BIFF 2017 Overview

Period: October 12th (Thursday) – 21st (Saturday), 2017 ■ Screening Venues 32 screens at 5 theaters Busan Cinema Center, LOTTE CINEMA Centum City, CGV Centum City, MEGABOX Haeundae(Jangsan), Sohyang Theater Centum City ■ Screenings Total [...]

22nd Busan International Film Festival Establishes “Kim Jiseok Award”

The 22nd Busan International Film Festival newly establishes the ‘Kim Jiseok Award’. It is to remember and honor the late Kim Ji-seok who passed away this year after devoting his whole life to discovering young [...]

Growth in Greater China Cinema

Asian films screened at the 22nd Busan International Film Festival are an opportunity to look into the current position of rapidly thriving Greater China cinema, as well as newly emerging trends. It draws attention for [...]

22nd Busan International Film Festival Announces 10 Official Selections for New Currents

BIFF introduces 10 official selections from up-and-coming Asian directors to compete in the New Currents section at the 22nd Busan International Film Festival. Over the past 21 years, the Busan International Film Festival’s New Currents [...]

Multiple Events Hosted in 2017 Asian Film Market! ― Special emphasis on intellectual property rights

2017 Asian Film Market hosts specialized events to meet the expectations of film and media professionals. Following last year, the events focusing on intellectual property have become even more remarkable. Asian Film Market events are [...]

I am Not What You Think I am
- Exclusive Interview with Da Peng

Director Da Peng was invited to receive interviews by the documentary, Movie Chaser. The documentary also had in-depth talks with his fellow movie buddies to explore his artistic pursuit and initial fascination of filmmaking in [...]

14 Chinese Films will be found at the 30th TIFF

Competition The Looming Storm By Dong Yue Cast: Duan Yihong, Jiang Yiyan World Premiere   Special Screenings Legend of the Demon Cat By Chen Kaige Cast: Shota Sometani, Huang Xuan, Hiroshi Abe   Mr. Long [...]

Japan Content Showcase 2017 Highlights

The Japan Content Showcase 2017 is a combined triple-market international trade fair scheduled for Monday, October 23 through Thursday, October 26, 2017 at two venues: Ikebukuro and Shibuya. The event maximally leverages accumulated brand value [...]

Three New Programs Added to Celebrate the 30th TIFF
-Interview with Takeo Hisamatsu, the new Festival Director of TIFF

Takeo Hisamatsu joined Shochiku Co., Ltd in 1978, and in 1986 became manager of Shochiku USA’s Little Tokyo Cinema, Los Angeles. He returned to Tokyo in 1989 and was appointed senior manager of the Exhibition [...]

Creating Works That Stay True to Yourself
-Interview with Japanese Director Mr. Keiichi Hara

Keiichi Hara was born in 1959. He began his animation career in TV, working extensively on popular children and family-oriented shows like Doraemon and Crayon Shin-chan, for which he initially served as episode director under Mitsuru HONGO from [...]

Being different makes Japanese animated films recognizable
-Interview with Francesco Prandoni, International Operations Manager at Production I.G

Born in Milan, Italy. He spent the first half of his career buying Japanese anime for distribution in Italy, and the second half selling Japanese anime around the world. He joined Production I.G in 2005, [...]

Review of the Introduction of Japanese Animation Films to the Chinese Market

This year, Japanese animation embraces its centennial anniversary celebration and also Japanese animated films witness an explosive growth in the Chinese market. This paper will brief the history of the introduction of Japanese animated films [...]

JY Animation: Growing up with Chinese Animation
-Exclusive Interview with Yao Xin, the General Manager of JY Animation

As one of the very first Chinese distributors to release animations in Mainland China legitimately, JY Animation (JYA) suffered through the tough periods when piracy swept across China and nobody troubled to ask for legit [...]