Influential filmmakers and actors present their film in Busan to celebrate their artistic achievements.
A showcase of the latest films of contemporary iconic filmmakers from around the world.
A peak into the various styles and visions within Asian cinema, highlighting the films of this year's most talented Asian filmmakers as well as the work of directors already established within the industry.
A competition among up-and-coming Asian filmmakers’ first or second features that bestows two films with a New Currents Award. All films must be presented as World or International Premiere.
An introduction to the year's most significant and popular Korean films, from commercial blockbusters to art house favorites.
A carefully selected lineup of Korean independent feature films of the year and a glimpse into the future of Korean cinema.
A look back into the past that sheds light onto the history of cinema by spotlighting a Korean filmmaker who has made a significant contribution to the medium or one with a specific thematic oeuvre.
A showcase of the year's non-Asian narrative features including the latest works from well-known filmmakers and international film festival awardees.
A competition among non-Asian filmmakers' first or second features that take an innovative and original approach to cinema. The winner is selected by the audience and awarded the Busan Bank Award. All films must be presented as World or International Premiere.
A section dedicated to showing outstanding short films, documentaries, and experimental films that offer broad cinematic viewpoints and a distinct vision.
A collection of new and internationally acclaimed films that offer an ideal mix of the popular with the artistic are screened at the hallmark outdoor theater.
A special showcase of films by notable filmmakers or those working within a specific topic.
A collection of horror, action, and thriller films that are certain to keep diehard film fans awake throughout the night.
Busan Classics rediscovers the most significant cinematic gems in homage to the creative minds that opened new chapters in the history of cinema.