Kang Soo-youn, Festival director of BIFF issued a statement followed by the court order to annul the appointments of the advisors.
“It is with great regret that the Busan District Court ruled in favor of Busan Metropolitan City Government. BIFF will have to accept the court ruling and postpone the special assembly meeting, which was expected to revise the articles of association to guarantee the Festival’s autonomy. BIFF has only less than 6 months left to get ready for this year’s edition. BIFF is doing its best to get back on track and to properly prepare for the coming edition of the Festival.”