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  1. Busan Film Festival: Jury Members, Honorees Unveiled

    7:45 am 9/2/2013

    Iranian filmmaker Rakhshan Banietemad will head the New Currents jury while special mentions will be made for veteran auteur Im Kwon-taek, French film critic Charles Tesson and Cambodian director Rithy Panh.Read more

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  2. Iran's Mohsen Makhmalbaf Readies Doc on Busan Festival Founder Kim Dong-ho

    10:42 pm 8/18/2013

    "Ongoing Smile," the filmmaker's hour-long piece on the influential South Korean film figure will premiere at the Busan festival in October, followed by showings in Beirut and Tokyo’s FilmEx.Read more

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  3. South Korean Director Lee Chang-dong to Chair 2013 Asian Film Academy

    12:54 am 3/19/2013

    The fellowship program for aspiring filmmakers, held in tandem with the Busan International Film Festival, is accepting applications through April 30.Read more

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  4. Busan Film Festival to Launch Cable Channel for Art Movies

    3:11 pm 2/28/2013

    The South Korean cinema event also plans to distribute independent films for the 1.5 billion-won ($1.38 million) project.Read more

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  5. The Russian Novel: Busan Review

    8:13 am 10/25/2012

    Shin Youn-shick's drama resembles the literary tragedy from which it draws its name.Read more

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  6. Odayaka: Busan Review

    7:42 am 10/25/2012

    Uchida Nobuteru's drama addresses the internal devastation brought on by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan in March 2011. Read more

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  7. Koji Wakamatsu Hospitalized after Car Accident

    1:47 am 10/17/2012

    Representatives of the director, who has made more than 100 films, will not confirm how serious the 76-year-old's injuries are.Read more

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  8. Busan 2012: Festival Closer 'Television' Ushers in New Era for Bangladeshi Cinema

    7:31 pm 10/11/2012

    Director Mostofa Farooki's wry comic drama reflects the South Asian film sector's move toward mainstream entertainment.Read more

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  9. Busan 2012: Download THR's Day 7 'Daily'

    8:40 am 10/10/2012

    In day 7 of THR's Busan Festival Daily, director Choi Dong-hoon discusses his South Korean blockbuster "The Thieves," the North Korean romantic comedy "Comrade Kim Goes Flying" gets made without any government interference and we look at three exotic post-fest getaways.Read more

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  10. Busan 2012: Best of the Fest

    5:27 am 10/10/2012

    The 17th edition of the film festival makes room for both the enlightening and the entertaining.Read more

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