Busan: Download THR's Day 1 'Daily'
In THR's first Busan festival daily, BIFF drives South Korean film boom, 108 Media picks up international rights to director Emmanuel Shirinian's "It Was You Charlie," and Filipino filmmakers are on the rise.
BIFF to Feature South Korean Films
South Korean films will feature strongly in the market at this year's Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) as exhibitors build on the revival in interest for local movies, but a strong showing from the broader Asia region is also expected.
It Was You Charlie Is Acquired by 108 Media Corp.
The worldwide distribution rights to writer-director Emmanuel Shirinian's It Was You Charlie, which stars Michael D. Cohen and Aaron Abrams, has gone to Canadian distributor 108 Media Corp. ahead of its world premiere in Busan.
Filipino Filmmakers Eye Global Market
By all accounts, 2013 has been a banner year for Philippine cinema, with more international exposure and domestic industry development than in any year of recent memory. "We are starting to make real progress," says Briccio Santos, chairman of the recently revitalized Film Development Council of the Philippines. "Film production is on the rise, new distribution and exhibition mechanisms are being explored, and audiences are beginning to take hold of their own cinema again."