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Dev Benegal s project Samurai Selected for HAF

By NewsDesk • Published on January 7, 2010

The 8th edition of Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) has announced the lineup of projects for the year 2010.  Indian director Dev Benegal s film Samurai , a US-India co-production with Ross Katz has been selected. Twenty five projects of upcoming filmmakers of Asia have been picked by HAF out of which more than half have already secured their funding.

Dev s latest film Road, Movie had been premiered at Toronto last year and had participated in many international film festivals. It will be showcased under Generation 14 plus section of Berlinale this year.

HAF is Asia’s premier project market designed to connect Asian filmmakers with upcoming film projects with internationally prominent film financiers, producers, bankers, distributors, buyers, and funders for co-production ventures. The form will be held from 22-24 March this year.

The complete lineup of projects is as follows: 

The Arrival (Singapore) 
Director/producer :  Tan Pin-pin 
Production Company:  BFG Media

Betok (Malaysia) 
Director : Sherman ONG 
Producer: Tan Bee-thiam 
Production Company: 13 Little Pictures                    

The Blood of Wolves (Japan) 
Director : Sakaguchi Tak 
Producer: Shiomaki Yuko, Kunizane Mizue 
Production Company: Pictures Dept. LLP 

Chang & Eng (Thailand /Singapore/USA) 
Director/producer : Ekachai Uekrongtham 
Production Company: Spicy Apple Films

Cosplay (China/France) 
Director: Sheng Zhimin  
Producer: Olivier Mille, Fruit Chan 
Production Company: Artlinefilms

Dear Comrade (working title) (Japan/South Korea/Vietnam) 
Director: Lee Yoon-ki  
Producer: Toyoyama Yuki, Sean Shin 
Production Company: Esprit Inc.       

The Enchanter (Hong Kong/China/Macao) 
Director: Kwok Tsz-kin 
Producer: Teddy Chen 
Production Company: Sum-Wood Productions Limited

Exit to Exist (South Korea) 
Director: Jeon Yun-su 
Producer: Peter Chu 
Production Company: Jupiter Film, Sidus FNH        

Housekeeping (Lebanon)  
Director :  Mazen Khaled                     
Producer:  Paul Lee 
Production Company: ii Films

I Love You So Much (Taiwan)  
Director : Leon Dai  
Producer :  Liu Wei-Jan  
Production Company: Atom Cinema

The Immense Floating Life (working title) (Vietnam) 
Director:   Binh Nguyen Phan Quang 
Producer:   Hanh Ngo Thi Bich 
Production Company: Vietnam Studio & Feature Film No.1

Light of Darkness (working title) (China) 
Director: Zhao Ye  
Producer: Helen Cui  
Production Company: Tianlin Film Productions        

Mama Eva (Hong Kong/China/Switzerland) 
Director: Kit Hung 
Producer:  LAM Yat-fung, Kit Hung 
Production Company: Keep In Touch Company

Mythteries (Japan) 
Director: Tezka Macoto 
Producer: Hirasawa Sho 
Production Company: PaxEterna Limited

Nanjing East Road (Taiwan/Singapore)  
Director: Arvin Chen 
Producer: Lee In-Ah 
Production Company: Greenskyfilms

Past Love (Thailand/USA) 
Director: Lee Chatametikool 
Producer:   Anocha Suwichakornpong 
Production Company: Electric Eel Films, Houdini Studio

Private Party of the Dead (Hong Kong) 
Director: Chui Tien-you 
Producer: Pang Ho-cheung 
Production Company: Making Film Productions Limited

Samurai (India/USA) 
Director: Dev Benegal 
Producer: Dev Benegal, Ross Katz 
Production Company: August Entertainment

A Sense of Honey (Japan)  
Director: Suzuki Seijun  
Producer: Kito Yukie, Kanda Yuji, Hirata Mikihiko 
Production Company: Arcimboldo Inc.

The Straits (China/Taiwan) 
Director: Wang Tung 
Producer: Terence Chang, David Tang 
Production Company: Renaissance Films

Teenage Wildlife (China) 
Director: Li Jingyi 
Producer: Jia Zhangke  
Production Company: Xstream Pictures

Twins (Philippines)  
Director: Sherad Anthony Snachez 
Producer: Ronald Arguelles 
Production Company: Salida Productions

Women And Children First (Malaysia/Japan) 
Director: Ho Yuhang  
Producer: Ono Kousuke, Sugino Kiki 
Production Company: Wa Entertainment Inc.

Written In Red (Hong Kong) 
Director: Koan Hui 
Producer: Fukazawa Hiroshi 
Production Company: Ghostsoup

Youth (Israel)  
Director: Tom Shoval 
Producer: Gal Greenspan 
Production Company: GREEN productions

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