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  • 2016.10

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    [Press Release] Asian Film Market Awards 2016 Announced!

    Asian Film Market Awards 2016 Announced!- The 19th Asian Project Market Awards 7 Projects- E-IP Market Awards 2 Works On October 11th, the last day of Asian Film Market 2016, the winners of the 19th Asian Project Market (APM) and the 2nd Entertainment Intellectual Property (E-IP) Market were announced at the APM & E-IP Awards Ceremony, held at The Westin Chosun Busan. 19th Asian Project Market announces 7 winning projects!Asian Project Market (APM), Asia’s first investment and coproduction market, has completed its 3-day schedule of lively and constructive business meetings between project representatives and potential producers and investors from around the world. Seven out of 27 original high-quality projects of varied genres from 16 different nations were honored with the following awards.Financed annually by Busan Metropolitan City, the Busan Award went to <Love and Vengeance> by Edwin(Indonesia), awarded with $15,000 (USD) cash. The Bright East Films Award, newly installed this year, went to <The Chrysanthemum and the Guillotine> by ZEZE Takahisa(Japan), with a grant of $15,000 (USD) in cash. The CJ Entertainment Award for an international project, financed by CJ Entertainment, was given to Cambodia and France’s <White Building> by NEANG Kavich, and the LOTTE Award for Korean projects, financed by LOTTE Entertainment, went to <Undefined> by SEO Eunyoung(Korea). The Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA) Award was given to <The French Woman> by KIM Hee-Jung(Korea). The ARTE International Prize granted by ARTE France was awarded to <White Building> by NEANG Kavich(Cambodia, France), honored with 2 awards at this year’s APM. Lastly, MONEFF Award granted by MONEFF went to <The Cold-blooded Penguin> by JANG Kunjae(Korea), which offers $30,000 (USD) worth of post-production services and facilities, especially editing and VFX. 2nd E-IP Market awards 2 works with a huge potential for film adaptation!The 2nd E-IP Market introduced a total of 20 works through Book To Film and E-IP Pitching events. The NEW Creator Award supported by Next Entertainment World grants 10 million Korean won to one work each from the Book To Film and E-IP Pitching selections. This year, the NEW Creator Awards go to <The Lawyer who sues Chosun Dynasty> presented by EunHaeng Namu Publishing Co. from the Book To Film selections, and to <Sprinter: Underworld> presented by All That Story from the E-IP Pitching selections. [Asian Project Market 2016 Award Winners][Project l Director l Country]Busan Award  Love and Vengeance l Edwin l IndonesiaBusan Metropolitan City establishes the Busan Award committing $15,000(USD) to a project chosen from the official APM line-up. Busan Metropolitan City administers additional annual funds, aiming to lend stronger financial support to promising filmmakers participating at APM. Bright East Films Award  The Chrysanthemum and the Guillotine l ZEZE Takahisa l JapanBright East Films Award commits $15,000(USD) to a project chosen from APM official line-up.  CJ Entertainment Award  White Building l NEANG Kavich l Cambodia, FranceCJ E&M commits $10,000 (USD) to an international project. CJ E&M obtains the 'First Look Option' regarding production, investment, sales and distribution of the awarded project. LOTTE Award  Undefined l SEO Eunyoung l KoreaLOTTE ENTERTAINMENT commits ₩10,000,000 (KRW) to a Korean APM project. LOTTE ENTERTAINMENT obtains the 'First Look Option' regarding production, investment, sales and distribution of the awarded project. KOCCA Award  The French Woman l KIM Hee-Jung l KoreaKorea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA) commits ₩10,000,000 (KRW) to a project chosen from the official APM line-up.  ARTE International Prize  White Building l NEANG Kavich l Cambodia, FranceARTE France commits €6,000 (EUR) to a project chosen from the official APM line-up. MONEFF Award  The Cold-blooded Penguin l JANG Kunjae l KoreaMONEFF commits $30,000 (USD) in post-production service and facilities, especially editing or VFX to a project chosen from the official APM line-up.  [E-IP Market 2016 Award Winners][Title l Author l Publisher]NEW CREATOR AwardNext Entertainment World awards 2 works, one each from Book To Film and E-IP Pitching selections, committing ₩10,000,000 (KRW) for each awarded work. Next Entertainment World obtains the 'First Look Option' regarding production, investment, sales and distribution of the awarded project.Book To Film - The Lawyer who sues Chosun Dynasty l CHUNG Myung Seob l EunHaeng Namu Publishing Co.E-IP Pitching - Sprinter : Underworld l AN Jongjun l All That Story21st Busan International Film Festival: October 6 -October 15, 2016Asian Film Market: October 8 - October 11, 2016Asian Project Market: October 9 - October 11, 2016

  • 2016.10

    11

    [Press Release] Asian Film Market 2016 Final Report

    Asian Film Market 2016 Final Report Successful Closing of Asian Film Market 2016 & 2nd Entertainment Intellectual Property Market; Overall Rise in Korean Film Sales and IP Deals  Increased number of sales booth representing diverse industries and numerous deals made at the E-IP Market;With positive reviews from participants, the Market looks forward to next year’s expansions On October 11th, Asian Film Market 2016 successfully came to a close by providing a new trend in the new media contents market. Furthermore, the Market showed solid stability with the facilitation of multiple sales of Korean films including Train to Busan and Asura: The City of Madness at the sales booths representing Korean films and with many IP deals made at the 2nd E-IP (Entertainment Intellectual Property) Market. This year, 157 companies from 24 nations opened sales booths at the Asian Film Market, owing to the great deal of interest in opening E-IP booths. This level of participation was consistent with last year’s participation despite the occurrence of various changes including the decrease in the overall market budget, the separate opening of BIFCOM (Busan International Film Commission& Industry Showcase), and being pressed for time during the preparation period. Furthermore, the actual number of participating companies increased this year. Moreover, the Asian Film Market has grown to become a total entertainment market that comprises diverse industries such as original TV & movie script companies; webtoons, web novels and literary publishers; as well as foreign sales companies and national agencies from various Asian countries. The success of this year’s events was confirmed by such figures as on average 3,000 visitors per day, 550 meetings facilitated at APM, more than 30 meetings held per day at Korean sales booths, and an increase in deals made at the E-IP Market.  Expansion of Asian Market: Increased sales by sales companies including Contents Panda, M-Line, and CJ Entertainment; New Lineups of Sales Companies Drew Buyers’ Immediate Attention Significant results were had by the representatives of sales booths that opened at the Market from October 8th to 11th.. For Korean sales companies with new lineups, there was an increase in the number of deals made and the profit made compared to last year. In the case of Contents Panda, one of the Korean sales companies, recently had huge success with in the international market. Due to such success, Contents Panda gained much interest from the buyers attending the Market for their next lineup and received many inquiries about making a package deal. M-Line Distribution had a more than full schedule where they had to double- or triple book meetings in one time slot. M-Line Distribution is the sales representative of this year’s Opening Film at BIFF, A Quiet Dream. Along with the newly presented and , CJ E&M received much attention from the buyers for their co-productions in Asia including (co-production with Vietnam), (co-production with Indonesia), and (co-production with Thailand, remake of Korea’s Miss Granny). Based on a Japanese original work and opening in theaters this Thursday, received much attention along with .Lotte Entertainment had many fruitful meetings with Asian buyers at the Market. Especially, their new lineup received much attention from the buyers.Many other sales companies reported an increase in the number of meetings and in the profit made at the Market. Moreover, even those companies who opened their sales booths for the first time at the Market this year reported to have had many meetings. These companies include Kadokawa Corporation at the E-IP Market booths, webtoons publisher DCON E&M and Kyobobook (Macaroon). With a focus on discovering new projects, Asian Project Market successfully facilitates a total of 550 meetingsThe 19th Asian Project Market (APM) proved once again as the Asia’s most prestigious investment/coproduction event, with over 550 meetings held between APM project teams and international producers and investors. Among the 27 official APM 2016 projects from 16 different nations, by Korean director SEO Eunyoung, by Cambodian director NEANG Kavich, and by Indonesian director Edwin were particularly popular. IP deals made on the first day of E-IP market including Summer, A Corpse from Nowhere by Nol (Dasanbooks); earlier by 1 day compared to last yearAt the E-IP Market sales booths, numerous meetings took place between representatives of Book To Film and E-IP Pitching works and potential producers, investors and distributors looking to secure original E-IP rights. Furthermore, the publishers without officially-selected works in the E-IP Market opened their own sales booths where they held numerous meetings as well. On the first day of this year’s Market, Summer, A Corpse from Nowhere by PARK Yeon-sun, a Book To Film selection, signed a deal one day earlier than the first deal signed at last year’s market. Creative Group Ggoolddanzy also secured a production agreement with Jin Films for the screenplay 49 Days Farewell. As for buyers attending the E-IP Market, Chinese companies such as Alibaba Pictures, Huace Union, Huayi Brothers, and Wanda Media all actively participated in meetings with E-IP holders.More than 100 meetings were held between publishers representing Book To Film works and production & distribution companies including Sidus, Showbox, Cineguru, and Opus Pictures. The representatives of works in the E-IP Pitching selection had more than 150 meetings which resulted in fruitful meetings where they discussed about sales, the adaptation of the IP to another platform, as well as the purchase of IP by territory including Thailand and Vietnam. Not only in the officially-selected works, the buyers were greatly interested in other IP works owned by the representatives of Book To Film and E-IP Pitching selections. DCON E&M, All That Story, and Dab Publishing all reported that they were inquired about their other IPs.  E-IP Financing Seminar offers a new model for commercializing trans-media contentsHeld during the Market, the E-IP Financing Seminar offered a new agenda for trans-media contents through the discussions had by the representatives from TGCK Partners, Kakao/Podotree, SK Broadband, and Wadiz. The seminar presented the possibility of changes in the production system if the contents that are produced according to various platforms rather than the contents adapted to platforms could have business value in the IT powerhouse Korea’s markets. The E-IP Legal Seminar also received plaudits for providing one-step-ahead information for producers. Also, practical advice on legal protection of the E-IP format was offered as a free service to the market participants which was a huge success where all the time slots were filled up even before opening up the legal service booth. Furthermore, New Story Creation Project Pitching held by Korea Creative Contents Agency (KOCCA) were flooded with meeting inquiries. As such, various events held at the Market showed new changes in the film/media production scene in a trans-media era. At the Market Screenings of Asian Film Market 2016, 63 films from 13 nations were presented with a total of 68 screenings. Among them, 15 films were official selections at the 21st Busan International Film Festival and 50 films were market premieres which accounts for about 73% of the total films screened at the Market. Through the Online Screening service, a total of 214 films including 172 BIFF official selections were made available for the participants to watch online at their convenience. The Online Screening service is available to Market badge holders until October 31st at the Online Screening Website (http://os.asianfilmmarket.org/).  Asian Film Market 2016 Results in Numbers Market Badge: 742 companies from 47 countries, 1,381 participantsSales Booth: 157 companies from 24 countries, 62 sales boothsMarket Screening: 42 companies from 13 countries, 63 films presented, 68 screenings (50 market premieres)Online Screening: 214 films (including 172 films presented at BIFF) 21st Busan International Film Festival: October 6 -October 15, 2016Asian Film Market: October 8 - October 11, 2016Asian Project Market: October 9 - October 11, 2016

  • 2016.10

    09

    [Press Release] First day of Entertainment Intellectual Property Market sees first contract agreed for Book To Film pr..

     First day of Entertainment Intellectual Property Market sees first contract agreed for Book To Film project! Contract agreed for cinematization rights to Summer, A Corpse from Nowhere, written by Park Yeon-sun, submitted by Nol (Dasanbooks). Second consecutive year in which contracts agreed at market… last year saw more than 50% of E-IP Pitching projects successfully sign contracts.  The first day of this year’s Entertainment Intellectual Property Market (launched for the first time in the world in 2015) at the Asian Film Market, part of the 21st Busan International Film Festival, saw the first contract signed, continuing the successes of last year. On the opening pitching day, a contract was agreed with Korea’s Pollux Pictures, producers of Coinlocker Girl (2014) and 7 Years of Night (2015), for the cinematization rights to Summer, A Corpse from Nowhere by Park Yeon-sun, published by Nol (Dasanbooks) and officially selected for Book to Film. This broke the record set at the first E-IP Market last year (when Beijing Alpha Transmedia acquired the IP rights to Kirin Productions’ web drama, The Cravings, on the second day of the market) by one day. Summer, a Corpse from Nowhere, an intimate Korean mystery set in a remote mountain village, is the story of three absurd people searching for clues as to the disappearance of four young girls, 15 years earlier. The delightfully comedic dialogue of the engaging characters never takes away from the horrifying and hard-hitting twist at the end of the story, remarkably candid in its realism. Park Yeon-sun, who debuted with the film script for My Tutor Friend (2003), has written multiple TV series, including Alone in Love, starring Son Ye-jin and Kam Woo-sung, and Evasive Inquiry Agency. Summer, a Corpse from Nowhere, her first novel, was published right after the announcement of the Book To Film selections. Ahn Eun-mi of Pollux Pictures was known to be interested in the rights to the book and was keen to join the Asian Film Market. In addition, Creative Group Ggoolddanzy (also participating at E-IP pitching this year with another screenplay, Sweet Zombie) has confirmed a production contract with Korea’s JinFilm for the screenplay Soul Farewell Ceremony. Creative Group Ggoolddanzy, founded by 3 writer/directors, plans and develops stories across varied genres, for both film and TV. The contract for Soul Farewell Ceremony is known to have been agreed through meetings held at the company’s own booth. JinFilm is a new production company established by Son Se-hoon, CEO of Triangle Pictures, which produced Romantic Debtors (2010). This year, Japan’s Kadokawa Corporation, which holds more than 2000 IP rights, actively sought to participate with its own pop-up booth at E-IP Market - where 50% of the IP pitching projects had agreed contracts in 2015 (the first year of the market’s launch). The Taiwanese Book Meets Film Forum also seeks to develop cooperation with E-IP Market. The E-IP Market is pioneering new trends in film markets, expanding across national borders and media platforms and heightening the expectations for the next generation of filmmakers and cinema markets. 21st Busan International Film Festival: October 6 -October 15, 2016Asian Film Market: October 8 - October 11, 2016Asian Project Market: October 9 - October 11, 2016 Busan International Film Festival http://www.biff.kr  Email: foreignpress@biff.kr

  • 2016.10

    09

    [Press Release] Asian Film Market 2016 Opens Saturday October 8th

    Asian Film Market 2016 Opens Saturday October 8th Expanded Entertainment Intellectual Property Market Booths  and High Expectations for Contract Deals  During the 21st Busan International Film Festival, over 4 days, the Asian Film Market is taking place will offer an impressive lineup of events from the 8th (Saturday) to the 11th (Tuesday) of October. This year’s Asian Film Market will be held independently of the Busan Film Commission (the co-host in previous years) and involves the participation of a variety of businesses and approximately 1,300 people from 47 nations.Notable developments at the Asian Film Market 2016 are the growth of the E-IP (Entertainment Intellectual Property) Market (launched last year) as well as the presentation of exceptionally practical and varied business opportunities. In the E-IP Market sales booths, a greater number of new participants from a wider variety of industries, including Webtoons (DCON E&M), Publishing (Dab Publishing), and animation (Korea Animation Producers Association), are participating. Various Busan film and content companies will also be in attendance at the Busan Digital Content Hall (operated by the Korean Film Council for the first time this year). Through Market Screening, around 60 films will be shown, including 50 market premieres, and there are especially high expectations for the involvement of buyers from South America, including Brazil, Colombia and Chile, for the first time this year.High expectations of E-IP pitching success; 50% of last year’s E-IP pitching E-IP Pitching original source successfully agreed contracts, and from Japan the Kadokawa Corporation is participating with its own sales booth as well as an IP booth. The E-IP Market saw contracts agreed for 50% of the pitching E-IP Pitching original source taking part in its inaugural year, and introduces 10 works of even higher quality and originality through the E-IP Pitching this year. DCON E&M, the company that last year signed a web drama contract for the Webnovel Falling in Shampoo, this year introduces new Webtoon I’ll Meet You Under the Moon, a romantic fantasy explores unique themes of eternal youth. Webtoon production company, YLAB, introduces Youn In-wan’s famous Webtoon, Island; in addition, there is also the opportunity to examine popular serial Webtoons and Webnovels by major Korean Webtoon platforms, Naver, Podotree and Lezhin Entertainment. Book To Film, now in its 5th year, promotes content trade between publishers and film and media directors/producers seeking to negotiate property rights. This year it will introduce 10 works with compelling narratives that include a number of absorbing thrillers. These 10 works are all ideal for cinematization, including Malice by genre literature publisher Golden Bough, which signed film/drama contracts in both 2013 and 2014; Return to Red House by Gozknock, which also signed a contract in 2014; film and TV writer Park Yeon-sun’s Summer, A Corpse from Nowhere by Nol, the contemporary arm of Dasan Books. At the E-IP Financing Seminar, held for the first time this year, representatives from several leading companies of various platforms, are attracting interest and will provide useful information on financing and distribution over different platforms. Notable companies include are: Kakao – running Korea’s first mobile content open market “Kakaopage”, TGCK Partners – chosen for the “Korea-China Cultural Content Fund” last year, Wadiz – Korea’s major crowd funding platform, which recently expanded its business into stock-type crowd funding, and SK Broadband – a major IPTV/mobile telecommunications company. We can expect practical business help from market participants through the E-IP Legal Seminar that discusses the hot topic of “the legal protection of the E-IP format” and, following the seminar, free legal counseling on contracts, disputes and lawsuits for Asian Film Market participants. The 19th Asian Project Market, Asia’s first project market, runs for 3 days from the 9th of October, and features 27 high quality projects from 16 nations. With the goal of discovering up-and-coming directors, outstanding projects by promising next generation artists have been selected, including 9 female Asian directors. Sponsored by the Korea Creative Contents Agency (KOCCA) and the Busan International Film Festival, and co-organized by the Asian Film Market, New Story Creation Project Pitching introduces 8 varied projects, including films, TV dramas, and animations The Asian Film Market is being held from October 8th (Saturday) to October 11th (Tuesday) in BEXCO Exhibition Center 2 - 4D?4E?4F. Badge holders for the Busan International Film Festival and the Asian Film Market can participate in the events (badges are also available for purchase at the entrance). Detailed information can be found on the Asian Film Market homepage (www.asianfilmmarket.org).  The 21st Busan International Film Festival : Oct 6 -Oct 15, 2016Asian Film Market : Oct 8 - Oct 11, 2016Asian Project Market : Oct 9 - Oct 11, 2016Busan International Film Festival http://www.biff.kr Email: foreignpress@biff.kr

  • 2016.10

    09

    Oct 9, lining up overnight to purchase tickets is not available

    Due to '#ISUPPORT Night', lining up overnight to purchase tickets is not available at BIFF Center, 1F BIFF HILL. ■ Oct 9, SUN. 20:30~■ BIFF CENTER (1F, BIFF HILL)

  • 2016.10

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    [2016 BIFF Press Release] New Event and Schedule Change Announcement

    21st Busan International Film FestivalNew Event and Schedule Change Announcement The followings are determined under October 6th. Open Talk Event Guest Date Venue - Open Talk Over the Fence YAMASHITA Nobuhiro  (Director, Japan)AOI Yu(Actress, Japan) Oct.14 (Fri)19:00 Dureraum Square, Busan Cinema Center Outdoor Greeting Event Date Venue Ourdoor Greeting[Asura] Oct. 8 (Sat) 19:30 Dureraum Square, Busan Cinema Center   21st Busan International Film Festival: October 6 - October 15, 2016Asian Film Market: October 8 - October 11, 2016Asian Project Market: October 9 - Tuesday, October 11, 2016Busan International Film Festival http://www.biff.kr Email: foreignpress@biff.kr   

  • 2016.10

    05

    [2016 BIFF Press Release] BIFF Village Venue Change Announcement

            2016 Busan International Film Festival BIFF Village Venue Change Announcement  Due to the typhoon “Chaba”, the outdoor stage in BIFF Village was damaged and it is not expected to be restored until the Opening day. Therefore, the events that were previously informed to be held at the ‘BIFF Village’, including ‘Open Talk’ and ‘Hand Printing’ will change the location to ‘Dureraum Square, Busan Cinema Center’. ※ If there are any changes or cancellations made in the schedule due to the circumstances of the day, it will be notified in our web site and/or the press service page.   Hand Printing       Open Talk      Outdoor Greeting     21st Busan International Film Festival: October 6 - October 15, 2016Asian Film Market: October 8 - October 11, 2016Asian Project Market: October 9 - Tuesday, October 11, 2016Busan International Film Festival http://www.biff.kr Email: foreignpress@biff.kr

  • 2016.09

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    [2016 BIFF Press Release] The 21st BIFF Closing Ceremony Hosts Announced

    The 21st BIFF Closing Ceremony Hosts Announced The Closing Ceremony hosts of the 21st Busan International Film Festival will be actor Kim Min Jong and actress Choi Yeojin. Both Kim and Choi will adorn the finale of the festival at the Busan Cinema Center on October 15th.  Kim Min Jong is a prominent actor and singer in Korea who has been actively performing in TV dramas, films, and live theater. His recent works include: Gone Tomorrow (2016), Mrs. Cop (2016), Secret Door (2014), The Three Musketeers (2014), Bonnie and Clyde (2013), and A Gentleman’s Dignity (2012). In 2016, he narrated the film, Bringing Tibet Home (2016). Model and actress Choi Yeojin has been gaining public affection through her performances in films, TV dramas, TV shows, and music videos. The versatile actress appeared in Yongsoon (2016), E Channel TV drama, Riders: Catch Tomorrow (2015), the KBS TV drama, On the Way to The Airport (2016), and My Sister, The Pig Lady (2013). The Closing Ceremony of the 21st Busan International Film Festival will be held at the Busan Cinema Center BIFF Theater and the Closing Film, The Dark Wind will be screened after the ceremony.  KIM Min Jong Filmography TV Dramas: Mrs. Cop (2016), Mrs. Cop (2015), Secret Door (2014), A Gentleman’s Dignity (2012), Athena: Goddess of War (2010) Films: Bringing Tibet Home (2016), The Windmill Palm Grove (2005), Mr. Butterfly (2003), Romantic Assassin (2003), Family (2002) Musicals: Gone Tomorrow (2016), The Three Musketeers (2014), The Three Musketeers (2013), Bonnie and Clyde (2013) CHOI Yeojin Filmography TV Dramas: KBS On the Way to The Airport (2016), E Channel, Riders: Catch Tomorrow (2016), Mnet The Lover (2015), tvN Valid Love (2014), tvN Emergency Couple (2014) Films: Yongsoon (2016), My Sister, The Pig Lady (2015), Boy Director (2008), Detective Mr. Gong (2006), Seoul Raiders (2006) TV Programs: Channel A Heard It As a Rumor (2016), SBS Law of the Jungle in New Caledonia (2016)   21st Busan International Film Festival: October 6 - October 15, 2016Asian Film Market: October 8 - October 11, 2016Asian Project Market: October 9 - Tuesday, October 11, 2016Busan International Film Festival http://www.biff.kr Email: foreignpress@biff.kr

  • 2016.09

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    [2016 BIFF Press Release] The 21st Busan International Film Festival Main Event Schedule II

       The 21st Busan International Film Festival Main Event Schedule II  * The following schedule was determined under September 28th. The changes made from the previously released [Main Event Schedule I] are marked in blue. The details below are subject to changes, modifications, or cancellations. Please check the announcements on the official website and Press Center for future changes   Master Class      Hand Printing      Open Talk     Outdoor Greeting      Special Talk      Meet the Guest: Talk to Talk      Short Film, Long Chat      Press Screening & Press Conference Schedule    21st Busan International Film Festival: October 6 -October 15, 2016 Asian Film Market: October 8 - October 11, 2016 Asian Project Market: October 9 - October 11, 2016 Busan International Film Festival http://www.biff.kr  Email: foreignpress@biff.kr  

  • 2016.09

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    [2016 BIFF Press Release] A Talent Incubator for Young Asian Filmmakers: The Asian Film Academy Gets Into Gear!

    A Talent Incubator for Young Asian Filmmakers: The Asian Film Academy Gets Into Gear!Celebrating its 12th year, the Asian Film Academy (AFA), the cradle of development for Asian filmmakers, embarked on its 18 day academic program on September 29th (Thu), starting with a Welcome Reception at the Busan Tourism Organization ARPINA.   Among the numerous attendees to the Welcome Reception on September 29th were: The president of Dongseo University - Chang Jekuk, Festival Director of the Busan International Film Festival - Kang Soo-youn, Director of the Busan Film Commission - Choi Yoon, and Head Professor of Im Kwon Taek College of Film& Media Arts - Son Hyun-seok (an AFA member). In addition, the mentors Vimukthi Jayasundara and Bogumil Godfrejow participated.The place was vibrant with the inclusion of 24 promising fellows from various countries, interns from Dongseo University, and AFA alumni who will assist the program that participated in the Welcome Reception. The fellows will participate in extensive academic programs such as a workshop and mentoring session under the guidance of a representative Film Master of Asia. The fellows also will make 2 short films with the AFA instructors during the program that will be completed and screened on October 14th at the Busan Cinema Center Cinema 2.  Tsai Ming Liang, the master who leads a new wave in Taiwanese film, has been named dean of AFA 2016. Tsai Ming Liang is a representative director in Asia, winning the Golden Lion Award at the Venice International Film Festival in 1994 with Vive L'Amour (1994) and the Silver Bear Award at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2005 with The Wayward Cloud (2005). Vimukthi Jayasundara and Bogumil Godfrejow will support their students as the Directing Mentor and Cinematography Mentor. Vimukthi Jayasundara has directed The Forsaken Land (2005), which won The Caméra d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, and Between Two Worlds (2009), which was invited to the Venice Film Festival. Bogumil Godfrejow was nominated for the European Film Award for Best Cinematographer in 2003 for Distant Light (2003) As in other years, the AFA 2016 has raised a fund to support young filmmakers in Asia. The ‘New York Film Academy Scholarship’’ entitles 2 students to participate in the New York Film Academy Workshop, ‘Dongseo University Fund’, and ‘Lumos Award’.  The Asian Film Academy 2016 fosters young Asian talent and establishes a network for Asian filmmakers. It is hosted by Dongseo University, the Busan Film Commission, and Busan International Film Festival.  21st Busan International Film Festival: October 6 - October 15, 2016Asian Film Market: October 8 - October 11, 2016Asian Project Market: October 9 - Tuesday, October 11, 2016Busan International Film Festival http://www.biff.kr Email: foreignpress@biff.kr  

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    [2016 BIFF Press Release] Precious Movie Stars from Asia & Western Are on Their Way to Busan Starting Oct 6th

    Precious Movie Stars from Asia & Western Are on Their Way to Busan Starting Oct 6th   The tentative lineup for guests visiting the 21st Busan International Film Festival for the opening day on October 6th is near completion. Widely acknowledged cineastes, hidden stars in Asia, and big-name stars of Western Cinema are eagerly waiting to travel to Busan.  Directors and stars, never forget to visit BIFF after they shoot a new film and have confirmed their affection by visiting Busan this year as well. The current acting sensation of Japan, Odagiri Joe, will visit after a 3-year hiatus with his latest film, Over the Fence by Yamashita Nobuhiro. Watanabe Ken, the Opening Ceremony Host of the 19th BIFF, will greet audiences with his performance as the main character in Rage. Kunimura Jun, created a sizeable fan base in Korea with his film The Wailing , will meet his fans again in Busan with The Wailing. New faces, with full expectations from audiences on their shoulders, will also visit the 21st Busan International Film Festival for the first time. Well-known actress for Paradise Lost and Tokyo Tower, Guroki Hitomi is making her way to Busan, not as an actress this time, but as the director of Desperate Sunflower. Shinkai Makoto, a rising trend maker in Japanimation will also visit Busan for the first time with his animation, your name, that has already has drawn an audience of 5 million in Japan. Along with your name, another current box office hit in Japan Godzilla, is joining BIFF with its director Higuchi Sinji and main actor Hasegawa Hiroki. Not many people know that Tom Hiddleston, the Loki of Thor: The Dark World, visited Busan International Film Festival in 2010 at his own expense before he was officially invited in 2013. Alicia Vikander also met audiences with her debut film Pure in 2010 BIFF before she became popular as the heroine of Jason Bourne and as the award winner of 2016 the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. There will be many opportunities for audiences to meet hidden Asian and Western Cinema stars with great potential. Déborah François, the Belgium actress, introduced by Dardenne’s film The Child in Korea is preparing her first visit with The Poisoning Angel that she starred in. Receiving great attention from French cineastes, she has been a well sought-after actress, acclaimed by established directors as well as new directors. Lastly, Hong Kong’s legendary actress Kara Wai is also preparing her journey to Busan. Starring in the martial arts film genre as a heroine in the golden age of Hong Kong Cinema in the 1970-1980s, she has continued to act/work prolifically in Hong Kong. Though Kara Wai will be a new face to the younger generation; however, many big fans of Hong Kong’s martial arts film look forward to her presence at BIFF.   21st Busan International Film Festival: October 6 - October 15, 2016Asian Film Market: October 8 - October 11, 2016Asian Project Market: October 9 - Tuesday, October 11, 2016Busan International Film Festival http://www.biff.kr Email: foreignpress@biff.kr

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    [2016 BIFF Press Release] Miles Teller and Aaron Eckhart to Attend the 21st Busan International Film Festival!

    Miles Teller and Aaron Eckhart to Attend the 21st Busan International Film Festival!   Miles Teller and Aaron Eckhart will attend the 21st Busan International Film Festival with their latest film Bleed for This.     Miles Teller and Aaron Eckhart in Bleed for This    Miles Teller, the main character of the much-talked-about film Whiplash (2014), will visit the 21st Busan International Film Festival with Bleed for This. After his debut film Rabbit Hole (2010), he starred in That Awkward Moment (2014) and Two Night Stand (2014). In 2014, both critics and audiences acknowledged his impressive performances in Whiplash. He will attend the Open Talk event and GV for Bleed for This on October 12th.  Aaron Eckhart confirmed his first visit to the 21st Busan International Film Festival for Bleed for This at the Gala Presentation as well. He performed in No Reservation (2007), Rabbit Hole (2010), The Rum Diary (2011), Olympus Has Fallen (2013), and London Has Fallen (2016). He captivated many global fans with his role as ‘Harvey Dent’ in the box office hit The Dark Night In 2008. Aaron Eckhart will also attend the GV and Open Talk event for Bleed for This from October 12th.   21st BIFF Official Event Schedule for Bleed for This Guest Event Date Location Miles TELLER Aaron ECKHART   Gala Presentation Bleed for This Gala Presentation Bleed for This Press Conference Oct 12th 13:00 Dongseo Univ. Centum Campus, Convention Hall (B1F) Open Talk Oct 12th 18:00-19:00 Outdoor Stage, BIFF Village, Haeundae Bleed for This GV Oct 12th 20:00-22:37 Haneulyeon Theatre, Busan Cinema Center   Guest Event Date Location Ben YOUNGER   Gala Presentation Bleed for This Gala Presentation Bleed for This Press Conference Oct 12th 13:00 Dongseo Univ. Centum Campus, Convention Hall (B1) Open Talk Oct 12th 18:00-19:00 Outdoor Stage, BIFF Village, Haeundae Bleed for This GV Oct 12th 20:00-22:37 Haneulyeon Theatre, Busan Cinema Center Bleed for This GV Oct 13th 19:30-21:27 Sohyng Theatre Centum City  21st Busan International Film Festival: October 6 - October 15, 2016Asian Film Market: October 8 - October 11, 2016Asian Project Market: October 9 - Tuesday, October 11, 2016Busan International Film Festival http://www.biff.kr Email: foreignpress@biff.kr

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    [2016 BIFF Press Release] The 21st BIFF official trailer released- representing the solidarity

     The 21st BIFF official trailer released- representing the solidarity  The 21st Busan International Film Festival releases its official trailer. This year’s trailer is the video work by contemporary artist, Han Sungpil, with the technical support of Photographer Kown OChul and Music Director Bang Jun-suk. Reflecting the united minds of world cineastes that have shown their support for BIFF’s independence and autonomy, the 21st Busan International Film Festival uses the concept of a pine tree to express the firm desire to keep its position. The green of the tree illuminated by the lights of the stars in the night sky represents the festival’s firm mindset to cope with growing pains. The 2016 BIFF wishes to express the strong will to host the festival successfully through the symbolism of a pine tree that is often compared to the evergreen integrity of a scholar. Reflecting the earnest hopes of BIFF supporters, the stars in the dark night sky represent the numerous audiences and cineastes who will visit Busan.      The 21st BIFF Official Trailer Directors Profile   ○ HAN Sungpil / Contemporary Artist / South Korea He practices art and covers subjects such as environmental issues, originalities, history, and the relation between the real and the represented by means of photography, video and installations.His works have been exhibited and reviewed in notable venues and events around the world, including: château de Chaumont- Loire, France, VDNKh- Moscow, Russia, Museum of Contemporary Art-Shanghai, China, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography-Tokyo, Japan, Havana Biennale-Cuba, National Museum of Contemporary Art-Korea, and Museum of Fine Arts-Houston, U.S.A. In addition, his video and media works are exposed through film festivals and Internet media such as the Green Film Festival in Seoul and the Google Art Project.He majored in Photography at Chung-Ang University, Korea, and finished his Master’s degree at Curating Contemporary Design at Kingston University, England   ○ KWON OChul / Photographer / South Korea Kwon OChul became an astronomical photographer after graduating from the College of Engineering from Seoul National University. He had 6 personal exhibitions since 1996 and established a total number of 5 books. He was the first Korean to have pictures selected for NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day; in addition, he also provides photos to the National Geographic website. As a member of TWAN (The World At Night), a program composed of 33 world-famous astronomical photographers, he participated in a Special Project for the International Year of Astronomy 2009 designated by UNESCO (The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization).        ○ BANG Jun-suk / Music Director / South Korea Spending his school years in Chile and America, Music Director Bang Jun-suk made a Rock music group, “U&Me Blue” with Yi Sung Yol in 1994. He debuted as a Singer song-writer, and produced prominent Korean singers, Kim Yoon-ah and Yim Jae-beom’s music albums. In 1999, he composed film music for the movie, Tell Me Something (1999), which made his name known as a film music director. He is best known for composing the OST music for Joint Security Area (2000), Who Are U? (2002), You Are My Sunshine (2005), Radio Star (2006), Heartbeat (2011), The Throne (2015), and Veteran (2015).     21st Busan International Film Festival: October 6 - October 15, 2016Asian Film Market: October 8 - October 11, 2016Asian Project Market: October 9 - Tuesday, October 11, 2016Busan International Film Festival http://www.biff.kr Email: foreignpress@biff.kr     

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    [2016 BIFF Press Release] Individual Interview Application Guide Announcement

    The 21st Busan International Film Festival Individual Interview Application Guide The 21st Busan International Film Festival from Oct 6th to Oct 15th announces guests available for individual interviews during the festival.The Busan International Film Festival individual interview coordination service arranges interviews between the foreign guests and the press during the festival. Reporters, who wish to arrange interviews with guests should refer to the guests’ schedule in Busan, please click the the link (https://goo.gl/chY8gr), fill out the application form and submit. Individual Interview DateOct 7th (Fri) – Oct 14th (Fri), 2016※ 8 days excluding Opening / Closing daysIndividual Interview Application Period■Application Ⅰ: Sep 26th (Mon) – Sep 30th (Fri), 2016 For entire period Oct 7th – Oct 14th.*if you want to apply for individual interview on Oct 7-Oct 9, you MUST apply for ApplicationⅠ. ■Application Ⅱ: Oct 4th (Tue) – Oct 7th (Fri), 2016 *For Oct 10th – Oct 14th only.*Applying for interview on Oct 7th Oct 9th is NOT allowed.  How to ApplyFill the application form and click ‘submit’. https://goo.gl/chY8gr*If you want to interview more than one guest, please apply as many times as the number of the guests ※Please add 21st BIFF individual interview team on the KakaoTalk Plus Friend list to receive the news regarding the individual interview during the festival.-Search for Plus friend ID ‘부산국제영화제’ or ‘biff_press’ on Kakao Talk or scan the QR code below.  ※Importance Notice 1. Who to Interview Available for interview NOT available for interview -Jurors *Actor and Actress of the Year Jurors are excluded -Awardees (Korean Cinema Award, The Asian Filmmaker of the Year)-Foreign Guests-Asian Film Market Guests-Asian Film Academy Guests -Opening / Closing Ceremony Guests-Gala Presentation Section Guests-Korean Cinema Guests ■ There will be NO individual interviews for guests who have ongoing promotions with Korean production/distribution/public relations companies during the festival period.  2.Interview Format■ A press roundtable or closed press conference may be arranged in place of individual interviews for guests besieged by interview requests or tight schedules.  3.Interview Request and Changes■ Interviews with guests must be arranged through the Busan International Film Festival Public Relations team. In case you are obliged to contact with the guest individually, you MUST inform to Public Relations team in advance.■ Interview schedule is subject to change or cancellation depending on the changes of the guest’s schedule. Interview arrangements on the day of the guest’s arrival/departure date can be difficult.■ Interviews may not be available according to the guest’s schedule.  4.Interview Schedule Arrangement■ Interview schedules cannot be confirmed in advance as the final confirmation will be made via phone or a meeting with the guest after arrival in Korea. Final confirmation of interview schedules and location will be notified individually to each interviewer.(Interview requests will be arranged depending on the guests’ official schedule.)   5.Interview Procedure ■ Each individual interview is limited to 40 minutes (including photo shoot) or shorter depending on the guest.    ▶Individual Interview Guest list ■ Guest List: Please download the attached file below ■ Guest Bio: Please download the file via Dropbox (https://www.dropbox.com/sh/k7eyjts8zdd4d08/AABCw27znMlsmjOn1Nz0yqu0a?dl=0) -ID::biffguest@gmail.com / PW::biffpress  ▶Individual Interview ApplicationFill out the form and submit via link below.https://goo.gl/chY8gr   Busan International Film Festival Individual Interview CoordinatorsBusan International Film Festival http://www.biff.krEmail: interview@biff.kr   21st Busan International Film Festival: October 6 - October 15, 2016Asian Film Market: October 8 - October 11, 2016Asian Project Market: October 9 - Tuesday, October 11, 2016Busan International Film Festival http://www.biff.kr Email: foreignpress@biff.kr

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    [2016 BIFF Press Release] The 21st BIFF Forum announcement

    The 21st BIFF Forum announcement10 Audience Forums on the film industry, culture and film criticism   The 21st Busan International Film Festival will host 10 forums, which have the most valuable program this year. They include in-depth discourse on the current situation of BIFF, a symposium encompassing Asian cinema and future of the film industry. This year is noted for the increased number of events that audiences can participate in and directly experience. BIFF Crisis and the Freedom of Expression There will be a discussion and forum on the 2-year-long “BIFF crisis”. Global film experts and audiences will discuss “Open Debate: Looking Back on BIFF Crisis” as well as analyze the cultural society of Korea via cultural criticism on “Culture at Crisis: Speculation on the crisis of Cultural Society”. In addition, celebrating its 11th year, constitutional and administrative-law specialists from the Youngsan Law Forum will intensively speculate on the constitutional freedom of creative expression in the film industry and compare China’s Film Censorship to Korea with juridical point of view.   Event Date Location Panel Open Debate: Looking Back on BIFF Crisis October 9th (Sun) 14:00-16:00 Talk Lounge, BIFF Hill 1F, Busan Cinema Center KIM Sang-hwa, KIMJHO Gwang-soo, KANG Seok-pil, OH Dong-Jin, Tony RAYNS, Jean-Michel FRODON Culture at Crisis: Speculation on the crisis of Cultural Society October 12th (Wed) 14:00-16:30 Chaple Room, Dongseo Univ. Centum Campus (B1F) LEE Dong-yeon, Jay SOHN, JOO Yooshin, LEE Seung-wook. KWON Myeong-a 11th Youngsan Law Forum "Film talks on freedom of expression” October 12th (Wed) 10:00-12:30 Chaple Room, Dongseo Univ. Centum Campus (B1F)   Institute of Legal Research of Youngsan Univ  Virtual Reality (VR) and Cinema  The 21st Busan International Film Festival will host an international forum with the Dankook Graduate School of Cinematic Content Brain Korea 21 team to discuss the topic of Virtual Reality Cinema that is a globally rising issue. ‘Virtual Reality takes on Cinema’ events and will be divided into 3 sections: grasping the trend of VR market, explaining the fusion of VR technology and storytelling, and foreseeing the future of VR Cinema. Event booths will be available for the audience to experience specific examples of Virtual Reality Cinema. Also prepared will be a special lecture with the director and producer who created the VR short film GIANT screened at the Sundance Film Festival this year.  Event Date Location Panel Virtual Reality takes on Cinema October 10th (Mon) 14:00-16:00 Busan Center for Creative Economy & Innovation, Conference Room (4F) Kevin GEIGER, LIM Hokyo, KUBOTA Shun, SON Jihyun, Milica ZEC, Winslow PORTER and other. Screening of VR Short GIANT October 10th (Mon) 10:00-18:00, October 11th (Tue) 10:00-13:00 Busan Center for Creative Economy & Innovation, Audio-visual room (4F)   VIVE Studios VR Screening October 10th (Mon) 10:00-18:00. October 11th (Tue) 10:00-13:00 Busan Center for Creative Economy & Innovation, Audio-visual room (4F)   Special Lecture: Talks on VR Short GIANT October 11th (Tue) 10:00-12:00 Busan Center for Creative Economy & Innovation, Communicative space (4F) Milica ZEC, Winslow PORTER  Asian Cinema Expanded The academic and Industrial Forum to examine the masters and films of Iran, Taiwan, and Arabia will be held. The ‘2016 Asian Auteur: Abbas Kiarostami or the Permanent Present of Iranian Cinema’ event, the panels will depict contemporary Arab Cinema through the lens of the Iranian master director Abbas Kiarostami who passed away this year. Members of his family including his son Ahmad Kiarostami and acquaintance will tell intimate story about his life and film. Hosted by the Chinese Cinema Forum, ‘In/Outside of Taiwanese Cinema: Crossing Perspectives’ event provides a rare opportunity to intensively analyze and understand the various conditions of Taiwanese Cinema. At the ‘Discussion on Promoting exchange in the film industry between Korea and the Arab world’ event, hosted by Korea-Arab Society, an in-depth discussion will be hosted to debate the Arab Film Festival and the future plan for exchanging promotion of each country’s cinema with Arabian Cinema experts from Korea and Arabia.  Event Date Location Panel 2016 Asian Auteur: Abbas Kiarostami or the Permanent Present of Iranian Cinema October 8th (Sat) 16:00-17:00 Chaple Room, Dongseo Univ. Centum Campus (B1F) Ahmad KIAROSTAMI, Seifollah SAMADIAN,, Shohreh GOLPARIAN, LEE Wang Joo In/Outside of Taiwanese Cinema: Crossing Perspectives October 13th (Thu) 10:00-12:30 Chaple Room, Dongseo Univ. Centum Campus (B1F) KIM Yangsu, Dominique LIAO, JIN Sung Hee,   LIN Jiann-guang and others. Discussion on Promoting exchange in the film industry between Korea and the Arab world October 13th (Thu) 13:30-16:00 Chaple Room, Dongseo Univ. Centum Campus (B1F) SOHN Se-joo, Mehmet AKTAS, Shawkat Amin KORKI        21st Busan International Film Festival will be held Thursday, October 6, 2016 to Saturday, October 15, 2016Asian Film Market will be held Saturday, October 8, 2016 to Tuesday, October 11, 2016Asian Project Market will be held Sunday, October 9, 2016 to Tuesday, October 11, 2016Busan International Film Festival http://www.biff.kr Email: foreignpress@biff.kr

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    [2016 BIFF Press Release] The 21st Busan International Film Festival Main Event Schedule Ⅰ

    The 21st Busan International Film Festival Main Event Schedule Ⅰ * The following schedule was determined under September 22nd. The details below are subject to changes, modifications, or cancellations. Please check the announcements on the official website and Press Center for future changes.    Master Class   EventGuestDateLocationMaster Class: My Life, My CinemaMahmoud KALARI(Director, Iran)Oct 10 (Mon)19:30Dongseo University Centum Campus Convention Hall (B1F)Master Class: My Life, My CinemaSouleymane CISSÉ(Director, Mali)Oct 13 (Thu)16:30Dongseo University Centum Campus Convention Hall (B1F)    Hand Printing   EventGuestDateLocationHand-Printing [KUROSAWA Kiyoshi]KUROSAWA Kiyoshi (Director, Japan)Oct 8(Sat)16:00Outdoor Stage,BIFF Village, HaeundaeHand-Printing [Souleymane CISSÉ]Souleymane CISSÉ (Director, Mali)Oct 8(Sat)18:00Outdoor Stage,BIFF Village, HaeundaeHand-Printing [LEE Doo Yong]LEE Doo Yong (Director, Korea)Oct 9(Sun)17:00Outdoor Stage,BIFF Village, Haeundae Open Talk EventGuestDateLocationOpen Talk by KOFRA [LEE Byung-heon]LEE Byung-heon (Actor, Korea)Oct 7(Fri)15:00Outdoor Stage,BIFF Village, HaeundaeOpen Talk by KOFRA [SON Ye-jin]SON Ye-jin (Actress, Korea)Oct 8(Sat)13:00Outdoor Stage,BIFF Village, HaeundaeOpen Talk by KOFRA [YOUN Yuh-jung]YOUN Yuh-jung (Actress, Korea)Oct 3(Sat)18:30Outdoor Stage,BIFF Village, HaeundaeOpen Talk Bleed for ThisBen YONGER (Director, United States), Miles TELLER (Actor, United States)Oct 12(Wed)18:00Outdoor Stage,BIFF Village, Haeundae  Special Talk EventGuestDateLocationSpecial Talk 2: Cali Group: Root of Colombian CinemaLuis OSPINA (Director, Colombia), Oscar Ruiz NAVIS (Director, Colombia), Jorge NAVAS (Director, Colombia), Claudia TRIANA DE VARGAS (Director, Colombia)Oct 10(Mon)16:00CGV Centum City, 7th TheaterSpecial Talk 1: Three Masters: HOU Hsiao-hsien, KORE-EDA Hirokazu, LEE Chang-dongHOU Hsiao-hsien (Director, Taiwan), KORE-EDA Hirokazu (Director, Japan), LEE Chang-dong (Director, Korea)Oct 10(Mon)17:00BIFF Hill 1F, Busan Cinema Center  Meet the Guest: Talk to Talk EventGuestDateLocationOn the Rise: New Faces of Southeast Asian CinemaBOO Junpeng(Director, Singapore), Davy CHOU (Director, Cambodia/France), Yosep Anggi NOEN (Director, Indonesia), TRUONG Minh Quy (Director, Vietnam), Nontawat NUMBENCHAPOL (Director, Thailand),Ato BAUTISTA(Director, Philippines)Oct 8(Sat)17:30BIFF Hill 1F, Busan Cinema CenterSHINKAI Makoto : the Master of LightSHINKAI Makoto (Director, Japan)Oct 9(Sun)18:30BIFF Hill 1F, Busan Cinema CenterMeet the Films from CIS*Commonwealth of Independent States Nurlan ABDYKADYROV (Director, Kyrgyzstan), Yelzat ESKENDIR (Director, Kazakhstan), Aziz ZHAMBAKIYEV (Director, Kazakhstan), Dmitry DAVUDOV (Director, Russia), Yerlan NURMUKHAMBETOV (Director, Kazakhstan), Julia KIM (Producer, Kazakhstan), Sergei LAVRENTYEV (Programming Director, Russia)Oct 12(Wed)15:00BIFF Hill 1F, Busan Cinema Center   Short Film, Long Chat TitleFilm and DirectorDateLocationKorean Short Film Competition 4Missing by Yoo Dong-gyuThe Noodle by KIM sujinParade by NA JihyunHere with Me by Antonie AHNOct 13(Thu)14:00BIFF Hill 1F, Busan Cinema CenterKorean Short Film Competition 3The Boy is with Us by YOON HeewonThe Bird Fights Its Way Out of The Egg by CHUNG JiyunMom’s Rice Ball by Yoo Yong-jiThe Distance between Us by Lee Jung-gonOct 13(Thu)15:00BIFF Hill 1F, Busan Cinema CenterKorean Short Film Competition 2The Girl Burying Bodies by CHUN JuyoungFamily Plan by CHUNG JiyunConfession by KIM Woo-hyunThe Master : An Ordinary Man by YUN PuhuiOct 13(Thu)16:00BIFF Hill 1F, Busan Cinema CenterKorean Short Film Competition 1Sleepless Night by HUR jung-jaeHer Secret Day by JUNG InbongViewer by KIM SoyounHeart On Fire by SUN JonghoonOct 13(Thu)17:00BIFF Hill 1F, Busan Cinema Center Press Screening & Press Conference Schedule   21st Busan International Film Festival will be held Thursday, October 6, 2016 to Saturday, October 15, 2016Asian Film Market will be held Saturday, October 8, 2016 to Tuesday, October 11, 2016Asian Project Market will be held Sunday, October 9, 2016 to Tuesday, October 11, 2016Busan International Film Festival http://www.biff.kr Email: foreignpress@biff.kr    

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    [2016 BIFF Press Release] 21st Busan International Film Festival Ticketing Schedule Announced

     21st Busan International Film Festival Ticketing Schedule Announced The 21st Busan International Film Festival announces the ticketing schedule for Opening/Closing Ceremony and general screening. Opening and Closing Ceremony ticketing will open at 18:00 on Tuesday, September 27th with general screening ticketing starting at 14:00 on Thursday, September 29th. Ticketing for the Opening and Closing Ceremony starting September 27th Tuesday will only be available online; ticketing for general screening starting September 29th Thursday will be available online, at all Busan Bank locations, ATMs, and phone banking (1588-6200). Online ticket purchases can be made in the Busan International Film Festival official website with a simple log-in. For additional information, please visit the Busan International Film Festival official website (www.biff.kr) or contact BIFF Call Center (1666-9177). <21st Busan International Film Festival Ticketing Guide>  ●Group TicketingGeneral screening-Policy and Price: Group ticketing is possible when there are more than 15 people with 1,000 won discount per person. ►5,000 KRW per person.-Venue: Busan Cinema Center BIFF Theater, Haneulyeon Theater, and Sohyang Theater Centum City※ Opening/Closing Ceremony, 3D, 4DX, and Midnight Passion are unavailable.Cinekids-Policy and Price (For Cinekids Section only): Group ticketing is possible for more than 15 children between the ages of 5 to 13 with 50% discount. ►3,000 KRW per person.※ Cinekids Section screening schedule: October 7th (Fri), 2016-October 14th (Fri).-Venue: Haneulyeon Theater and Sohyang Theater Centum CityBooking Period: September 19th (Mon), 2016, 14:00 ~ September 26th (Mon), 2016, 18:00Please refer to our website (http://www.biff.kr) for detail information about reservation. ●Ticketing Information50% discount for general screening will be provided to the elderly over 60 at on-site ticketing. (ID card must be required)Mobile Advance Ticket is available in Kakao Talk Gift Shop with 10% discount until September 24th, 2016.4 Barrier-Free films will be screened at the CGV Centum City, 7th Theater (Braille catalog will be equipped)If tickets are sold out online, same-day tickets will be available on-site at the BIFF Ticket Box.Busan Cinema Center Cinemountain 6F ticket box is open till midnight on the day of ‘Midnight Passion’ screening.Lining up overnight is permitted at the Busan Cinema Center BIFF Hill 1F, BIFF Outdoor Ticket Box, and Cinemountain 6F ticket boxes. ●BIFF Call center information -September 5th (Mon)-September 15th (Sat) / Before Opening: 10:00~18:00, During Festival: 08:30~21:00   21st Busan International Film Festival will be held Thursday, October 6, 2016 to Saturday, October 15, 2016Asian Film Market will be held Saturday, October 8, 2016 to Tuesday, October 11, 2016Asian Project Market will be held Sunday, October 9, 2016 to Tuesday, October 11, 2016Busan International Film Festival http://www.biff.kr Email: foreignpress@biff.kr

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    Screening information updates on the ticket catalogue of the 21st Busan Int’l Film Festival(12th Oct)

    2016 제21회 부산국제영화제 티켓 카탈로그 상영정보 변경안내Screening information updates on the ticket catalogue of the 21st Busan Int’l Film Festival ※ 티켓 카탈로그 인쇄일인 9월 7일 이후 상영 변동 사항을 아래와 같이 안내합니다. (9월 29일 이후에 변동된 사항은 볼드체로, 10월 6일 이후는 붉은 볼드체로 표기했습니다.)※ Please refer to the updates since the ticket catalog was printed on September 7th. (Updates from September 29th is in Bold style, while updates from October 6th are Red Bold. (코드, 일자, 시각, 상영관, 한글제목, 영문제목)(code, mm-dd, hh:mm, venue, Korean title, English title) ○ 상영 취소 Cancelled Screenings159, 268, 596, 애즈 유 아, As You are232, 10-08, 19:00, SH, 더 댄서, The Dancer (취소 →  추가)820, 10-14, 13:00, C6, 더 댄서, The Dancer ○ P&I 상영 취소 Cancelled P&I10-12, 13:00, L8, 더 댄서, The Dancer ○ 상영관 및 상영일시 변경 Changed Date, Time & Venue243, 10-10, 16:00, SH, 프란츠, Frantz, SH/10일 (10th) 16:00 → BH/13일 (13th) 13:00264, 10-09, 16:30, C4, 키아로스쿠로, Clair Obscur, C4/9일(9th) 16:30 → C2/9일(9th) 16:30 256, 10-09, 16:30, C2, 달나라에 사는 여인, From the Land of the Moon, C2/9일(9th) 16:30 → C4/9일(9th) 16:30  ○ 상영 추가 Additional  Screenings906, 10-09, 19:30, L3 하늘이 기다려, Heaven will Wait908, 10-08, 09:30, BH, 더 댄서, The Dancer (본 상영은 10월 6일 12시 정오부터 인터넷 예매 시작 Online booking of the official screening opens from Oct 6th at noon)232, 10-08, 19:00, SH, 더 댄서, The Dancer  ○ GV 취소 Cancelled Guest Visits040, 10-07, 10:00, C6, 미끼, The Bait166, 10-08, 20:00, C6, 고산자, 대동여지도, The Map Against the World 276, 10-09, 17:00, C7, 미끼, The Bait124, 10-07, 16:00, SH, 밀정, The Age of Shadows265, 10-09, 19:30, C4, 샤룩칸의 팬, Fan 474, 10-11, 20:00, C3,  미모사, Mimosas  570, 10-12, 13:00, B1,  미모사, Mimosas  636, 10-12, 17:00, L7, 라 시르가, The Towrope564, 10-12, 20:00,  BT, 미르지아-전설의 사랑, Mirzya        ○ GV 추가 Additional Guest Visits041, 10-07, 13:00, C6, 땀과 깜 이야기, Tam Cam: The Untold Story 009, 10-07, 13:30, B1, 깨끗한 물속의 칼, Knife in the Clear Water026, 10-07, 15:30, C2, 어둠의 시간, By the Time It Gets Dark063, 10-07, 16:00, L4, 사랑의 노예, Hounds of Love113, 10-07, 20:00, M7, 노란 새, A Yellow Bird007, 10-07, 23:59, BH, 미드나잇 패션 1,  Midnight Passion1230, 10-08, 12:30, SH, 투게더 프로젝트, The Together Project212, 10-08, 19:00, MM, 하트스톤, Heartstone170, 10-08, 20:00, C7, 어느 댄서 이야기, Chronicles of Hari130, 10-08, 23:59, BH, 미드나잇 패션 2,  Midnight Passion 2 316, 10-09, 10:00, MM, 백만개의 컬러 이야기, A Billion Colour Story317, 10-09, 13:30, MM, 늑대와 양, Wolf and Sheep275, 10-09, 14:00, C7, 500미터 800미터, 500M800M314, 10-09, 14:00, M4, 만달레이로 가는 길, The Road to Mandalay 318, 10-09, 16:30, MM, #BKKY322, 10-09, 16:30, M6, 어머니의 바다, Between Sea and Land 296, 10-09, 17:00, L5, 자바의 여인, A Woman from Java 339, 10-09, 19:30, 신이여 우리를 구원하소서, May God Save Us906, 10-09, 19:30, L3 하늘이 기다려, Heaven will Wait241, 10-09, 20:30, B1, 물을 데우는 뜨거운 사랑, Her Love Boils Bathwater403, 10-10, 10:30, L6, 하트스톤, Heartstone361, 10-10, 13:00, C2, 미세스 케이, Mrs K 398, 10-10, 16:00, L4, 천사와의 약속, A Pact Among Angels447, 10-10, 19:00, SH, 나의 첫 번째 세계여행, Window Horses     502, 10-11, 10:00, L3, #BKKY476, 10-11, 12:30, C4, 카페 6, At Café 6 468, 10-11, 13:00, C2, 페이크, Fake545, 10-11, 16:00, MM, 늑대와 양, Wolf and Sheep488, 10-11, 14:00, C7, 두 남자, DERAILED (a.k.a. NO WAY TO GO)519, 10-11, 14:00, L7, 아라우카이마 맨션, Araucaima Mansion500, 10-11, 16:00, L2, 폭탄들고 여행하기, Travelling with the Bomb  (추가 → 취소)520, 10-11, 17:00, L7, 네 육신의 살점, Flesh of Your Flesh448, 10-11, 20:00, BT, 어머니의 바다, Between Sea and Land   521, 10-11, 20:00, L7, 어느 댄서 이야기, Chronicles of Hari455, 10-11, 20:00, B1, 샤룩칸의 팬, Fan578, 10-12, 13:00, B3, 크랩 트랩, Crab Trap664, 10-12, 19:00, M6, 나의 첫 번째 세계여행, Window Horses    633, 10-12, 20:00, L6, 독살천사,  The Poisoning Angel 002, 10-13, 11:00, L7, 칼리그룹: 끝에서 시작하다, It All Started at the End734, 10-13, 14:00, L6,  천사와의 약속, A Pact Among Angels  722, 10-13, 15:30, L2, 1:54 (추가 → 취소)727, 10-13, 10:30, L4, 독살천사,  The Poisoning Angel 789, 10-14, 13:00, BH, 미르지아-전설의사랑, Mirzya905, 10-14, 14:30, CS, 엄마 Emma' (Mother) 835, 10-14, 16:00, L3, 고래마을 타이치 이야기, A Whale of a Tale 840, 10-14, 19:00, L4, 1:54 (추가 → 취소) ○ 5분 이상 러닝타임 변경 Runtime changed more than 5 mins133, 379, 660, 772, 776, 메리 크리스마스 미스터 모, Merry Christmas Mr. Mo, 110’ → 101’167, 468, 688, 페이크, Fake, 104’ → 111’364, 574, 803, 폭동의 시절, The crescent Rising, 70’ → 78’037, 310, 313, 478, 단편 쇼케이스 5, Short Film Showcase 5, 55’ → 61’265, 455, 828, 샤룩칸의 팬, Fan, 143’ → 138’139, 내 친구의 집은 어디인가, Where is the Friend’s Home, 83’ → 77’445, 676, 788, 용감한 소년 이크발, Iqbal: the Tale of a Fearless Child, 85’ → 90’058, 431, 842, 저주받은 미녀, Doomed Beauty, 90’ → 95’103, 449, 769, 꼬마돼지 펄시의 생일 케이크, Friends Forever - A Pig’s Tale, 72’ → 80’245, 401, 797, 가능한 삶, A Possible Life, 100’ → 107’140, 800, 초분, The Early Years, 95’ → 101’234, 584, 810, 패터슨, Paterson, 113’ → 118’337, 453, 681, 무하마드: 신의 예언자, Muhammad: The Messenger of God, 178’ → 186’ 075, 520, 네 육신의 살점, Flesh of Your Flesh, 94’ → 87’ 125, 279, 488, 두 남자, DERAILED (a.k.a. NO WAY TO GO), 100’ → 92’ 081, 641, 슬픈 미스터리를 위한 자장가, A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery, 480’ → 489’ 075, 520, 네 육신의 살점, Flesh of Your Flesh, 94’ → 87’190, 365, 606, 선서, The Oath, 108’ → 103’111, 115, 458, 806, 선데이 뷰티 퀸, Sunday Beauty Queen, 100’ → 94’ 615, 678, 시칠리아 상륙작전, At War with Love, 95’ → 100’   ○ 상영포맷 변경 Changed format of exhibition copy246, 578, 크랩 트랩, Crab Trap, DCP → 35mm ○ 상영등급 조정 Change of ratings073, 518, 마욜로 & 오스피나 단편 콜렉션, Mayolo & Ospina Short Collection, 15 →19791, 미드나잇 패션 3, Midnight Passion 3, 15 →19069,266,684, 신 없는 세상, Godless, 15 →19 ○ 국문제목변경 Korean film title changed025, 430, 504, 마리자, Marija, 마리자 → 마리아 ○ 영문제목변경 English film title changed125, 279, 488, 두 남자, Derailed → DERAILED (a.k.a. NO WAY TO GO) ○ 국문 감독이름 변경 Director name (Korean pronunciation) changed055, 644, 852, 텅 빈 상자, The Empty Box, 클라우디아 사인테-루체 →  클라우디아 생뜨-루스072, 231, 592, 일주일, 그리고 하루, One Week and a Day, 아스파 폴론스키 → 아사프 폴론스키  ○ 자막 변경 Subtitle changed140, 800, 초분, The Early Years, 불어자막 French * 티켓 카탈로그 20쪽 상영일정표 중 10월 9일 cgv 센텀시티 3관 <파밍 보이즈 : 무일푼 농업세계일주>는 상영 종료시간 21:02로 정정합니다. (상영 시작 시간은 기존대로 19:30입니다.)The film screening of Farming Boys on October 9th, at CGV CentumCity 3 (C3), will end at 21:02 and start at 19:30. * 티켓 카탈로그 21쪽 상영일정표 중 10월 9일 메가박스 해운대 M관 <늑대와 양>은 상영 시작 13:30으로 정정합니다. (상영 종료 시간은 기존대로 14:56입니다.) The film screening of Wolf and Sheep on October 9th, at MEGABOX Haeundae M (MM), will start at 13:30 and end at 14:56. * 티켓 카탈로그 72쪽 '2016 BIFF 포럼' 일정 중 "가상현실 영화에 뛰어들다"는 10월 9일이 아닌 10월 10일 오후 2시-6시 진행으로 정정합니다. 2016 BIFF FORUM - Virtual Reality Jumps into the Cinema session will be held on October 10th, from 2pm to 6pm.  

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    [2016 BIFF Press Release] The 21st Busan International Film Festival Opening/Closing Ceremony Photo Zone Pass Guide

    The 21st Busan International Film Festival Opening/Closing Ceremony Photo Zone Pass Guide   The 21st Busan International Film Festival is now receiving Opening/Closing Ceremony Photo Zone Pass applications for members of the press who would like to cover the Opening and Closing Ceremony Red Carpet of the 21st Busan International Film Festival. There is NO on-site application for the Opening/Closing Ceremony Photo Zone Pass, so please refer to the guide below and apply for the Photo Zone Pass before the deadline. ◈ Opening/Closing Ceremony Photo Zone Pass The pass allows entrance to the photo wall zone built at the BIFF Theater (Outdoors Theater) of the Busan Cinema Center. It is only applicable for the day of Opening/Closing Ceremony. You may apply for both a Press Badge and the Opening/Closing Ceremony Photo Zone Pass.  ▶ Eligibility: Photographers and video reporters from identified media company ▶ How to Register for the Opening/Closing Ceremony Photo Zone Pass: 1. Download the attached form below and apply the completed form via e-mail (pressbadge@biff.kr). 2. Apply online at the Press Service website (http://press.biff.kr). ▶ Registration Period: Until Sep 26th Mon, 2016, 18:00 (Late applications will NOT be accepted)   ※ How to write the Coverage History 1. In order to check the amount of exposure and reporting activity, you must attach your coverage history with the application. 2. The coverage history should include coverage since October 2015 (including the 20th Busan International Film Festival) to most recent. * File format: broadcasting (MP4, URL), written press (PDF), online medium (URL list) *No limit on the number of files, but the files must prove the publication. 3. If you are not able to submit your coverage history, you may submit a reporting plan with editor’s signature. ▶ Approval Status: Approval status will be notified individually to the given email address by September 30th (Fri). ◈ Opening/Closing Ceremony Photo Zone Pass Regulation The 21st Busan International Film Festival will issue only ONE pass to each media for Opening/Closing Ceremony Photo Zone to maintain smooth and efficient coverage support. We appreciate your cooperation.    『Opening/Closing Ceremony Photo Zone Pass Regulation』  (1) Only photographers and video reporters will be able to apply and receive Opening/Closing Ceremony Photo Zone Pass; journalists will be excluded.(2) Approval is determined by Busan International Film Festival press accreditation history as well as the amount of Busan International Film Festival coverage exposure. (3) Priority consideration will be given to the accredited press who belong to media company that had covered both Opening and Closing Ceremonies in 2015 (If the media compnay covers the both ceremonies this year, these applicants would be prioritized to be approved next year). (4) If you have a history of not collecting Opening/Closing Ceremony Photo Zone Pass, you may not be considered for future pass.   ◈ Important Notice: - Opening/Closing Ceremony Photo Zone Pass is only applicable on the day of the ceremony. - Opening/Closing Ceremony Photo Zone Pass is not valid for viewing the Opening/Closing films and covering the inside of the Opening/Closing Ceremony. - Opening/Closing Ceremony Photo Zone Pass is not valid for other events (Asian Film Market Screening, Press Conference, Press Center, GV, Seminars) - Opening/Closing Ceremony Photo Zone Pass-holders may have access to the Press Center prepared in BIFF Hill, Busan Cinema Center on the day of the Ceremony. - There will NOT be on-site application for the Opening/Closing Ceremony Photo Zone Pass.    21st Busan International Film Festival will be held Thursday, October 6, 2016 to Saturday, October 15, 2016Asian Film Market will be held Saturday, October 8, 2016 to Tuesday, October 11, 2016Asian Project Market will be held Sunday, October 9, 2016 to Tuesday, October 11, 2016Busan International Film Festival http://www.biff.kr Email: foreignpress@biff.kr    

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    [2016 BIFF Press Release] Three Asian Film Masters to open the tomorrow of Asian Cinema in Busan!

    Three Asian Film Masters to open the tomorrow of Asian Cinema in Busan! HOU Hsiao-Hsien, KORE-EDA Hirokazu, LEE Chang-dong attend the Special Talk: Three Masters  The 3 masters, who are the most respected filmmakers in Asia, will visit Busan for the ‘Special Talk: Three Masters’ event of the 21st Busan International Film Festival. Gathering the 3 masters into one place has a significant meaning for Asian filmmakers as well as will draw significant attention from audiences. Director Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Kore-eda Hirokazu, and Lee Chang-dong are all prominent filmmakers in Asia who have been recognized at prestigious global film festivals. As the great number of cineastes has shown the strong support and encouragement for the Busan International Film Festival over the last 20 months, these three directors eagerly visit Busan with the great affection for BIFF and mutual respect towards each other. The possible ways to achieve the mutual growth of Asian Cinema, where lacks the solidarity found in Western Cinema, will be intensively discussed during the event. A Special Talk hosted by the 3 master filmmakers will discuss new methodology for the future development of Asian Cinema. With its significant meaning, this event will be a cornerstone over the next 20 years for BIFF as well as the whole Asian Cinema. ‘Special Talk: Three Masters’ will be moderated by the film critic Huh Moonyung on October 10th at the BIFF Hill, 1st floor.  HOU Hsiao-hsien Hou Hsiao-Hsien is an award-winning film director and a leading figure of Taiwan New Cinema. He made his directorial debut with Cute Girl 1980), he has known for his masterpieces like A Time to Live and A Time to Die (1985), A City of Sadness (1989), Flowers of Shanghai (1998), Three times (2005). He also won the Award for Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival 2015 with The Assassin (2015).  KORE-EDA HirokazuBorn in Tokyo, acclaimed producer, writer, and director Kore-eda Hirokazu graduated from Waseda University. He first intended on a career as an author before going into documentary television making and later filmmaking. His filmography as director includes Wonderful Life (1998), Nobody Knows (2004), Still Walking (2008), I Wish (2011) and Like Father, Like Son (2013), which won the Pix du Jury at the Cannes International Film Festival 2013, Our Little Sister (2015), and After the Storm (2016). LEE Chang-dongDirector Lee Chang-dong debuted with his film, Green Fish (1997). His second film, Peppermint Candy (2000) was invited to the Cannes’s Directors’ Fortnight, and his third feature film, Oasis (2002) received the Special Director’s Award at Venice International Film Festival. His fourth film, Secret Sunshine (2007) also won various major awards from prestigious international film festivals, including the Cannes Film Festival. He won the Best Screenplay Award at the Cannes Film Festival for his recent film, Poetry (2010). Lee Chang-dong is acknowledged as the representative director of Korean cinema.  21st Busan International Film Festival will be held Thursday, October 6, 2016 to Saturday, October 15, 2016Asian Film Market will be held Saturday, October 8, 2016 to Tuesday, October 11, 2016Asian Project Market will be held Sunday, October 9, 2016 to Tuesday, October 11, 2016Busan International Film Festival http://www.biff.kr Email: foreignpress@biff.kr  

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