11 SEPTEMBER 2017
For the first time, the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) is set to open and close with women directors’ films, starting with Shin Suwon’s Glass Garden on October 15 and ending with Sylvia Chang’s Love Education, October 21.
Organizers today announced a lineup of 298 films from 75 countries, with 100 world premieres and 29 international premieres.
They are still finalizing two or three more selections along with the recipient of the inaugural Korean independent feature film production support fund of $177,000 (KW200m) launched this year by BIFF’s Asian Cinema Fund (ACF).
Korean director Shin Suwon’s previous works include Berlinale Generation Plus special mention award-winner Pluto and Cannes Un Certain Regard title Madonna. Continue reading