Asian Contents & Film Market 2023 Opens Today!
The Asian Contents & Film Market 2023 (ACFM 2023) opens today!
Prepare to immerse yourself in a wealth of programs that encompass everything from domestic and international Sales Booth exhibitions to various conferences covering film and audiovisual content, as well as source intellectual properties like books, webtoons, web novels, and stories. You can participate in both Asian Project Market (APM) and Busan Story Market (BSM) as well.
In addition to these attractions, this year marks the debut of the Producers’ Lounge, aimed at fostering direct business exchanges and enhancing collaboration among domestic and international producers who play pivotal roles in film and video production. Furthermore, we've prepared the Platform Busan Lounge and ACF Lounge to facilitate networking within related industries.
The Asian Contents & Film Market 2023 will take place On-site for four days until 10 October at Hall 1, Exhibition Center 1 of BEXCO.
Today’s ACFM Schedule
Sat, 7 October | Day 1
- Event Room A : Meeting Room 211-213, 2F, Exhibition Center 1, BEXCO
- Event Room B : Meeting Room 214-215, 2F, Exhibition Center 1, BEXCO
- Event Room C : Meeting Room 217-218, 2F, Exhibition Center 1, BEXCO
- Networking Lounge : Hall 1, Exhibition Center 1, BEXCO
Time Title Venue
10:45 - 12:30 BSM Pitch & Match - Korean IP Event Room A
13:30 - 14:30 International Coproductions With Indonesia
15:30 - 16:30 BSM Pitch & Match - Taiwanese IP
10:30 - 12:00 CINE FLY Startup Showcase Event Room B
13:00 - 15:00 Rising Films International Awards
16:00 - 17:00 French IPs for Remakes – Pitching Session & Roundtable
10:00 - 11:30 Film Fund Talk Event Room C
14:00 - 15:00 Platform BUSAN Kick-off *
16:00 - 17:30 Filmmaker's Talk: Mohsen MAKHMALBAF
09:30 - 18:00 Busan Story Market BSM Meeting Zone
13:30 - 18:00 Asian Project Market APM Zone
16:00 - 17:00 AFCNet Networking Reception Networking Lounge
21:00 – 23:00 Asian Contents & Film Market 2023 Opening Reception ON THE PLATE &
Outdoor Garden, 1F,
Paradise Hotel Busan
* PB Badge holders only
Asian Project Market & Busan Story Market
Start Today!
Today marks the beginning of the APM (Asian Project Market), which is the first and largest investment and co-production market in Asia, specifically designed for Asian feature film projects in the planning, development, and production stages. The Busan Story Market (BSM), a marketplace for original IPs, is also kicking off today, serving as a platform for global film and audiovisual industry professionals and various Content Providers (CP).

The selections for APM 2023 feature new projects from emerging Asian directors discovered by the Busan International Film Festival. These projects have piqued interest and raised expectations for what's to come. Meanwhile, the selections for BSM 2023 have been catching the spotlight due to their diverse and original content, reflecting the increased quality and uniqueness of materials from both Korea and Asia.

During the market period, you can arrange On-site business meetings to discover innovative and highly promising projects among the official selections of APM and BSM.

Moreover, at BSM, in addition to the official selections, key content-related organizations and companies set up their booths for IP transactions. For instance, Busan IT Industry Promotion Agency will be showcasing webtoons and web novel IPs based in Busan following their successful presentation last year. Additionally, Jeju Contents Agency, making its debut this year, will introduce source IPs rooted in Jeju's cultural resources. Plus, various rights holders, such as Toyou’s Dream, Metacraft, and diverse production companies, possess diverse IPs suitable for film and video adaptation, adding vitality to the source IP market as they join in.
- APM & BSM Business Meeting Schedule
Asian Project Market 2023 (APM) Busan Story Market 2023 (BSM)
Date 7 October, 13:30 – 18:00
8 - 9 October, 9:30-18:00
10 October, 9:30-14:00
7 - 9 October, 9:30-18:00
10 October, 9:30-14:00
Venue APM Zone BSM Meeting Zone
Online Screening Open!
Starting today and running until 10 October, ACFM 2023 offers a total of 123 Market Screening accessible through our online platform ( and mobile application. These Online Screening are exclusively available for industry professionals and showcase a diverse selection of audiovisual contents. The lineup includes Market Screening for badge holders and presents a selection of films from the Busan International Film Festival's official selections, along with 26 previous works by directors of APM projects. Find out more detailed information on the ACFM 2023 Online.
Link to ACFM Screening
Tomorrow’s ACFM Schedule
Sun, 8 October | Day 2
Time Title Venue
10:30 - 12:00 Let's Discuss Distribution In Asia & Indonesia Event Room A
13:30 - 14:30 AI Human, Virtual? Real usage for Contents
15:30 - 17:30 BUSAN CINEMA STUDIOS-XR TECH LAB Technology Seminar
11:00 - 12:30 S#1 Visual Project Pitching Session Ⅰ Event Room B
14:00 - 15:30 S#1 Visual Project Pitching Session Ⅱ
16:30 - 17:15 BSM Legal Seminar Ⅰ
11:00 - 12:00 Co-production Case Study: Plan75 by VIPO Event Room C
13:30 - 15:00 Producers' Talk: Prominent Indonesian Producers
16:00 - 17:30 Finding the Oasis of Now for International Co-production by mylab
09:30 – 18:00 Asian Project Market APM Zone
09:30 – 18:00 Busan Story Market BSM Meeting Zone
09:30 - 10:30 Pitch & Meet Ⅰ * PB Lounge
16:00 - 17:00 Building Bridges: São Paulo (Brazil) Happy Hour Networking Lounge
20:00 – 22:00 BSM Networking Party Sicily Room, 1F, Paradise Hotel Busan
* PB Badge holders only
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