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S. Korean film selected for Hong Kong financing forum project

All Headlines 13:57 March 27, 2009

SEOUL, March 27 (Yonhap) -- South Korean director Na Hong-jin will receive about US$13,000 in financial support from the Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) to make his upcoming film, which was selected as one of 27 projects to be funded by the HAF, the organisation announced on its website Friday.

The HAF, founded in 2000, is a film project market that aims to bring talented Asian filmmakers with upcoming film projects to Hong Kong for international co-production ventures.

By bringing together Asia's top filmmaking talents to meet with the world's premier film financiers, distributors, buyers and funding bodies to Hong Kong, the HAF provides opportunities for filmmakers to privately discuss their latest projects with a variety of potential co-production partners over the three-day event period.

The seventh edition of the forum, which opened Monday, selected 27 film projects from 11 countries including Australia, China, Indonesia, Japan and South Korea.

Na, the creator of last year's local box office hit "The Chaser," has been shooting another thriller drama tentatively named "The Murderer," aiming for a summer release next year.

"We very much look forward to the realization of these projects as we are quite confident that they'll have an impact on the future of the medium," HAF director Jacob Wong said, according to the Web site.

hayney@yna.co.kr
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