By : FinasMalaysia

Malaysian thriller ‘Terbalik’ (Upside Down), the upcoming new feature film project by husband and wife team director Yasu and producer Bea Tanaka has been shortlisted for the 15th Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) scheduled from March 13-15, 2017 in Hong Kong. Terbalik; about an actor trapped in an upside-down car wreckage in the jungle and is tortured by a group of sadistic boys will be presented along with the other 24 HAF projects from various countries.

Established in 2000, and supported by government agencies Create Hong Kong and the Film Development Fund, the Hong Kong – Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) has been recognized as one of the most important film financing platforms in Asia which enables the Asian filmmakers to present their upcoming film projects to the top film financiers, producers, bankers, distributors and buyers. HAF has also partnered with international organisations to provide a range of opportunities to participants. Partners include iQIYI (China), Fox International Productions (Greater China) (US), Cinemart (the Netherlands), Asian Project Market (South Korea), Independent Film Project (US), Golden Horse Film Project Promotion (Taiwan), New Cinema Network (Italy) and others. The successful recipients will stand chance of winning over cash and in-kind awards to the value of around US$150,000.

Previously, ‘Terbalik’, has successfully won $20,000 worth of investment from Aurora Media Holdings towards its production project at 2016 Southeast Asia Film Financing Project (SAFF); the new addition to annual ScreenSingapore festival.

Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) 2017 shortlisted projects:

The Asadas (Japan)
Dir. NAKANO Ryota
Producer: OGAWA Shinji
Production Company: Bridgehead Inc.

Chantou (Australia)
Producer: Jannine BARNES
Production Company: Happening Films Pty. Ltd.

Femme Fatale (Japan)
Dir. MIYAKE Kyoko
Producer: Guillaume DE SEILLE
Production Company: Arizona Productions

Forget You, Still Love You? (Hong Kong)
Dir. Paul SZE Pak-lam, Kenneth LAI Siu-kwan
Producer: TIN Kai-man, LAU Wing-tai
Production Company: Vow Production Limited

The Goddess (Hong Kong)
Dir. Sobel CHAN Ka-lok
Producer Sobel CHAN Ka-lok
Production Company: Union Luck Culture Media Limited

The Grassland Of Narangerel (China)
Dir. YING Weiwei
Producer: ZHOU Hongbo
Production Company: Yunqiang Pictures

I AM A BANANA! (Singapore, Canada)
Dir. Honey B SINGH
Producer: Mona SINGH
Production Company: Honeylove Films

I’m Perfect (The Philippines)
Dir.: Sigrid Andrea BERNARDO
Producer: Alemberg ANG
Production Company: VYAC Productions, Ekweytor MC

Impossible Split (Hong Kong)
Dir.: TOM Chung-sing
Producer: Adam WONG
Production Company: Picturethat Limited

La Luna (Singapore)
Dir.: M. Raihan HALIM
Producer: Asra AMAN
Production Company: Papahan Films Pte. Ltd.

Leftover Women (Israel, Germany)
Dir.: Shosh SHLAM, Hilla MEDALIA
Producer: Hilla MEDALIA, Shosh SHLAM, Jürgen KLEINIG
Production Company: Medalia Productions, Shlam Productions, Celluloid Fabrik

A Life Lost and Found (working title) (India)
Dir.: Prateek SRIVASTAVA
Producer: Nitin UPADHYAYA
Production Company: ODDBALL Motion Pictures

Made In Bangladesh (Bangladesh)
Dir.: Rubaiyat HOSSAIN
Producer: Rubaiyat HOSSAIN, François D’ARTEMARE
Production Company: Khona Talkies, Les Films de l’Après-Midi

Man On The Dragon (Hong Kong)
Dir.: Sunny CHAN
Producer: Joe MA, Jacqueline LIU
Production Company: One Cool Film Production Limited

Untitled (Japan)
Producer: KAWASE Naomi
Production Company: Nara International Film Festival Organizing Committee

The New Wife (India)
Dir.: Shashwati TALUKDAR
Producer: Anjali PANJABI
Production Company: Four Nine and a Half Pictures, Inc., Marvi Films

No.1 Chung Ying Street (Hong Kong)
Dir.: Derek CHIU Sung-kee
Producer: Derek CHIU Sung-kee
Production Company: Boundary Film Production Limited

The Patient (China)
Dir.: YANG Long
Producer: ZHOU Jia
Production Company: Shenzhen Surprise Movie Co., Ltd.

Pawns with No Return (Taiwan)
Dir.: CHEN Yi-Jung
Producer: LIN Jing-Jie
Production Company: Hana Studio de Création Audiovisuelle Indépendant

Rainbow Mountain (China)
Dir.: Degena Yun
Producer: ZHANG Yang
Production Company: Beijing Mailisi Film & Culture Co., Ltd.

Restore Point (Czech Republic)
Dir.: Robert HLOZ
Producer: Jan KALLISTA
Production Company: Film Kolektiv

Rocks Of Hua Lamphong (Singapore)
Producer: Juan FOO
Production Company: Taipan Films Pte. Ltd.

Ten Thousand Happiness (China, Canada)
Dir.: Johnny MA
Producer: WANG Jing, WU Xianjian
Production Company: Image X Productions

Upside Down (Malaysia)
Dir.: TANAKA Yasu
Producer: TANAKA Bea
Production Company: 42nd Pictures Sdn. Bhd.

HAF/FOX Project Award Winner:
Drifting Lives (China)
Dir.: Danlly LI
Producer: Ray CHAN
Production Company: Kozmo Production Company Limited, YNTV Motion Magic Digital Studios Co., Ltd