EUROPE! Goes Busan, one of the pioneering projects of the European Film Promotion (EFP), will celebrate its 20th edition at the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF). The project is designed to highlight European films and talent and this year will present 15 European filmmakers and actors who will meet with the industry and press and enjoy the very lively discussions with Korean audiences.
The filmmakers include Czech director Václav Kadrnka, whose Little Crusader won the Crystal Globe at this year’s Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, and Switzerland’s promising new director Dominik Locher, whose film Goliath impressed audiences at the 70th Locarno Festival.
An official press release states: “EFP recognized BIFF’s key role as one of the main gateways to the Asian market for European films. This important position was further emphasized by the launch of the Asian Film Market in 2006 where EFP was present from the outset. By granting Film Sales Support to European world sales companies and thanks to the steadily growing European Umbrella organized by EFP, the promotion network helped boost sales for European films to Asia and guaranteed a strong European presence at the festival.”
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