busan international film festival

Busan International Film Festival Appoints Asian Cinema Programmer
8 weeks 1 day ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- The Busan International Film Festival appointed Kim Young-Woo as a new Asian Cinema Programmer.

The Asian Cinema section has been co-managed by Kim Ji-Seok Executive Programmer and Cho Young-jung Programmer until Cho Young-jung’s departure at the end of 2013. The position remained empty until the addition of Kim Young-Woo who begins his duty this June. 
Kim Young-Woo majored in Visual Arts and Television at Rutgers, the State...

Béla Tarr Named Dean of Asian Film Academy for 2014 BIFF
11 weeks 6 days ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- Asian Film Academy (AFA), a global education program on filmmaking for the future of Asian cinema, has announced its faculty for 2014. 

Distinguished Hungarian director Béla Tarr has been named as the Dean of AFA 2014. Tarr became a familiar name for the Korean audiences with his The Turin Horse (2011), and visited Busan for the first time in 2012 as Jury Head for the Busan International Film Festival New Currents Award. Korean director Song...

BIFF Unveils Official Poster for 2014
15 weeks 5 days ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- The 19th Busan International Film Festival (October 2 – 11, 2014) selected its official poster and marked the beginning of the intense preparation. 

 The official poster is based on original work Emotion1/4 Y.R.G.W by Korean painted sculpture artist Lee Hyuck Jin, and designed by the Busan International Film Festival’s art director, Choi Soon-dae. 
Emotion1/4 Y.R.G.W by Lee Hyuck Jin is a ‘painted sculpture’...

Busan International Film Festival to Start IPTV Service
21 weeks 5 days ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- The Busan International Film Festival will start IPTV businesses to provide real time broadcasting services and videos through the internet. 

A staff member of BIFF said they decided on the IPTV business plan in 2014 during a general meeting held recently. IPTV will allow people to see real time broadcasting and videos on demand. 

BIFF has plans to buy the publication rights of Asian and European art movies and televise them through IPTV...

Festival Dates for the 2014 Busan International Film Festival Announced
27 weeks 1 day ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- The Busan International Film Festival announced that the 19th edition of the festival will open on the first Thursday of October and run for a period of 10 days, from October 2nd to the 11th, 2014.

The Asian Film Market and Asian Project Market will open on the first Sunday of October and run for four days, from October 5th to the 8th.

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October 2 (Thu) – ...

Quentin Tarantino at Busan Film Fest [PHOTOS]
41 weeks 4 days ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- Quentin Tarantino made a surprise, last minute appearance Friday afternoon at the Busan International Film Festival in support of fellow director Bong Joon-ho.

"I came here quite impulsively actually," said Tarantino, who arrived in Busan on Wednesday, to as he put it during his open talk with a packed crowd in attendance, "to hangout with Bong."

Tarantino had very strong praise for his fellow director and friend.

Tarantino Open Talk Location Announced
41 weeks 5 days ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- A day after announcing the surprise visit, the Busan International Film Festival has announced the location of the Quentin Tarantino and Bong Joon-ho Open Talk this evening. The event will be held at the Busan Cinema Center Square Outdoor Stage at 5 p.m. Friday. The decision had been delayed due to weather concerns.

The Busan International Film Festival will conclude this Saturday evening with a showing of the closing film "The Dinner" by...

BIFF Movie Review: Dreamland Shines Showing a Grittier Side of Zurich
41 weeks 6 days ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- Dreamland portrays the grittiest of human emotions -- despair -- as a delicate glimpse through the eyes of four middle class residents of Zurich, and the foreign prostitute who crosses paths with all of them. 

Zurich, one of the richest...
Quentin Tarantino to Make an Appearance at BIFF
41 weeks 6 days ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- In a late minute surprise to the festival, Quentin Tarantino who received several US and British Academy Awards this year with his Django Unchained (2012) will be visiting Busan International Film Festival. During his visit, his first to BIFF, he is...

BIFF Movie Review: Fish & Cat is a beautiful, bloodless slasher film
41 weeks 6 days ago

BUSAN, South Korea -- A voiceover booms in Farsi, telling the tale of a restaurant that made news for serving human meat. The film opens with Babak and Saeed, perhaps the world’s creepiest restaurateurs, as they decide whether or not to give directions to some travelers. The alternative is obvious. Following this encounter, the two take a walk in...

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