The 2013 Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) was held at Busan Cinema Center in Busan, southeast of Seoul  on October 3, 2013.  According to local Yonhap news agency, the 18th Busan International Film Festival screened about 300 movies from 70 countries in 10 days from 3 to 12 October 2013.

The festival kicked off with a red carpet event on 3 October 2013.  The opening night was graced by Asian Stars such as Aaron Kwok, Kang Soo-Yeon, Ok Taecyeon and Lee Yeon-hee.

'Marriage Blue' co-stars Ok Taecyeon, left, of boy band 2PM, with actress and model Lee Yeon-hee.

‘Marriage Blue’ co-stars Ok Taecyeon, left, of boy band 2PM, with actress and model Lee Yeon-hee.

Aaron Kwok and South Korean actress Kang Soo-yeon

Aaron Kwok and South Korean actress Kang Soo-yeon

A relatively unknown actress, Oh In-Hye, stole the limelight in a revealing orange dress.

Oh In-Hye

Oh In-Hye

More photos and videos of the actual red carpet event below:

Sources from Entertainment Inquirer  indicate that – “The Busan Film Festival is starting to become one of the most important events in the Asian film industry, drawing more than 200,000 visitors last year.

And according to Xin Hua Net – “Unlike the three traditional international film festivals in Venice, Cannes and Berlin, the Busan film festival is focusing more on discovering new talent rather than the established filmmakers. It is also a discovery of the Asian cinema potential.

 

Busan International Film Festival (2013)

18th Busan International Film Festival

 

 

Visit the official site at: http://www.biff.kr

Busan International Film Festival 2013 Awards Winners List

  1. New Currents Awards

    Joint winner: “Pascha” Dir: AHN Seonkyoung (Korea)
    Joint winner: “Remote Control” Dir: Byamba SAKHYA (Mongolia/Germany)
    Special Mention: “Transit” (pictured) Dir: Hannah ESPIA (Philippines)

  2. Sonje (Short Film) Awards

    Winner (Asia): “A Lady Caddy Who Never Saw a Hole in One” Dir: Yosep ANGGI NOEN (Indonesia)
    Winner (Korea): “In the Summer” Dir: SON TaeDir: gyum (Korea)
    Special Mention: “Temporary” Dir: Behzad AZADI (Iran)
    Special Mention: “Sprout” Dir: YOON GaDir: eun (Korea)

  3. BIFF Mecenat Award (Documentaries)

    Winner (Asia): “Jalanan” (aka “Streetside”) Dir: Daniel ZIV (Indonesia)
    Winner (Korea): “Non fiction Diary” Dir: JUNG Yoonsuk (Korea)
    Special Mention: “Gureombi — The Wind is Blowing” Dir: CHO Sung-bong (Korea)

  4. Busan Bank Award (Audience Award)

    Winner: “Home” Dir: Maximilian HULT (Sweden/Iceland)

  5. KNN Movie Award (Audience Award)

    Winner: “10 Minutes” Dir: LEE Yong-seung (Korea)

  6. FIPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics) Award

    Winner: “10 Minutes” Dir: LEE Yong-seung (Korea)

  7. NETPAC (Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema) Award

    Winner: “Shuttlecock” Dir: LEE Yubin (Korea)

  8. Busan Cinephile Award

    Winner: “Father’s Garden –The Love of My Parents” Dir: Peter LIECHTI (Switzerland)

  9. Citizen Reviewers’ Award

    Joint winner: “Han Gong-ju” Dir: ju Dir: LEE Su-jin (Korea)
    Joint winner: “Shuttlecock” Dir: LEE Yubin (Korea)

  10. CGV Movie Collage Award

    Winner: “Han Gong-ju Dir: LEE Sujin (Korea)

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