The Asian Film Market under the 22nd Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) has announced the 18 official projects for its "Book to Film" and "E-IP [Entertainment Intellectual Property] Pitching."
According to BIFF, the E-IP Market is aimed at contracting intellectual property rights including traditional contents like movies, books and performances and original works on digital media platforms such as web comics, web dramas and web novels.
The Book to Film is where directors, publishers and producers meet to sign deals for property right content for films.
This year's nine works selected under Book to Film are: The Book of Consolation" by Park Young, "Conditions of Murder" by Cho Wan-sun, "Fairyland" by Lim Jung-yeon, "Ganghwado" by Song Ho-keun, "Sad Tropic" by Haewon, "Shift" by Cho Ye-eun, "Sseu-eong" by Seo Seong ran, "Time Exiles" by Lim Juyoung and "The Untouchables" by Lee Jung Yuen.
Just like Book to Film, E-IP Pitching is where digital content is presented to film, media and entertainment professionals, the BIFF added.
The nine works chosen for E-IP Pitching are: "Daughter of the Emperor" (webtoon) by Rino, "Eunsoo" (webtoon) by Studio Sibo, "Evil Again" (webtoon) by Son Young wan, "The Floating Man" (webtoon) by Lee Bongsoo, "Into Time" (web novel) by Park Yunhu, "Item" (webtoon) by Kim Jun-seok, "Madam Mystery" (web novel) by Lee Soo-A, "My Love Woongja" (webtoon) by Yoon Mikyung and "The Story of Yeonhwa" (web novel) by Jeong Jae han.
According to BIFF, "Madam Mystery" was a unanimous choice by jurors while "My Love Woongja" raised interest as its author is Yoon Mikyung, who is the writer of the tvN drama "Bride of the Water God."
The project pitching for the 18 selections will be on October 14 and a business meeting is slated from October 14 to 17.
BIFF will run from October 12 to 21 in Busan, South Korea.