The unprecedented situation of the COVID pandemic is still imposing limitations on our daily lives.
However, as we slowly start to move forward, the vitality of life is being reclaimed once again.
Those who have come before us have never forgotten the excitement of play and the joy of creativity under even harsher circumstances.
Film is the most universal form of leisure and art created by humanity.
The film festival is a vast ocean in which movies scream, fly high, and express themselves to the fullest extent.
The Busan International Film Festival, which was held on a minimal scale last year, seeks to launch itself as a festive playground where films and filmmakers of the world can create an uproar this year within the scope permitted by preventive health measures.
We hope with a fluttering heart that you can join us on our exciting journey to the ocean of world cinema on which we are once again embarking.
HUH Moonyung, Festival Director