industry program for South America's largest fantastic film market, Ventana Sur.
Eligibility and Selection Criteria
- A feature-length film project (60min or longer) for theatrical release.
- Either a director or producer should be attached.
- Any stage of production from development, pre-production, production to post-production.
- A project that is NOT fully financed.
- A project that has been selected or supported by other organizations/funds may apply except when it is fully supported financially.
Completed entry form (online submission)
- Synopsis(600 words)
- Treatment(max. 6pg)
- Director’s Statement(300 words)
- Profiles of Director/Producer/Production Company(150 words for each category)
- Production Schedule (as detailed as possible)
- Director’s previous work(s)/Footage or trailer of the project(online link)
※ All contents should be submitted in full sentences except Production Schedule.
Benefits of Selected Projects
- A roundtrip flight ticket and a 4-night accommodation will be offered for a director and a 4-night accommodation for a producer of each selected project.
- The outstanding projects will be given a cash award and/or the post-production support by our sponsors at the awards & closing ceremony.
- One on one business meetings will be offered during NAFF It Project.
- Bucheon Award: An award in the amount of 15,000,000 KRW will be presented to an outstanding film project.
- Bound Entertainment Award of 15,000,000KRW will be presented to an outstanding film project.
- NAFF Award: An award in the amount of 10,000,000 KRW will be presented to an outstanding film project.
- NAFF Korean Award: An award in the amount of 5,000,000 KRW will be presented to an outstanding Korean film project.
- DHL Award: An award in the amount of 5,000,000 KRW will be presented to an outstanding film project.
Post-production Support Awards
- Moneff Award: Editing
- Mocha Chai Award: Post Production
Support in Kind
- Blood Window Award: An award will be presented by Blood Window of Argentina. (with r/t airfare, 5 night accommodations and Festival ID)
- Sitges Pitchbox Award: An award will be presented by Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia. (with r/t airfare, 5 night accommodations and Festival ID)
Launched under NAFF in 2008, It Project is the world’s first-ever project market to focus exclusively on genre films. As the It Project provides opportunities for investment and co-production, it has been developing into a project market that is dynamic and influential. Directors and producers of the selected projects get to have one-on-one business meetings with film industry professionals from all over the world, which could lead to a co-production, potential investment, and global networking. In addition, a jury that consists of domestic and overseas film industry professionals conducts individual meetings with projects in order to choose the outstanding projects that will receive cash awards and post-production support awards.
Project Business Meeting
For the projects selected at NAFF, one-on-one business meeting opportunities are guaranteed with decision-makers in the Korean and international film industry. During the three-day session, the meeting table will provide presenting space for all the projects. The participants will sit with film investors and/or producers that are pre-arranged by NAFF to maximize the possibilities of developing the submissions into an actual production. The duration of each meeting will be 30 minutes. NAFF Project market promises a firsthand unique experience and an effective system that allows individuals to discuss collaborating with producers for an actual film production, as well as funding options. The event also allows individuals to explore the possibilities of future joint production and investments.
Fantastic Film School
Fantastic Film School(a.k.a FFS) is a professional training program for the emerging fantastic film professionals at the Network of Asian Fantastic Films(NAFF). Fantastic Film School provides filmmaking know-how from renowned experts of the international film industry while focusing on the core process of filmmaking, reflecting the rapid change in current genre filmmaking trends. 2019, Chris LEE, former Columbia Pictures executive producer as renowned for White Frog(2012), Valkyrie(2009), Superman Returns (2006), S.W.A.T.(2003), Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within(2001) appointed as a dean of FFS.
In 2008 for its first edition, expert action choreographers from Korea, Japan, Thailand and Hong Kong offered know-how’s from their own respective backgrounds, while the second year presented an in-depth, ‘sci-fi story workshop’ by one of the best American sci-fi fiction writer Ted CHIANG.
In 2010, 'Swiss Design in Hollywood,' an exhibition and master class program organized by renowned film historian Patrick J. GYGER and featuring in-depth class on Hero Painting Process used in movies and game production by an acclaimed art director and conceptual artist Christian L. SCHEURER thrilled the participants with their wizardry and style. Moreover, ‘Asian Producers' Lab’ in 2011 focused on new media, trans media, micro-budget filmmaking and alternative distribution.
Entitled with Asian Filmmakers Lab since 2012, Fantastic Film School has provided filmmaking know-how from renowned experts of the international film industry; FFS focuses on the core process of filmmaking reflecting the rapid change in current genre filmmaking trends. Wayne WANG, best known for films exploring Asian American identity, such as Dim Sum(1985) and The Joy Luck Club(1993) as well as bigger budget works, including Maid in Manhattan(2002), visited FFS due to having a master class and a special screening of his genre title, Life is Cheap But Toilet Paper is Expensive.
For the 2017 FFS, Mick GARRIS ,a director of Nightmare Cinema(2018) an executive producer of Unbroken(2014) which is Angelina JOLIE’s first film as a director, and producer and director of Masters of Horror(2005-2007) had a master class based on his working experience with Steven KING.
For more details, please contact:
Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival
B.I.G(BIFAN Industry Gathering)
NAFF Fantastic Film School
- Phone : +82-32-327-6313(x148)
- E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org