The Korean Film Council (KOFIC) has sharply cut its funding for the Busan International Film Festival, the country's premiere film event. Critics were quick to describe the cuts as politically…
City authorities offer locations support as preliminary measures, eyeing financial incentives next
Services, VFX and VoD all expanded, while rights sales slipped
KOFIC had been without a full time leader for nearly nine months.
BUSAN — After hosting short-term teaching sessions for ten years, the Busan Film Commission is to give a permanent home to the Asian Film Academy. Oh Seok-geun, director of the Busan Film Commission…
South Korea has seen a dramatic increase in the number of IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) subscribers in the past six years, but the lack of cooperation between the players and transparency of…
HONG KONG — South Korea has selected “Sea Fog” (aka ‘Haemoo’) as its contender for the foreign-language Academy Awards race. The film, directed by Shim Sung-bo, is a largely sea-borne tale of human…
Deal reflects existing swell of cross-border Korean-Chinese film-making
The Korean Film Council (KOFIC) has relocated from the South Korean capital Seoul to Busan, the southern port city that is also home to Asia's biggest film festival.
HONG KONG — "Juvenile Offender," a tough mother and son drama featuring a youngster released from a correctional facility, has been selected to represent South Korea in the foreign-language category…