Busan International Film Festival ‘BIFF Academy’ holds Short Film Project Contest
Asian Project Market 2020 Announces Virtual Event and 22 Official Selections
Hong Kong Disneyland Resort Hosts New Year’s Eve Countdown Party
Asian Film Market 2019 Announces E-IP Market Award Winners
Winners of the Asia Contents Awards of the Asian Film Market 2019 Announced
The Asian Project Market 2019 Opening Announced
The 24th Busan International Film Festival Special Program 'KIM Jimi, Revival'
Diverse Films and Guests from Europe at the 24th Busan International Film Festival
The 24th Busan International Film Festival Announces Closing Ceremony Hosts: TAE Inho and LEE You-young for the Grand Finale
Asian Film Market 2019 Opens Colorful Event Lineup
The 24th Busan International Film Festival Hosts Platform BUSAN
The 24th Busan International Film Festival hosts Platform BUSAN, a networking event where Asian independent filmmakers gather, share professional experiences, and search for collaborative opportunities. Celebrating its third year, Platform BUSAN will be held from Saturday, October 5th to Tuesday, October 8th at Exhibition Center 2, BEXCO. Meet the Master Filmmakers at Platform BUSAN! Since its launch in 2017, the number of Platform BUSAN participants have constantly increased. Platform BUSAN opens this year with the carefully selected number of 201 participants from 25 countries. In response to this heated interest, Platform BUSAN provides the participants with robust and practical programs led by world-class experts from the film industry. Platform BUSAN hosts Filmmaker’s Talk series, inviting Kore-eda Hirokazu, Park Chan-wook, and Wayne wang as speakers. Platform BUSAN also offers a variety of lectures by professionals on how to be intact with diverse and newly rising opportunities in a rapidly changing film industry. Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, and Christina Oh, the producers from Plan B Entertainment of the United States, Anna Katchko, a German-based expert producer of co-production between Eurasian countries, Shobha Sant who is currently serving as Head – Content Alliances, Media & Entertainment for Jio Studios, and Nikolaj Nikitin, who was the delegate to the Berlin International Film Festival for 15 years, will deliver lectures based on real-world professional experiences. Platform BUSAN, an annual networking event hosted by BUSAN International Film Festival, is at the heart of many great programs. BIFF aspires that this event will become a milestone for Asian independent filmmakers to expand their global network and thus further establish the Busan International Film Festival’s position in the future of Asian cinema.
Opening Ceremony of '2019 Chuncheon Mak-guksu&Dak-galbi Festival'
'2019 Chuncheon Mak-guksu(Buckwheat Noodle)&Dak-galbi(Spicy Stir-fried Chicken) Festival' hosted by Chuncheon City was started from June 11th. The major officials including Chuncheon City governments, members, and parliament members attended to officially announce the opening at 7 PM. At the opening ceremony, Hong-ja, Ji-won, Suk-haeng from the popular competition program 'Miss Trot', as well as the winner of the program, Song Ga-in, gave performances. During the festival, a variety of programs such as orchestra, fireworks shows, and fan signing event and concerts of the actor Jung Jun-ho, who is working as a public ambassador for Chuncheon City, are held. At this time, nighttime performances will be closely monitored to reduce the inconvenience of residents around the festival grounds. ▲ The opening ceremony of '2019 Chuncheon Mak-guksu&Dak-galbi Festival', which was prepared with an organizing committee system and is rising as Chuncheon's best festival, was held at 7 PM on June 11th. ▲ Hite Jinro participated as a main sponsor, and the order of revealing the sponsorships was preceded at the beginning of the event. ▲ The officials including the mayor, city assembly president, national assembly members, and representatives from organizing committee attended the event to celebrate the successful opening. ▲ With the opening ceremony, the six-day festival began in earnest.
Discover Art and Artists from Around the World at the 14th ASIA CONTEMPORARY ART SHOW
Returning this Spring with its 14th edition, the Asia Contemporary Art Show at the Conrad Hong Kong opens on March 29th until April 1st. As the longest-running and most successful hotel art fair in Asia, the Show will include artwork from countries such as Malaysia, the United Kingdom, South Korea, Lebanon, Russia, China, Japan, Hong Kong and many others. Beginning on Friday, March 29th, arts patrons and select guests will be welcomed at the exclusive UnionPay Private View. This will be followed by an invitation-only UnionPay VIP Collectors Preview. General admission opens on Saturday, March 30th and continues with regular show hours until Monday, April 1st. “At the Asia Contemporary Art Show we strive to provide a unique platform for fostering engagement with art and those who create it, the popular Artist Dialogues sector offers viewers a diverse and unique artist experience.” remarked Show Director Mark Saunderson. “Artist Dialogues presents intimate art spaces where new and seasoned collectors or art enthusiasts can connect one-on-one with artists. In this private environment, viewers can learn about the inspiration and artistic practice of each artist, gaining a deeper understanding of the modes, methods, and motivations that go into creating art. On show will be a series of works including paintings ranging from landscapes to abstracts, from mixed media to ceramic sculptures.” “The 14th edition will feature a variety of artists both up-and-coming and established, working in a variety of mediums and many of whom are new to our Show. We are excited to present Ran Qiquan whose paper and pigment artwork shows a brand new artistic texture after recombination, accumulation and extrusion, GALASASCHA whose oil painting series “The Face” is inspired by visually oriented apparitions of quasi-fictional faces, and Yoo, Sun-Tai, one of South Korea's most sought-after contemporary artists whose works are instantly recognizable, to name a few.”
The Asia Contemporary Art Show Closes its 13th Edition with Record Sales and Lasting Relationship
Hong Kong’s only contemporary art fair in the Fall, the Asia Contemporary Art Show, closed its 13th successful edition on Monday evening October 1st. Over four days, the Show welcomed more than 15,000 collectors and art enthusiasts (8% higher than the record-breaking attendance last Spring), with crowds swelled by visitors from China on National Day, with many taking the recently opened 20-minute high-speed rail from Shenzhen to Hong Kong. Held in 80+ intimate art living spaces at the Conrad Hong Kong, art sales were brisk and an estimated HK$32 million was reported based on an exit survey of exhibitors. “We had a very strong opening night,” said Director Mark Saunderson. “Starting with the UnionPay Private View and followed by the UnionPay VIP Collectors Preview, the Show welcomed a steady stream of distinguished guests, collectors, and art enthusiasts – many familiar faces and friends of the Show. Special sectors, Intersections: South Korea and Artist Dialogues presented by Cask 88 were a real highlight for many of the visitors to this 13th edition. “Our purpose is to facilitate the most meaningful, rewarding, and lasting relationships for gallery owners, artists, buyers, and sponsors alike and this happened across the Show. Every exhibitor space is unique. These art living spaces are curated with a welcome in mind and designed to create a more emotional connection with the art. In Artist Dialogues presented by Cask 88, each room is transformed into a personal art space that compels guests to speak with, engage with, and learn about the artists and their works. They are rich and intimate experiences. Many of the artists come from far away countries, so there is a unique buying opportunity, as well as fostering cross-cultural experiences.” In-depth conversations and new discoveries were made over the weekend, with the Show partnering with ZAI ART APP - China’s leading digital art platform with an audience of over 2.3 million collectors and art enthusiasts. A live panel of experts explored why people buy and collect contemporary art. Art thought leaders took several thousand ZAI ART APP subscribers on live tours of the Show. Saunderson continues, “We are committed to a quality experience for visitors and exhibitors alike. At the core of Hong Kong Art Week next Spring along with Art Basel and Art Central, our 14th edition will extend its popular Intersections series, and the focus will be on contemporary Chinese art and is not to be missed.”
ReedPOP and EB Games partner up for PAX Aus 2018 featuring EB Expo
The two biggest gaming shows in the southern hemisphere will come together for the ultimate celebration of games and gaming culture in 2018. For the past five years, PAX Aus has welcomed gamers of all stripes home with three days’ worth of massive console, PC, handheld, VR and tabletop freeplay gaming areas, esports stages, over 120 panels across 6 theatres, live concerts, and more -- and all of that is coming back in 2018. This year, PAX Aus will also play host to EB Expo, including a dedicated area for the largest publishers in the world to showcase their upcoming titles, developer presentations in the EB Expo Live Theatre, and Australia’s biggest pop-up EB Games store. You want more major publishers? More hands-on gameplay? More panels? Well, you got it. PAX Aus 2018 will take place from 26-28 October and will feature over 180 companies from around the world, thousands of playable games and over 150 hours of on-stage content. Three days can barely contain it. The event will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, as part of Creative Victoria’s MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL GAMES WEEK. “PAX Aus grows every year, and in 2018, EB Expo is the red mushroom to our Italian plumber,” said Jono Whyman, Event Manager of PAX Aus. “We’re incredibly excited to partner with EB Games to level up PAX Aus and continue to put on the biggest, best gaming show for our die-hard fans and new members of the PAX family.” Debra McGrath, EB Games Event Director, echoed Jono’s statement: “When we created the EB Expo in 2011, our aim was to share our love of video games with as many people as possible. Our vision for the future is to create a world-class event that becomes a landmark on the global gaming calendar. After an exhaustive search we have found a kindred spirit in the awesome team at PAX Australia, who share our vision.” Debra continued, “Together, with the full support of the Australian publisher community, the IGEA and Creative Victoria we are committed to creating an event that gives Australians the experience they deserve.”
GUNPLA Expo 2015 in South Korea : Opening Day Sketch
August 20, in the COEX D1 Hall, which is located in Gangnam-gu, Seoul, had an exhibition of popular anime ‘Mobile Suit Gundam’’s plastic model ‘GUNPLA’, ‘GUNPLA Expo2015’ has raised the curtain. This event which was ongoing until 26th, South Korea the event of ‘GUNPLA Expo’ which was carried out by the whole world, is progress various Gundam of events in conjunction with the introduction of each series of ‘Mobile Suit Gundam’ that. The venue, a space where you can find out what process is Gundam through is made, of course, the winner exhibition of assembly Experience Hall and the 2014 Gundam Builders World Cup can be fabricated directly Gundam, anime setting and Products exhibition hall, and is constituted by a projection mapping tube can appreciate workshop, the appearance of and surrounded by various light Gundam that share the Gunpla production tips. Moreover, at a discounted price is available the trip point of Gunpla specialty store ‘Gundam base’ that can buy Gunpla, opportunity to be obtained various Gunpla was also offered. Especially early on many tourists the morning in order to save the limited Gunpla that can try to meet only the events of the ‘GUNPLA Expo’ has achieved a long line looking for a venue. And, play space of Namco Bandai Korea’s online game ‘SD Gundam Next Evolution’ and mobile game ‘SD Gundam Battle Station’, ‘SD Gundam shooter’, Namco Bandai Entertainment Korea’s video game ‘Gundam Breaker 2’ and ‘Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs. full boost' 'Dynasty Warriors Gundam Reborn ‘ was ready for the experience ▲ ‘GUNPLA Expo2015’ has raised the curtain at the COEX D1 Hall. ▲ At the entrance, Gundam works and major equipments were on display. ▲ Gundam was determined whether has changed how during 35 years. ▲ New informations of ‘Mobile Suit Gundam IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS’ were also introduced. ▲ Gunpla of the 2014 Gundam Builders World Cup was exhibited. ▲ Gunpla making space was ready. ▲ In the workshop, advanced tips of lectures Gundam production is carried out. ▲ Light and color of the art projection mapping was also caught the eyes of visitors. ▲ Space can examine the production process of Gunpla also. ▲ It can be seen how the Gunpla part pops out in real time through the machine. ▲ Business trip point of ‘Gundam-based’ had the greatest popularity. ▲ Visitors who want to buy such a limited version was form long from the morning. ▲ Gundam games’ demo booth gathered a lot of people. ▲ Stage events of the latest online game ‘SD Gundam next evolution’ has been performed. ▲ Gundam themed Video games were also on display a variety of products.