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Gala Presentation

Influential filmmakers and often actors present their film in Busan to celebrate their artistic achievements.

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A showcase of the latest films of today’s Iconic filmmakers from around the world.

A Window on Asian Cinema

A peak into the various styles and visions within Asian cinema, highlighting the films of this year's most talented Asian filmmakers as well as the work of directors already established within the industry.

New Currents

A competition among up-and-coming Asian filmmakers’ first or second features that bestows two films with a New Currents Award.

Korean Cinema Today_Panorama

An introduction to the year's most significant and popular Korean films, from commercial blockbusters to art house favorites.

Korean Cinema Today_Vision

A carefully selected lineup of Korean independent feature films from throughout the year and a glimpse into the future of Korean cinema.

Korean Cinema Retrospective

A look back into the past that sheds light onto the history of cinema by spotlighting a Korean filmmaker who has made a significant contribution to the medium or one with a specific thematic oeuvre.

World Cinema

A showcase of the year's non-Asian narrative features including the latest works from well-known filmmakers and international film festival awardees.

Flash Forward

A collection of new narrative features from non-Asian filmmakers who take inventive approaches to the cinematic form.

Wide Angle

A section dedicated to showing outstanding short films, documentaries, and experimental films that offer broad cinematic viewpoints and a distinct vision.

Open Cinema

An outdoor “theater” for screening new and internationally acclaimed films that offer an ideal mix of the popular with the artistic.

Special Programs in Focus

A special showcase of films by notable filmmakers or those working within a specific genre.

Midnight Passion

A collection of horror, action, and thriller films that are certain to keep diehard film fans awake throughout the night.

Busan Classics

Busan Classics rediscovers the most significant cinematic gems in homage to the creative minds that opened new chapters in the history of cinema.