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Busan International Film Festival Offers Virtual Reality-Supported Viewing Experience

Busan International Film Festival Offers Virtual Reality-Supported Viewing Experience

SEOUL, Oct. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – Telecommunications giant KT announced on September 12 that it has teamed up with virtual reality content producer Barunson to hold a VR screening room at this year’s Busan International Film Festival. Titled ‘VR Cinema in BIFF’, the screening room will show 23 short films. The daily schedule runs from [...]

Girls’ Generation’s Yoona to Co-Host Busan International Film Festival

Girls’ Generation’s Yoona to Co-Host Busan International Film Festival

SEOUL, Oct. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Singer and actress Im Yoon-ah, better known as Yoona from Girls’ Generation, will replace actress Kim Ha-neul as a co-host of the opening ceremony for this year’s Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), organizers said Tuesday. The BIFF organizers said that Kim recently gave notice that she cannot attend the [...]

Will Busan Film Festival Return to Normality after Bumpy Ride?

Will Busan Film Festival Return to Normality after Bumpy Ride?

SEOUL, Sept. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — For many Korean film reporters, autumn brings with it the opening of an international film festival held annually in the southern port city of Busan. The Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) provides a rare chance for them to see the latest movies from prominent Asian directors before they arrive [...]

Int’l Movie Stars, Renowned Directors to Enhance Busan Film Festival

Int’l Movie Stars, Renowned Directors to Enhance Busan Film Festival

SEOUL, Sept. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – A number of world-class movie directors and actors will make appearances at Asia’s largest film festival to be held in South Korea’s largest port city in October, the event’s organizing committee said Monday.  This year’s Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), set to run from Oct. 6 to 15 in [...]

Busan and Wanda Group to Establish 100-billion Won Movie Fund

Busan and Wanda Group to Establish 100-billion Won Movie Fund

BUSAN, May 20 (Korea Bizwire) – The Busan Metropolitan Government will partner with China’s Wanda Group to raise 100 billion won for use in future Korea-China film productions.  The city revealed Friday that it had agreed on specific investment terms for the joint-production fund with Wanda Group representatives including chairman Wang Jianlin.  Busan mayor Suh Byung-soo [...]