Dated: 9 October 2006

In a show of interest of Singapore-made products, local films 4:30 directed by Royston Tan and Love Story by director Kelvin Tong have been selected for screening at Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) in the ‘A Window on Asian Cinema’ section. This section features 39 films from 14 countries and highlights the works of both established Asian masters and young directors with diverse styles and subjects.

The Media Development Authority of Singapore (MDA) and Singapore Film Commission (SFC) will jointly field their largest delegation of 8 local film, distribution and production companies, double the number from last year, at the inaugural Asian Film Market, Asia’s largest film market held in Busan, Korea. This demonstrates the growing interests in Singapore filmmakers and producers in marketing their films and upcoming projects in international markets. They will also be promoting Singapore’s extensive range of media services capabilities from post-production services, talented producers, directors, to location filming.

In addition, Fallen by local director Lillian Wang is one of 40 films that have been officially selected for Pusan Promotion Plan (PPP), which is a project market where promising filmmakers and producers meet with potential co-producers and financiers. This psychological thriller, currently in development, tells the story of two desperate strangers, a young Chinese national and an older wealthy socialite, who soon turn into lovers.

Ms Julia Fraser of LeBrocquy Fraser, producer of Fallen, said, “We are extremely excited about being selected as one of the PPP projects at this years’ Pusan International Film Festival. It is a great platform to meet and discuss our project Fallen with industry professionals from around Asia, Europe and the US. We are also very excited about working with Lillian Wang on this project and presenting her talent to the PPP delegates.""

Commenting on Singapore’s presence in Korea, Mr Man Shu Sum, Director of Broadcast and Film Development, MDA and Director, SFC said, “The Asian Film Market is a key market to showcase the cinematographic creations of Singapore’s nascent but highly talented media industry. The exposure that local filmmakers and production companies gain from the event is important as Singapore stamps its growing presence in the Asian film scene.”

“We are confident that our productions, with their compelling content and unique multi-cultural tapestry of filmmaking, will be well received by film professionals”, he added.

The companies who are attending the market are Cages, Embassy Pictures, LeBrocquy Fraser Productions, Objectifs Films, One Ton Cinema, Pilgrim Pictures, Shooting Gallery Motion Pictures and Sitting in Pictures. Please refer to the Annex for details of the companies and their projects.

The Singapore Film Office is located at Room 1909, 19 Floor, Grand Hotel and MDA Media Services is located at Booth 34 at Busan International Film Commission &Industry Showcase (BIFCOM).

Asian Film Market The Asian Film Market is one of the key platforms for film production and distribution companies to profile their projects for sale, financing or co-production deals. It will be held in conjunction with the Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) from 15-18 October. PIFF, recognized as one of the most vibrant and influential film festivals in the world, includes the landmark co-production market, Pusan Promotion Plan (PPP), and Busan International Film Commission &Industry Showcase (BIFCOM), Asia's leading meeting place for film commissions and production services.

For information on the Asian Film Market 2006 please visit

For more information, please contact:

Ms Nicole Batchelor
Assistant Manager, Communications
Media Development Authority
Tel: (+65) 6837 9957
HP: (+65) 9848 4308

Ms Sant Kaur
Assistant Director, Communications
Media Development Authority
Tel: (+65) 6837 9013
HP: (+65) 9645 7954

Last updated on: 13 Mar 2023