Latest Busan news – Page 14

  • Nansun Shi

    Asian producers bemoan dearth of bond companies


    Industry experts bemoaned the global decline in completion bond companies at a financing seminar during Pusan’s Asian Film Market, observing that only one or two companies remain to bond independent films.

  • News

    CJ launches joint venture with Japan’s T-joy


    Korea’s CJ Entertainment and T-Joy, the theatre chain affiliate of major Japanese studio Toei, are launching a joint investment and distribution venture that will start operations in April 2010.

  • News

    PIFF, EAVE join forces to boost Asian-Euro collaboration


    The Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) and Europe’s EAVE organisation have announced the launch of “EAVE Ties That Bind”, a new development workshop for Asian and European film producers.

  • Isao Yukisada

    PIFF lines up Asian auteurs for omnibus project


    The Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) has announced the production of an omnibus film about people falling in love in the city of Busan, to be executive produced by festival head Kim Dong-ho.

  • Korean actor Won Bin

    Won Bin is the Man for United Pictures


    Korean actor Won Bin, who recently starred in Bong Joon-ho’s Mother , has been cast as the lead in action drama This Man (working title), which is being sold internationally by United Pictures.

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    Pusan film festival to screen record 355 films


    The 14th Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) will screen a record 355 films from 70 countries, including with 98 world premieres and 46 international premieres.

  • Yash Chopra

    Chopra named as PIFF’s Asian Filmmaker of the Year


    The 14th Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) has announced that legendary Bollywood director-producer Yash Chopra will receive its Asian Filmmaker of the Year award.

  • Jean Jacques Beineix

    Beineix to head Pusan’s New Currents jury


    The Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) has announced that Jean-Jacques Beineix has been appointed head of the jury for the New Currents competition, which highlights emerging Asian filmmakers.

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    Pusan's Asian Cinema Fund supports 25 projects


    The Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) has announced 25 recipients of its Asian Cinema Fund and has revealed two new funds to support overseas projects and distribution.

  • The Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF)

    PIFF launches $20,000 award for non-Asian directors


    The Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) has created the $20,000 Flash Forward Award for first or second-time directors from non-Asian countries.

  • News

    PIFF receives public funding boost to offset downturn


    The Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) is set to receive an increase in government funding to offset the effects of the economic downturn anddiminishing corporate sponsorship.

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    Pusan appoints new executives and programmers


    The 14th Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) has appointed new executives to the Asian FilmMarket and programmers for the World Cinema and Asian Cinema sections.


    Showbox Mediaplexpicks up Breathless, The Pot from Pusan line-up


    Korea’s Showbox Mediaplex has picked up for international sales two independent films -Yang Ik-june’s Breathless and Kim Tae Gon’s The Pot - from the recent Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) line-up.

  • News

    PUSAN: New Currents Awards presented to three films


    The Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF)gave awards tothree films in its New Currents section of up-and-coming Asian directors, which is the only competitive section of the festival. The three films, which were awarded with $30,000 each, were Life Track by Guang Hao Jin (China/Korea), Flower In The Pocket ...

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    PUSAN: CJ strikes four-film deal with Splendid


    In the midst of a subdued Asian Film Market, Seoul-based distributor CJ Entertainment has clinched a four-film deal with Splendid Film for German-speaking territories and the Benelux. The package showcases CJ's first US-Korea co-production West 32nd , which is playing in the Pusan film festival and made its market debut ...