ACFM 2021 Extends Our Sincerest Gratitude
We would like to extend our sincerest gratitude towards everyone who has participated in the Asian Contents & Film Market 2021. The market which took place both online and on-site for the first time this year, improved the particiapnts’ market experience through the launch of its official mobile app as well as the newly improved ‘ACFM 2021 Online’. In addition, the Asian Project Market (APM) and E-IP Market which opened on-site for domestic participants were opportunities to affirm the industry demand for in person business meetings that were limited due to the pandemic. All services aside from the Market Screenings and Online Meetings are available on ‘ACFM 2021 Online’ until October 31. We hope to see you all in Busan next year.
ACFM 2021 Online
ACFM 2021 Final Report
▶ Market Badge: 55 countries, 853 companies, 1,479 participants
▶ Online Booth: 23 countries, 200 companies, 200 booths
▶ Online Screening
  • Market Screening: 18 countries, 83 companies, 319 films (Market Premier 141 films)
  • BIFF Selections: 112 films
▶ Asian Project Market Business Meetings: 515
▶ E-IP Market Business Meeting: total 824 (Online: 216, Offline: 608)
Asian Project Market 2021 Announces Award Winners!
The Asian Project Market 2021 Awards which took place for the last three days saw a total of 100 participants from 91 companies and organizations participated in the 515 official business meetings conducted during the APM, reaffirming the high level of interest in the selected projects.

The awardees for the 7 sections of the Asian Project Market 2021 Awards were announced through the APM website, on the last day of the APM, October 14. Jéro Yun’s Secret of My Father, which will be the last addition to the director’s film series trilogy about family; Kamila Andini’s Before, Now & Then, a film based on a true story and depicted through a delicate storytelling; Lim Sun-ae’s Fixed Love, Fixed Girl, a film that is expected to show a different perspective to a story about disabilities; Lives of Crime, a collaborative project by up and coming female filmmakers in Taiwan; If wood could cry, it would cry blood, which is an adaptation film of the autobiographical novel Tam Van Phong Dao by the famous Vietnamese comedian, Mac Can; Abinash Bikram Shah’s Elephants in the Fog, presenting a strong story of trans women, who are ostracized by the society; Spectrum by director Kim Bora, who gathered much interest after being invited to various prestigious international film festivals for her film, House of Hummingbird (2018). For more details, please refer to the APM official website ( and the chart below.
Order Award Title Project Title Country Director Producer
1 Busan Award Secret of My Father Korea Jéro Yun MO Sung-Jin
2 CJ ENM Award Before, Now & Then Indonesia Kamila ANDINI Gita FARA,
3 KB Award Fixed Love, Fixed Girl Korea LIM Sun-ae PARK Kwansu
4 NUTRILITE Award Lives of Crime Taiwan HSIEH Pei-Ju,
YANG Chieh,
HUANG Dan-Chi,
Estela Valdivieso CHEN,
Hazel WU
5 ArteKino International Award If wood could cry, it would cry blood Vietnam NGUYEN PHAN Linh Dan NGO THI Bich Hanh
6 Pop Up Film Residency Award Elephants in the Fog Nepal Abinash Bikram SHAH Anup POUDEL
7 MONEFF Award Spectrum Korea KIM Bora BYUN Seungmin
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