[BIFF Press Release] 23rd Busan International Film Festival NOTICE (Updated on Oct 6th after 3:20pm)Update on October 6th Outdoor Events(Updated on Oct 6th after 3:20pm)Outdoor Greeting <Pray>, which initially got cancelled earlier today due to severe weather condition, will be resumed again to meet a request from the guests to greet the people visiting Busan International Film Festival. [New Event Schedule]17:40 Outdoor Greeting <Pray> Cinemountain, 1F Lobby, Busan Cinema Center* Starting with Outdoor Greeting <Miss Baek>, all the Outdoor Greetings planned after 16:00pm will be proceeded normally at Cinemountain, 1F Lobby, Busan Cinema Center
[BIFF Press Release] 23rd Busan International Film Festival NOTICE Update on October 6th Outdoor Events(Updated on Oct 6th after 2:50pm)Open Talk , which initially got cancelled earlier today due to severe weather condition, will be resumed again to meet a request from the guests to greet the people visiting Busan International Film Festival. * Starting with Outdoor Greeting , all the Outdoor Greetings planned after 16:00pm will be proceeded normally at Cinemountain, 1F Lobby, Busan Cinema Center[New Event Schedule]19:00~19:40 Open Talk Cinemountain, 1F Lobby, Busan Cinema Center
Screening information updates on the ticket catalog of the 23nd Busan Int’l Film Festival ※ Please refer to the updates since the ticket catalog was printed on September 14th. ※ Combined Screening order may be subject to change without notice. (code, mm-dd, hh:mm, venue, Korean title, English title)※ Changes from 4 October is written in Red Bold style.○ 상영 추가 Additional Screenings888, 10-12 10:30 L9 블랙 피터 Black Peter○ 상영 취소 Screenings Cancelled025 , 10-05 10:00 C4 로마 Roma284, 10-08 17:00 BH 콜드 워 Cold War ○ 상영관 및 상영시간 변경 Changed Time & Venue058, 10-05 13:00 L4 진파 Jinpa → 13:30 L4 121, 10-06 블레이즈 Blaze 10:30 C3 → 10:00 C3129. 10-06 11:00 미제국의 추락 The Fall of the Americam Empire → 13:00 C5122, 10-06 아사코 I&II Asako I&II 14:00 C3 → 13:30 C3 130, 10-06 15:00 악당들 The Scoundrels → 16:30 C5123, 10-06 뎀젤 Damsel 17:30 C3 → 17:00 C3131, 10-06 산주 Sanju 19:00 C5 → 19:30 C5788, 10-08 나는 약신이 아니다 Dying to Survive 14:00 L10 → 11:00 L10297, 10-08 시벨 Sibel 10:00 C2 → 10-10 L2 10:00440, 10-09 침묵의 미망인 Widow of Silence 16:00 L4 → 16:30 L4441, 10-09 우는 법을 모르는 자들의 땅 In This Land Nobody Knew How to Cry 17:00 M3 → 16:00 M3696, 10-12 로마 Roma 20:00 BH → 19:30 CS 738, 10-12 박물관 도적단 Museum 19:30 CS → 20:00 BH 778, 10-12 진파 Jinpa 19:00 M7 → 10-08 10:00 L4763, 10-12 14:00 내몸의 기억들 Memories of My Body → 10-05 10:00 L4○ GV 취소 Cancelled Guest Visits048, 10-05 16:30 L2 고요한 인내 Fortitude 139, 10-06 20:00 C7 사랑의 시그널 Signal Rock129, 10-06 13:00 C5 미제국의 추락 The Fall of the American Empire146, 10-06 14:00 M1 메이드 The Chambermaid209, 10-07 10:00 C3 내 몸의 기억들 Memories of My Body231, 10-07 16:30 CS 낯선 여행 Fugue279, 10-07 16:30 SH 도그맨 Dogman 215, 10-07 16:30 C4 우는 법을 모르는 자들의 땅 In This Land Nobody Knew How to Cry 257, 10-07 17:00 L5 고요한 인내 Fortitude 315, 10-08 16:30 C6 미제국의 추락 The Fall of the American Empire221, 10-07 10:00 C6 그림자가 사라진 날 The Day I Lost My Shadow 192, 10-07 10:00 B1 그때 그들 Loro194, 10-07 17:30 B1 골드 러너 Gold Carrier 282, 10-08 10:30 BH 고든과 파디 Gordon and Paddy285, 10-08 20:00 BH 경계선 Border (PT 취소)400, 10-09 10:30 C3 본슬레 Bhonsle453, 10-09 10:30 M5 사령혼: 죽은 넋 Dead Souls441, 10-09 16:00 M3 우는 법을 모르는 자들의 땅 In This Land Nobody Knew How to Cry 557, 10-10 13:30 L6 그림자가 사라진 날 The Day I Lost My Shadow 670, 10-11 20:00 M5 그대에게 YOURS TRULY109, 10-06 10:00 B2 영춘각의 풍파 The Fate of Lee Khan 106, 10-06 14:00 B1 붉은 남근 The Red Phallus 311, 10-08 17:00 C5 마음의 거리 Distances330, 10-08 17:00 M1 레카바 Rekava411, 10-09 20:00 C5 마음의 거리 Distances 136, 10-06 10:00 C7 신과 함께-인과 연 Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days 481, 10-09 16:00 SH 하이 라이프 High Life534, 10-10 17:00 M1 노래하는 불불 Bulbul Can Sing 559, 10-10 17:00 M5 단편 쇼케이스 4 Short Film Showcase 4 522, 10/10 C6, 20:00 12년의 밤 A Twelve-Year Night 635, 10-11 19:00 CS 하이 라이프 High Life○ GV 추가 Additional Guest Visits763, 10-05 10:00 L4 내 몸의 기억들 Memories of My Body023, 10-05 16:30 C3 일일시호일 Every Day a Good Day062, 10-05 19:00 L4 아일랜드 The lsland 156, 10-06 11:00 L4 죽은 자를 찾아서 The Dig229, 10-07 10:00 CS 기억하니? Ricordi?235, 10-07 14:00 M1 치-타운 Chi-Town240, 10-07 19:00 L2 죽은 자를 찾아서 The Dig363, 10-08 M6 16:00 브루스 리와 무법자 Bruce Lee and the Outlaw234, 10-09 M3 10:00 릴리와 동물 친구들 Little Miss Dolittle 377, 10-09 11:00 BH 어린이는 오늘도 Once in a Child’s Life476, 10-09 14:00 L10 브루스 리와 무법자 Bruce Lee and the Outlaw481, 10-09 SH 16:00 하이라이프 High Life 423, 10-09 20:30 CS 마이 디어 프렌드 My Dear Friend556, 10-10 10:00 L6 사랑의 시그널 Signal Rock585, 10-10 10:00 SH 릴리와 동물 친구들 Little Miss Dolittle297, 10-10 L2 10:00 시벨 Sibe549, 10-10 13:30 L5 사라지는 날들, Vanishing Days557, 10-10 13:30 L6 그림자가 사라진날 The Day I Lost My Shadow 491, 10-10 B1 20:00 카프리 레볼루션 Capri-Revolution 514, 10-10 C4 20:00 운수 좋은 날 Good Day’s Work590, 10-11 10:30 BH 어린이는 오늘도 Once in a Child’s Life662, 10-11 M4 20:00 시벨 Sibe 635, 10-11 CS 19:00 하이 라이프 High Life733, 10-12 C7 17:00 내 아버지들의 집 House of My Fathers502, 10-10 19:00 C1 The Red Phallus 붉은 남근 ○ 상영 전 PT 추가 Additional Short Presentations before the screening 215, 10-07 16:30 C4 우는 법을 모르는 자들의 땅 In This Land Nobody Knew How to Cry 099, 10-06 20:00 BT 원 네이션 원 킹 One Nation One King005, 10-05 17:00 BH 초연 First Night Nerves110, 10-10 16:30 L5 마드모아젤 Mademoisselle de Joncquieres713, 10-12 16:00 C2 일본군 위안부 문제의 주 전장(戰場) Shusenjo: The Main Battleground of Comfort Women Issue○ Q&A → PT097, 10-05 12:00 패왕별희 Farewell My Concubine 007, 10-05 23:59 미드나잇 패션 1 Midnight Passion 1 104, 10-06 23:59 미드나잇 패션 2 Midnight Passion 2156, 10-06 11:00 죽은 자를 찾아서 The Dig240, 10-07 19:00 죽은 자를 찾아서 The Dig330, 10-08 17:00 레카바 Rekava ○ 5분 이상 러닝타임 변경 Runtime changed more than 5 mins147, 427, 638 온 감각과 신경을 다해 With All My Hypothalamus 140‘ → 100’138, 408, 518 담배 가게의 프로이트 The Tobacconist 108’ → 113’022, 460, 560 크로싱 비욘드 Crossing Beyond 90’ → 100’213, 404, 545 셀라 Cellar 109‘ → 115’184, 579 3세계 영웅 Third World Hero 133’ → 94214, 10-07 13:30 C4 이미지 북 The Image Book 90’ → 85223, 510, 697 미결처리반4: 순수의 배신 The Purity of Vengeance 100‘ → 118’271, 398, 712 풀뿌리들의 노래 The Song of Grassroots 107‘ → 112’259, 683 대장장이 플라비오 The Blacksmith 128‘ → 118098 꼭두 이야기 Kokdu: A Story of Guardian Angels 79‘ → 73’115, 777 바보선언 Declaration of Idiot 97‘ → 92’185, 780 엘류테리아의 꿈 The Dream of Eleutaria 100‘ → 90’261, 785 가버나움 Capernaum 120‘ → 125’093, 326, 641 제7의 봉인 The Seventh Seal 96‘ → 101’019, 456, 784 길 위의 새들 Birds of Passage 119‘ → 126’091, 176, 523 우리의 시간 Our Time 173‘ → 178’330, 704 레카바 Rekava 89‘ → 114’359, 567, 686 광화 - 촛불로 역사를 피우다 Light A Candle, Write A History - Candlelight Revolution 90 → 95016, 774 바람불어 좋은날 Good Windy Days 113 → 118013, 400, 718 본슬레 Bhonsle 128 → 134110, 489, 702 보스의 비밀 The Secret of a Leader 114 → 120126, 735 누구나 아는 비밀 Everybody Knows 128 → 135453, 756 사령혼: 죽은 넋 Dead Souls 496 → 507○ 묶음 상영 순서 변경 Changed Combined Screening Order360, 403 한국단편경쟁1 Korean Short Film Competition1 서식지 Habitat, 좁은 문 The Narrow Gate , 춘분 Spring Equinox, 분무기 Water Spray→ 분무기 Water Spray, 좁은 문 The Narrow Gat, 서식지 Habitat, 춘분 Spring Equinox 401, 565 한국단편경쟁2 Korean Short Film Competition 2화성 가는 길 Road to Her, 민혁이 동생 승혁이 My Little Brother, Seung-hyuk, 스트레인저 Stranger, 치킨 파이터즈 Chicken Fighters→ 민혁이 동생 승혁이 My Little Brother, Seung-hyuk, 치킨 파이터즈 Chicken Fighters, 화성 가는 길 Road to Her, 스트레인저 Stranger 303, 568 한국단편경쟁 3 Korean Short Film Competition 3 아프리카에도 배추가 자라나 Do Cabbages Grow in Africa?, 바다 저 편에 Beyond the Sea, 위태로워야 했던 건 오직 우리뿐 Only All of Us→ 아프리카에도 배추가 자라나 Do Cabbages Grow in Africa?, 위태로워야 했던 건 오직 우리뿐 Only All of Us, 바다 저 편에 Beyond the Sea 362, 508 아시아단편경쟁 1 Asian Short Film Competition 1 도쿄, 10월 21일 Tokyo 21st October, 고장난 보청기 Waves Interrupted, 파란 새우 In the Middle of Blue, 꼬마 누레 NOOREH→ 도쿄, 10월 21일 Tokyo 21st October, 꼬마 누레 NOOREH, 고장난 보청기 Waves Interrupted, 파란 새우 In the Middle of Blue 088, 402, 566 아시아단편경쟁 2 Asian Short Film Competition 2시험지를 찾아라! Chasing Paper, 엄마와 딸과 악몽 MOTHER, DAUGHTER, DREAMS, 가상현실 Similitude, 달 밝은 밤에, 타티니 The Moon Is Bright Tonight, 얼룩진 마음 The Stain→ 시험지를 찾아라! Chasing Paper, 가상현실 Similitude, 달 밝은 밤에, 타티니 The Moon Is Bright Tonight, 얼룩진 마음 The Stain 275, 304, 678 아시아단편경쟁 3 Asian Short Film Competition 3A Dance for Ren Hang 렌항을 위하여, A Million Years 백만 년, 무기력한 하루 Void, GOLD 황금, 내가 숨쉬는 공기 Air → A Dance for Ren Hang 렌항을 위하여, GOLD 황금, A Million Years 백만 년, 내가 숨쉬는 공기 Air, 무기력한 하루 Void 089, 354 단편 쇼케이스 2 Short Film Showcase 2 슈퍼 동자승 Supermonk, 연변소년 ON THE BORDER, 선물 A Gift, 이 모든 것들 All These Creatures, 비밀 편지 The Crying of Tanbur→ 슈퍼 동자승 Supermonk, 비밀 편지 The Crying of Tanbur, 연변소년 ON THE BORDER, 선물 A Gift, 이 모든 것들 All These Creatures 089, 559 단편 쇼케이스 4 Short Film Showcase 4전쟁의 기억 The Fight, 소년이란 이름의 남자들 Manila is Full of Men Named Boy, 섹스, 공포, 햄버거 Sex, Fear, and Hamburgers, 어느 여름 밤 A Cold Summer Night, 저기 저 아래 Down There → 어느 여름 밤 A Cold Summer Night, 전쟁의 기억 The Fight, 소년이란 이름의 남자들 Manila is Full of Men Named Boy, 섹스, 공포, 햄버거 Sex, Fear, and Hamburgers, 저기 저 아래 Down There ○ 영문제목변경 English film title changed177, 335, 477, 493 영주 Young-ju → Youngju○ 상영등급 조정 Change of ratings284, 597 콜드 워 Cold War 19 →15213, 404, 545 셀라 Cellar 15 →19○ 인터미션 Intermission453, 756 사령혼: 죽은 넋 Dead Souls* 30분씩, 2번의 인터미션이 제공됩니다.* There will be two intermissions (Break-Time) each lasting 30mins. ○ 상영 전 행사017, 10-05 B3 17:00 락바얀: 민중들의 행진 LAKVAYAN(JOURNEY)* 30~40분간 포럼 진행 후 상영* 포럼은 티켓 소지 여부와 관계없이 입장 가능* 포럼 진행 후 본 영화 상영 시작, 영화 관람은 티켓 소지자만 가능* There will be a 30-40 minute forum before the screening* Forum admissions does not require ticket possession* The film screening will start after the forum and only ticket holders are allowed.○ 기타* 티켓카탈로그 95페이지 [특별대담] 중 특별대담1 “필리핀 영화의 오늘을 말하다” 중국어/한국어 통역을 영어/한국어 통역으로 정정합니다.* Ticket catalogue page on 95, [Special Talk 1] "Talk about Philippines Films Today" will be corrected Chinese / Korean translations into English / Korean translator.* 티켓카탈로그 95페이지 [특별대담] 중 특별대담2 “왕빙 X 정성일: 그가 묻고 그가 답하다” 특별대담은 게스트의 사정으로 인해 취소되었습니다.* Ticket catalongues pagae on 94, [Special Talk 2] "WANG BING X JUNG Sung-il: He asks, and another he answers" has been canceled due to the directors schedule. *티켓카탈로그 47페이지 <아일랜드 The lsland>의 경우 월드프리미어가 아닌 인터내셔널프리미어로 정정합니다.* Ticket catalogues page on 47, will be corrected World Premiere into International Premiere. * 티켓 카탈로그 70쪽 상영일정표 중 10월 7일 CGV센텀시티 5관 <트러블 위드 유>의 상영 시작을 13:30으로 정정합니다. *The film screening of The Trouble with You on October 7th, at CGV Centum City 5(C5), will start at 13:30 and end at 15:18
[Press Release] Busan International Film Festival (44)_(2018.10.12)23rd Busan International Film Festival Vision’s Night Award AnnouncementNETPAC AwardFilm Title: House of HummingbirdDirector: KIM Bora (Korea)FIPRESCI AwardFilm Title: The Red PhallusDirector: Tashi GYELTSHEN (Bhutan, Germany, Nepal)Citizen Critics AwardFilm Title: MaggieDirector: YI Okseop (Korea)Busan Cinephile AwardFilm Title: Bruce Lee and the OutlawDirector: Joost VANDEBRUG (England, Netherland, Czech Republic)CGV Arthouse AwardFilm Title: MaggieDirector: YI Okseop (Korea)DGK AwardFilm Title: BoriDirector: KIM Jinyu (Korea)Film Title: Sub-zero WindDirector: KIM Yuri (Korea)KBS Independent Film AwardFilm Title: MaggieDirector: Yi Okseop (Korea)KTH AwardFilm Title: Clean upDirector: KWON Man-ki (Korea)Film Title: A Boy and SungreenDirector: AHN Ju-young (Korea)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.
[BIFF Press Release](42)_2018.10.08E-IP (Entertainment Intellectual Property) Market 2018 Announces Award Winners:8 E-IP Award Winners of the 4th E-IP MarketCelebrating 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 AnnouncedBook 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 JisuNEW CREATOR Award – Good Job / ALL THAT STORY / Haewon / StoryTory Comics Award – Land of Silence / TOONPLUS / YOON Seonyoung / StoryTory Comics Award – The Devil / TOYOU’S DREAM / Meen (Story), Keun bit (Art) / WebtoonTory Comics Award – Delivery Knight / TOOMICS / LEE Yun Kyun / WebtoonTory Comics Award – A Week Before I Die / GOLDENBOUGH / SEO Eun ChaeE-IP Audience Award – The Insect / GOZKNOCK ENT / JANG Min-hyeE-IP Audience Award – Devil School / YOUTHMEANS / SUO / StoryThe 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.
[BIFF Press Release](39)_2018.10.08The 23rd Busan International Film Festival Announces Closing Ceremony Hosts:Kwon Hae-hyo and Koo Hye Sun End the Grand Final of the Festival!The 23rd Busan International Film Festival announces actors Kwon Hae-hyo and Koo Hye Sun as Closing Ceremony Hosts on October 13 (Sat) at 7pm at Busan Cinema Center. Kwon Hae-hyo debuted with stage play The Good Woman of Sacheon (1990) and further stepped into the film industry with director Lee Jangho’s Myong-Ja Akiko Sonia (1992) during the member of Hanyang Repertory Production. He starred in high-profile movies such as The Fox with Nine Tails (1994), Ghost Mamma (1996), Last Present (2001), C’est Si Bon (2015) and has mesmerized audiences with his awe-inspiring acting. For 16 years since 1998, Kwon has served as a host MC of Cine Port, KNN. He still remains prolific in 2018, starring in Yourself and Yours (2016), Vanishing Time: A Boy Who Returned (2016), The Day After (2017), Hotel by the River (2018) and Maggie (2018). Having been appointed as a jury for Actor & Actress of the Year in 2017, Kwon is returning this year to complete a 10-day journey of film with the 23rd Busan International Festival. Koo Hye Sun, a director-actor, has been spotlighted as an eminent actress ever since debuted with CF in 2002 while starring in various dramas such as Nonstop 5, Boys Over Flowers and Blood. After she built her career on screen, she displayed her artistry in publishing a book, holding an exhibition, releasing an album and now moving in film industry as a director with her first short film, The Madonna (2008). This year, Koo is establishing herself as a director and building her own Koo-Film World on the strength of being invited to the 19thJeonju International Film Festival with MYSTERY PINK (2018) and the 14th Jecheon Internatinoal Film & Music Festival with Deep Sleep (2018).■ Major Filmography of KWON Hae-hyoMyong-Ja Akiko Sonia (1992), Out To The World (1994), The Fox with Nine Tails (1994), Ghost Mamma (1996), Change (1997), Tie A Yellow Ribbon (1998), Hearty Paws 2 (2010), Cyrano Agency (2010), Perfect Number (2012), The Fake (2013), The Whistleblower (2014), C’est Si Bon (2015), Yourself and Yours (2016), Vanishing Time: A Boy Who Returned (2016), On the Beach at Night Alone (2017), The Day After (2017), Hotel by the River (2018), Maggie (2018)■ Major Filmography of KOO Hye SunDirecting: The Madonna (2018), Magic (2010), You (2010), The Peachtree (2012), Fragments of Sweet Memories (2012), Daughter (2014), Father’s Sword (2017), MYSTERY PINK (2018), Deep Sleep (2018)Acting: Father’s Sword (2017)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.
[Press Release] Busan International Film Festival (36)_(2018.10.02)Establishment of the (Tentatively Named) Jiseok Film Lab and Documentary ‘Jiseok’ Press Conference AnnouncementThe Busan International Film Festival establishes (tentatively named) ‘Jiseok Film Lab (working title)’, which is named after the associate film festival director, the late Kim Jiseok who died at the Cannes Film Festival in 2017. It is a very special undertaking that will fulfill Kim’s mission of facilitating the growth of the Busan International Film Festival and the development of Asian cinema. South Korean and Asian filmmakers from the world will start their business together and with new resolve.Jiseok Film Lab will be managed by film producer Cha Seung-jae (CEO) and Busan International Kids & Youth Film Festival director Kim Sang-hwa. This new undertaking seeks to find a correct direction to encourage the Busan International Film Festival’s growth and vision, in providing systematic research on Asian cinema and business.The lab will produce a documentary film ‘Jiseok’ (directed by Kim Young-jo, produced by Bae So-hyun) which will capture the life and memories of associate festival director Kim Jiseok who showed his passion and commitment towards Asian cinema. Documentary ‘Jiseok’ provides an opportunity to see a long lasting mutual exchange between Asian cinema and the Busan International Film Festival that will create new opportunities for the future of Asian cinema. The budget will be made possible by a sponsorship grant by CJ E&M and Lotte Cultureworks’ sponsorship as well as public participation and crowd funding. The foundation ceremony for the Jiseok Film Lab and the documentary ‘Jiseok’ press conference will be a special moment. They will be held on Saturday, October 6th, during the festival period of the 23rd Busan International Film Festival. The late director is also remembered for his management of ‘Platform Busan’ (a community network event for Asian independent filmmakers). Many prominent filmmakers and industry insiders (CEO Cha Seung-jae, film festival director Kim Sang-hwa, and Busan International Film Festival chairman Lee Yong-kwan) will also join the event in a show of respect. Jiseok Film Lab Foundation Ceremony and Documentary ‘Jiseok’ Press ConferenceDate: Saturday, Oct 6th, 5:30pmLocation: Event Room, Exhibition Center 2, BEXCOSponsor: Busan International Film Festival, Jiseok Film LabHost: Jiseok Film LabThe 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.
[Press Release] Busan International Film Festival (34)_(2018.10.01) 23rd Busan International Film Festival Opens Philippine Cinema Exhibition & Guests Visit Announcement Sandaan: 100 Years of Philippine Cinema Exhibit is Open During the Festival with Various Programs Brillante MENDOZA, Kidlat TAHIMIC, Christopher DE LEON, Piolo PASCUAL, and more Visit Busan The 23rd Busan International Film Festival hosts a special program called ‘Cinema as a Response to the Nation’ to celebrate the centennial anniversary of Philippine cinema. The Busan International Film Festival will screen ten Philippine masterpieces from the Philippine cinema special program selections as well as exhibit many other additional events. We now expect audiences to feel more connected to this meaningful event.Centennial Anniversary Exhibition on Philippine CinemaA centennial anniversary exhibition of Philippine cinema will be held at a ‘Dome’ located in Dureraum Square during the festival period. The exhibition called ‘Sandaan: 100 Years of Philippine Cinema Exhibit’ will show many video materials and texts that show the hundred years of Philippine cinema in one place. Acclaimed film historian Nick De Ocampo and other curators will join and be a guide for audiences during the festival. A Big Group of Delegates and Stars Coming to Busan Established filmmakers such as Brillante Mendoza and Kidlat Tahimik will visit Busan with their newest works. Further, star actors including Christopher De Leon, Joel Torre, and Piolo Pascual will visit the Busan International Film Festival to meet the audience.Philippine Special Program and Major EventsThere will be a special talk program for an anthology film called LAKBAYAN (Journey) which is a collaboration work of Brillante Mendoza, Lavrente DIAZ, and Kidlat Tahimik. It will be an event where major Filipino filmmakers and actors can look back at the last hundred years and discuss the next century. A commemorative booklet made for this special program will also be shown during the festival period. 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.
[Press Release] Busan International Film Festival (33)_(2018.09.28)Ryuichi SAKAMOTO Exhibition Called ‘IS YOUR TIME – BUSAN VERSION’, Opens in Busan The 23rd Busan International Film Festival presents the Ryuichi Sakamoto’s exhibition ‘IS YOUR TIME-BUSAN VERSION’ during the festival. With his attendance as a recipient of the Asian Filmmaker of the Year award, this exhibition is expected to show his thoughts on music and the nature, and his contribution to a better world for humankind. The exhibition opens on to meet the audiences during the entire festival dates and is located at Busan Cinema Center BIFF HILL. ‘IS YOUR TIME’ began from a piano in a high school that was destroyed by tsunami during 2011 Japan Earthquake. Years later, Ryuichi Sakamoto happened to visit a town and encountered the piano and played, and then the exhibition began. The piano, destroyed by a tsunami, transforms its lost instrumental power, into a vehicle for music tuned by nature. This ‘tsunami piano’ is played by earthquake data collected from all over the world in real time and transforms music through a program, to makes melodies through an auto-play function. It has been transformed into a new musical instrument, which senses the movement of the earth, and sings.Ryuichi Sakamoto has showed an innovative in ‘installation music’, where he combines audio and images, after he released his new album called ‘async’, that took after 8 years to finalize. ‘IS YOUR TIME’ originally began as an extension of this installation music. The original piece “IS YOUR TIME” was commissioned and exhibited by NTT Inter Communication Center [ICC] in 2017-2018, and now opens in Busan for the 23rd Busan International Film Festival.The winner of The Asian Filmmaker of the Year 2018 Ryuichi Sakamoto is also performing for the opening ceremony of the 23rd Busan International Film Festival on October 4th. During the opening ceremony performance, Ryuichi Sakamoto will play a song on a full-concert grand piano (supported by the cooperation of Yamaha Music Korea). Further, he will attend a press conference with director Shizuno Kobun for My TYRANO: Together, Forever (2018) and a hand-printing event at Outdoor stage on the Haeundae beach. 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.
[Press Release] Busan International Film Festival (31)_(2018.09.27) 23rd Busan International Film Festival Holds ‘VR Cinema in BIFF’ The 23rd Busan International Film Festival will hold ‘VR Cinema in BIFF,’ which has enabled a virtual reality experience since last year. ‘VR Cinema in BIFF’ was co-launched in 2017 by the Busan International Film Festival and Barunson Co. Inc., the leading company in the domestic VR industry. ‘VR Cinema in BIFF’ consists of the ‘VR Theater,’ an exhibition program for audiences and ‘VR Conference,’ for filmmakers and industry professionals. All audiences can participate in the ‘VR Theater’ that will exhibit about 40 films such as narrative fiction, documentaries, animations, and interactive titles. Buddy VR by director Chuck Chae, awarded the Best VR Experience at the Venice Film Festival 2018, will be displayed at the ‘VR Theater.’ This year, the program will have a wide span of VR creations, from works by filmmakers to trans-media creations of cinema and games. The Asian Film Market will hold ‘VR Conference’ to introduce production techniques of VR Cinema as well as discuss the significance and the identity of VR films. ■ 23rd Busan International Film Festival ‘VR Cinema in BIFF’ Screening & Events EventDate and TimeVenueInformationVR TheaterScreeningOct 5 (Fri) – 12 (Fri)10:00 – 18:001F, BIFF Hill, Busan Cinema Center360 Videos, Interactive VR, etc.*Free of charge*On-site reservations are required for entrance to the Theater, on first-come first-served basisVR ConferenceVR Technology: Expansion of the Creative RealmOct 7 (Sun) 14:00 – 15:30Seminar Room, Hall 4F, Exhibition Center 2,BEXCOPanelists1) YU Han (Co-Founder/CTO, afun interactive)2) JI Myung-goo (VFX/VR Director, IOFX)VR Narrative: Walking the Fine Line between Movie and GameOct 7 (Sun) 16:00 – 18:00Event Room, Exhibition Center 2, BEXCOPanelists1) Chuck CHAE (Director)2) SOU Kaei (Director, Square Enix) * VR Conference is available to Badge holders accredited by the 23rd Busan International Film Festival and pre-registered participants. (For more details, please visit the Asian Film Market website: www.asianfilmmarket.org) ■ 23rd Busan International Film Festival ‘VR Cinema in BIFF’ Screening TitleDirectorProductionYearRunning TimeGenre1GR -Ghost Reality-HAJIME Ohata201815mHorror2On the RoadKIM MINJUN20185mDrama3GeGeGe no Kitaro Souls and Art VR Ceremonial Bonfire to Send Off SoulsMASAFUMI Mikami20185mVR Art4BorderlineAssaf MACHNES20189mDrama5GhostPARK Hyun Cheol201813mFantasy6Space X GirlCHE Minhyuk20179mFantasy7Stay With MeBryan KU201838mDrama8Rainbow Crow: The legendKane LEE201822mAnimation9Marie Antoinette VRCarol LIU20184mDrama10Mini WorldCHANG Wooksang201820mAnimation11BallavitaGerda LEOPOLD201834mFantasy12RoomsChristian ZIPFEL201823mDocumentary 13BattlescarNico CASAVECCHIA, Martin ALLAIS20187mDrama14Buddy VRChuck CHAE201716mAnimation15Vietnamese ChristmasJANG Dong-gon20186mDrama16The Real ThingBenoit FELICI, Mathias CHELEBOURG201817mDocumentary17Volt: Chaos GemLEE Hyun Suck201812mSF/Action18BrueghelGordon, Andrès JARACH20185mAnimation19VisionRick WANG20185mDrama20Help meYOO Tae-Kyung201710mHorror/Mystery21Shennong: Taste of IllusionMi Li, ZHENG Wang20179mAnimation22SynthesisSamuel IVASKA20183mExperimental Music Video23The Unknown PatientMichael BEETS20189mAnimation24Made this Way: Redefining MasculinityElli RAYNAI, Irem HARNAK201818mDocumentary25Rose ColoredAdam COSCO201719mSF26The Tide Ep1YOO Tae-Kyung20185mThriller27The Tide Episode2YOO Tae-Kyung20185mThriller28Isle of the deadBenjamin NUEL20188mAnimation29The Wedding at Cana by Paolo VeroneseJoséphine DEROBE, Carlos FRANKLIN20178mAnimation30KoboldMax SACKER201818mHorror/Mystery31Construct VRXavier LECONTE20188mSci-fi/Action32The Tag Along VRCHENG Pu-Yuan20188mHorror33Tales of Wedding Rings VRSOU Kaei201827mVR Manga Experience34TranscendGianluigi PERRONE20189mSF/Experimental35Funny GameCHOI Migyeong20185mThriller36PeplumRoberto FIESCO201713mDocumentary37PortalAdrian Ruíz del CERRO20175mHorror38A Bar at the Folies BergèreGabrielle LISSOT20186mAnimation39Unframed - IntimaciesMartin CHARRIÈRE20187mAnimation40HoromaruHONG Jae-gyun201818mHorror 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.
[Press Release] Busan International Film Festival (29)_(2018.09.21)23rd Busan International Film Festival Holds Platform BUSAN The 23rd Busan International Film Festival holds Platform BUSAN, a joint growth network for Asian independent filmmakers. Platform BUSAN will be held 4 days from October 6th, Saturday to October 9th, Tuesday. There will be special events such as talk events and speeches by domestic and international cineastes. Platform BUSAN, launched in 2017, is a networking platform where independent filmmakers based in Asia share their experiences and seek out opportunities for collaboration. By providing useful information and resources, Platform BUSAN encourages and promotes young talents in Asia. This year Platform BUSAN aims to widen the visions of Asian filmmakers by inviting guest speakers from Europe and North America. Platform BUSAN also opens its gate wider, accepting applications via the official website. A total of 178 filmmakers from 25 nations will attend Platform BUSAN. Platform BUSAN provides various events where renowned cineastes from Asia and North America share their insights. There will be ‘Filmmaker’s Talk: LEE Chang-dong’ on October 6th, Saturday. Director Lee Chang-dong, a master Asian film director will talk about his experiences in making BURNING (2018) with a film critic Huh Moonyung. ‘Talk with Producer: Jason BLUM’ on October 7th, Sunday – is a talk show where Jason Blum, one of the outstanding producers in Hollywood, and Justin Chang, a film critic at the LA Times, will exchange a conversation. There will also be ‘Meet the Filmmaker: Patrick HUGHES’ on October 10th, Wednesday. Patrick Hughes, a promising director from Australia, who now works in Hollywood, will give a speech on the action sequence in his film, THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD (2017). Platform BUSAN will be held 4 days from October 6th, Saturday to October 9th, Tuesday in various locations including Exhibition Center 2, BEXCO. Platform BUSAN will play a key role for the Busan International Film Festival to continue leading the future of Asian cinema. n Platform BUSAN Main Programs -October 6th (Sat), 2018Program TitleGuestTimeLocationFilmmaker’s Talk: LEE Chang-dongLEE Chang-dong, HUH Moonyung (Moderator)16:00-17:30Event Room, Exhibition Center 2, BEXCO-October 7th (Sun), 2018Program TitleGuestTimeLocationMaking Omnibus in AsiaTEN YEARS team (Thailand, Taiwan, Japan)SINCERELY YOURS, DHAKA team, Kiki SUGINO,Yukari SAKAMOTO11:00-12:30Platform BUSAN Lounge, Hall 4F, Exhibition Center 2, BEXCOTalk with Producer: Jason BLUMJason BLUM (CEO, Blumhouse), Justin CHANG (Moderator)17:00-18:30Sky Hall, 22fl., Haeundae Grand Hotel-October 8th (Mon), 2018Program TitleGuestTimeLocationARRI International Support ProgramCarlos CHU (ARRI Asia)9:30-10:30Event Room, Exhibition Center 2, BEXCOFrom Asia to Europe: International Sales and Global MarketAranka MATITS (Featurette)10:30-12:00Seminar Room, Exhibition Center 2, BEXCOMaster Class: Fabrice ARAGNOFabrice ARAGNO11:00-12:20Event Room, Exhibition Center 2, BEXCOEmergence of Female Documentary FilmmakersLEE-KIL Bora A WAR OF MEMORIES,MYOUNG So-hee THE STRANGERS,HAN Hyesung UNKNOWN KNOWNS,KOO Yunjoo DEAR MY GENIUS,MA Minji FAMILY IN THE BUBBLE,AN Boyoung (Producer, Moderator)14:00-15:30Talk Lounge, BIFF Hill 1fl., Busan Cinema CenterDistribution in Asia and Europe: A Case StudyAranka MATITS and selected panels16:00-17:30Event Room, Exhibition Center 2, BEXCO-October 9th (Tue), 2018Program TitleGuestTimeLocationFilm Fund TalkAsia Culture Center (ACC) Cinema Fund, Asian Cinema Fund, Aurora Media Holdings, Hubert Bals Fund, Sørfond, FVG audiovisual Fund10:30-12:00Event Room, Exhibition Center 2, BEXCOAll About Post-productionLee CHATAMETIKOOL (Founder, White Light Post)13:00-14:30Event Room, Exhibition Center 2, BEXCOVis-à-vis: Networking Table of European and Asian FilmmakersFlash Forward Audience Award Nominees,Platform BUSAN participants14:00-15:30Seminar Room, Exhibition Center 2, BEXCO-October 10th (Wed), 2018Program TitleGuestTimeLocationMeet the Filmmaker: Patrick HUGHESPatrick HUGHES11:00-12:00Conference Hall, 11fl., Busan Visual Industry*Platform BUSAN badge holders are given priority in seating for these events. *Other Badge holders (Market, APM, Festival, Cinephile) are admitted when seats are available. Platform BUSAN Contact: +82-51-709-2178~9, firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
[Press Release] Busan International Film Festival (28)_(2018.09.20)23rd Busan International Film Festival Launches an Audience Participation Event Called ‘Community BIFF’The 23rd Busan International Film Festival launches an audience participation event called ‘Community BIFF’. The event will be held in the central area of Busan Jung-gu from Friday, October 5th to Wednesday, October 10th to increase local audience engagement and encourage local communities in Busan.The Busan International Film Festival hosts the Community BIFF, an audience participation event; there is also organizational support from the Busan Museum of Movies, The Corner Theater, Funnycon, Busan International Kids & Youth Film Festival and Busan Community Media Center. This event will be held in the suburban area of Busan Jung-gu, the place where the 1st Busan International Film Festival began. The event will be held as a Fringe festival, where local audiences can plan, manage, and request particular films that they want to watch.The event will be divided into a ‘screening program’ and ‘experience program’. The screening program is comprised of three sections that also includes an ‘activity theater’ which invites anyone for screening, a program for film students and film lovers ‘cinephile round’, and ‘community cinema’ where major local communities gather and talk. Many of participating programs are available for everyone to join regardless of age and sex.You can find Community BIFF news on Community BIFF social media services (https://mobile.twitter.com/com_biff2018). All screenings are free (an small fee should be paid for a few experiencing programs).Community BIFF Programs ● Date : Friday, Oct 5, 2018 – Wednesday, October 10● Location: Busan Museum of Movies, The Corner Theater, Busan Community Media Center (Hanseong 1918) and Busan Jung-gu area ProgramSectionTitleDatePlaceScreening ProgramActivity TheaterKids Return BIFF Rang Kids Rang: Busan International Kids & Youth Film Festival (BIKY) selection screening10/05(Fri), 08(Mon), 09(Tue), 10(Wed) 10:30-12:30Busan Museum of Movies Video HallShowtime : An experiencing program which you can follow actor’s performance with the soundtrack playing as a background music10/08(Mon)19:30-21:30Night-Piercer: One of the most popular program at the Busan International Film Festival and Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival. Night screening (adults only).10/08(Mon)23:00-05:00Cinephile RoundRising Cinephile : Three screenings for each of 4 films for four days. You can meet the total of 36 youth films (all-star screening of student works).10/05(Fri)13:00-18:3007(Sun) 12:00-18:30, 08(Mon) 13:00-19:00Master Talk: A commentary picture show, for the first time in Korean film festival (Guest: Lee Myung Se, Yoon Jong-bin, Byun Young-joo).10/05(Fri) 20:00-23:00, 06(Sun)- 07(Sun) 19:00-22:00Community Cinema: Key section of ‘Community BIFF’, which is for discovering and supporting various local communities all over Korea. And it is also contributing to encourage local community culture.10/05(Fri)-10(Wed)Busan Museum of Movies, The Corner Theater, Busan Community Media Center (Hanseong 1918)Experiencing Event ProgramHappy TogetherbifFM 2018: An audience participating live radio show program (FM radio 94.1Mhz, Podcast, Facebook Live)10/05(Fri) -09(Tue), 12:00-22:00Busan Museum of Movies, Busan Cinema CenterAcross the Cinema : Multicultural program for every filmmakers (includes forum, exhibition, party).10/06(Sat) - 07(Sun) 11:00-18:00Busan Community Media Center (Hanseong 1918) Chungja HallCinemasports: One day program for grade 4-6 students (first 20 can join, KRW 30,000 includes lunch)10/06(Sat) - 07(Sun)10:00-18:00Busan Museum of Movies Cinema RoomSpecial Exhibition - Korea Film Institute Director Hong Young Chuls Archive: Hong Young Chuls Legacy Cherishes Busan Cinema10/04(Thu) -12/30(Sun)Busan Museum of Movies 1st Floor ‘Hong Young Chul Archive Exhibiting Room’Korean Classic Film Poster & Photo Exhibiton: If you download ‘Busan Museum of Movies’ and ‘Community BIFF’ apps, can watch old classic films via mobile10/02(Tue) -Busan Museum of Movies B1 Video Hall HallwayFlying Rooftop: Cinephile’s EDM party10/07(Sun)20:00-23:00Busan Museum of Movies Roof GardenCine POCHA: Remembering Busan International Film Festival’s Nampo-dong street party10/06(Sat)18:00-23:0040-Step Culture & Tourism Theme Street☎ Community BIFF Contact: 051-709-2105The 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.
[Press Release] Busan International Film Festival (26)_(2018.09.18)23rd Busan International Film Festival Announces Main Event Schedule* The following schedule was determined under September 17th, Monday. The details below are subject to changes, modifications, or cancellations. Please check the announcements on the official website (www.biff.kr) and Press Center for future changes.Master Class EventsGuestsDates and TimesVenue-Master Class: My Life, My Cinema [ZHANG Lu]ZHANG Lu(Director, Korea)10/8 (Mon)19:00Conference Hall, 11F, Busan Visual Industry Center-Master Class: My Life, My Cinema [YUEN Woo-ping]YUEN Woo-ping(Director, Hong Kong, China)10/12 (Fri)19:00Hand-printing Ceremony EventsGuestsDates and TimesVenue-Hand-printing Ceremony [Ryuichi SAKAMOTO]Ryuichi SAKAMOTO(Musician, Japan)10/6 (Sat)17:40BIFF Village (Outdoor Stage in Haeundae Beach)-Hand-printing Ceremony [HSU Feng]HSU Feng(Actress·Producer, Hong Kong, China)10/7 (Sun)14:30-Hand-printing Ceremony [LEE Jang-ho]LEE Jang-ho(Director, Korea)10/7 (Sun)16:40Open TalkEventsGuestsDates and TimesVenue-Open Talk Beautiful DaysJéro YUN(Director, Korea)LEE Nayoung · JANG Dongyoon · OH Kwangrok · LEE Yoojun · SEO Hyunwoo(Actor, Korea)10/5 (Fri)13:00BIFF Village (Outdoor Stage in Haeundae Beach)-Open Talk BurningYOO Ah-in, JUN Jong-seo(Actor, Korea)10/6 (Sat)15:00-Open Talk HerstoryMIN Kyu-dong(Director, Korea)KIM Hee-ae · KIM Hae-sook ·MOON Sook · YE Sujeong(Actress, Korea)10/7 (Sun)15:00Meet the Guest: Talk to Talk EventsGuestsDates and TimesVenue-Meet the Guest: Talk to Talk [MIRAI]HOSODA Mamoru(Director, Japan)SHIN Jihae(Anchor, Korea)10/6 (Sat)13:00Meet the Guest: Talk to Talk Lounge(BIFF Hill 1st floor)-Meet the Guest: Talk to Talk [Young Directors Eye on War Crime] LEE-KIL Bora(Director, Korea)Miki DEZAKI(Director, the United States)BYUN Young-joo(Director, Moderator)10/7 (Sun)14:00-Meet the Guest: Talk to Talk [Present & Future, Animations of China, Japan, and Korea]AHN Jaehuun(Animation Director, Korea)CHANG Hyung-yun(Animation Director, Korea)MA Xihai(Animation Director, Korea)YOSHIHIRO Shimazu(C.E.O. of Tezuka Productions, Japan)CHO Young Kag(Producer, Moderator)10/7 (Sun)16:30-Meet the Guest: Talk to Talk [Emergence of Female Documentary Filmmakers in Korea]LEE-KIL Bora · MYOUNG So-hee · HAN Hyesung · KOO Yunjoo · MA Minji(Director, Korea)AN Bo-young(Producer, Moderator)10/8 (Mon)14:00The 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.
[Press Release] Busan International Film Festival (23)_(2018.09.14)23rd Busan International Film Festival Announces 8 Selections for the Open Cinema SectionThe 23rd Busan International Film Festival will screen Open Cinema selections at the BIFF Theater located in Busan Cinema Center, from October 5th to 12th. Open Cinema, one of the submission categories presented by Busan International Film Festival, features freshly released films that boast both its cinematic quality and popularity, as well as the highly acclaimed feature films that have garnered much international attention. Besides other selected films that were previously announced on September 4th, Kursk, directed by Thomas Vinterberg starring Matthias Schoenaerts, Léa Seydoux and Colin Firth, added to the selection, and thus a total of 8 selections will be screened under Open Cinema section.Open Cinema SelectionsTitleDirectorCountryPremiereArcticJoe PENNAIceland Dying to SurviveWEN MuyeChina KurskThomas VINTERBERGLuxembourg, Belgium More Than BlueGavin LINTaiwanWPMy TYRANO : Together, ForeverSHIZUNO KobunKorea, Japan, ChinaWPOne Nation One KingPierre SCHOELLERFrance Penguin HighwayISHIDA HiroyasuJapan SummerKirill SEREBRENNIKOVRussia *WP: World Premiere*Please find the attached stills. 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.
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Busan International Film Festival Ticketing Schedule Announced
23rd Busan International Film Festival announced the ticketing
schedule for Opening/Closing Ceremony and General Screening. Opening and
Closing Ceremony ticketing will open at 18:00 on Thursday, September 20th
with General Screening ticketing starting at 14:00 on Thursday, September 27th
for the Opening and Closing Ceremony, starting September 20th,
Thursday, will only be available online. General Screening ticketing starting from
14:00 on September 27th, Thursday will be available online, and at
all Busan Bank branches, ATMs and phone banking (1588-6200). Mobile Web
Ticketing Service will be available from 18:00 on the same date. Online ticket
purchases can also be made on the Busan International Film Festival official
website with a simple log-in.
additional information, please visit the Busan International Film Festival
official website (www.biff.kr)
or contact BIFF Call Center (1666-9177).
International Film Festival Ticketing Guide
O Mobile Web Ticketing Service- Access
the Busan International Film Festival official mobile web- Smartphone
ticketing, booking confirmation/cancellation, mobile tickets are available (Opening/Closing
Ceremony NOT included)- Mobile
Web Ticketing Service starts from 18:00 on Thursday, September 27th.
Other ticketing service is available online, at all Busan Bank branches, ATMs
and phone banking from 14:00 on Thursday, September 27th
O Ticket Price
Screening and Ceremony
※ Any person over the age of
60 years old may receive 50% discount on General Screening tickets at the venue
(ID card must be required*)
O Group Ticket- Policy
and Price: 1,000 KRW discount per person for a group of more than 15 persons
available for group audiences
Busan Cinema Center (BIFF Theater,
Haneulyeon Theater), Sohyang Theater Centum City
10.5(Fri) - 10.13(Sat)
Busan Cinema Center (B1), CGV Centum City (4·6·Starium),
LOTTE CINEMA Centum City (4·6)
10.8(Mon) - 10.12(Fri)
Less than 50 capacity
Ceremony, Midnight Passion are NOT available
children between the ages of 5 to 13; 50% discount on group ticketing or free
O Ticketing Information- Any
person over the age of 60 years old may receive 50% discount on General Screening
tickets at the venue (ID card must be required*)- 10% discounted Mobile Advance Ticket is available
at KakaoTalk Gift Shop - 12 Barrier-Free films will be screened at the CGV
Centum City 7 (Braille catalogue available)- Same-day tickets are available at the BIFF Ticket
Box venue regardless of an online sell-out- BIFF Hill Ticket Box (Busan Cinema Center, 1F) is
open until 15:00 on the closing day- Cine-Mountain
Ticket Box (Busan Cinema Center, 6F) is open until midnight on the day of
Midnight Passion screening.
O BIFF Call Center
Center: 1677-9177, E-mail: email@example.com- Operation
Period: September 4th (Tue) – October 13th (Sat) - Before
the Opening Day: 1000-1800 (Lunch Break 1300-1400 / Closed on Sunday)- During
the Festival: 0830-2100
※Please note BIFF Call Center
will be closed during Chuseok holidays (Korean Thanksgiving)
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.
[BIFF Press Release] Busan International Film Fesitval (21)_(2018.09.13)23rd Busan International Film Festival Announces 9 Nominees for Kim Jiseok AwardThe 23rd Busan International Film Festival announced 9 official candidates for Kim Jiseok Award, established in 2017.This year, Kim Jiseok Award is granted to nominees from A Window on Asian Cinema, a section introducing films produced by active and talented Asian directors or those in worldwide recognition already. Among the section, 2 finalists will be chosen and awarded 10,000,000 KRW (approximately 10,000 USD) each.Kim Jiseok Award was established last year to remember Kim Jiseok, the Program Director of Busan International Film Festival who dedicated himself to fostering new Asian films, discovering and supporting up-and-coming Asian directors. Justin Chang of American film critic, Eric Khoo of Singaporean film director and Hayashi Kanako of Japan will serve as jurors for the Kim Jiseok Award at the 23rd Busan International Film Festival.■ 2018 Kim Jiseok Award Nominees (*Titles in Alphabetical Order)NumberTitleDirectorCountryPremiere1Rona, Azims MotherJamshid MAHMOUDAfghanistan, IranWP2The Secret of a Leader Farkhat SHARIPOVKazakhstanWP3Bhonsle Devashish MAKHIJAIndiaWP4The Rib ZHANG WeiChinaWP5Dare to stop usSHIRAISHI KazuyaJapanIP6AsandhimittaAsoka HANDAGAMASri LankaWP7DEMONSDaniel HUISingaporeWP827 Steps of MayRavi BHARWANIIndonesiaWP9Widow of SilencePraveen MORCHHALEIndiaWP*WP: World Premiere *IP: International Premiere 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, 2019.Asian Project Market will be held from October 7, 2018 to October 9, 2018.
[Press Release] Busan International Film Festival (20)_(2018.09.12)New Currents Award Selections for the 23rd Busan International Film Festival23rd Busan International Film Festival has selected 10 films for the New Currents selections, which is the Asian film competition. 2 New Currents selections (a section which helps to introduce new filmmakers’ debut work or second feature films who will lead the future of Asian cinema) will receive the award. The 2 selections will be awarded during the closing ceremony and the filmmakers will receive USD 30,000 as prizes.New Currents Selections(*Titles in Alphabetical Order)NumberTitleDirectorCountryPremiere1AURORABekzat PIRMATOVKyrgyzstanWP2Clean upKWON Man-kiKoreaWP3Gold CarrierTouraj ASLANIIranWP4His Lost NameHIROSE NanakoJapanWP5House of HummingbirdKIM BoraKoreaWP6House of My FathersSuba SIVAKUMARANSri LankaWP7The Red PhallusTashi GYELTSHENBhutan, Germany, NepalWP8SAVAGECUI Si WeiChinaWP9Second LifePARK Young-juKoreaWP10Vanishing DaysZHU XinChinaWP*Pleae find the attached stills.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.
Busan International Film Festival Expands the Number of Awards for Korean Independent Films Number of Awards Expands Significantly, Including KTH Award and KBS Independent Film Award The Busan International Film Festival will create numerous new awards for Korean independent films. KTH, renowned film investor and digital content distributor and Korean Broadcasting System (KBS), which broadcasts independent films KBS Independent Cinema, will each provide new awards to promote Korean independent films. KTH (CEO Kim Tae-Hwan) will select two Korean films from the Korean Cinema Today – Vision and the New Currents section. The award winners will receive the KTH Award and a cash prize of 10,000,000 KRW (approx. 9,000 USD). The KTH Award will be presented at the Busan Vision Awards on October 12th, Friday, one day before the Closing Ceremony of the Busan International Film Festival. KBS will also select one of the best films from the same section as the KTH Award. The award winners with a cash prize of 10,000,000 KRW for the KBS Independent Film Award. The KBS Independent Film Award-winning films will be screened on KBS Independent Cinema within one year after release. The broadcasting rights contract will proceed separately with the award. In addition, the Director’s Guild of Korea Award, managed by the Director’s Guild of Korea and the Busan International Film Festival, has been reinstated after a boycott of the Guild was retracted. The Director’s Guild of Korea will select two films in the Korean Films Today - Vision section and award winners with a cash prize of 5,000,000 KRW. The Busan International Film Festival has created various and new ways to support Korean independent films. The greatly expanded awards are one way to promote Korean independent films. There are numerous independent films, but only a few independent films have been able to shine in the spotlight. These newly created awards will significantly encourage independent film cineastes. 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.
Lighting Up the Festival: 23rd Busan
International Film Festival Announces Opening Ceremony Hosts, KIM Nam-gil and
23rd Busan International Film Festival announces actor Kim Nam-gil
and Han Ji-min as Opening Ceremony hosts. Kim Nam-gil, active and known for
solid acting, both on screen and in TV dramas, and Han Ji-min, consistent in
performing various characters regardless of the genre, will create a new
harmony at the Opening Ceremony of the 23rd Busan International Film
Festival on October 4th (Thu).
his official actor debut in 2003, Kim Nam-gil has been loved by many for
playing varied roles such as a main character in No Regret (2006) and ‘Bidam’ in The
Great Queen Seondeok (2009).
Since then, he has shown his talent in numerous dramas Bad Guy, Shark and Live Up to Your Name, and now he has finally achieved recognition
as a competent actor embracing Asia. In particular, he has been highly praised
for playing a murderer in Memoir of a
Murderer (2017) last year that surpassed the character in the original
novel. Kim will play an exorcist in the newest film Closet this winter and show his great depth as fine actor.
Ji-min made her debut in 2003 with All In
as a child of the heroine and took the first main role in Good Person in the same year. She has built a prolific career,
appearing in the first film Blue Swallow
(2005) and has captivated audiences through succeeding at every work she has
starred in since: Detective K: Secret of
the Virtuous Widow (2011), The Plan
Man (2014), The Age of Shadows
(2016). In Two Lights: Relumino
(2017), Han performed with great skill as an aroma therapist ‘Soo-young.’ She
has been recently loved by viewers by playing the role of a realistically busy
working-mom, ‘Woo-jin’ in the drama Familiar
Wife. Last not but least, Han Ji-min will return with great expectations in
October with the newest film Miss Baek
in diametrically different, yet intense characters.
Major Filmography of KIM Nam-gilNo Regret (2006), Public Enemy Returns (2008), Modern Boy (2008), Portrait of a Beauty (2008), Lovers Vanished (2010), The Pirates (2014), The Shameless (2015), Pandora (2016), One Day (2017), Memoir of a Murderer (2017), The Odd Family: Zombie On Sale (2018)Major Filmography of HAN Ji-minBlue Swallow (2005), The Cut (2007), Detective K: Secret of the Virtuous Widow (2011), The Plan Man (2014), The Fatal Encounter (2014), Salut d’Amour (2015), The Age of Shadows (2016), Two Lights: Relumino (2017), Miss Baek (2018) 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.
23rd Busan International Film Festival Released Its Official Poster The official poster for the 23rd Busan International Film Festival, held on October 4 Thursday to October 13 Saturday, has been released. The official poster is derived from Hwang Young-Sung’s original painting ‘Family Story.’ Hwang Yung-sung is the master of Korean abstract paintings who associates Western abstract paintings with a Korean countryside sentiment that he uses to develop his unique artworks. He combines various Korean-based resources such as figures and objects in nature as well as languages and signs to repeatedly and concisely depict an unconstrained and bold sentiment. The 23rd Busan International Film Festival announces its official poster, which boldly combines the painting ‘Family Story,’ which describes the longing for a lost family during the Korean War and the hope for the reunion of a family, with the letters of the alphabet for Busan. The Busan International Film Festival, which has undergone hardship over the past years, makes a wish that it will be the place where domestic and foreign cineasts and audiences can meet once again. This year’s poster combines 4 pieces of the work into one meaningful piece that corresponds to the hopes for a reunion. The 23rd Busan International Film Festival will open on October 4 and continue for 10 days. HWANG Young-SungHwang Young-Sung is an honorary professor at Chosun University’s College of Art and Design. He, born in 1941, earned Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in Fine Arts from Chosun University. He has revealed unique painting style as seen in Korean abstract paintings shown to the world since his solo exhibition in Angers, France in 1991. He has had exhibitions in London, Paris, Munich, New York, Shanghai, Seoul, and Gwangju. He also has joined numerous and prestigious invitation exhibitions, group exhibitions and Art Fairs in New York, Cologne, Chicago, and Basel. He, a master of Korean abstract artists, portrays the Korean sentiment through his artwork. He has earned a global reputation with his artworks that includes colorful tones, concise lines, repeated but unconstrained composition, and describing the longing for a family. 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.
[Press Release] Busan International Film Festival (16)_(2018.08.29)
Program in Focus at the 23rd Busan International Film Festival,
‘Centennial Anniversary of the Philippine Cinema’
Screening 10 feature films on
‘Cinema as a response to the nation’The 23rd
Busan International Film Festival, held from October 4 to 13, will screen 10
Philippine classic films at the Special Program, ‘Centennial Anniversary of the
Philippine Cinema – Cinema as a response to the nation.’ In celebration of the
upcoming 100th anniversary of the Philippine Cinema in 2019, the
Philippine Special Program in Focus has collaborated since 2017 with a special
committee formed by different Philippine government institutions and
organizations. The committee has prepared various programs and events for the
Busan International Film Festival. In particular, 10 films have been selected
by a sub-committee of academia and critics in correspondence to ‘Cinema as a
response to the nation.’The films screened at the
Special Program in Focus consist of classic films in the decades of turbulence
and turmoil in which the revolution against Spain and the war with America for
democracy took place. The Philippines has recorded history of ongoing struggle
against colonial rule by great powers and government dictatorships. The
historical struggle for justice that ensues from challenging authoritative
regimes is reflected in the Philippine society and its films.Significant masterpieces of
major Philippine directors who reign supreme in Philippine film history will be
made public, such as Eddie Romero, Ishmael Bernal, Chito S. Roño, and Lino Brocka.
In addition, the Philippine program will publish a special exhibition with images
and references outlining its golden era that will include a special edition
book written by major Philippine scholars and critics.
A Portrait of
the Artist as Filipino｜Dir. Lamberto V. Avellana l
1965 l Restored As We
Were｜Dir. Eddie Romero l 1976
l Restored Three
Godless Years｜Dir. Mario O’Hara
l 1976 l Restored The
Blacksmith｜Dir. Fernando Poe, Jr. (Ronwaldo Reyes)｜1980｜Restored Cain and
Abel｜Dir. Lino Brocka｜1982｜Restored Miracle｜Dir. Ishmael Bernal｜1982｜Restored Morals｜Dir. Marilou
Diaz-Abaya｜1982｜Restored Third World Hero｜Dir. Mike De Leon｜2000 The1970s｜Dir.
Chito S. Roño｜2002｜Restored The Dream of Eleutaria｜Dir. Remton Siega Zuasola｜2010
23rd Busan International Film Festival will be held from October 4, 2018 to
October 13, 2018.
Film Market will be held from October 6, 2018 to October 9, 2018.
Project Market will be held from October 7, 2018 to October 9, 2018.
Release] Busan International Film Festival(14)_(2018.08.28)
Winners of the 23rd
Busan International Film Festival Korean Cinema Award: Martine and Jean-Marc THÉROUANNE
The 23rd Busan
International Film Festival honors Martine and Jean-Marc Thérouanne as winners
of the Korean Cinema Award. The Korean Cinema Award is awarded to a person or
an organization who have contributed to promote Korean cinema around the world. Martine and Jean-Marc Thérouanne are
co-founders and general directors of the Festival International des Cinémas
d’Asie (Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinemas). Initially, Asian
cinema had a limited appeal in mainstream film market, but in 1995, Mr. and
Mrs. Thérouanne endeavored to establish an Asian film festival-Vesoul
International Film Festival of Asian Cinemas-in a small French town. Mr. and
Mrs. Thérouanne visit the Busan International Film Festival each year to
discover new Korean films. Their combined efforts have been notable in helping introduce
Korean cinema to France. The festival showcased various Korean films, including
acclaimed South Korean filmmakers’ works like Im Kwon-taek, Lee Doo-yong, Bae
Chang-ho, Bong Joon Ho, Lee Chang-dong, and Hong Sangsoo’s works, as well as Korean
indie filmmakers’ works such as Lee Su-jin, Lee Kwang-kuk, and Lee Yong-seung’s
works at the Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinemas. The festival
also showed special interest and affection in Korean cinema by having the ‘Korean
Cinema Retrospective’ in 2011 and 2016. Lee Myung-se and Im Sang-soo have both
been festival’s Jury president and Lee Doo-yong (2005), Kim Dong-ho (2011), Im
Sang-soo (2016) have all three been awarded the Honorary Golden Cyclo Award. In
addition, Zhang Lu’s Grain in Ear
(2006), O Myeol’s Jiseul (2013) and
Lee Yong-seung’s 10 Minutes (2014) have
helped on proving the power of Korean cinema to the world winning top prizes at
the Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinemas.
"Every year in Busan, come rain
or come shine, Martine and Jean-Marc were there from opening to closing. They
were always asking people about films and you could see them the next day, at
the theaters waiting in line to screen those films. I would shake my head in
amazement, realizing what a privilege it is for us to have such strong
advocates. Their fantastic work should be acknowledged and encouraged, and the
Korean Cinema Award is a token of our appreciation," commented by Jay
Jeon, the new festival director of Busan International Film Festival.
The Korean Cinema Award will be
awarded on the 4th of October at the opening ceremony.
Martine THÉROUANNEㅣVesoul International Film Festival of Asian
Cinemas Festival Director and Co-FounderㅣFrance
Martine Thérouanne studied literature
and worked for the specialized school documentalist. She is the Festival Director
and the Co-founder of the Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinemas, as
well as the chief editor of the VIFFAC’s catalog. She has been a current member
of NETPAC (Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema) since 2003, and she has participated
in many domestic and international film festivals as a member of juries, such
as the New Delhi International Film Festival, Busan International Film
Festival, Lebanon’s Cultural Resistance International Film Festival,
Vladivostok International Film Festival of Asian Pacific Countries and Hanoi
International Film Festival. She has been rewarded
prestigious national titles such as the Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur in
2012, Officier de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques in 2018, and Chevalier de l’Ordre
des Arts et des Lettres in 2003. These prestigious national titles show her
dedication for cinema.
Jean-Marc THÉROUANNEㅣVesoul International
Film Festival of Asian Cinemas General Manager and Co-FounderㅣFrance Jean-Marc Thérouanne–is an archivist
and specialized librarian-who initially studied in Law at university and completed
a Master’s degree in History. He is the General Manager and Co-founder of the
Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinemas. He has headed the jury of many
of film festivals like Silk Road Film Festival and Kosice Art Film Festival
(Slovakia), in addition, he has been a jury member at the Chungmuro
International Film Festival in Seoul, New Delhi’s Osian’s Cinefanand Manila’s
Cinemalaya Film Festival. He is a regular correspondent for InterCDI Magazine
and a current member of NETPAC (Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema). He has
been awarded many prestigious awards such as the Officier de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques in
2018 and Chevalier des Arts et Lettres in 2003.
Recipients of the Korean Cinema Award (Position held at the time of the award
presentation) 22ndChristoph TERHECHTE (Head of Berlin
International Film Festival Forum, Germany)
21st Laurence HERSZBERG (Director-general
of Forum des Images, France)
20th Wieland SPECK (Berlin International
Film Festival Panorama Programmer, Germany)
19th Corinne SIEGRIST-OBOUSSIER (Director
of Filmpodium, Switzerland)
18th Charles TESSON (Artistic Director of
Cannes International Film Festival Critics’ Week, France)
17th HAYASHI Kanako (Festival Director of
Tokyo FILMeX, Japan)
16th Julietta SICHEL (Former Program
Director of Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Czech Republic) 15th Bruno BARDE (Festival Director of
Deauville Asian Film Festival, France) 14th Riccardo GELLI (Director of Korea Film
Festival in Florence, Italy)Jeannette Paulson HERENIKO (President
of Asia Pacific Film.com, Former Director of Hawaii International Film
13th Richard PEÑA (Director of the Film
Society of Lincoln Center, USA)
12th Sabrina BARACETTI (Festival President
of Udine Far East Film Festival, Italy)Jean-François
RAUGER (Head Programmer of the Cinémathèque Française, France)
11th Martial KNAEBEL (Festival Director of
Fribourg International Film Festival, Switzerland)TERAWAKI Ken (Former Director-General
of Cultural Affairs Department of Japan, Japan)
10th Dieter KOSSLICK (Festival Director of
Berlinale, Germany)Thierry FRÉMAUX (Artistic Director of
Cannes International Film Festival, France) 9th YANO Kazuyuki (Festival Director of
Yamagata International Documentary Festival, Japan)Phillip CHEAH (Festival Director of
Singapore International Film Festival, Singapore)
8th PARK Byoung-yang (President of Asia
Film Production, Japan)LEE Bong-ou (President of Cine Quanon,
7th Alain Jacques Louis PATEL (Festival
Director of Deauville Asian Film Festival, France)
6th Eva ZAORALOVÁ (Artistic Director of
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Czech Republic)
5th Martin & Anna Louisa GIROD
(Directors of Stadtkino Basel, Switzerland)
4th Serge LOSIQUE (Festival Director of
Montreal International Film Festival, Canada)LEE Young-il (Film Critic, Korea)
3rd Gilles JACOB (Festival Director of
Cannes International Film Festival, France)Moritz de HADELN (Festival Director of
2nd Aruna VASUDEV (Editor-in-Chief of
CINEMAYA, India)SATO Tadao (Festival Director of
Fukuoka Film Festival, Japan) 1st Adriano APRÀ (Festival Director of
Pesaro International Film Festival, Italy)Tony RAYNS (Film Critic, UK)Alain JALLADEAU
(Festival Director of Festival des 3 Continents, France)Ulrich GREGOR (Director of
International Forum, Berlinale, Germany)Larry KADISH (Programmer of Museum of
Modern Art, USA)Ancha FLUBACHER-RHIM (Deputy Festival
Director of Jeonju International Film Festival, Korea)Simon FIELD (Festival Director of
Rotterdam International Film Festival, UK)
*Please find the attached files.
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.
23rd Busan International Film Festival has Unveils the Actor& Actress of the Year Award Jury: KO Hyun Joung, YU Jun-sangThe 23rd Busan International Film Festival unveils Ko Hyun Joung and Yu Jun-sang as jury members for the Actor & Actress of the Year Award. The Actor & Actress of the Year Award is the awarded to promising actors who will lead in the future development of Korean films. The award is given to an actor and an actress with the best acting performances in independent Korean films among the New Currents and Korean Cinema Today – Vision. Sitting on the jury for the Actor & Actress of the Year Award are Ko Hyun Joung, who has always attracted the attention of audiences with charismatic performances and perfect portrayals of various characters, and Yu Jun-sang, who has played numerous key roles in films, dramas, and musicals The prior winners of the Actor & Actress of the Year Award, launched in 2014, are Choi Woo-shik in Set Me Free (2014), Cho Soohyang in Wild Flowers (2014), Lee Ju-Won in Alone (2015), Jang Sun in Communication& Lies (2015), Lee Minji and Gu Gyohwan in Jane (2016). Past winners of the Actor & Actress of the Year Award at the 22nd Busan International Film Festivals were Jeon Yeobeen, who held the attention of audiences in After My Death (2017), and Park Jonghwan in Hit the Night (2017). The 23rd Actor & Actress of the Year Award will be presented at the Closing Ceremony on October 13. The jury of the Actor & Actress of the Year Award will select and award winners with a cash prize of 5,000,000 KRW (approx. 4,500 USD) each. ∎ KO Hyun Joung Ko Ko Hyun Joung made her acting debut with South Korean television series Love on a Jujube Tree in 1990. She became one of the most acclaimed actresses in the 1990s with many critically acclaimed TV shows including Eyes of Dawn (1991), Farewell (1994), My Mother’s Sea (1993), Women’s Room (1992), and A Love Without Fear (1992). She staged a comeback in the television series Spring Day in 2005 after a 10 year hiatus from the TV show Sandglass that ended in 1995. After playing an impressive character named Mi-shil in the historical television series The Great Queen Seondeok (2009), she appealed to many of Korean viewers and had strong ratings of over 40 percent. She expanded her acting range with her thirst for special performances and starred in Hong Sangsoo’s Woman on the Beach (2006). She now fulfills various roles in many of both in films and TV shows such as Like You Know It All (2009), The Day He Arrives (2011), Dear My Friends (2016), and A Tiger in Winter (2017). ∎ YU Jun-sang Yu Jun-sang graduated from Daewon Foreign Language High School, Dongguk University in theater and film, and earned his Master’s Degree in Film and Musical from the Graduate school of Myongji University. He was inspired by Lee Man-hui, Yu Jun-sang’s high school teacher and a screenwriter, to become an actor. He was employed as the 5th of Seoul Broadcasting System Talent Recruitment in 1995. He has performed a number of roles in musicals including Grease (1998), Jack the Ripper (2009), The Three Musketeers (2009), Rebecca (2013), Frankenstein (2015), Ben-Hur (2017), and Barnum: The Greatest Showman (2018). He has received numerous awards such as the Best Male Actor Award at the Korea Musical Awards 2002 and the Star of the Year Award at the Daegu International Musical Festival Awards 2018. He has also performed on TV shows including The Land (2004), Marry Me! (2004), Inspector Park Moon Soo (2002), Fox and Cotton Candy (2001), Life Is Beautiful (2010), and Full of Sun (2000). He became one of the most beloved actors for his role in a TV show, My Husband Got a Family (2012). He has also performed in movies with starring in In Another Country (2012) and A Matter of Interpretation (2014). His performances have established him as one of the most acclaimed actors in Korea, and as the recipient of numerous drama and film awards. 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.