Busan Film Festival

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The Busan International Film Festival has grown to become Asia's largest film festival.

It is considered a great event to discover new work from the region's filmmakers, and is a standard stop for festival programmers looking for Asian titles. It is also an important destination for the Asian film industry, augmented by the Asian Film Market. The festival programme gives priority to world and international premiere screenings, and all screenings must be at least Korean premieres.  International sections are: World Cinema - recent feature films from around the world (excluding Asia and Korea), Wide Angle: recent short films, animations, documentaries, and experimental films, Open Cinema: recent and relatively commercial feature films, Critic’s Choice: recent and relatively artistic feature films.  

New Zealand films that have screened at Busan include River Queen, Desert and the short films Eating Sausage and The Tide Keeper.