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Report on Pusan International Film Festival

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The Seventh Pusan International Film Festival was held from Nov. 14-Nov. 23 2002 in Korea's second largest city, Busan (Pusan). In its few years of operation, PIFF has established itself as one of the premiere film events in Asia. This year's festival saw a large increase in attendance, with more than 65 percent of the 226 films from 57 countries completely sold out; foreign guests and members of the press were present in unprecedented numbers. As in past years, the pedestrian mall designated as PIFF Square (where most of the screening venues are located, as well the bronze hand-prints of honored film luminaries) was filled with food vendors, soju tents, and booths promoting all manner of products and services related to film, creating a festive atmosphere day and night.
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Keywords: Asia; Busan; Pusan International Film Festival; festival; film; report

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: University of Michigan 2: College of Santa Fe

Publication date: March 1, 2003

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  • Asian Cinema is a seminal journal, which has been published since 1995 by the Asian Cinema Studies Society under the stewardship of Professor John Lent. From 2012 Asian Cinema will be published by Intellect as part of our Film Studies journal portfolio. The journal currently publishes a variety of scholarly material - including research articles, interviews, book and film reviews and bibliographies - on all forms and aspects of Asian cinema. The journal's broad aim is to advance understanding and knowledge of the rich traditions of the various Asian cinemas, thereby making an invaluable contribution to the field of Film Studies in general.
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