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Opening & Closing BIFF Films Sell Out in Six Minutes

Once again, the hottest tickets in town didn’t last long as tickets for the opening and closing films for the Busan International Film Festival went on sale yesterday, with both selling out in under six minutes.

The organization committee of the Busan International Film Festival announced that all tickets for the opening and closing ceremonies have already sold out.

Ticket’s for the opening movie, Taiwanese director Doze Niu’s adventure “Paradise in Service” sold in 2 minutes and 32 seconds, while the closing movie, Hong Kong director Lee Bo Cheung’s comedy/melodrama “Gangster Payday” sold in 5 minutes and 58 seconds. Tickets for the opening and closing films went on sale at 2 p.m. yesterday. 

This year’s general screenings ticketing will start on Thursday the 25th at 9 a.m. 

In addition, BIFF organizers announced that 196 companies from 24 countries will participate in the Asia Film Market held during the 19th Busan International Film Festival. 

Sales companies representing each country, including XYZ Film from the U.S, Global Screen from Germany, Pyramid International from France and RAI from Italy will participate for the first time. 

The Asia Film Market will be held from October the 5th to the 8th during the film festival. 


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