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Busan Int'l Film Festival Comes to a Close

2012/10/15 | 210 views | Permalink | Source

The 27th annual Busan International Film Festival came to a close on Saturday after ten days of celebrating films and stars from around the world.

During the closing ceremony on October 13th in the outdoor pavilion of the Busan Cinema Center, the New Currents Award, given to aspiring Asian directors, was handed to "36" by Thai director Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit and "Kayan" by Lebanese director Maryam Najafi.

The Flashforward Award for non-Asian directors was awarded to "Flower Buds" by Czech director Zdenek Jirasky.

The festival's closing film was "Television", a film by Bangladeshi director Mostafa Faruki.

This year's Busan film festival screened 304 movies from 75 countries, including 93 world premieres and posted a record number of 221-thousand visitors. Reported by KBS WORLD Radio Contact the KBS News: englishweb@kbs.co.kr

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