Busan features

  • Kim Dong-ho

    The man behind Pusan: Kim Dong-ho


    Launched in 1996, the Pusan International Film Festival (Oct 7-15) quickly became established as an international hub for Asian cinema. As he prepares for his final festival before retirement, founding festival director Kim Dong-ho speaks to Jean Noh about Pusan’s swift growth ― and its future

  • Pusan’s closing film, The Message

    Far East festivals compete for market attention


    In an Asian version of the Venice-Toronto marathon, the credits have now rolled on the Pusan and Tokyo film festivals. International buyers and sellers tell Liz Shackleton which event they found to be the most useful.

  • A Brand New Life

    PPP opens up the world


    This year’s Pusan Promotion Plan (Oct 11-14) is showcasing new projects from some of Asia’s superstar film-makers, as well as international rising talents.

  • Yang Yang, a 2007 PPP project from Taiwan's Cheng Yu-Cheih, is due to screen in A Window on Asian Cinema at Piff

    PPP 2009 project list


    Screen International brings you the 2009 Pusan Promotion Plan list.

  • True Noon

    Pusan pulls out all the stops


    Seemingly undaunted by financial gloom, this year’s Pusan International Film Festival (Oct 8-16) boasts a record 355 films and a new cash prize. But will travel-weary buyers and sellers be in town to see them?

  • Tadayuki Okubo, Toei Company

    Meet the neighbours


    International buyers are looking forward to this year’s Asian Film Market (Oct 11-14) as a place to do business with their Asian colleagues.