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  • 2018.09

    14

    NoticeScreening information updates on the ticket catalog of the 23nd Busan Int’l Film Festival(9.20)

    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) ○ 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 19:00 C5 산주 Sanju → 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 M5 내몸의 기억들 Memories of My Body → 10-05 10:00 L4 ○ GV 취소 Cancelled Guest Visits139, 10-06 20:00 C7 사랑의 시그널 Signal Rock209, 10-07 10:00 C3 내 몸의 기억들 Memories of My Body 192, 10-07 10:00 B1 그때 그들 Loro221, 10-07 10:00 C6 그림자가 사라진 날 The Day I Lost My Shadow282, 10-08 10:30 BH 고든과 파디 Gordon and Paddy285, 10-08 20:00 BH 경계선 Border (PT 취소)453, 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 670, 10-11 20:00 M5 그대에게 YOURS TRULY○ 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 Day 062, 10-05 19:00 L4 아일랜드 The lsland 156, 10-06 11:00 L4 죽은 자를 찾아서 The Dig235, 10-07 14:00 M1 치-타운 Chi-Town240, 10-07 19:00 L2 죽은 자를 찾아서 The Dig377, 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 Outlaw423, 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 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 Sibe635, 10-11 CS 19:00 하이 라이프 High Life733, 10-12 C7 17:00 내 아버지들의 집 House of My Fathers○ 상영 전 PT 추가 Additional Short Presentations before the screening 005, 10-05 17:00 BH 초연 First Night Nerves215, 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 King○ Q&A → PT156, 10-06 11:00 죽은 자를 찾아서 The Dig240, 10-07 19:00 죽은 자를 찾아서 The Dig○ 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’ → 85 ○ 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.

  • 2018.09

    21

    [BIFF Press Release] 23rd Busan International Film Festival Holds Platform BUSAN

     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), 2018 Program Title Guest Time Location Filmmaker’s Talk: LEE Chang-dong LEE Chang-dong, HUH Moonyung (Moderator) 16:00-17:30 Event Room, Exhibition Center 2, BEXCO -October 7th (Sun), 2018 Program Title Guest Time Location Making Omnibus in Asia TEN YEARS team (Thailand, Taiwan, Japan) SINCERELY YOURS, DHAKA team, Kiki SUGINO, Yukari SAKAMOTO 11:00-12:30 Platform BUSAN Lounge, Hall 4F, Exhibition Center 2, BEXCO Talk with Producer: Jason BLUM Jason BLUM (CEO, Blumhouse), Justin CHANG (Moderator) 17:00-18:30 Sky Hall, 22fl., Haeundae Grand Hotel -October 8th (Mon), 2018 Program Title Guest Time Location ARRI International Support Program Carlos CHU (ARRI Asia) 9:30-10:30 Event Room, Exhibition Center 2, BEXCO From Asia to Europe: International Sales and Global Market Aranka MATITS (Featurette) 10:30-12:00 Seminar Room, Exhibition Center 2, BEXCO Master Class: Fabrice ARAGNO Fabrice ARAGNO 11:00-12:20 Event Room, Exhibition Center 2, BEXCO Emergence of Female Documentary Filmmakers LEE-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) 14:00-15:30 Talk Lounge, BIFF Hill 1fl., Busan Cinema Center Distribution in Asia and Europe: A Case Study Aranka MATITS and selected panels 16:00-17:30 Event Room, Exhibition Center 2, BEXCO -October 9th (Tue), 2018 Program Title Guest Time Location Film Fund Talk Asia Culture Center (ACC) Cinema Fund, Asian Cinema Fund, Aurora Media Holdings, Hubert Bals Fund, Sørfond, FVG audiovisual Fund 10:30-12:00 Event Room, Exhibition Center 2, BEXCO All About Post-production Lee CHATAMETIKOOL (Founder, White Light Post) 13:00-14:30 Event Room, Exhibition Center 2, BEXCO Vis-à-vis: Networking Table of European and Asian Filmmakers Flash Forward Audience Award Nominees, Platform BUSAN participants 14:00-15:30 Seminar Room, Exhibition Center 2, BEXCO -October 10th (Wed), 2018 Program Title Guest Time Location Meet the Filmmaker: Patrick HUGHES Patrick HUGHES 11:00-12:00 Conference 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, platform@biff.kr  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.

  • 2018.09

    20

    [BIFF Press Release] 23rd Busan International Film Festival Launches an Audience Participation Event Called ‘Community..

    [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.

  • 2018.09

    18

    [BIFF Press Release] 23rd Busan International Film Festival Announces Main Event Schedule

    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 Events Guests Dates and Times Venue -Master Class: My Life, My Cinema [ZHANG Lu] ZHANG Lu (Director, Korea) 10/8 (Mon) 19:00 Conference 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) 19:00 Hand-printing Ceremony Events Guests Dates and Times Venue -Hand-printing Ceremony [Ryuichi SAKAMOTO] Ryuichi SAKAMOTO (Musician, Japan) 10/6 (Sat) 17:40 BIFF 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) 16:40 Open Talk Events Guests Dates and Times Venue -Open Talk Beautiful Days Jéro YUN (Director, Korea) LEE Nayoung · JANG Dongyoon · OH Kwangrok · LEE Yoojun · SEO Hyunwoo (Actor, Korea) 10/5 (Fri) 13:00 BIFF Village (Outdoor Stage in Haeundae Beach) -Open Talk Burning YOO Ah-in, JUN Jong-seo (Actor, Korea) 10/6 (Sat) 15:00 -Open Talk Herstory MIN Kyu-dong (Director, Korea) KIM Hee-ae · KIM Hae-sook · MOON Sook · YE Sujeong (Actress, Korea) 10/7 (Sun) 15:00 Meet the Guest: Talk to Talk Events Guests Dates and Times Venue -Meet the Guest: Talk to Talk [MIRAI] HOSODA Mamoru (Director, Japan) SHIN Jihae (Anchor, Korea) 10/6 (Sat) 13:00 Meet 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) 14:00 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.

  • 2018.09

    17

    [BIFF Press Release] Overall Schedule of Press Conferences and Press Screenings for the 23rd Busan International Film ..

    [Press Release] Busan International Film Festival (25)_(2018.09.17)Overall Schedule of Press Conferences and Press Screenings for the 23rd Busan International Film FestivalThe 23rd Busan International Film Festival announces an overall schedule of official press conferences and press screenings. Press Badge holders are only allowed to attend press conferences and press screenings.※ Conference schedule could be changed after.  The opening film Beautiful Days and closing film Master Z: The Ip Man Legacy, and the jury members of New Currents Award will have their official press conferences. Also, there will be Gala Presentation selections Ode to the Goose, Killing, and First Night Nerves, Open Cinema selection My TYRANO: Together, Forever, and festival closing press conference. There will be eight press conferences in total and we encourage many of press journalists to attend these conferences. • 23rd Busan International Film Festival Press Conferences and Press ScreeningsDateTimeEventLocationOct 4, Thu13:30Open Film Beautiful Days Press ScreeningBusan Cinema Center Cinema 115:20Open Film Beautiful Days Press ConferenceBusan Cinema Center Cinema 1Oct 5, Fri09:00First Night Nerves Press ScreeningCGV 111:15Jury Members of New Currents Award Press ConferenceSHINSEGAE Culture Hall13:00Ode to the Goose Press ScreeningCGV 115:30First Night Nerves Press ConferenceSHINSEGAE Culture Hall16:30Ode to the Goose Press ConferenceSHINSEGAE Culture HallOct 6, Sat10:00Killing Press ScreeningCGV115:30Killing Press ConferenceHAEUNDAE GRAND HOTEL SKY HALL16:30My TYRANO: Together, Forever Press ConferenceHAEUNDAE GRAND HOTEL SKY HALLOct 12, Fri11:00Closing Film Master Z: The Ip Man Legacy Press ScreeningBusan Cinema Center Cinema 113:20Closing Film Master Z: The Ip Man Legacy Press ConferenceBusan Cinema Center Cinema 1Oct 21, Sat10:30Festival Closing Press ConferenceHAEUNDAE GRAND HOTEL SKY HALL• Press Conference Locations- Busan Cinema Center Cinema 1  120, Suyeonggangbyeon-daero, Haeundae-gu, Busan- Haeundae Grand Hotel Sky Hall  217, Haeundaehaebyeon-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan- SHINSEGAE Culture Hall  Shinsegae Centum City 9th Floor, 35, Centum nam-daero, Haeundae-gu, Busan- CGV Centum City 1  Shinsegae Centum City 7th Floor, 35, Centum nam-daero, Haeundae-gu, BusanThe 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.

  • 2018.09

    17

    [BIFF Press Release] 23rd Busan International Film Festival Opening and Closing Ceremony Photo Zone Pass Guide

    [Press Release] Busan International Film Festival (24)_(2018.09.17)23rd Busan International Film Festival Opening and Closing Ceremony Photo Zone Pass Guide23rd Busan International Film Festival is now receiving Opening/Closing Ceremony Photo Zone Pass applications. 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 PassThe pass allows entrance to the photo wall zone built at the BIFF Theater (Outdoor 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 (Technician) 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:https://goo.gl/forms/CWDoF7lwjbo2jdS82*Please complete the application form and submit via the link above.▶ Registration PeriodMonday, September 17 – Friday, September 21 by 18:00 (KST) (Late applications will not be accepted)▶Approval StatusApproval status will be notified individually to the given email address by Thursday, September 27.◾Opening/Closing Ceremony Photo Zone Pass RegulationThe 23rd 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. 1.Only photographers and video reporters (PRESS BADGE TECHNICIAN holders) will be able to apply and receive Opening/Closing Ceremony Photo Zone Pass; journalists (PRESS BADGE holders) will be excluded.2.Approval is determined by Busan International Film Festival press accreditation history (PRESS BADGE recipient standard) as well as the amount of Busan International Film Festival coverage frequency3.Priority consideration will be given to the accredited press who belong to media company that had covered both Opening and Closing Ceremonies in 2017 (If the media company 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 the 2019 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, Guest Visit, 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.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.

  • 2018.09

    14

    [BIFF Press Release] 23rd Busan International Film Festival Announces 8 Selections for the Open Cinema Section

    [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.

  • 2018.09

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    [BIFF Press Release]23rd Busan International Film Festival Ticketing Schedule Announced

    [BIFF Press Release (22)_2018.09.13] 23rd Busan International Film Festival Ticketing Schedule Announced The 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 (KST). Ticketing 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. For additional information, please visit the Busan International Film Festival official website (www.biff.kr) or contact BIFF Call Center (1666-9177). Busan 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 Type Opening/Closing Screening and Ceremony Opening/Closing Screening and Ceremony (non-reserved seat) General Screening Midnight Passion Price (KRW) 20,000 10,000 6,000 10,000 ※ 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 Theaters available for group audiences Period Remark 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 ※Opening/Closing Ceremony, Midnight Passion are NOT available ※Cinekids: children between the ages of 5 to 13; 50% discount on group ticketing or free gift 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 Information- Call Center: 1677-9177, E-mail: cs@biff.kr- 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) 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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    [BIFF Press Release] 23rd Busan International Film Festival Announces 9 Nominees for Kim Jiseok Award

    [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.

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    [BIFF Press Release] New Currents Award Selections for the 23rd Busan International Film Festival

    [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.

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    [BIFF Press Release] Busan International Film Festival Expands the Number of Awards for Korean Independent Films

    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.

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    Lighting Up the Festival: 23rd Busan International Film Festival Announces Opening Ceremony Hosts, KIM Nam-gil and HAN..

    Lighting Up the Festival: 23rd Busan International Film Festival Announces Opening Ceremony Hosts, KIM Nam-gil and HAN Ji-min The 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). With 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. Han 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.

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    [BIFF Press Release] 23rd Busan International Film Festival Released Its Official Poster

     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.

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    [BIFF Press Release] Special Program in Focus at the 23rd Busan International Film Festival, ‘Centennial Anniversary o..

    [Press Release] Busan International Film Festival (16)_(2018.08.29)   Special 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. Playing List 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      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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    [BIFF Press Release] Winners of the 23rd Busan International Film Festival Korean Cinema Award

    [Press 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.  Past 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 Festival, USA)  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, Japan)  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 Berlinale, Germany)  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.  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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    [BIFF Press Release] 23rd Busan International Film Festival has Unveils the Actor& Actress of the Year Award Jury: KO ..

    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.

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    [BIFF Press Release] 23rd Busan International Film Festival Announces the Asian Filmmaker of the Year Award Recipient:..

    23rd Busan International Film Festival Announces the Asian Filmmaker of the Year Award Recipient: Ryuichi SAKAMOTO  The 23rd Busan International Film Festival is proud to announce that prominent musician Ryuichi Sakamoto will receive the Asian Filmmaker of the Year Award. The Asian Filmmaker of the Year Award is granted to a notable figure or organization with outstanding achievements in improving and developing the Asian Film industry and facilitating cultural development.  Debuting in 1978 with YMO (Yellow Magic Orchestra), Ryuichi Sakamoto pioneered electronic music and electro hop. Ryuichi has continuously expanded his musical boundaries from classical music into rock and opera. He also entered the world of film music with Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (1983) by director Nagisa Oshima. Ryuichi was the first Asian to win the Academy Award for Best Original Score for The Last Emperor (1986), and accordingly won the Golden Globe Awards and the British Academy Film Awards for The Sheltering Sky (1990) and Little Buddha (1993) to become and remain the master of film music. Ryuichi has constantly composed film music such as The Fortress (2017) and My TYRANO: Together, Forever (2019) followed by his triumphant musical return after a diagnosis of throat cancer in 2014 – The Revenant (2015), which was nominated for the Golden Globe Awards and Grammy Awards. The score will further establish his prominence in contemporary film music.  Ryuichi Sakamoto, celebrating his 40th anniversary of music involvement, is deeply admired and loved by the public as an artist who remains a prominent musician in the history of world cinema and contributes his voice to various social issues and causes. In response to his sheer amount of time, effort, and passion, the 23rd Busan International Film Festival announces Ryuichi Sakamoto as the winner of the Asian Filmmaker of the Year Award in recognition of his music and life.  The opening ceremony of the 23rd Busan International Film Festival at the BIFF Theater of Busan Cinema Center on October 4 will host Ryuichi Sakamoto’s opening performance to commemorate the 40th anniversary of his musical debut.    Photo by Wing Shya  Ryuichi Sakamoto Ryuichi as a musician, artist, producer, as well as a progressive anti-war, peace, and environmental activist had initially stepped into the world of film music by playing Oshima Nagisa’s Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence in 1983. He was in charge of composing the film’s musical score and won the British Academy Film Awards. He gained extensive reputation as a film score composer on the strength of winning majority of awards such as the Academy Award for Best Original Score and Grammy Awards as the first Asian in 1987 thanks to The Last Emperor (1986) by director Bernardo Bertolucci and receiving the second Golden Globe Awards for The Sheltering Sky (1990). Going through a year of medical treatment after the announcement of throat cancer in 2014, Ryuichi Sakamoto returned to the composer’s chair with The Revenant (2015) by Alejandro González Iñárritu and maintained musical reign by being selected for the Golden Globe Awards and the Grammy Awards Nominee. Ryuichi Sakamoto has been recently presenting beautiful music through more than 40 films including Fortress (2017) by director Hwang Dong-hyuk and animated cartoon My TYRANO: Together, Forever (2019) that resonates with the film and fascinates all with its delicate melody with a long-lasting message.      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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    [BIFF Press Release] 23rd Busan International Film Festival Korean Cinema Retrospective -The Pioneer of 1980’s Realism..

    23rd Busan International Film Festival Korean Cinema Retrospective -The Pioneer of 1980’s Realism: LEE Jang-hoThe 23rd Busan International Film Festival announces Lee Jang-ho for Korean Cinema Retrospective and will screen 8 of his representative films.Lee Jang-ho is a representative director of the 1970’s and the 1980’s Korean cinema. His debut film, Heavenly Homecoming to Stars (1974) opened to 460,000 audiences, which was extraordinary for that time. He immediately became one of the most prominent directors of that era. Lee came into the spotlight with his social realism, criticizing poverty and oppression in early 1980’s Korea with films such as Good Windy Days (1980), Children of Darkness (1981), Widow Dance (1983), and Declaration of Fools (1983). He became a renowned director again with his erotic films, Between the Knees (1984) and Eoh Wu-dong (1985), and Lee Jang-hos Baseball Team (1986), based on Lee Hyun-se’s comic book. Lee Jang-ho, one of the most significant Korean directors in the 1980’s, released The Man with Three Coffins (1987), a masterpiece of Lee’s films. Four of Lee’s films - Heavenly Homecoming to Stars (1974), Good Windy Days (1980), Declaration of Fools (1983), and The Man with Three Coffins (1987) are included in the 2013 edition of The 100 Korean Films listed by the Korean Film Archive. Lee’s achievement in film is undeniably outstanding. Lee was the executive chairman at the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival and is currently the chairman of the Seoul Film Commission. Lee’s 8 representative films selected for the Korean Cinema Retrospective will be screened at the 23rd Busan International Film Festival from October 4 to October 13. His old but fascinating films have important implications for both cineasts and new audiences.Heavenly Homecoming to Stars (1974)Lee Jang-ho’s debut film is based on a serialized novel of Choi In-ho’s that was first published in newspaper installments. The film opened to 460,000 audiences, crushing domestic box office records. After Kyeong-A (Ahn In-suk), the main character of the film, was dumped by her first love, she becomes the second wife of a man who suffers delusional jealousy. She divorces the man and later becomes a prostitute. Her life story touches all audiences. The film reflects the new wave of the 70’s youth culture with Lee Jang-hee’s songs. The film is also the start of ‘Hostess Melodrama’ films such as Yeong-Jas Heydays and Winter Woman.Good Windy Days (1980) Good Windy Days defines Lee Jang-ho as a critical social realism writer. Ahn Sung-ki returns to the big screen as an adult actor for the first time in this film. Numerous actors such as Kim Seong-chan, Lee Yeong-ho, Yu Ji-in, Kim Bo-yeon, Choi Bool-am, Kim Hee-ra, Park Won-suk, Kim In-moon, Kim Young-ae, and Im Ye-jin provide unforgettable performances. The film was considered a must-see film for other young cineasts at that time. The film describes 1970’s Seoul after the development of Gangnam in southern Seoul. The film is focused on three young impoverished rural men who migrate to an urban life. It also includes different stories from different generations that portray the identification of an era. Children of Darkness (1981) Children of Darkness is based on Lee Cheol-yong’s novel of the same title. The story of the film corresponds to Lee Jang-ho’s other film, Heavenly Homecoming to Stars, in regards to dealing with a woman who becomes a prostitute. The main character of the film, Young-Ae (Na Young-hee)’s dream is to be a singer. She runs away from home and goes to a singer audition despite her parents’ opposition. After the audition, she tries to learn how to sing; however, she is raped and sent to a club band who moves around the local area. She gives birth to a daughter after she begins to live with a man who plays lead saxophone in the club band. Unfortunately, the man is arrested for assault and the daughter dies from pneumonia. Young-Ae later becomes a prostitute who lives a life of hardships in the red-light district.Widow Dance (1983) Widow Dance is based on Lee Cheol-yong’s novel along with Children of Darkness (1981). The film criticizes society by describing the life of widows who have divorced for different reasons. The film consists of three episodes. The first episode is Mal-suk (Lee Bo-hee), who commits fraud on a suitor to deprive him of money by pretending to be divorced from a rich Korean-Japanese guy. Her fraud is revealed and then she is finally arrested. The second episode is about Mal-suk’s sister-in-law (Park Won-suk). Mal-suk’s sister-in-law becomes a widow after her husband dies in a car accident. The last episode follows the previous two episodes. The widows lead hopeless and on-going lives.  Declaration of Fools (1983) Lee Jang-ho, a typical realist film director, adopts the use of innovative film techniques that influence next generation filmmakers. He recorded ironic narration with a children’s voice, shot in low-speed cinematography as seen in classic silent films, and uses the film to express sarcastic acts. The experimental sound of the film is remarkable in mixing electronic game sounds and Buddhist sounds. Lee stated in an interview, “I don’t think that Declaration of Fools was created by myself. The period of dictatorship that overshadowed Korea creates the film. I was forced to make up the story for Declaration of Fools at the beginning of making the film. I was not able to film the movie that I wanted to. I would have quit filming if I had to.” The film reflects a director’s raging spirit that is not afraid of limitations.Eoh Wu-dong (1985) It is a representative erotic film of Lee Jang-ho, with the film Between the Knees (1984). During the Joseon Dynasty reign of King Seongjong, Eoh Wu-dong born of a noble family, falls in love with a lowly man. The true love is forbidden due to the hierarchical nature of society at that time. After a failed suicide attempt, she becomes a Korean geisha who uses her body to tease the nobility. Her family-in-laws attempt to kill her because they do not want the relationship with Eoh Wu-dong noticed. Eoh Wu-dong, the main independent female character, is impressive in regards to being against the male dominant society, unlike the film, Between the Knees (1984). The Man with Three Coffins (1987) Lee Jang-ho’s masterpiece work of his subsequent period is based on Lee Je-ha’s novel with the same title. The main character travels with his wife’s ashes who died 3 years earlier. He meets a sick old man and the nurse who cares for him at the motel by chance. The owner of the restaurant delivers a message of the old man’s special offer to take him to Wolsan, but the protagonist denies. After that, women who have had a sexual relationship with the protagonist continuously end up dead under strange circumstances. He meets the nurse again. Lee Bo-hee simultaneously plays three different roles, including a nurse, who meets the protagonist. The film maximizes a surreal mood.God’s Eye View (2013)Lee Jang-ho released the feature film, God’s Eye View, 18 years after his feature film, Declaration of Genius (1995). A missionary group comprised of a church minister, a missionary, and a church elder is kidnapped by the Islamic rebel forces. The missionary group is afraid of the rebel forces, who demand the release of the rebel force leader from prison in return for releasing the missionary group. The missionary group begins to distrust each other. They are required to choose between life or a religious belief, revealing each one’s naked truth. They consider taking martyrdom is for granted because of the religious beliefs; however, the real martyrdom is not about committing suicide. They are questioned in regards to neglecting another’s death for a religious belief.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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    [BIFF Press Release] Announcement for the 2018 Asian Film Academy (AFA) Faculty Members and Participants

    [BIFF Press Release] Busan International Film Festival_(2018.08.20)   Announcement for the 2018 Asian Film Academy (AFA) Faculty Members and Participants   The Asian Film Academy (AFA), which discovers young Asian filmmakers and builds an Asian film network, announces the final 24 participants.   374 Applicants from 28 Countries: A Growing Number of Applicants with Steady Interest   Interest in the Asian Film Academy (AFA) has increased again this year with 374 people from 28 different countries applying for the 14th AFA. The largest numbers of applicants were from India, followed by the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia. These countries have all shown outstanding growth in their film industries. The AFA has also seen the highest rate of female participants this year with 8 participants now featured among the final 24 participants who have passed the tough competition.   The Future of Asian Cinema, Every New Talents Gathered in AFA   Rising global stars have been selected as participants for this year’s AFA. Participant Vijaktre Thirapatana from Thailand submitted his short film Death of the Soundman (2017) to the 2017 Venice International Film Festival, and Aigul Nurbulatova (Kazakhstan) worked as a cinematographer for the film Bad Bad Winter (2018), which screened at the program of Association for the Distribution of Independent Cinema for the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. Chong Shuk Fong (Hong Kong), Rajesh Prasad Khatri (Nepal), and Kiran Shrestha (Nepal) also worked as a team for A Curious Girl (2017) which won the top jury prize for Generation Kplus at the Berlin International Film Festival. Makbul Mubarak from Indonesia, a former Art Major Asian Scholarship student at Korea National University of Arts, is a notable participant this year. Likewise, all the young Asian filmmakers have gathered at the 2018 AFA and we expect their outstanding growth through in-depth education from great faculty members including Lou Ye (Dean).   After the Academy, Various Scholarship Program from Munich to New York  ARRI, the worlds leading manufacturer of professional motion picture equipment, will fund the ARRI Scholarship Award. ARRI joined AFA as sponsorship since 2016 and provided ALEXA Mini cameras for short film productions. As well as ALEXA cameras, this year ARRI will offer a scholarship to two fellows who will have an opportunity to visit the ARRI Main Office in Munich, Germany and participate in the ARRI Training Program. AFA 2018 collaborates with the Motion Picture Association (MPA) and will run the Film Workshop, "BRIDGE TO HOLLYWOOD". After pitching competition at the workshop, two winners will have the opportunity to visit industry events in the United States and Australia. The first place winner will attend a 5-day Film Immersion Program in Los Angeles, USA. The second place winner will be invited to Brisbane, Australia to attend the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA). A qualification to apply for an incubating fund on making an independent feature film will also be given for the AFA graduates. Lastly, there is the New York Film Academy scholarship program. One participant will be selected to go to New York to take four-week long workshops at the New York Film Academy.  The final members of 24 participants will be joined the program for eighteen days from the 27th of September to the 14th of October, and will be taught by Lou Ye (Dean), Tan Chui Mui (directing mentor), and Artur Żurawski (cinematography mentor).  Final List of Participants for the 2018 Asian Film Academy (AFA) No. Name Country 1 Polen LY Cambodia 2 Story CHEN China 3 CHONG Shuk Fong Hong Kong 4 Makbul MUBARAK Indonesia 5 Yerlan AIGOZHINOV Kazakhstan 6 Aigul NURBULATOVA Kazakhstan 7 LEE Ling Malaysia 8 CHEW Boon Wai Malaysia 9 Zoljargal PUREVDASH Mongolia 10 Aung Htet Myanmar 11 Rajesh Prasad KHATRI Nepal 12 Chintan RAJBHANDARI Nepal 13 Kiran SHRESTHA Nepal 14 Carl Adrian CHAVEZ Philippines 15 Cesca LEE Philippines 16 Persian Jalandoni MAGLINTE Philippines 17 Petersen VARGAS Philippines 18 Ernie GOH Singapore 19 Devamanikandan KANNAYA SOMU Singapore 20 CHENG Lijie Singapore 21 HUANG Ailun Taiwan 22 CHENG Ya-Chih Taiwan 23 Nutthapon RAKKHATHAM Thailand 24 Vijaktre THIRAPATANA Thailand                             Faculty Profile  Dean: LOU Ye  Born in Shanghai in 1965 and graduated from the Beijing Film Academy in 1989. He received the Rainer Werner Fassbinder Award in the International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg in 1996 with his first film called Weekend Lover (1995). He was also awarded as the winner of Tiger Award at the 1999 International Film Festival Rotterdam with Suzhou River (2000). His work Summer Palace (2006), about the Tiananmen Square protests, competed for the Palme d’Or at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival. The screening of his film at Cannes received good reviews from critics, however he was banned from work in mainland China for five years because the film was screened without governmental approval. Lou Ye founded the film company called “Dream Factory” in 1998, and has led the new wave movement of mainland Chinese cinema. He has continued on developing his works on portraying a cataclysmic current era of busy city in China, to capture the depth of the people who live in the city through making Spring Fever (2009), Mystery (2012), and Blind Massage (2014).  Directing Mentor: TAN Chui Mui  Filmmaker Tan was born in Kuantan, Malaysia in 1978. Her film Love Conquers All (2006) won the New Currents Awards and FIPRESCI International Critics Award at the 2006 Busan International Film Festival, and won the Tiger Award at the 2007 Rotterdam International Film Festival. Also, her film Everyday Everyday (2009) won the top prize at the 2009 Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival. She was invited to the Cannes Cinefondation Residency, and she was a mentor for many regional filmmaking workshops. She also led a Malaysian New Wave movement through making a filmmaking workshop called NNW Films (Next New Wave Films) for young Malaysian filmmakers. Her other major works are Year Without A Summer (2010) and a short film A Tree in Tanjung Malim (2005).   Cinematography Mentor: Artur ŻURAWSKI, PSC  Artur Żurawski, PSC, a Polish cinematographer, director, and still photographer, was born and raised in small town Chojna in Poland near the German border. He studied cinematography at the Polish National Film School and is a member of the Polish Society of Cinematographers (PSC) and the Polish Filmmakers Association. He started his professional career as an animator, assistant director, and co-author of special effects for an animation film called Piet Mondrian (1995), produced for Polish National Television. In addition, he has worked for the feature films, short films, and documentaries, as well as TV series, advertisements, and music videos. He has worked for the Hindi film industry since 2011, and earned global recognition through the film Mardaani (2014) and Sultan (2016). He works on a photographic project called Z Project, which involves taking a photo every day.  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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    [BIFF Press Release] The 21st Asian Project Market Selects 29 Official Projects

    The 21st Asian Project Market Selects 29 Official ProjectsThe Asian Project Market (APM), the biggest investment and co-production market in Asia, announces 29 official projects for 2018. APM is a stepping stone for directors who introduce various new projects to the industry from beyond Asia as well as provide opportunities for significant investment and co-production. Over the past 20 years, a total of 527 projects have been selected and numerous projects realized into films through the Asian Project Market. 401 projects applied for APM 2018, about 30% increase over the previous yearA total of 401 projects from 69 countries applied for APM 2018. The number of projects that applied for APM has increased approximately 30% over the previous year and the regional diversity of the applicants has also expanded. The newly selected 29 projects include Asian directors and producers who are actively engaged in the industry and prospective filmmakers who are expected to attract significant attention.New projects from Korean directors revealed for the first time in BusanThis year, a great number of Korean projects discovered by Busan International Film Festival have been selected. Director Zhang Lu, who gained international reputation by New Currents Award winning film Grain in Ear and whose film A Quiet Dream was selected as an opening film of Busan International Film Festival 2016, and director Kim Uiseok, winner of last year’s New Currents Award winning film After My Death, will visit APM 2018 with their projects Yanagawa and The Martyrdom. The new projects that can be seen are: In the Water by director Shin Dongseok, whose film Last Child was selected by New Currents 2017 and Berlin International Film Festival 2018, and The Final Print by director Jang Woo-jin, the winner of Vision-Director’s Award 2016 with the film Autumn, Autumn.Rendezvous with Europe: new projects from beyond Northeast Asia and Southwest AsiaAPM 2018, selected diverse projects from China and Japan, and new projects from Southwest Asia where the Busan International Film Festival provided continuous support, such as Fan Girl by director Antoinette Jadaone, who holds record in Philippines Box Office and I, the Song by director Dechen Roder from Bhutan, who received special attention with the film Honeygiver Among the Dogs. Projects from Singaporean producers I See Waves by Jeremy Chua and Stranger Eyes by Fran Borgia are also eye-catching. Meanwhile, co-productions that transcend continental boundaries are outstanding. The Pack (Director Tomáš Polenský) is the first Czech Republic co-projection project in APM, and active cooperation between Asian countries and European countries such as France, Netherland, Italy, and German and can also be seen.The APM 2018 presents following new projects for 3 days starting Sunday, October 7 to Tuesday, October 9 at Exhibition Center 2, BEXCO. Asian Project Market 2018 Selections (Project Title in Alphabetical Order) No. Project Director Producer Production Country 1 ABOKKE SUZUKI Yohei TSUTSUI Ryohei Japan 2 Anatomy of Time Jakrawal NILTHAMRONG Mai MEKSAWAN, Chatchai CHAIYON, Yohann CORNU, Anouk SLUIZER Thailand, France, Netherlands 3 Blossom LIU Yanwenjun NAI An, LIN Chi-an China 4 Bone Trumpet Fidel DEVKOTA Min Bahadur BHAM, Catherine DUSSART Nepal, France 5 The Egg Alessandro TRAPANI Leonard TEE Italy, Malaysia 6 The Exam Shawkat Amin KORKI Mehmet AKTAS Kurdista(Iraq),Germany, Japan 7 Fan Girl Antoinette JADAONE Bianca BALBUENA, Dan VILLEGAS Philippines 8 The Final Print JANG Woo-jin HAN Sunhee Korea 9 The Idiots CHEUNG King Wai Derek YEE Hong Kong(China) 10 In the Water SHIN Dongseok JE Jeongju Korea 11 I See Waves Abdullah Mohammad SAAD Jeremy CHUA, Rajib MOHAJAN Bangladesh, Singapore 12 I, the Song Dechen RODER Thinley CHODEN, Dechen RODER Bhutan 13 Japanese. Ahiko Yeldar KAPAROV Aliya UVALZHANOVA Kazakhstan 14 Man of the Sea Jéro YUN Jéro YUN Korea 15 The Martyrdom KIM Uiseok LEE Wonkyu Korea 16 My Small Land (working title) Emma KAWAWADA BANSE Megumi Japan 17 Nirvana Inn Vijay JAYAPAL Mathivanan RAJENDRAN India 18 The Pack Tomáš POLENSKÝ Julietta SICHEL, Jan FRONĚK Czech Republic, Latvia 19 The Palace Anil BARAL Deepak RAUNIYAR Nepal 20 A Plum of Smoke WANG Xuebo Rachel CHEN China, Taiwan 21 The Question of Innocence Vimukthi JAYASUNDARA Sumudu MALALAGAMA Sri Lanka 22 Snow Moon LIM Dae-hyung PARK Doo-hee Korea, Japan 23 Soundtrack of an Eternal Day (working title) YUKISADA Isao KATAHARA Tomoko, Mathew TANG Japan, China 24 Stranger Eyes YEO Siew Hua Fran BORGIA Singapore 25 Where We Belong Kongdej JATURANRASMEE Soros SUKHUM Thailand 26 Without End, Without Doubt GONG Wen JIA Zhang-ke China 27 Yanagawa ZHANG Lu OH Sehyeon Korea 28 Yellow Dust PARK Hong-min CHA Hye-jin Korea 29 Yesterday Will Be Perfect Timothy YEUNG Julia CHU Feron LAU Hong Kong(China), Canada 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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    [BIFF Press Release] Press Accreditation Guide to the 23rd Busan International Film Festival

    Press Accreditation Guide to the 23rd Busan International Film Festival Press accreditation for the 23rd Busan International Film Festival is open from August 1 to September 14 (18:00, Korean Standard Time). On-site registration will be available starting from October 3 to October 13 with additional fees. Information on applying for the Opening/Closing ceremony photo zone pass will be available soon. ✔ Registration Due Date    General Registration On-Site Registration Period August 1st (Wed) ~ 18:00 (KST) September 14th (Fri), 2018 October 3rd (Wed) ~ 13th (Sat), 2018 Fees NONE 50 USD     * All dates and times are based on Korean Standard Time (KST). ✔ Press Badge Guideline- Press badges are classified into two different types in order to support the covering activities of press.- Press badges are classified into two different types; Press and Press (Technician).- One badge per person (2 types of Press badges cannot be jointly issued to one person) ✔ Badge Types   Type Who Can Register Press (General) a. Correspondents affiliated with an authentic media (printed media, radio, television, online press, press agencies, and magazines). b. Correspondents and editors for print or online media c. Correspondent producers, writers, program planners, and TV and radio reporters d. Regular contributors and critics for print or online media * Press badge holders cannot apply for Opening/Closing Ceremony passes. Press (Technician) Technicians including photographers and camera operators, employed or outsourced by an authentic media. (e.g. Camera assistants, Sound/Audio technicians, Lighting, and Editing staff) * Press (Technician) badge holders are eligible to apply for Opening/Closing Ceremony passes. ✔ Press Badge Benefits  TypeAvailable Tickets per dayAccess to Festival VenuesGuest PackagePress CenterP&I Screening and Video RoomPress Screening and Guest VisitPhoto ZoneAccess to the Asian Film MarketMarket Screening and Online ScreeningMarket ShuttlePress4●●●●● ●  Press (Technician)2●●● ●▲●   ▲: Need to get individual passes for certain photo zones (e.g. Opening/Closing Ceremony photo zone) ✔ Who is Not Eligible?- Administrative staff who do not work as reporters/correspondents (e.g. accountants, secretaries, and drivers)- Administrative staff from outsourcing companies- One-person media creators and blogger- SNS contributors and activists✔ Notes- Please submit the registration form no later than Friday, September 14, 18:00. Registration information can be revised before the deadline. If adjustment needs to me made after the deadline, please contact pressbadge@biff.kr- Accreditation may be cancelled upon notification in cases of intentional misstatement of personal details or failure to meet the festival press accreditation criteria.- A history of no-show may bar you from future press accreditation to the festival. - Press badge does NOT grant access to Opening/Closing ceremonies, the Asian Film Market screenings, parties, and other events that require invitations.  ✔ Submit Request for Press Accreditation Herehttp://guest.biff.kr/participant/main_eng.asp?p_kind=P ✔ Contact InformationBusan International Film FestivalPress Accreditation DeskTel: +82 51 709 2189/2190Fax: +82 51 709 2299E-mail: pressbadge@biff.kr  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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