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Kim Dong-ho (김동호)

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  • Busan Film Festival Ends Row with Host City

    2016/05/10, Source,
    Actress Kang Soo-yeon and Busan Mayor Suh Byung-soo clap after appointing a new head for the Busan International Film Festival in Busan on Monday. The Busan International Film Festival and its host city reached on Monday ended a bitter dispute over the event's independence that threatened to result in a massive boycott this year. Busan Mayor Suh Byung-soo, a thorn in the side of filmmakers since he tried to ban the screening of a controversial film, will finally resign as chief organizer and make way for Kim Dong-ho, an honorary executive director of the festival,...More
  • [Photos] The 17th Jeonju International Film Festival (JIFF) Red Carpet Photos

    2016/04/28,
    On April 28th, 2016, the 17th Jeonju International Film Festival opening ceremony took place in the southwestern city of Jeonju. The red carpet event took place first before the main event, hosted by Lee Jong-hyuk and Yoo Seon (pictured above),...More
  • [Photos] VIP premiere for the upcoming Korean-American-British-French documentary "Twinsters"

    2016/02/26, Source,
    Samantha Futerman and Anais Bordier with Yoo Ji-tae VIP premiere for the upcoming Korean-American-British-French documentary "Twinsters",...More
  • Jeonju Int'l Film Fest Opens

    2015/05/01, Source,
    The 16th Jeonju International Film Festival kicked off on Thursday for a season of 200 films from 47 countries until May 9. The JIFF is less commercial than the Busan International Film Festival in the fall, and features more independent films,...More
  • Im Kwon-taek, will he go to Cannes?

    2014/02/06, Source,
    Hit maker Im Kwon-taek is aiming for Cannes again. His 102nd movie "Revivre" is in the process of the making and it looks like he's going with submitting it to the 67th Cannes International Film Festival. Director Im will complete all production in March. A filmmaker claims, "Cannes is very interested in what director Im has in store. We are working hard for the production of the movie",...More
  • [Photos] 14th Jeonju International Film Festival Red Carpet

    2013/04/26,
    Kim Seo-hyeong 14th Jeonju International Film Festival Red Carpet,...More
  • Kang Soo-yeon comes back with a biography

    2013/03/13, Source,
    Actress Kang Soo-yeon is back with the movie "Jury" a fun story of five judges of a film festival. Kang Soo-yeon takes on the role of a bad tempered trouble maker in "Jury" which is the debuting movie of Kim Dong-ho, the executive chairman of the Busan International Film Festival,...More
  • Korean movies opening today 2013/03/07 in Korea

    2013/03/07, Source,
    Korean movies opening today 2013/03/07 in Korea "Psycho-metry", "Jury" and "Kisses",...More
  • [Video] Trailer released for the upcoming Korean movie "Jury"

    2013/02/20, Source,
    Trailer released for the upcoming Korean movie "Jury",...More
  • Upcoming Korean movie "Jury"

    2013/02/08, Source,
    Added the upcoming Korean movie "Jury"'s page to HanCinema database,...More
  • Seoul Hosts Short Film Festival This Week

    2012/10/29, Source,
    The Asiana International Short Film Festival will begin its six-day run in Seoul this Thursday, its organizer Kumho Asiana Group said on Sunday,...More
  • Korean movie opening today 2012/06/07 in Korea

    2012/06/07, Source,
    Korean movie opening today 2012/06/07 in Korea "Super Star",...More
  • Added new images and 30s trailer for the upcoming Korean movie "Super Star"

    2012/05/30, Source,
    Added new images and 30s trailer for the upcoming Korean movie "Super Star",...More
  • Added trailer and new stills for the upcoming Korean movie "Super Star"

    2012/05/23, Source,
    Added trailer and new stills for the upcoming Korean movie "Super Star",...More
  • Upcoming Korean movie "Super Star"

    2012/05/18, Source,
    Added the upcoming Korean movie "Super Star"'s page to HanCinema database,...More
  • 'Creativity is key to promoting Korean image overseas'

    2011/12/02, Source,
    By Do Je-hae Over the last four decades, the Korea Culture and Information Service (KOCIS) has engaged in various endeavors to promote Korean culture and traditions overseas. KOCIS, an affiliate of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, is running 24 offices abroad. Demand for the services of overseas Korean centers is increasing, particularly in light of the sweeping success of "hallyu" or the Korean wave. A key ingredient in the successful overseas promotion of Korea is the creative mindset and active involvement of people who run such centers, according to a veteran culture official and film expert. Kim Dong-ho, the founding director the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), is one of the most familiar faces in the Korean film industry,...More
  • Honorary Busan fest chief Kim Dong-ho to make directorial debut

    2011/11/16, Source,
    Honorary Festival Director of the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) Kim Dong-ho is set to make his short film directorial debut with the Opening Film for next year's Asiana International Film Festival (AISFF). Yonhap News Agency reports AISFF has revealed that Kim will be directing the short film for the festival's 10th anniversary edition,...More
  • Honorable Chairman of BIFF to debut as director

    2011/11/15, Source,
    Honorable Chairman of BIFF, Kim Dong-ho will be debuting as a director next year,...More
  • Korean Movies Go Global

    2011/10/28, Source,
    On October 21st, a meaningful gathering among members of the Korean movie industry took place. [SOV] [Interview : ] "I hereby declare the launch of the Council for Development of Korean Movies, which will create ideal conditions needed to develop Korean cinema". High-ranking officials from the government and the industry gathered to launch a council to further promote Korean movies around the world,...More
  • Korea-Czech ties strengthening through cinema

    2011/10/12, Source,
    Julietta Sichel, right, former program director of the Czech Republic's Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, poses with veteran director Kim Kee-duk, left, after accepting the Korean Cinema Award during the 16th Busan International Film Festival, Oct. 7. / Courtesy of BIFF Former Karlovy Vary Fest programmer receives award By Lee Hyo-won BUSAN - Arts and entertainment have the power to bridge distant cultures, and Korea has been enjoying creative exchanges with the Czech Republic. The 2005 television series "Lovers in Prague" starring Jeon Do-yeon popularized tour packages to the Central European country, while earlier this month the National Theatre Prague saw its international premiere of "The Makropulos Case" in Seoul. Contemporary Korean art exhibitions also drew crowds at the Prague National Gallery recently,...More
  • Largest ever Korean Film Night at Busan

    2011/10/10, Source,
    The Korean Film Council (KOFIC) held a booming Korean Film Night reception at the 16th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) on Sunday night (Oct 9) at the Paradise Hotel in Haeundae. The governmental organization estimates about 700 guests came to the reception, making it the largest it has thrown yet,...More
  • Busan film festival opens to star-studded fanfare, Always

    2011/10/07, Source,
    By KOFIC Staff Despite some concern over construction delays at the Busan Cinema Center, the 16th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) has opened at the new dedicated venue on schedule and with a galaxy of local and international stars on the red carpet. The festival opened Oct. 6 with the world premiere of Song Il-gon's ill-fated love story Always, starring So Ji-sub and Han Hyo-joo. The film had sold out in seven seconds and the director and his stars were greeted with huge cheers as they stepped onto the Busan Cinema Center's red carpet with festival director LEE Yong Kwan. Song declared, "This is a great honor in my life",...More
  • Actress duo hosts open new chapter for BIFF

    2011/10/07, Source,
    BUSAN ― The 16th Busan International Film Festival made sure Thursday's opening gala showed that Asia's largest cinema event was beginning a new chapter. Not only does the festival assume a new name, with the outdated Romanization "Pusan" changed to "Busan" ― but this year's event will be the first to be headed by Lee Yong-kwan after founding director Kim Dong-ho stepped down. Both men took part in the event, alongside Busan Mayor and festival chairman Hur Nam-sik,...More
  • Pan-Asian youth film school opens in Busan

    2011/10/03, Source,
    A film academy inviting young aspiring filmmakers from across Asia began last week ahead of the opening Thursday of the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF). The Asian Film Academy (AFA) opened for the seventh time Thursday as part of the country's largest cinema event. This year's installment has invited 24 men and women from 17 countries to take part in workshops, master classes, mentoring sessions and other educational initiatives,...More
  • Busan promises more cinematic fun

    2011/09/15, Source,
    The Busan Film Center, the newly constructed main venue of the 16th Busan (formerly Pusan) International Film Festival (BIFF), opens Sept. 28. Asia's largest cinema showcase opens from Oct. 6 to 14 in the southern port city. (Yonhap) Festival finds new niche at Busan Film Center Standing tall and wide, and at an odd angle like an upside pyramid, the Busan Film Center in Haeundae Centum City is hard to miss,...More
  • Busan International Film Festival unveils this year's plans

    2011/09/09, Source,
    The 16th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) has announced their full lineup of 135 premieres in 307 films from 70 countries, with the Opening Film to be director Song Il-gon's "Always", starring So Ji-sub and Han Hyo-joo. Set to run Oct. 6 – 14, the festival and Asian Film Market will be held in the new Busan Cinema Center and other venues in Haeundae,...More
  • Meeting of two maestri: Isabelle Huppert, Lee discuss cinema in Seoul

    2011/05/29, Source,
    By Lee Hyo-won It's not often one gets to see two revered artists from opposite corners of the globe come together to speak about their visions and inspirations. When news broke that French cinema icon Isabelle Huppert was coming to Korea for the first time in 13 years, Cannes-winning director Lee Chang-dong took the opportunity to organize a special event, Friday, in Seoul, that might only be possible during film festivals,...More
  • Korean Film Night lights up Cannes

    2011/05/18, Source,
    by KOFIC The Korean Film Council in joint with the Busan International Film Festival, Pucheon International Fantastic Film Festival and Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism opened a "Korean Film Night" on May 16 at 9pm during the 64th Cannes Film Festival. The three-hour event was much more vibrant than previous years, with a total 540 guests including directors, actors, programmers of major international film festivals and film distributors, including director Bong Joon-ho, the president of Camera d'Or jury and director Lee Chang-dong, the co-president of Critic's Week jury at Cannes this year,...More
  • Former BIFF Director's New Role in Okinawa

    2011/03/25, Source,
    by David Oxenbridge (KOFIC)

    Former Busan International Film Festival Kim Dong-ho has been appointed Honorary Chairman of the 3rd Okinawa Int,...
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  • Korea Honored at Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong

    2011/03/25, Source,
    By Lukas Schwarzacher Korea was in the limelight at the Asian Film Awards (AFA) in Hong Kong on March 22. Best Director and Best Screenplay kudos went to director Lee Chang-dong for "Poetry". Ha Jeong-woo won Best Actor for "The Yellow Sea", and Yoon Yeo-jeong was awarded the Best Supporting Actress prize for "The Housemaid - 2010". The Best Editor was Nam Na-yeong for "I Saw the Devil" (in American release since two weeks ago),...More
  • Korean cineastes sweep Asian Film Awards

    2011/03/22, Source,
    From left, actor Ha Jeong-woo, the winner of Best Actor award, Yoon Yeo-jeong, the winner of Best Supporting Actress award, and director Lee Chang-dong, the winner of Best Director award, pose with their trophies at the Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong, Monday. / AP-Yonhap By Lee Hyo-won HONG KONG ― South Korean cineastes shone at the Asian Film Awards Monday, winning Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Editing. The fifth edition of the awards, held in conjunction with the Hong Kong International Film Festival, featured a tough competition among some of the most renowned Asian cineastes and the red carpet event beamed brighter than ever with the attendance of top stars. Yet it was marked by many absences in the aftermath of the disastrous earthquakes in Japan, and ovations were respectful rather than enthusiastic,...More
  • Im Kwon-taek: directing beyond his years

    2011/03/15, Source,
    Im Kwon-taek poses for the camera in Seoul, Monday, before sitting down for an interview to speak about "Hanji". In his 101st film, the 75-year-old director captures the beauty of Korean traditional paper, "Hanji", and also poses questions about protecting artistic heritage. / Korea Times photos by Shim Hyun-chul Im's 101st film explores madness in the mundane. "Why do people have to become crazy about preserving (things just because they're old)? But I wanted to show that we are losing something valuable right here, right now",...More
  • New posters and stills released for the upcoming Korean movie "Hanji"

    2011/02/14, Source,
    New posters and stills released for the upcoming Korean movie "Hanji",...More
  • Teaser poster released for the upcoming Korean movie "Hanji"

    2011/01/18, Source,
    Teaser poster released for the upcoming Korean movie "Hanji",...More
  • [PIFF] Korean directors take PIFF's New Currents awards

    2010/10/19, Source,
    Turkish critic Alin Tasciyan hands director Park Jung-bum of "The Journals of Musan" the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) award at the Haeundae Grand Hotel in Busan, South Korea on October 15, 2010. [PIFF] The 15th Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) wrapped up nine days of festivities with Korean films sweeping the awards in the category of New Currents competition. Park Jung-bum of "The Journals of Musan" and Yoon Sung-hyun of "Bleak Night" took the two prizes handed to films by young and new directors on their debut or second features on Friday, the last day of this year's PIFF which started October 7,...More
  • Director Park Chan-wook said, "it will be around 30 to 40 million dollars".

    2010/10/14, Source,
    The approximate budget for director Bong Joon-ho's upcoming movie, 'Snowpiercer' is revealed. Director Park Chan-wook, who is in charge of making 'Snowpiercer', mentioned about this new movie in Kim Dong-ho's retirement party.,...More
  • [PHOTO] Han Ji-hye speaks at PIFF's Soiree Francaise

    2010/10/11, Source,
    Han Ji-hye [Lee Ki-bum/Asia Economic Daily] Actress Han Ji-hye speaks at the annual Soiree Francaise of the ongoing 15th Pusan International Film Festival at the Hanundae Grand Hotel in Busan, South Korea on October 8, 2010. She was appointed publicity ambassador for Cinefrance, a program through which the French cultural center in Korea promotes French cinema,...More
  • [PIFF] PIFF jury has eyes set on challenge takers

    2010/10/09, Source,
    Japanese costume designer Wada Emi speaks at the press conference at the Haeundae Grand Hotel in Busan, South Korea on October 8, 2010. [PIFF] The Pusan International Film Festival's main competition New Currents section may only recognize new Asian directors but its jury has its eyes set on the more challenging films. "How challenging the films are given the long history of movies will be the main focus since they'll influence later works", said Emmy-award winning costume designer Wada Emi, also heading the jury, at a press conference in Korea's second largest city Busan on Friday,...More
  • [PIFF] Hoping that moment will be about Busan

    2010/10/08, Source,
    Actor Won Bin, actress Kim Sae-ron and director Lee Jeong-beom of film "The Man From Nowhere" walk the red carpet of the opening ceremony for the 15th Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) in Busan, South Korea on October 7, 2010. [Chae Ki-won/10Asia] Second visit to Busan and first time covering the Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF). It is experience that is embarrassing to even be considered short. But instead feeling discouraged by the Busan natives and reporters who cover PIFF every year, the fireworks which went off at the start of the festival were watched with ease and excitement. It was probably from the anticipation felt from getting to meet directly with actors and directors who turned up at the show with their films as precious as their own child, and the satisfaction felt from being amongst the huge crowd seated at the venue,...More
  • New Currents to find unique, impressive films

    2010/10/08, Source,
    By Ines Min

    BUSAN ― The 15th Pusan (Busan) International Film Festival (PIFF) is about to start its competitive award section New Currents, spearheaded by a distinguished jury comprised of pl,...
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  • Red carpet stops Busan for the night

    2010/10/08, Source,
    By Ines Min

    BUSAN ― The hours leading to the long-awaited opening of the 15th Pusan (Busan) International Film Festival (PIFF) Thursday night saw traffic slow to a crawl along Haeundae Beach,...
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  • One of Asia's Largest Film Fest Kicks Off in Busan

    2010/10/07, Source,
    We begin today in Busan, Korea's largest port city located on the southeasternmost tip of the country where the 15th Pusan International Film Festival kicked off on this Thursday.
    Top names in the fi,...
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  • Life in the long take: retiring PIFF director dreams of third life

    2010/10/04, Source,
    Retiring PIFF director dreams of third life

    By Lee Hyo-won

    Busan in autumn blooms with a joie de vivre like no other. This Cannes of Asia hosts a film festival that never sleeps, as moviegoers,...
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  • Pusan film fest to open with premieres galore

    2010/09/08, Source,
    By Lee Hyo-won

    The Pusan (Busan) International Film Festival (PIFF) will open its 15th edition next month with a record number of global premieres, organizers announced Tuesday in Seoul.

    The lar,...
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  • KIM Dong-ho is to Step Down as Director of PIFF
    2010/08/12, Source,
    Kim Dong-ho, founding director of Asia's biggest film festival is to step down from his role. KIM, who has been with the Pusan International Film Festival since its inception in 1996 has been instrumental in bringing the world's cinematic focu,...More
  • Pusan and Vietnam film festivals sign MOU
    2010/06/08, Source,
    The Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) has forged a partnership with the Vietnam International Film Festival, which will inaugurate its first edition this October, for greater film collaboration across Asia.

    The two festivals signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on May 15th, at the,...
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  • Hong Sang-soo scores first win at Cannes with "Ha Ha Ha"

    2010/05/24, Source,
    Official poster for Hong Sang-soo's film "Ha Ha Ha" Korean filmmaker Hong Sang-soo has scored his first win at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival with his film "Ha Ha Ha". Hong's latest pic was handed the grand prize for the "Un Certain Regard" category at the award ceremony, held May 22 (France time) at Debussy theater in Cannes, France. The director, who won his first trophy at Cannes on his sixth visit to the film fest, shared his excitement with actors Yoo Joon-sang and Ye Ji-won, the main cast of his award-winning pic,...More
  • PIFF chairman Kim Dong-ho to serve as judge at Cannes

    2010/04/29, Source,
    Mr. Kim Dong-ho, executive chairman of Pusan International Film Festival committee [Asia Economic Daily] Kim Dong-ho, executive chairman of Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) committe, has been selected as a judge at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival,...More
  • PIFF Founder and Director Receives UNESCO Award
    2009/12/24, Source,
    Pusan International Film Festival founder and director Kim Dong-ho has just received the UNESCO Fellini Medal awarded to notable figures that have made a significant impact on international cinema.,...More
  • PIFF to Produce Omnibus Celebrating Pusan
    2009/10/22, Source,
    Pusan Int'l Film Festival's (PIFF) executive chairman Kim Dong-ho announced the launch of a US $1.3 million omnibus project to capture the sights, sounds and spirit and of the festival's namesake city Busan. Three filmmakers from South Korea,,...More
  • 'President' Offers Politically Correct Drama, Flawed Politics

    2009/10/09, Source,
    By Lee Hyo-won
    Staff Reporter

    BUSAN ― Choosing Jang Jin's ",...
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  • Busan Film Fest 2009 Kicks Off In Style
    2009/10/09, Source,
    By Lee Hyo-won
    Staff Reporter

    Busan - The 14th edition of the Pusan (Busan) International Film Fstival (PIFF) kicked off Thursday with glitz and glam. Some 150 star cineastes and VIP guests walked the red carpet, sizzling up the cool autumn evening at the seaside resort.

    The Busan Yatching C,...
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  • PIFF Announces Record Lineup of 355 Films
    2009/09/09, Source,
    By Lee Hyo-won
    Staff Reporter

    The Pusan (Busan) International Film Festival (PIFF) will open its 14th edition with a star-studded local drama, organizers announced Tuesday, spotlighting the recovery of the South Korean movie industry.

    The leading Asian event from Oct. 8 to 16 in the southern,...
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  • Busan to host 'Cultural Content Industry Forum of Korea-Japan-China'
    2009/09/07, Source,
    Vice ministerial delegation and experts of 4 genres from Korea, Japan and China to join the forum in droves from Sept. 2 to 4
    Information exchanges on the content industry, development of cooperation projects, and adoption of agreement scheduled to be conducted
    Master Classes to be held with the,...
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  • Demilitarized Zone to Be Venue for Film Festival

    2009/07/28, Source,
    By Lee Hyo-won
    Staff Reporter

    The Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) dividing the Korean Peninsula is one of the most heavily armed areas in the world. But it is also a unique hot spot for both tourism and,...
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  • Asian Film Market and Marché du Film Join Forces
    2009/07/16, Source,
    The Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF)'s Asian Film Market and Cannes' Marché du Film have finalized an agreement to cooperate in online networking this year. The pact includes building an independent catalogue consisting of information on Asian Film Market 2009 participants and films in Cinan,...More
  • NOH's Scarecrows Tops 13th PIFF Awards

    2008/10/30, Source,
    South Korean film "Land of Scarecrows" shared the top prize with Japanese drama Naked of Defenses in the New Currents competition s,...More
  • Two RP Films Win in Pusan Int'l Film Festival
    2008/10/12, Source,
    Two Filipino films, winners in this yea's Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival, topped the 13th Pusan International Film Festival in South Korea. which featured 315 films from 60 countries before wrapping up its nine-day run on Oct. 10 in the southeastern port city of Busan.

    Milo Tolentino's "And,...
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  • PIFF Wraps Up 9-Day Run
    2008/10/10, Source,
    By Chung Ah-young
    Staff Reporter

    The 13th Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) closed Friday with the premiere of the South Korean film "I Am Happy" directed by,...
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  • PIFF's KIM Dong-ho awarded
    2008/10/10, Source,
    Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) disclosed that PIFF director Kim Dong-ho received the Nielsen Impact Award, an annual award in recognition of contributions to entertainment media by the Nielsen Company which includes the Hollywood Repo,...More
  • Curtain falls on Pusan film fest
    2008/10/09, Source,
    The 13th Pusan International Film Festival, which featured 315 films from 60 countries, will wrap up its nine-day run today in the southeastern port city of Busan with the closing film "I Am Happy", directed by Korean filmmaker,...More
  • Pusan Film Festival Kicks Off to Show 316 Movies from 60 Countries
    2008/10/04, Source,
    The 13th Pusan International Film Festival, one of Asia's top film festivals, kicked off on Oct. 2, 2008 in the South Korean beach resort city of Pusan, some 450 km south of Seoul. The festival will end on Oct. 10.

    This year's edition features the biggest ever lineup of 316 films from 60 countrie,...
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  • PIFF Competition Section Promotes Asian Cinema
    2008/10/03, Source,
    By Lee Hyo-won
    Staff Reporter

    BUSAN ― The star-studded jury of New Currents, the unique competition section of the 13th Pusan (Busan) International Film Festival (PIFF), met with the press Friday to discuss the competition's aim to promote Asian cinema and in particular rising young direc,...
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  • 13th Pusan Film Festival Opens
    2008/10/02, Source,
    By Lee Hyo-won
    Staff Reporter

    BUSAN _ The 13th Pusan (Busan) International Film Festival (PIFF) kicked off Thursday evening with the world premiere of "The Gift to Stalin" in this southern port city. It is Asia's largest cinema event, featuring a record number of 315 films from 60 countries inc,...
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  • Barcelona sun shines on LEE Chang-dong and JEON Soo-il
    2008/05/08, Source,
    The Barcelona Asian Film Festival's (BAFF) jury awarded "Secret Sunshine" (Miryang) the Cinematik prize. The winner of Cinematik is also secured of a release in Spain. ",...More
  • France to Award Director Im Kwon-taek

    2007/11/28, Source,
    By Lee Hyo-won
    Staff Reporter

    The French government will award Korea's iconic director Im Kwon-taek, 71, with the title of Knight of the O,...
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  • Secret Sunshine Wins At APSA
    2007/11/14, Source,
    The inaugural edition of the Asia-Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) bestowed its first Best Picture prize on director Lee Chang-dong's "Secret Sunshine". The film also won leading,...More
  • Asia Pacific Screen Awards Winners Announced
    2007/11/14, Source,
    Winners in the inaugural Asia Pacific Screen Awards, the region's highest accolade in film in 2007, were announced tonight at a special ceremony on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. Over 500 film industry luminaries from the Asia-Pacific region, Europe and the United States attended the ceremon,...More
  • 12th Pusan International Film Festival Closes
    2007/10/15, Source,
    Japanese Anime Is Closing Film in 2007 PIF

    By Junni Ogborne
    Staff Reporter

    The 12th Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) drew to a close on Friday night (Oct. 5, 2007), with crowds gathering at the Busan Yachting Center to watch the closing movie, an outdoor screening of Hideaki Anno's "E,...
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  • PIFF Pays Homage to Late Director Edward Yang
    2007/10/08, Source,
    By Lee Hyo-won
    Staff Reporter

    BUSAN _ As Asia's leading film festival, the 12th Pusan (Busan) International Film Festival (PIFF) pays special tribute to its Filmmaker of the Year, the late Taiwanese director Edward Yang, completing its first posthumous award with a retrospective, seminar and han,...
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  • "M" Sets Busan Film Festival on Fire

    2007/10/07, Source,
    By Lee Hyo-won
    Staff Reporter

    BUSAN _ Korea's acclaimed director Lee Myeong-se's latest work "M", starring popular actors,...
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  • PIFF Transforms Into Cinema Paradise
    2007/10/05, Source,
    By Lee Hyo-won
    Staff Reporter

    BUSAN _ The Korean Peninsula is sizzling up with not one but two hot spots. Deep south in Korea's largest port city, the 12th Pusan (Busan) International Film Festival (PIFF) turned into a cinephile's playground as the festive opening event unrolled Thursday night.,...
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  • Pusan film fest kicks off with gala events
    2007/10/04, Source,
    Chinese director Feng Xiaogang's "Assembly" opened the 12th Pusan International Film Festival on the Haeundae outdoor theater in Busan yesterday.

    "Assembly" is the latest film from Feng, who gained nation-wide fame in China after making such films as "The Banquet", "A World Without Thieves", and,...
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  • 2007 PIFF goes 'Beyond Frame'
    2007/10/03, Source,
    The 12th Pusan International Film Festival will kick off tomorrow in the southeastern port city, featuring 274 films from 64 countries with its focus placed on rediscovering and promoting Asian cinema.

    "PIFF is widely regarded as Asia's most important film festival, and I personally feel the impa,...
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  • This year's PIFF to feature record 274 films
    2007/09/13, Source,
    The 12th Busan International Film Festival will kick off on Oct. 4, featuring a record 274 films from 64 countries, along with gala events in the southeastern port city that is now solidifying its position as the hub of Asian cinema.

    "This year, PIFF will focus on helping Asian films play a bigge,...
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  • PIFF to Support Independent Works
    2007/08/22, Source,
    By Lee Hyo-won
    Staff Reporter

    The Pusan (Busan) International Film Festival (PIFF) has launched the Asia Cinema Fund, a program to support independent film projects, the festival's organizing committee announced Tuesday at a Seoul hotel. PIFF, Korea's most celebrated cinematic event, will hold i,...
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  • "Gift" Invited to Bangkok Film Festival
    2007/07/16, Source,
    Director Lee In-ui's movie "Gift" and Lee Dang-yeob's film "J, A Photographer In A Strange Village" have been invited to compete at the 2007 Bangkok International Film Festival, which opens July 19.

    In the non-competition section, invited Korean movies include ",...
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  • Jeon Do-yeon Wins Best Actress at Cannes

    2007/05/28, Source,
    Jeon Do-yeon won the Best Actress award at the 60th Cannes Film Festival, which ended on Sunday, for her role in Lee Chang-song's ",...More
  • Top Stars Win Andre Kim Awards

    2007/05/01, Source,
    By Cathy Rose A. Garcia
    Staff Reporter

    Top Korean fashion designer Andre Kim gave recognition to Korea's most beautiful and popular stars during his 2007 Best Star Awards at the Grand Hyatt Hotel,...
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  • Busan Shapes Up as Another Hong Kong
    2006/12/04, Source,
    "It feels like I'm in Hollywood" "This is such a fabulous city that it can compete with the world's top class cities". These are just some of the compliments hotel staff and public officials in Busan heard from ethnic Korean businesspeople from around the world who were in the southern port city for,...More
  • Korea drama fest kicks off today
    2006/10/26, Source,
    The first Korea Drama Festival kicks off its four-day run today in the southern city of Jinju, South Gyeongsang Province, with a number of Korean TV stars attending the event.

    Already Asian idols, actor Kim Jae-won and actress,...
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  • Festival Ends, Aiming Higher for Next Decade
    2006/10/20, Source,
    By Kim Tae-jong
    Staff Reporter

    Malaysian director Chui Mui Tan's debut film "Love Will Conquer All" and Chinese director Yang Heng's "Betelnut" won the New Currents award yesterday, the top prize in the sole competition section of the 11th Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF).

    Only open t,...
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  • Asian Film Market Ends With Fruitful Outcomes
    2006/10/18, Source,
    By Kim Tae-jong
    Staff Reporter

    PUSAN _ The inaugural Asian Film Market (AFM), the most ambitious project by the Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF), ended yesterday, and its organizers said it was a success.

    "In general, it was quite successful", said,...
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  • Pusan Film Fest Hopes to Help Upcoming Filmmakers in Asia
    2006/10/16, Source,
    In other news.

    We travel to the southern port city of Busan, to get the latest from the on-going film festival.
    Our Son Heekyung tells us a new project called "Asian Film Market" has officially kicked off its 4-day run, hoping to help the Korean film industry boost sales to other Asian countries,...
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  • Pusan filmfest kicks off with 'Trace of Love'
    2006/10/12, Source,
    The Pusan International Film Festival kicks off its nine-day schedule today with the screening of director Kim Dae-seung's melodrama "Trace of Love" in the southeastern port city,...More
  • Celebrations Mark Eve of PIFF Kickoff
    2006/10/11, Source,
    It is the eve of one of Asia's biggest film events -- the annual Pusan International Film Festival.
    We go live now to Busan, where our Son Heekyung is standing by to tell us about what's happening down there.

    AHN CHAK-HEE, ANCHOR: Hello Heekyung.

    SON HEEKYUNG, REPORTER: Hello Chakhee.
    Just o,...
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  • PIFF Signs Up Distributor and 2 Multiplexes as Lead Sponsors
    2006/09/28, Source,
    Film distributor CJ Entertainment along with multiplex operators Primus Cinema and CJ CGV have signed up as lead sponsors of the Pusan International Film Festival.
    Earlier in the day, officials of the three companies signed a contract with festival director,...
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  • PIFF Plans New Project to Advance Its Global Status
    2006/09/26, Source,
    Just two weeks to go until the Pusan International Film Festival, otherwise known as PIFF.
    Besides the lineup of new movies from around the world, the head of the festival's organizing committee says PIFF is launching a new project this year, aimed at bringing Asian cultures and movies industries t,...
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  • 11th PIFF Announces Line-Up
    2006/09/21, Source,
    Last week in Seoul at an unusually crowded press conference, Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) director Kim Dong-ho and his team, presented an impressive line-up of premieres, programs, and celebrity events, all to take place during its,...More
  • Preparing for Next Decade
    2006/09/20, Source,
    By Kim Tae-jong
    Staff Reporter

    The Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) celebrated its 10th anniversary with gala events last year. It has become one of the most influential and important film festivals in Asia in the past 10 years, but the festival director says they still have a long way t,...
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  • PIFF to continue growing with film market
    2006/09/14, Source,
    An Asian Film Market, a four-day full-scale market covering financing, production, post-production and sales of Asian films, will be launched at this year's Pusan International Film Festival.

    The festival's organizing committee hosted a press conference at the Convention and Exhibition Center of,...
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  • PIFF's Director Receives Medal of Honor from Armenia
    2006/07/19, Source,
    The Pusan International Film Festival's director Kim Dong-ho has received a medal of honor from the Armenian culture ministry, the festival office said Tuesday.

    The PIFF said that Kim has been recognized for his efforts to promote exchange b,...
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  • Paris to Award Medal to Festival Director

    2006/06/20, Source,
    By Bae Keun-min
    Staff Reporter

    Kim Dong-ho, festival director of the Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF), will be awarded the City of P,...
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  • PIFF Retrospective in Taiwan
    2006/06/05, Source,
    By Kim Tae-jong
    Staff Reporter

    A Taiwan film festival will hold special retrospective programs on the Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF), Kim Ji-seok, PIFF programmer, announced on Monday.

    Kaohsiung Film Festival, which takes place,...
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  • PIFF Chairman Kim Dong-ho to Receive Medal from Deauville, France
    2006/03/07, Source,
    Kim Dong-ho, chairman of the Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF), will receive a "Deauville Medal of Honor" at the "Deauville Festival of Asian Films" in France.

    The PIFF Secretariat said on its Website on Mar. 7, "The City of Deauville,...
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  • Berlin Festival Promoting Korean Cinema
    2006/02/13, Source,
    The Berlin Film Festival has hosted an event to promote Korean cinema and the Asian film market.

    Some 400 people including the chief of the festival's organizing committee attended Sunday the event hosted by South Korea's Busan International Film Festival and the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion,...
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  • Pusan Festival Director Selected as FIAPF Committee Member
    2006/02/01, Source,
    By Kim Tae-jong
    Staff Reporter

    Kim Dong-ho, festival director of the Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF), has been selected as a member of the executive committee at the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF).
    ,...
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  • Culture Ministry Honors PIFF
    2005/12/26, Source,
    Kim Dong-ho, director of the Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF), along with four other PIFF chief staff members will be decorated tomorrow by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism for their contributions to the local movie industry.

    Kim,...
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  • "Welcome To Dongmakgol" wins best picture award
    2005/12/05, Source,
    The movie "Welcome to Dongmakgol" has won the best picture award at this year's Korea Film Awards.

    Hosted by actor Ahn Seong-gi and actress,...
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  • Pusan Film Fest Director Kim Dong-ho Honored

    2005/12/05, Source,
    Kim Dong-ho, second from left in the back row, stands with other winners at the Korean Film Awards in Seoul, Sunday. Kim received the lifetime a,...More
  • KOFIC to attend South African film market
    2005/11/16, Source,
    The Korean Film Council, in partnership with the Korean Embassy of South Africa, will for the first time operate a promotion center at the Sithengi Film & Television Market in Cape Town, South Africa.

    Held fromNovember 15-18 at the same time as the Cape Town World Cinema Festival, the Sithengi ma,...
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  • 'The President's Last Bang' won Lino Brocka Award in Philippines
    2005/10/25, Source,
    Korean movie, 'The President's Last Bang' (directed by Im Sang-soo) won Lino Brocka Award of Cinemanila International Film Festival to be closed in 25th in Philippines.

    According to the film festival committee, ',...
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  • 'President's Last Bang' Wins Best Picture at Philippine Festival
    2005/10/24, Source,
    SEOUL (Yonhap) _ "The President's Last Bang", a South Korean film, was named best picture at the CineManila International Film Festival in the Philippines, its producers in Seoul said Monday.

    The film, directed by Im San,...
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  • Philippine Film Fest Honors 'Last Bang'
    2005/10/24, Source,
    "The President's Last Bang" on Monday won the Lino Brocka Award for best picture at the Cinemanila International Film Festival in the Philippines.

    Director,...
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  • PIFF Ends on High Note
    2005/10/14, Source,
    'Grain in Ear' Wins Top Prize at Pusan Festival

    By Kim Tae-jong
    Staff Reporter

    PUSAN _ Director Zhang Zu's "Grain in Ear", a film dealing with the Korean-Chinese exper,...
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  • [PIFF] Festival Nears Eventful End
    2005/10/12, Source,
    By Kim Tae-jong, Kim Rahn
    Staff Reporters

    The Pusan International Film Festival will wrap up its nine-day events Friday after the closing film of "Wedding Campaign" and farewell party at Yachting Center in Haeundae.

    "So far, w,...
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  • PIFF aims high in its 10th year
    2005/10/06, Source,
    Busan, Korea's biggest port city, will see more celebrities of the world's film industry than ever during the 10th annual Pusan International Film Festival, which kicks off a nine-day-run tonight in its beautiful sea village of Haeundae and downtown Nampo-dong.

    Inaugurated in 1996 as the nation's,...
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  • What Makes PIFF a Hit?
    2005/10/06, Source,
    10 Reasons Behind the Rise of the Pusan International Film Festival

    By Kim Ki-tae
    Staff Reporter

    When the nation's first international film festival was envisioned in Pusan, few expected it to be as big as it is now. With a relatively brief history of 10 years, it has grown into Asia's bigges,...
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  • Pusan Fest Grows With Asian Cinema
    2005/09/19, Source,
    Progammer Kim Ji-seok Talks About Development of Asian Films

    By Kim Tae-jong
    Staff Reporter

    When Kim Ji-seok visited such major international film festivals as Venice and Cannes 10,...
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  • Pusan Film Fest celebrates the 10th anniversary with 307 films from 73 countries
    2005/09/09, Source,
    Celebrating the 10th anniversary of Asia's biggest film extravaganza, the Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF), taking place from October 6 to 14 in Pusan, is now ready to throw its biggest party yet for its 10th edition with special programs and events.

    ,...
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  • Pusan film festival to strengthen leading position in Asia
    2005/09/08, Source,
    The Pusan International Film Festival will kick off with the final version of Chinese director Hou Hsiao Hsien's "Three Times" on Oct. 6 in a gala event that features 307 films from 73 countries.

    PIFF, the biggest film festival in Asia, will focus on solidifying its position in the fast-growing A,...
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  • Pusan Film Fest Prepares for 10th Year
    2005/09/06, Source,
    By Kim Tae-jong
    Staff Reporter

    The biggest port city in the nation will throw its biggest party for moviegoers yet as the Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) will celebrate its 10th edition with special programs and events next month.

    "This year's event will be especially dedicated to Pu,...
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  • Korean Cinema Focus: Tribute to Pusan International Film Festival
    2005/07/17, Source,
    With the name, entitled "Korean Cinema Focus: Tribute to Pusan International Film Festival", the 7th Cinemanila International Film Festival, scheduled to be held over August 6-14 in the Philippines, holds a special section of the Pusan International Film Festival.

    The Secretariat of this Film Fes,...
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  • Korean Film Festival in Taiwan
    2005/07/13, Source,
    A Korean film festival will be held in Taiwan for three days from August 23, said Kim Ji-seok, a programmer of the Pusan International Film Festival Organizing Committee.

    Kim yesterday said that the festival will take place at the Warner Vil,...
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  • 10th PIFF focuses on nurturing Asia filmmakers
    2005/06/09, Source,
    The Pusan International Film Festival from Oct. 6-14 will feature notable Asian classic movies and launch a forward-looking education program for aspiring Asian filmmakers to mark the 10th anniversary.

    "This year, PIFF will make every effort to show its gratitude for Korean and Asian fans who sup,...
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  • Pusan Film Fest to Launch Asian Film Academy
    2005/06/08, Source,
    Seoul (Yonhap) _ Organizers of the Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) said Tuesday they will start a film academy for Asia's promising cinematic students as part of a catalogue of events marking the 10th anniversary of the festival this fall.

    Twenty-eight students will be chosen annually ah,...
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  • 12 Korean Films Invited to Udine Far East Film Festival in Italy
    2005/04/15, Source,
    A total of 12 Korean films have been invited to the 7th Udine Far East Film Festival in Italy, which will open on Apr. 22.

    According to the Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) secretariat on Apr. 15, 10 Korean films have been invited to the main division of this festival and two others invit,...
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  • Pusan Film Fest Gets Ready for 10th Year
    2005/03/30, Source,
    By Kim Tae-jong
    Staff Reporter

    When Pusan planned to hold the nation's first international film festival in 1995, no one really expected the annual event to survive. But the festival, which takes place every October, is ready to celebrate a successful 10-year run and is preparing to fly higher t,...
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  • Time Asia Selects PIFF as Asia's Best Film Fest
    2004/11/18, Source,
    The Asian edition of Time Magazine has selected the Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) as the best film festival in Asia.
    The Nov. 22 edition of Time Asia Magazine ranked the PIFF as the best film festival in its Best of Asia 2004 report.

    Time Magazine selected Asia's best in three secti,...
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  • Time Asia edition selects PIFF as the best film festival in Asia.
    2004/11/17, Source,
    Time Asia edition has selected the Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) as the best film festival in Asia.

    The magazine has selected the highest place and events by parts such as three parts of "Best for Your Soul, "Best for Your Body", and "Best for Your Mind".

    PIFF: the best film festiv,...
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  • Pusan film fest gains growing influence
    2004/10/16, Source,
    The Pusan International Film Festival wrapped up its nine-day run yesterday, confirming its growing popularity among movie buffs in Korea and Asia.
    The much-celebrated annual film festival featured 266 movies from 63 countries, a lineup that has set a new record in its nine-year history. A horde o,...
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  • `This Charming Girl' Wins Award at PIFF
    2004/10/15, Source,
    By Joon Soh
    Staff Reporter

    PUSAN - The domestic film "Yoja, Chonghye (This Charming Girl)" received the New Currents award, the top prize for young and up-and-coming Asian filmmakers, at the ninth Pusan International Film Fes,...
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  • [PIFF Director] The Day in the Life of Kim Dong-ho
    2004/10/11, Source,
    By Seo Dong-shin
    Staff Reporter

    Kim Dong-ho, the festival director for PIFF, was about 30 minutes late for a breakfast meeting with other film festival directors yesterday, which was originally set at 8. "I got up relatively late this morni,...
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  • [9th Pusan International Film Festival] -Taking the Festival to the Next Level
    2004/10/06, Source,
    By Kim Tae-jong
    Staff Reporter

    The role of the Pusan International Film Festival in the local and international film markets has been growing in its size and scope since its inception in 1996. The director of the festival, who has led it from the very beginning, is still as passionate about his,...
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  • Pusan film fest pursues cinema diversity
    2004/10/05, Source,
    The Pusan International Film Festival will kick off its much-touted nine-day run Thursday, featuring 266 films from 63 countries - the most in the festival's nine-year history.
    Organizers said they have put much emphasis on the diversity in international cinema, screening more works from Africa, L,...
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  • Pusan Film Fest Puts Focus on Diversity
    2004/09/14, Source,
    By Joon Soh
    Staff Reporter

    In a year when major European festivals have gone Hollywood in a big way, the Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF), Asia's biggest cinema event, will continue to go the other direction, emphasizing the diversity in international cinema more than in previous years,...
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  • "The Story of One City" project featured online
    2004/08/17, Source,
    A collective effort by members of the Korean film community and ordinary citizens to document the passing of one day in Seoul is now available for viewing online.

    The Story of One City 9404 ("Han Dosi Iyagi 9404"), which gathers together photographs, video footage, and sounds recorded on June 9,,...
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  • Korean Films Bookend Udine Film Fest
    2004/04/27, Source,
    By Paolo Bertolin
    Special Correspondent
    UDINE, Italy - Udine, a small town in North Eastern Italy, has fast become the capital of East Asian cinema in the West. The sixth Far East Film Festival (FEFF), the biggest film festival promoting knowledge and appreciation of Asian popular cinema outside,...
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