• Mountain Cry

    Hairun, VRPA start shooting Mountain Cry


    EXCLUSIVE: Larry Yang’s Mountain Cry, co-produced by Hairun Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures Asia, started production today in the Taihang Mountains of China’s Shanxi Province.

  • Peter Ho-sun Chan

    Busan’s Asia Star Awards honours Chan


    Peter Ho-sun Chan received the Asia Star Awards’ ‘Special Achievement Award’ in recognition of his contribution to the Asian film industry at the Busan International Film Festival on October 4.

  • Detective K: Secret Of The Lost Island

    Showbox unwraps Detective K sequel


    Korea’s Showbox/Mediaplex is launching sales on sequel Detective K: Secret Of The Lost Island, starring Kim Myung-min, at Busan’s Asian Film Market.

  • Second Life Of Thieves

    Mosquito creates buzz with Durians, Thieves


    Thailand’s Mosquito Films Distribution has picked up four Southeast Asian titles, including The Second Life Of Thieves, directed by Woo Ming Jin, which is making its world premiere in BIFF’s Window on Asian Cinema section.

  • Zhao Zhiyong, executive deputy secretary-general of Beijing International Film Festival organising committee, Lee Yong-kwan, director of Busan International Film Festival.

    Beijing delegation seeks Korean co-ventures


    The Beijing Municipal Bureau of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television has brought a delegation of companies to Busan’s Asian Film Market for the first time, including leading producers such as Galloping Horse, Stellar Megamedia and Desen International Media.

  • The Queens

    Easternlight picks up Annie Yi’s The Queens


    Arclight Films’ Asian label, Easternlight Films, has picked up international rights to The Queens, directed by and starring Taiwanese singer and actress Annie Yi.

  • The Truth Shall Not Sink With Sewol

    Korean filmmakers join Sewol protest


    More than 1,000 Korean filmmakers and actors, including Park Chan-wook, Kim Ki-duk and Park Hae-il, have joined a declaration at Busan urging for legislation to ensure an independent special investigation into the Sewol ferry disaster.

  • Asian Film Academy

    AFA celebrates 10th anniversary


    Busan’s initiative to nurture new film talent, the Asian Film Academy (AFA), is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year with homecoming alumni and special screenings and events.

  • It Was You Charlie

    BIFF distribution arm builds debut slate


    EXCLUSIVE: BIFF’s distribution arm CAC (Center of Asia Contents) Entertainment has started picking up titles to launch distribution in Korea in step with BIFF’s 20th anniversary next year.

  • Busan opening 2014

    Busan Film Festival opens in style


    The 19th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) opened with a star-studded red carpet and a conciliatory anti-war undercurrent to proceedings, which included the world premiere of Doze Niu Chen-Zer’s Paradise In Service.