Asian Film Market 2019 Opens Colorful Event Lineup

Published : Monday, September 23, 2019, 4:11 pm
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Asian Film Market unveils its diverse event lineup for the 2019 edition from pitching, conference to seminars, a series of events organized in collaboration with multiple industry key players and institutions. The Asian Film Market takes a new leap to extend its business boundaries, not limited to fields in traditional films, into broadcasting, cartoons, web comics and publication industry fields. The Asian Film Market 2019 will run from October 5 to 8 in Event Room and Seminar Room at Exhibition Center 2 (1F), BEXCO. More details can be found on the official website of the Asian Film Market at

● Saturday, 5 October
Mediation for International Copyright and Content Disputes
10:30 - 12:00 / Event Room
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST)- World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Seminar introduces mediation services as an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) measure and presents the MCST-WIPO collaboration, which promotes and provides support for the use of WIPO mediation services in resolving international copyright and content-related disputes.

FLY Project Pitching: Pitch High, FLY High
11:30 - 12:30 / Seminar Room
FLY project pitching introduces five outstanding feature film projects selected from the first film lab of the Korea-ASEAN Scenario Development Lab 'FLY Film Lab'.

Asian IP Showcase
13:30 - 14:30 / Event Room
The Asian IP Showcase launches the first pitching on 18 selected projects adaptable into films and TV series from Japan and Taiwan. Industrial characteristics and trends of content from participants will also be introduced.

AFiS Project Pitching I&II
14:00 - 17:30 / Seminar Room
The AFiS Project pitching presents 19 feature film projects that have been newly discovered by students of the Busan Asian Film School's International Film Business Academy, who are producers and directors in 17 Asian countries.

● Sunday, 6 October
Comics & Film Pitching Show
11:00 - 12:30 / Seminar Room
The pitching event is set to endorse the secondary contents by introducing the content supported by the Korea Comics Video Promotion Center to industry professionals.

Story to Film
13:30 - 15:00 / Event Room
Story to Film introduces high-quality original content to the market and evaluates the production potential through project pitching and meetings.

Busan Project Pitching: Over the pitching
14:00 - 15:00 / Seminar Room
Busan Project Pitching: Over the pitching, as part of the ‘2019 BVIC Busan Local Story Contents Support Program’, will be selected as an excellent project among five projects planned and developed by the Busan regional production company to give opportunities for pitching.

Book To Film & E-IP Pitching
16:00 - 17:30 / Event Room
Book To Film & E-IP Pitching will introduce original webcomics, web novels, and published novels which can be modified to multi-platform that is highly expected for content based on a new perspective and firm storyline.

Cooperation among Writers, Finding Solutions to New Growth
16:30 – 18:00 / Seminar Room
Screenwriter Guild of Korea and Busan Film Commission cooperate to pitch and seek for the probability of international co-production.

● Monday, October 7
Hollywood Filmmaking Trends with Real-Time Production
10:30 – 12:30 / Seminar Room
This seminar is to venture on new bright possibilities of real-time movie production, one of the most sought-after technologies in Hollywood film production.

VR Conference Program 3: Next Reality Busan
13:30 – 15:00 / Seminar Room
In line with “extended reality” one of the industry's trend, this year's seminar is to venture on new bright possibilities of real-time movie production, one of the most sought-after technologies in Hollywood film production, such as AR, MR and Hologram along with VR.

Hyper-connected, a New Film Making Paradigm
16:00 – 18:00 / Seminar Room
Technology seminars about impacts of 5G on the film industry with Digital Bay will be held.

● Tuesday, October 8
Film Fund Talk
10:30 - 12:00 / Event Room
Key decision makers in major film funds around the world present their support programs

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