Number of sessions increased from 5 to 7 and diversified contents
2014 Asian Director Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Following Jia Zhangke from the last year, the BIFF forum will shed light on Mohsen Makhmalbaf, the global master director from Iran. Lee Wang Joo, the chairperson of the forum etc will present in the session ‘Mohsen Makhmalbaf and the Truth of Cinema’ in which the keynote speech will be delivered by Mohsen Makhmalbaf who earned The Manhae Grand Prize in literature & art.
Meaningful sessions with ‘Busan locality’
This year’s forum includes 2 sessions based on locality of Busan; They are ‘Films, Cities and Spirits of Humanities’ session which will cover ‘Violence, Film and Busan's Locality’ (Song Myung-hee, Pukyung National University) and ‘Film Reading Forum’ in which film professionals and non-professionals will participate in reading the ground-breaking film Roaring Currents (2014). Professor Gilloch, the keynote speaker of the conference, will also become a presenter at ‘Films, Cities and Spirits of Humanities’ session. These 2 sessions will be presented by personages whose birth place or residential area is Busan.
Sessions with contemporary trend
This year’s forum also emphasizes the trend of the times and reflects the contemporary period; It includes ‘A Certain Tendency of Japanese Cinema after 3.11’ (The Japan Foundation) and ‘New Year Blockbuster and Chinese Dream’ (Confucius Institute at Dongseo University, Chinese Cinema Forum), ‘To Establish Nongovernmental Autonomy of Film Rating Board and its Resolution’ (The Korean Association of Film Critics), and ‘Diversity of Films and Korean Film Industry (Institute of Legal Research of Youngsan University).
- Date : Oct 8 (Wed) – Oct 10 (Fri)
- Location : Haeundae Grand Hotel, 2F Grand Ballroom
BIFF Forum Chairman LEE Wangjoo