Around 13 Indian films were chosen to be showcased at the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) in South Korea scheduled from 3-12 October 2013. Satyagraha and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag are among those films to be showcased at the film festival in South Korea.
Among other films to be showcased, some of these include Qissa (directed by Anup Singh), The Lunchbox (directed by Ritesh Batra), The Letter (directed by Laxman Utekar), Ceylon (directed by Santosh Sivan) as well as David (directed by Bejoy Nambiar).
BIFF is held every year at Busan and BIFF 2013 will see around 301 films from 70 countries across the world.
About the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF)
• The Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) was earlier known as Pusan International Film Festival, PIFF.
• It is held annually in Haeundae-gu, Busan (also Pusan), South Korea.
• BIFF is one of the most important festivals in Asia.
• The first PIFF was held from 13-21 September 1996. At that time, it was also the first international film festival in South Korea.
• The objective of BIFF is introduction of new films as well as fresher directors, primarily from Asia.
• Another important feature of BIFF is that the festival has special appeal towards the young audience because it also promotes the young talent.
• The BIFF is organised in various categories which include Gala Presentation, A Window on Asian Cinema, New Currents, Korean Cinema Today, Korean Cinema Retrospective, World Cinema, Wide Angle, Open Cinema, Flash Forward, Midnight Passion and Special Programs in Focus.