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Press

Press badges are for journalists affiliated with authentic media (print media, radio, television, online press, press agency, and magazines) to aid journalists covering the festival and market.

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).

※ In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Busan International Film Festival will not receive applications from incoming journalists to the Republic of Korea and will restrict press accreditation. However, foreign press correspondents in the Republic of Korea can apply for the press badges. We kindly ask for your understanding. For further inquiries, please contact pressbadge@biff.kr.

Press Badge Description

Press
Press badges are for correspondents affiliated with authentic media (print media, radio, television, online press, press agencies, and magazines)
  • Correspondents and editors for print, online media or news agencies
  • Correspondent producers, writers, program planners, and TV and radio reporters
  • Critics & contributors who regularly contribute film critiques and relevant articles to the media (limited to those who have been active within one year)
  • Media’s fixed critic & contributor

Press badge holders cannot apply for Opening/Closing Ceremony passes.

Press(Technician)
Press (Technician) badges are for outsourced media employees or shooting agencies responsible for technical aspects including photography and camera operation
  • e.g. Photographers, Camera operators/assistants, Sound/Audio technicians, Lighting, and Editing staff

Press (Technician) badge holders are eligible to apply for Opening/Closing Ceremony passes.

Press Badge Benefits

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Type Available Tickets
per day
Access to
Festival Venues
Guest
Package
Press
Center
P&I
Screening
Press
Screening
Guest
Visit(GV)
Photo
Zone
Press press 3
press
(Technician)
2

▲ : Separate passes are required for certain photo zones. (e.g. Opening/Closing Ceremony Photo Zone)

Among the press members with advanced registration, only a limited number of members may enter the Guest Visit (GV) and the Photo Zone due to COVID-19 restrictions. The application guidelines will be released in September.

Who is Not Eligible?

  • Administrative staff who do not work as reporters/correspondents (e.g. operation management team members, accountants, advertising team members, secretaries, protocol officers, and drivers)
  • Administrative staff from outsourcing companies
  • One-person media creators and bloggers
  • Contributors who are only active in social media

Badge Application

  • Advance Registration August 25 (Wed) ~ September 24 (Fri), 18:00 (KST) NONE
  • On-site Registration October 5 (Tue) ~ October 15 (Fri) 50.00 USD