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Hirokazu Kore-eda Joins ‘Ten Years’ International Spin-off

Hirokazu Kore-eda Joins ‘Ten Years’ International Spin-off

BUSAN, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – Japanese auteur Hirokazu Kore-eda on Monday formally announced his plan to executive produce a Japanese spin-off of the 2015 Hong Kong sleeper hit “Ten Years.” “Ten Years Japan” will compose an international omnibus film project along with “Ten Years Thailand” and “Ten Years Taiwan,” which are already filming in [...]

President Moon Makes Surprise Appearance at Busan International Film Festival

President Moon Makes Surprise Appearance at Busan International Film Festival

BUSAN, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – Visitors to this year’s star-studded Busan International Film Festival had the pleasant surprise of meeting none other than President Moon Jae-in over the weekend, as the commander-in-chief paid an unexpected visit to the renowned annual film festival in the port city on the south coast of South Korea. Moon’s surprise [...]

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 [...]

Asian Milkyway : BIFF’s Showcase Event Gathers Asian Stars

Asian Milkyway : BIFF’s Showcase Event Gathers Asian Stars

BUSAN, Oct. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – The Busan Film Festival had a showcase of six rising young stars representing South Korea, Japan and Taiwan on Monday. The panel included Kim Woo-bin and Kim Go-eun from South Korea, Taiwan-based stars Mark Chao and Sandrine Pinna, and Takeru Satoh and Masami Nagasawa of Japan. The “casting board” event selects one male and female [...]