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BIFF 2014: By the Numbers

The 19th Busan International Film Festival has concluded with a record 226,473 theater-goers over its 10-day run.

As the curtain has closed on another Busan International Film Festival, organizers are considering this year’s version a great success after a record number of theater-goers turned out to watch the 312 films from 79 countries.

Here are this year’s BIFF statistics at a glance:

The 19th BIFF Final Statistics Data
Visitors: 226,473
Accredited Guests: 7,882
Domestic: 3,362
Foreign: 775
Cinephiles: 1,429
Asian Film Market: 1,56
BC&F: 750

Media

Press: 2,291
Domestic: 1,971
International: 320

Screenings

Number of Films: 312 from 79 countries
World Premiere: 96
International Premiere: 36
Others: (Asian/Korean Premiere) 180

Asian Film Market

Sales Booth (including BIFCOM): 24 coutnries, 195 companies, 109 booths
Number of Films: 84
Market Premiere: 67
Number of Screenings: 96
Online Screening: 297

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