Interesting

7 Oct ’10

15th Pusan International Film Festival

Pusan International Film Festival 부산국제영화제 (PIFF) is one of the most significant film festivals in Asia, which will take place this year from October 7th to 15th in Busan, South Korea. First established in September 1996, PIFF focuses on introducing new films and first-time directors from Asian countries.

More Photos of Movie Posters Can Be Found At: Red Flava Gallery

Running concurrently with the festival are a number of other events. The pictures above are posters of the 15th Pusan International Film Festival and the 5th Asian Film Market 2010, which will be launched under the auspices of the PIFF and Pusan Promotion Plan.

Asian Film Market supports the Asian film industry by promoting innovative business models to professionals around the globe. The Pusan Promotion Plan was established in 1999 to connect new directors to funding sources.

Busan is also known as Pusan. Its official name is Busan Metropolitan City. It is South Korea’s second largest metropolis after the capital Seoul. It is also the largest port city in South Korea and the fifth largest port in the world.

Busan has been a host city for many important events in the past, including the 2002 FIFA World Cup, 2002 Asian games and APEC 2005 Korea. The city has also announced its bid to host the 2020 Summer Olympics Games.

As the host city of the PIFF, Busan has enjoyed its fame and popularity. This year, the 15th PIFF raised its curtains with the screening of Chinese director Zhang Yimou’s 张艺谋 new romance epic “The Love of the Hawthorn Tree” (aka “Under the Hawthorn Tree”).

More Photos of Movie Posters Can Be Found At: Red Flava Gallery

Amongst the Fifth Generation of Chinese filmmakers, Zhang Yimou is an internationally acclaimed veteran. His other epic movies are “To Live” (1994), “Not One Less” (1999), “Hero” (2002), “House of Flying Daggers” (2004), “Curse of the Golden Flower” (2006), etc.

A new record will be set this year with 103 premieres out of the 308 films from 67 countries, while 52 entries will make their international debuts. The eight-day festival will draw its curtain with the South Korean film “Camellia” (aka “Kamelia”) starring famous actress Song Hye-kyo 송혜교 and actor Kang Dong-Won 강동원.

Honoured guests to the festival include famous Chinese actress Tang Wei 汤唯 with her latest film “Late Autumn”, Japanese idol Sora Aoi 蒼井そら with her latest movie “Raiou”, Japanese actress Aoi Miyazaki 宮崎 あおい, renowned French actress Juliette Binoche, English actress Jane March, etc, as well as many world-famous directors such as Oliver Stone and Carlos Saura.



More articles by »
Written by: Nia
Tags: , , , , , ,


About the Author

Nia
Nia, Redflava Writer.



3 Comments


  1. I love the layout of Busan, I want to visit there some day.


  2. Lee

    I wanna go to Busan! :D



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.