SFC announces co-pro winners
Each film to receive up to $14,000 in prize moneySEOUL -- Six winners including one documentary and five full-length features have been selected to represent Seoul Film Commission's international co-production development fund, a grant given to producers of co-pro projects set in or around Seoul.
Winners, who have been selected from 29 contestants, will each be given cash prize ranging from 10 to 18 million won ($14,123) depending on the genre and scale.
Kraze Pictures who previously released a Korea-Japan action drama "Boat" is producing another co-pro, an indie feature with Japan called "Zuma Zuma Zuma." The film is written by two Japanese screenwriters -- Kobayashi Hideo and Don Shigero -- and a Korean director will be announced in mid-July, according to the company.
Insoo Productions, an independent production company based in Rotterdam, has also won an award worth 18 million won for a film by an Amsterdam-based U.S. filmmaker Doris Yeung. The film is titled "Four Seasons," and the grant is part of the EU-Korean co-production treaty.
"Music City" by Side Kicks is another Japan-Korea co-pro documentary exploring an indie music scene in both countries. The remaining works – Bom's "A Man and a Woman," Emotion Pictures' "On Your Journey" and Golden Arrow's "Singo" – haven't announced their genres or the countries they will be collaborating with.
Seoul Film Commission is a government-supported body that promotes Seoul as a filming location.