Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Deranged Midnight Film 'Dude Bro Party Massacre III' is an Instant Cult Classic, Bruh Deranged Midnight Film 'Dude Bro Party Massacre III' is an Instant Cult Classic, Bruh Inaugural AMBI Benefit Gala to Include Prince Albert II of Monaco, Diana Ross, Anjelica Houston, and James Franco Inaugural AMBI Benefit Gala to Include Prince Albert II of Monaco, Diana Ross, Anjelica Houston, and James Franco Youth Jury Call an Other Opportunities at the Trinidad + Tobago Film Festival Youth Jury Call an Other Opportunities at the Trinidad + Tobago Film Festival SydneysBuzz: Cannes 2015 Rights Roundup SydneysBuzz: Cannes 2015 Rights Roundup Peter Greenaway's 'Eisenstein In Guanajuato' to Premiere at Outfest Los Angeles Peter Greenaway's 'Eisenstein In Guanajuato' to Premiere at Outfest Los Angeles 'Carol' Producer, Elizabeth Karlsen, to Kick-off Strategic Partners with Opening Keynote Conversation 'Carol' Producer, Elizabeth Karlsen, to Kick-off Strategic Partners with Opening Keynote Conversation Indiegogo Campaign: Lady Filmmakers Script to Screen Program For Women Filmmakers & Projects Of Diversity Indiegogo Campaign: Lady Filmmakers Script to Screen Program For Women Filmmakers & Projects Of Diversity  Ireland’s Oldest Film Festival Partners with National Broadcaster for 60th Edition Ireland’s Oldest Film Festival Partners with National Broadcaster for 60th Edition Visconti's Classic 'Rocco and His Brothers' is Coming Back to Theaters Visconti's Classic 'Rocco and His Brothers' is Coming Back to Theaters Meet the Woman Who Travels the World Connecting Filmmakers with the International Industry Meet the Woman Who Travels the World Connecting Filmmakers with the International Industry The Most Unique Interview Ever for the Most Unique Film of the Year The Most Unique Interview Ever for the Most Unique Film of the Year Why "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" is a Cinephile's Dream Come True Why "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" is a Cinephile's Dream Come True LatinoBuzz: Actress Kate del Castillo on Premios Platino and Working in Her Native Language LatinoBuzz: Actress Kate del Castillo on Premios Platino and Working in Her Native Language Review: Stéphane Lafleur's 'Tu Dors Nicole' is an Unassuming Dreamy Delight  Review: Stéphane Lafleur's 'Tu Dors Nicole' is an Unassuming Dreamy Delight Review: Wondrous 'When Marnie Was There' is One of Ghibli's Most Profoundly Moving Works Review: Wondrous 'When Marnie Was There' is One of Ghibli's Most Profoundly Moving Works Cannes'15: Jane Fonda, Olivia de Havilland and Megan Ellison to Receive 'Women in Motion' Honor Awards Cannes'15: Jane Fonda, Olivia de Havilland and Megan Ellison to Receive 'Women in Motion' Honor Awards La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival 2015 La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival 2015 Adrian Grenier, Lucy Cooper & Josh Zeman Launch Kickstarter Campaign to Find The Loneliest Whale Adrian Grenier, Lucy Cooper & Josh Zeman Launch Kickstarter Campaign to Find The Loneliest Whale Oscars 2015 : Best Foreign Language Film Contenders - Europe Part 1 Oscars 2015 : Best Foreign Language Film Contenders - Europe Part 1 LatinoBuzz: Interview With Actor Richard Cabral of 'Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones' LatinoBuzz: Interview With Actor Richard Cabral of 'Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones'

Mr. Kim Goes to Festivals

Photo of Sydney Levine By Sydney Levine | Sydneys Buzz October 14, 2010 at 3:00AM

Pusan International Film Festival's outgoing director has written a travelogue on festivals. You can read about it here on Film Business Asia, or scroll down for the full text. Mr. Kim is an extraordinary man who has rebuilt the South Korean film industry and relocated it to its origninal home, Pusan, after the allies made Seoul its center during what we in America call "The Korean War".
0

Pusan International Film Festival's outgoing director has written a travelogue on festivals. You can read about it here on Film Business Asia, or scroll down for the full text. Mr. Kim is an extraordinary man who has rebuilt the South Korean film industry and relocated it to its origninal home, Pusan, after the allies made Seoul its center during what we in America call "The Korean War".


Mr. Kim Writes a Book

By Stephen Cremin

Sat, 09 October 2010, 13:11 PM (HKT)

Festival News
The Pusan festival (부산국제영화제) has published Mr. Kim Goes to Festivals, a collection of essays by outgoing festival director Kim Dong-ho (김동호), giving his personal opinion on 38 of his favourite film festivals.

In the book, Kim argues that "more and more Korean filmmakers and producers seem to make films with the specific aim of entering them at film festivals" and encourages them to look beyond Cannes, Berlin and Venice.

He suggests that the "dearth of Korean films in the Berlinale Competition is due to Korean filmmakers' infatuation with Cannes". Nevertheless, he personally looks forward to the day that a Korean film wins the Palme d'Or.

Kim's first international film festival was the August 1988 edition of the Montreal World Film Festival, followed by a visit to the Moscow International Film Festival the following year.

After the first edition of the Pusan festival in 1996, he became a frequent traveller to film festivals overseas, during which time he has collected more than 1.5 million air miles on Korean Air.

The core of the book came from a series of articles Kim wrote for the local edition of Premiere magazine between 2003 and 2005 and in a weekly column in Pusan's Kookje Shinmoon (국제신문) newspaper this year.

The 300-page book is edited by festival programmer Cho Young-jung (조영정) with introductions by director Hou Hsiao-hsien (侯孝賢), journalist Peter van Bueren and Thierry Fremeux, artistic director of Cannes.

This article is related to: International Film Festival

E-Mail Updates