The 17th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) has announced its New Currents competition, which includes six world premieres and four international premieres.
International premieres include Iraqi film 111 Girls and Taiwanese film Touch Of The Light, which was recently picked up by Fortissimo Films.
The ten films from eight countries feature up-and-coming first and second-time feature directors such as Iraqi/Kurdish filmmaker Bahman Ghobadi’s sister Nahid, Vincent Sandoval, whose feature debut Senorita screened in Locarno competition, and two graduates of the Korean Academy of Film Arts (KAFA) Intensive Program, Lee Donku and Kim Sung Hyun.
New Currents 2012 Line-up:
111 Girls (Iraq) Nahid Ghobadi, Bijan Zmanpira - world premiere
36 (Thailand) Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit - international premiere
Apparition (Philippines) Vincent Sandoval - international premiere
Fatal (South Korea) Lee Donku – world premiere
Filmstaan (India) Nitin Kakkar – world premiere
Kayan (Canada, Lebanon) Maryam Najafi - world premiere
The Town Of Whales (Japan) Keiko Tsuruoka – international premiere
Together (Taiwan) Hsu Chao-Jen – world premiere
Touch Of The Light (Taiwan) Chang Jung-chi - international premiere
Your Time Is Up (South Korea) Kim Sung Hyun - world premiere