Invitation to Awesome Autumn Festivals in Busan

BUSAN, SOUTH KOREA--(Business Wire / Korea Newswire)--Busan Metropolitan City announced that the 21st Busan International Film Festival and G-STAR 2016 will be held in Busan this fall.

The 21st Busan International Film Festival, the largest film festival in Asia, will be held from October 6 to October 15, 2016. Moviegoers will be able to enjoy 301 films in various genres from 69 countries across the globe in theaters across Busan, including the Busan Cinema Center.

This year’s festival will set a new vision for the future and make a new leap forward with its two special programs in focus: “And Film Goes on: Abbas Kiarostami Retrospective” commemorating Abbas Kiarostami, the Asian Filmmaker of the Year 2016, who passed away this year and “Cali Group: Root of Colombian Cinema”, shedding light on Colombian films that have recently grabbed attention around the world.

In addition, the festival will implement some side projects devised to provide filmmakers in Korea and Asia with substantive support through the Asian Film Market (AFM), the Asian Film Academy (AFA), the Asian Cinema Fund (ACF) and the Asia Project Market (APM).

The Busan Cinema Center has now become a world-renowned tourist attraction and the Busan International Film Festival has grown into Asia’s best film festival, serving as a window for Asian films to the world, and is making great contributions to the development of the film industry in Asia as well. (Official website:

G-STAR 2016, “Play to the Next Step”

Global Game Exhibition G-STAR, which is emerging as one of the world’s top 3 gaming events, will be held in Busan from November 17 to November 20, 2016.

There will be some concurrent events, including the BTB/BTC exhibitions and conferences, a game market for investors, eSport gaming events, a job fair and playing games that feature VR technology as well.

Since its inception in Busan in 2009, G-STAR has continued to grow, recording its largest success last year, attracting 633 exhibitors from 35 countries and 210,000 visitors. Now this annual gaming event serves as a global hub market for gaming businesses.

Global Game Exhibition G-STAR 2016 is truly an international gaming festival for both gaming businesses and game lovers across the globe. Here they can showcase, enjoy and experience the latest and newest games. (Official website:

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Busan Metropolitan City
Changbae Shin