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15 Apr 2024

Asian Cinema Fund 2024

The 2024 Asian Cinema Fund (ACF) is open for submissions in post-production, script development and documentary for Asian films. 

ACF is committed to supporting more independent film productions and to setting up a stable production environment. ACF helps Asian feature films and documentaries establish their identities and position themselves as important parts of the film industry. During the Busan International Film Festival, ACF provides a forum for Asian filmmakers to share their knowledge, leading to a pan-Asian network. Also, in cooperation with other international film festivals, ACF enables high quality Asian films and documentaries to be presented around the world.

General eligibility is for feature-length film projects by directors of Asian nationality and containing Asian elements. (Please check each fund's Submission Guidelines for more information.)

Script Development Fund

The Script Development Fund provides cash grant to talented Asian independent filmmakers to complete their first or second feature-length fiction film scripts that are in development. The fund also supports at least one project by a graduate of Busan International Film Festival's Asian Film Academy (AFA). 

The fund provides a cash grant of 10 million KRW

Post-Production Fund

The Post-Production Fund provides post-production services to a select number of Asian independent feature-length fiction film projects. 

The fund provides: 

  • Post-production services at leading studios in South Korea
  • Round-trip airfare to, and accommodation in, South Korea

Upon completion, the selected projects are required to make their world premieres at Busan International Film Festival.

Asian Network of Documentary (AND) Fund

This fund provides funding to Asian independent documentary filmmakers to complete their feature-length documentary film projects that are targeted for theatrical release.

The fund provides a cash grant of up to 20 million KRW. 

Application guidelines  


Script Development Fund: 20 March 2024

Post-Production Fund: 15 April 2024

Asian Network of Documentary (AND) Fund: 15 April 2024

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