Multiple Events Hosted in 2017 Asian Film Market! ― Special emphasis on intellectual property rights

2017 Asian Film Market hosts specialized events to meet the expectations of film and media professionals.

Following last year, the events focusing on intellectual property have become even more remarkable. Asian Film Market events are composed of ‘Book To Film’ and ‘E-IP Pitching’ that introduce original works and web content suitable to other platforms as well as ‘Story to Film’ that evaluates production potential by introducing original stories. The ‘Copyright Forum’ shares practical approaches to protect copyright cinematic content and spotlights VR Cinema in ‘VR Conference’.

Events of 2017 Asian Film Market will be held from Oct 14th (Sat) to Oct 17th (Tue) in Event Room and Multi-meeting Zone at BEXCO Exhibition Center 2.

  • Book To Film

In its sixth year, Book To Film serves as a meeting place for publishers and filmmakers to meet and discuss the viability of adapting books into films. The 9 selections will be presented to various personnel from the film and media industries at the ‘Book To Film’ pitching event and business meetings.

  • Date: 10:30-12:00, Oct 14th (Sat), 2017
  • Venue: Event Room, BEXCO Exhibition Center 2

 

  • E-IP Pitching

E-IP Pitching introduces original content from web dramas, web novels, web comics and other stories adaptable by entertainment industry professionals that can fit across multiple media platforms such as film and media. Showcasing 9 selections that went through fierce competition, E-IP Pitching offers a glimpse of next generation film and drama.

  • Date: 13:30-15:00, Oct 14th (Sat), 2017
  • Venue: Event Room, BEXCO Exhibition Center 2

 

  • Story to Film

‘Story to Film’ is an event co-organized by the Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA) and the Asian Film Market with the hosting by Producers Guild of Korea (PGK). It presents award-winning works of ‘Korea Story Open Competition 2016’ for the first time. ‘Story to Film’, the former New Story Creation Project Pitching, is now on the verge of a new leap, introducing 8 selections to entertainment content specialists.

  • Date: 13:30-15:00, Oct 15th (Sun), 2017
  • Venue: Event Room, BEXCO Exhibition Center 2

 

  • Copyright Forum

Copyright Overseas Promotion Association (COA) invites industry veterans in the copyright field and shares practical information and ideas. The Forum serves as an opportunity to improve awareness within the film industry. In respect of achieving sustainable solutions for online piracy, the Forum also reviews current copyright infringement practices and remedies related to cinema under the copyright framework.

  1. Case Study
    • Date: 10:30-12:00, Oct 14th (Sat), 2017
    • Venue:   Multi-meeting Zone, BEXCO Exhibition Center 2, 4Dㆍ4Eㆍ4F
    • Topic: Best Practice in Counteracting Copyright Infringement
    • Guest Speakers

– Michael KWAN (Motion Picture Association (MPA) / Regional Director, Technology of Asia Pacific Internet Center / Hong Kong (China))

– Allen WANG (Yingke Law Firm / Senior Partner / China)

– INA Masaharu (Content Overseas Distribution Association (CODA) / Director / Japan)

– LEE Changhoon (Munhwa Broadcasting Company (MBC) / Team Manager / South Korea)

 

  1. Panel Discussion
  • Date: 16:30-18:00, Oct 14th (Sat), 2017
  • Venue: Event Room, BEXCO Exhibition Center 2
  • Topic:

– Current Copyright Issues Related to Films
– Strategies for Reducing Internet Piracy

– Copyright Protection for Films in Foreign Countries

  • Moderator: KIM Hyechang (Korea Copyright Commission (KCC) / Director of Copyright Trade Research Team / South Korea)
  • Guest Speakers

– Michael KWAN (Motion Picture Association (MPA) / Regional Director, Technology of Asia Pacific Internet Center / Hong Kong (China))

– SHI Wenxia (China Film Copyright Protection Association (CFCA) / Deputy Secretary-General / China)

– INA Masaharu (Content Overseas Distribution Association (CODA) / Director / Japan)

– KIM Seokhoon (Korea Copyright Protection Agency (KCOPA) / Manager of Online Protection Team / South Korea)

 

  • VR Conference

The 22nd Busan International Film Festival launches ‘VR Cinema in BIFF’ co-organized with Barunson Co., Ltd.. As an Asian Film Market event, ‘VR Conference’ consists of ‘VR Cinema Production Case Study’, which invites VR film and VR animation filmmakers to share their production experiences and know-how, along with ‘Current State and Prospect of the VR Industry’, where VR industry personnel attend.

1-1. VR Feature Film Production Case Study

  • Date: 16:00 -19:00, Oct 15th (Sun), 2017
  • Venue: Event Room, BEXCO Exhibition Center 2
  • Guest Speakers

– Jérôme BLANQUET (Okio Studio / Director / France)

– Adam COSCO (Dark Corner/ Director / Canada)

– LEE Seungmoo (Korea National University of Arts / Professor / South Korea)
1-2. VR Animation Production Case Study

  • Date: 17:00 – 19:00, Oct 16th (Mon), 2017
  • Venue: Event Room, BEXCO Exhibition Center 2
  • Moderator: CHE Min Hyuk (VR/AR Lab of CJ / Producer / South Korea)
  • Guest Speakers

– Kane LEE (Baobab Studio / Producer / USA)

– Eugene CHUNG (Penrose Studio / CEO and Director / USA)

  1. Current State and Prospect of the VR Industry
  • Date: 16:00 – 17:00, Oct 16th (Mon), 2017
  • Venue: Event Room, BEXCO Exhibition Center 2
  • Guest Speaker:  KOH Yoonjeon (KT Future Business Development Unit / Senior Vice President / South Korea)

 

  • AFiS Project Pitching

AFiS Project Pitching is an event that presents feature-length fiction films from 6 selected students from the International Film Business Academy at the Busan Asian Film School (AFiS). In 2017, out of 20 feature-length projects that are developed, 6 films will have individual pitching and 12 films will have business meetings.

  • Date: 13:30 – 15:00, Oct 16th (Mon), 2017
  • Venue: Event Room, BEXCO Exhibition Center 2

 

  • Film Fund Talk

Major film fund executives, from around the globe, help explain the application method for each fund, range of support and budget for each episode to producers and cineastes. The Asian Film Market event offers practical information to cineastes who seek various methods to attract funding.

  • Date: 10:30-12:00, Oct 17th (Tue), 2017
  • Venue: Event Room, BEXCO Exhibition Center 2
  • Moderator: Sten-Kristian SALUVEER (Storytek / CEO & Founder, Tallinn Black Nights IFF / Head of Industry Projects / Estonia)

 

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