Busan International Film Festival

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Official Website:  http://www.biff.kr/structure/eng/default.asp

The Busan International Film Festival (BIFF, previously Pusan International Film FestivalPIFF), held annually in Haeundae-gu, Busan (also Pusan), South Korea, is one of the most significant film festivals in Asia.  The first festival, held from 13 to 21 September 1996, was also the first international film festival in Korea. The focus of the BIFF is introducing new films and first-time directors, especially those from Asian countries. Another notable feature is the appeal of the festival to young people, both in terms of the large youthful audience it attracts and through its efforts to develop and promote young talent. In 1999, the Pusan Promotion Plan (renamed Asian Project Market in 2011) was established to connect new directors to funding sources. The 16th BIFF in 2011 saw the festival move to a new permanent home, the Busan Cinema Center in Centum City. The Busan Cinema Center is an about USD 150 million structure designed by Austria-based architecture collective Coop Himmelblau. The about 30,000 m² Cinema Center includes a 4,000-seat outdoor theatre; four indoor screens under an LED-covered roof; media centre; archive space; and conference rooms; allowing the festival to include industry forums and educational activities. [1]

2019

Dates:  TBA
Winners:  TBA

2018

Dates:  October 4 -13, 2018
Winners: TBA

2017

Dates: October 12 – 21, 2017
Winners:

World Cinema
LettersMarte VoldJero YunElisa Fernanda Pirir
Men Don’t CryMuskarci ne placu (original title)

Sonje Award – Best Short
Gaze, Negah (original title)Farnoosh Samadi

Busan Audience Award – Best Film
GoliathDominik Locher

Flash Forward Audience Award
GoliathDominik Locher
Never Steady, Never StillKathleen Hepburn

Kim Ji Seok Award – Window on Asian Cinema
In the ShadowsDipesh Jain

Flash Forward – Best Film
A Vida do AvessoHugo Martins
Little Crusader, Krizácek (original title)Václav Kadrnka (producer)

2016

Dates: October 6 – 15, 2016
Winners:

Busan Cinephile Award – Best World Documentary
The ApologyTiffany Hsiung (director)

Busan Audience Award – Flash Forward Audience Award
Night of a 1000 HoursDie Nacht der 1000 Stunden (original title)

[1]  From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia “Busan International Film Festival”, Retrieved from:  https://en.wikipedia.org

 

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