The Busan International Film Festival goes into full gear this weekend with more great activities planned around the Outdoor Stage in Haeundae, as well as around the Busan Cinema Center.
Saturday sees a slew of opportunities to meet some of the festivals biggest stars, highlighted by director Jung Jin-woo’s handprinting ceremony and an open talk by legendary Korean actor Choi Min-shik of Oldboy fame.
HAND PRINTING CEREMONY
Venue: Outdoor Stage, Haeundae
The Hand Printing event celebrates a cineaste’s work and is equivalent to a lifetime achievement award.
4:25 p.m.- Jung Jin-woo
MEET THE GUEST:TALK TO TALK
Venue: Busan Cinema Center Dureraum Square
Meet the Guest: Talk to Talk lets guests meet influential figures from the cinema world and the event will be held at the Dureraum Square located in the Busan Cinema Center.
Venue: Outdoor Stage Village, Haeundae
This event allows audiences to interact with the guests from the most issue-making films on the Outdoor Stage at the BIFF Village, Haeundae. It will serve as a global meeting place for filmmakers and actors/actresses.
Venue: Outdoor Stage at BIFF Village, Haeundae
Taking place at the Outdoor Stage of BIFF Village, Haeundae and BIFF Square in Nampo-dong from October 3 to 10, the Outdoor Greeting Event will fulfill the needs of audiences with numerous renowned filmmakers.12 p.m – Venus Talk
12 p.m. – Hill of Freedom
12:50 p.m. – Love Never Fails
1:10 p.m. – Daughter
2:40 p.m. – The Tenor Lirico Spinto
5:00 p.m. – Daughter
5:30 p.m. – Thread of Lies
6:00 p.m. – Madame Bbandeok
6:30 p.m. – EFP
7:15 p.m. – The Pirates
8:20 p.m. – Roaring Currents
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