Busan International Film Festival programmer to visit

Screen Australia will host a visit by Dosin Pak, programmer for the Busan International Film Festival, in July.

Dosin will view new Australian films for preselection for the festival, which runs from October 1-10, and make recommendations about narrative feature films for the World Cinema, Flash Forward and Midnight Passion sections.

World Cinema showcases feature films from non-Asian filmmakers around the world, including those from established filmmakers.

Flash Forward is for new narrative features from non-Asian filmmakers reflecting bold vision and creativity.  Midnight Passion screens horror, sci-fi and cult films.

Last year Kill Me Three Times screened in World Cinema, The Mule featured in Flash Forward, Paper Planes in Wide Angle and Wyrmwood in Midnight Passion.

Busan’s requirements stipulate films should not have been completed before last October and must be 60 minutes or more.

Filmmakers with eligible features should contact Dale Fairbairn at Screen Australia via email: by July 3.

One of the largest festivals in Asia, the Busan International Film Festival is in its 20th year. The Asian Film Market, Asian Project Market, Asian Cinema Fund and Asian Film Academy run at the same time.