BiFan: ‘Worm’ and ‘Soul Searching’ Claim Bucheon’s Naff Awards

  • Variety
The Naff genre film project market closed its latest edition on Tuesday with a top prize, worth $13,300 (Krw 15 million) for Abdul Zainidi’s “Worm and the Widow” from Brunei, and Sokyou Chea’s “Soul Searching” from Cambodia.

The three-day Naff market is part of the B.I.G. industry sidebar to the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BiFan), held in Bucheon, on the outskirts of Seoul. Organizers brokered 495 one-to-one meetings between the 26 projects and some 67 distribution, finance and production companies.

Visahl Furia’s “Bogie No. S4,” a ghostly story set on a train, took the B.I.G Naff Award with a cash prize of $8,900, as well as the new Blood Window Award. The B.I.G Naff Korean Award was presented to “Remember, Spring” by Jeon In-hwan with a cash prize of $5,300 (Krw 6 million).

Prizewinners were selected by a jury of veteran producers including Lee Dong-ha, producer of 2016 hit “Train to Busan,
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