Various Eye Catching Events Coming up in Busan, KoreaSeptember 17, 2013
BUSAN,SOUTH KOREA–(Marketwired – Sep 17, 2013) – This fall, various events will be attracting attention of the world in Busan, the biggest port city in Korea.
The 18th Busan International Film Festival
The 18th Busan International Film Festival, the largest film festival in Asia, will be held for 10 days from October 3 to 12, 2013. During the film festival, the audience can enjoy 301 films in different genres and nationalities from 70 countries at the Busan Cinema Center and theaters in Haeundae, Busan.
Audiences will have chances to take part in a variety of affiliated programs and events in which they can meet and communicate with film professionals and popular stars in different venues including Busan Cinema Center, BIFF Village on the Haeundae Beach and BIFF Square in Nampo-dong, Busan.
During the film festival, the BIFF organizing committee will operate diverse programs, including the Asian Film Academy (AFA), Asian Cinema Fund (ACF), and Asian Film Market (AFM), to assist and support films production for film directors in Korea and Asia.
As a dedicated theater for the Busan International Film Festival, Busan Cinema Center is positioning as a global tourist attraction and a landmark that symbolizes ‘Busan, the city of film.’
The Busan International Film Festival is now grown to be the top film and video festival in Asia. It is greatly contributing to development of Asian film industry by performing the function of a window to introduce Asian films to the world (http://www.biff.kr/structure/eng/default.asp).
The 9th Busan Fireworks Festival
The 9th Busan Fireworks Festival will be held on October 25~26 in Busan. This world’s top-class fireworks festival is expected to attract 1.5 million local and foreign tourists around the world.
First held in 2005 in celebration of the 2005 APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting in Busan, the Busan Fireworks Festival has been held annually near Gwangan Bridge landmark area attracting more than 1 million audiences every year.
Also, marking the 50th anniversary of its elevation to a metropolitan city, the organizing committee will hold Eve of the Festival and concert on October 25 at the BEXCO Auditorium under the theme of ‘Love of 50 Years, Busan!’, and it will show fireworks on October 26 on the Gwangalli Beach.
Local and foreign tourists will be hypnotized by colorful splendors that will be unfolded in the Busan Fireworks Festival. Niagara fireworks will be shown against the backdrop of the Gwangan Bridge and world’s first and the largest scale 3-color Iguazu fireworks and other magnificent super large fireworks will be performed (http://www.bff.or.kr/ENG/Fireworks/01.asp).
G-Star 2013, the Global Game Exhibition
G-Star 2013, the international game exhibition already emerged as one of world’s top three game shows, will be held for 4 days from November 14 through 17 at BEXCO in Busan.
In addition to game exhibition, G-Star 2013 will provide a variety of spectacles through affiliated programs including business network party, G-Star party, job fair of game companies and various seminars on game industry. G-Star 2013 will also feature other events, such as Korea Game Awards ceremony, and the opening game of the League of Legend Champions Winter.
With continuous annual growth of over 20%, G-Star recorded more than $140 million in contracts in 2012. The exhibition now plays the leading role as a global hub for entire game business market.
G-Star 2013 is the arena for launching new games. Every participant including gamers and individuals will have chances to experience business and game culture (http://www.gstar.or.kr/eng/index.asp).
Busan International Film Festival
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