Busan International Film Festival

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Clean Up

‘Savage’, ‘Clean Up’ pick up Busan’s New Currents Awards

Kim Jiseok Awards went to Jamshid Mahmoudi’s Rona, Azim’s Mother and Zhang Wei’s The Rib.

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Increased attendance and cause for optimism at Asian Film Market

Organizers reported 150 more participants than last year.

Jang Woo-jin BIFF

Busan's Asian Project Market reveals 2018 award winners

The Final Print, directed by Jang Woo-jin, wins $15,000 top prize.

Manish Mundra

Drishyam, Backup Media team on Prashant Nair’s Tryst With Destiny (exclusive)

Indian-French co-production comprises four short stories tackling different issues that have plagued India since independence.

Korean platforms panel

Korean cinema grapples with rising competition on VOD platforms

Korean movies are starting to lose out to TV series on video platforms, say Asian Film Market speakers.

APEC House

Asian Film Center launch discussed in Busan

KOFIC leads talks on proposed pan-Asian body which has already secured around $1m in government funding.

E-IP winners

Busan's E-IP gives top awards to 'The Sixth Wife', 'Good Job'

Asian Film Market’s Book To Film and E-IP Market introduced a total of 29 official selections this year.

Kunimura Jun

Busan Film Festival apologises to jury member Kunimura Jun after press conference criticism

Japanese actor said to be suffering ”extreme mental and emotional pain” after backlash his comments at BIFF jury press conference.

Working Woman

M-Appeal scores sales on 'Working Woman', 'The Third Wife' (exclusive)

France, Benelux swoop on Working Woman, while The Third Wife goes to UK/Ireland, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Yuko Shiomaki

SingularDTV launches Japanese unit headed by Yuko Shiomaki (exclusive)

New venture aims to nurture low and mid-budget independent films in Japan.

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