In october 04, 2018, the Busan international film festival will be held in Busan, southern of south Korea. Currently, Busan international film festival has become one of the famous film festivals in Asia even all over the world. In the past, the level of the film market in Asia is lower than America and some other developed countries. With the development of the economy and the entertainment industry in Asia, especially in South Korea,China and Japan, there are more and more people flood into the cinema to enjoy the film. At the same time, there are more film companies and producers. Thus, the film industry in Asia is a steep increase these days.
As the introduction of the official website of BIFF. In 2018, there will be 323 films from 79 countries. it contains feature film, short films and so on. On the BIFF, there be lots of new producer and director all over the world bring various kind of films. Most of them are from Asia. At the same time, the BIFF is focusing on Asia market and provide a platform for independent filmmakers from different regions. The aim of the film festival is to provide an opportunity for the filmmaker to communicate with others and with the audiences.
As we know, south Korea is well known because of their entertainment industry and culture. One of the reasons for the reputation of the BIFF is that there will be lots of Korea celebrities and kpop idols join the film festival. Thus, every year, when the film festival starts, the tag of BIFF must be popular on social media in some Asia counties such as China, Malaysia, Japan and so on. For the celebrity, BIFF is a good opportunity for them to open the international market and let more people know about them. Every year, there are hundreds of actors join the film festival. These Korea actors and idols attract the attention of their fans all over the world. Thus, the reputation of the BIFF is bigger than other film festivals.
“Trend of Southwest Asia and Central Asia, New Films and New Artists” is one of the topics of Busan film festival. At the BIFF, you can watch film from lots of country in Asia. At the same time, this is a platform for new artists to show their film. At the film festival, you can see lots of new artists. For most of them, BIFF is their first international film festival. Moreover, for new director, there are several awards for them such as new currents award, flash forward award and so on. These awards are for the new dirctors from Asia to find the talent of them.
Overall, as the film industry is under a rapid increase these days in Asia, there are more and more producer bring their film to the film festival. Busan film festival as one of the biggest film festival in Asia, has lots of reputation and get the attention of the audience all over the world. It is a good opportunity for the director to show their film.
“23rd Busan International Film Festival”Busan international film festival , http://www.biff.kr/eng/addon/10000001/page.asp?page_num=128 . Accessed 12 sep, 2018.