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Two Indian documentaries get Asian Cinema Fund of the Busan International Filmfest

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NEW DELHI: Two Indian documentaries including one on the journey of the Aam Admi Party have been selected to receive the Asian Network of Documentary (AND) Fund 2014 of the Busan International Film Festival.

Proposition for a Revolution by Khushboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla will receive a grant of approximately $ 10,000. It is about the journey of the Aam Aadmi Party from its formation in November 2012 to the Delhi state elections in December 2013.

Like Ants for Sugar by Shirley Abraham will receive approximately $ 5,000. The documentary had also been selected for the Sundance Documentary Edit and Story Lab held this month. It has also received a Development Grant under the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Programme. It chronicles the travelling tent cinemas of India.

The Asian Cinema Fund (ACF) 2014 has supported 29 projects in 3 categories – Script Development Fund, Post-Production Fund, and Asian Network of Documentary (AND) Fund. A total of 161 projects were submitted from India.

In script development category, Sri Lankan director Vimukthi Jayasundara’s Hair of the Dog that Bit You has been selected while Bangladeshi director Abu Shahed Emon’s Jalal’s Story will receive a grant in the post-production category. 

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