- KOFIC News
The 20th BIFF, More Special KoBiz Online Screening
Oct 12, 2015
- Writerby Shin-young PARK (International Promotion Team, KOFIC)
The Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), Korea’s representative film festival, opened its eleven-day events. BIFF features various programs to celebrate its 20th anniversary this year. The programs include Asian Cinema 100 which discovers unknown Asian films and directors to shed light on their values and My French Cinema which introduces films recommended from prominent French directors, actors, critics and festival organizers.
There are many great Korean films in each section of the festival this year, too. New Currents which tries to find rookies who will shoulder the future of Asian film industry, selected two local films as last year. Korean Cinema Today – Vision became a gateway to indie filmmakers. Wide Angle carries documentaries with diverse perspectives and short films full of fresh ideas.
Recently, a lot of new Korean films that received love calls internationally have screened at the BIFF. Therefore, KoBiz OS prepared Online Screening having more films than ever on the streaming service through consistent communication with directors and international sales companies.
There are many remarkable films this year. LEE Seung-won’s Communication & Lies, which portraits sorrow in the modern world caused by communications breakdown while following an abnormal couple, ALONE by PARK Hong-min which is about a man who witnesses a murder and has never-ending nightmares, teenagers’ love story and growth film Overman by SEO Eun-young, upcoming Girl on the Edge by PARK Geun-buem who drew global attention with The Night of The Witness through Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival and Steel Flower by PARK Suk-young who teams with actress JEONG Ha-dam after Wild Flowers last year at the BIFF.
In addition, this year’s BIFF on KoBiz OS will service films like Gyeong-ju director ZHANG Lu’s new film, Love and..., a unique horror movie Office by HONG Won-chan which was invited by Cannes Film Festival this year and The Unfair by KIM Sung-je which had a great resonance based on a true story.
The Festival Screening: BIFF 2015 will be available at screening.koreanfilm.or.kr from two days after the closing of the festival, the 12th of October for three months.