The application process begins in November. The goal is to support 3 creative teams. Recipients will be unveiled in 2024 and on top of the development prize each will receive direct one-on-one mentorship on story development with CJ ENM.
“We are delighted to announce the CJ &TIFF K-Story Fund. This platform will empower the next generations of filmmakers,” Park Kiyong said, chairperson of Korean Film Council. This fund will invest in the future and KOFIC is committed to providing full support to creators who have unique perspectives. As a government agency, we also see this fund as an initiative to boost creativity in Korean and North American film industries, as well as to lay the groundwork for the prospective filmmakers.”
Heekyung Jo Min, head of corporate social responsibility at CJ, launched the K-Story Fund at K-Movie Night to coincide with the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Korea and Canada
“It is our hope that this fund helps filmmakers in North America who are of Korean backgrounds, unleash their creative potential,” he said.
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