The Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) founded in 1996 marks its 25th anniversary this year. A film festival is a ‘contact zone’ where diverse subjects in the various contexts interact with one another. BIFF as a contact zone is strongly characterized by two keywords, ‘Busan’ and ‘film’. For 25 years, BIFF has been an essential linchpin of the growth of Korean cinema since the renaissance of Korean cinema in the late 1990s and one of the main engines enhancing the placeness of Busan in the cultural context. Thus, celebrating its 25 anniversaries, we prepare venues to reflect on the success and limits of BIFF and discuss its prospects along with Pusan National University Film Institute.
|Moderator||Suh Dae Jeong(Pusan Nat’l Univ.)|
|Speaker||Kim Yong Gyu(Pusan Nat’l Univ.)||Seeing BIFF through the eyes of a citizen/an audience|
|Kim Choong Kook(Pusan Nat’l Univ.)||The Challenges and Opportunities for BIFF in the Post-Kim Ji-seok Era|
|Panel||Kim Yiseok(Dong-Eui Univ.)|