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Asian Film Academy: The Future of Asian Cinema with Kiyoshi Kurosawa

An Insight of an Independent Filmmaker from the Philippines During the Asian Film Academy 2009 "If you truly want to be a professional director, you will stick to filmmaking in all weathers. That's all. That's the only thing I want to tell you."Kiyoshi KurosawaDean, Asian Film Academy 2009 Oct. 1 to 17, 2009 was a time of Asian pride for 24 young Asian filmmakers privileged to collaborate for the Asian Film Academy (AFA) of the Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) in

Pinoy filmmakers shine at Busan International Film Fest ‘09

The film city of Busan, Korea paved way for another successful year for the prestigious Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) from Oct. 8 to 16, 2009. The Philippines, once again, made big waves in this year’s festival. In its 14th year, BIFF has truly evolved to become one of the most important film festivals that filmmakers, film professionals, cinephiles, and the general film audience look forward to every October. For this year, 355 films from 70 countries (a record number) were

Travel guide to Busan, South Korea for tourists

Busan, also formerly known as Pusan, is South Korea's second largest metropolis after the country's capital Seoul. To date, this top tourist destination is also the fifth largest port city in the world. It is famous for its beach attractions, temples, cultural and historical sites, restaurants, shopping districts, and nightlife spots. It is widely known for its thriving film community — the country’s film capital. It annually hosts the prestigious Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) and Busan Short Film Festival. Busan became the

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