[BIFF Press Release](42)_2018.10.08
E-IP (Entertainment Intellectual Property) Market 2018 Announces Award Winners:
8 E-IP Award Winners of the 4th E-IP Market
Celebrating its 4th year, E-IP (Entertainment Intellectual Property) Market announced 8 winners for the E-IP Award held on the third day of the Asian Film Market 2018, in Event Room, Exhibition Center 2, BEXCO.
8 E-IP Market Winners Announced
Book To Film and E-IP Market introduced 11 more selections this year for a total of 29 official selections that can be viewed by over 500 film/TV industry professionals. Number of film/TV producers and investors from Korea as well as the United States, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan have participated and showed great interest in superior Original IP from Korea.
Followed by 2017, Next Entertainment World (NEW) selected The Sixth Wife as NEW CREATOR Award awardees for the Book To Film and Good Job from E-IP Pitching, awarding 10,000,000 KRW to each winner. The Global web comic platform Tory Comics, a newly joined award sponsor, awarded 5,000,000 KRW each to A Week Before I Die from Book To Film and Land of Silence, and The Devil and Delivery Knight from E-IP Pitching.
A newly founded E-IP Audience Award goes to The Insect and Devil School from Book To Film and E-IP Pitching that had the most audience votes at a pitching event composed of industry professionals.
Book To Film features three selections from female authors that have been selected from the many female nominees. Winning the NEW CREATOR Award at the E-IP Pitching full of colorful and diverse genres, Good Job from ALL THAT STORY won the second award following the first in 2016. In addition, E-IP Audience Award nominees have shown a slight difference in their selection votes and were highly evaluated for their completeness and possibility of adaption across multiple platforms that offer high hopes for more achievement in the near future.
* Webtoon is a term used to refer to South Korean web comic.
2018 E-IP Market Award Winners *(Title/Company/Author)
NEW CREATOR Award – The Sixth Wife / GORAEBANG / HAN Jisu
NEW CREATOR Award – Good Job / ALL THAT STORY / Haewon / Story
Tory Comics Award – Land of Silence / TOONPLUS / YOON Seonyoung / Story
Tory Comics Award – The Devil / TOYOU’S DREAM / Meen (Story), Keun bit (Art) / Webtoon
Tory Comics Award – Delivery Knight / TOOMICS / LEE Yun Kyun / Webtoon
Tory Comics Award – A Week Before I Die / GOLDENBOUGH / SEO Eun Chae
E-IP Audience Award – The Insect / GOZKNOCK ENT / JANG Min-hye
E-IP Audience Award – Devil School / YOUTHMEANS / SUO / Story
The 23rd Busan International Film Festival will be held from October 4, 2018 to October 13, 2018.
Asian Film Market will be held from October 6, 2018 to October 9, 2018.
Asian Project Market will be held from October 7, 2018 to October 9, 2018.