Suh Byung-soo, the mayor of Busan City Hall, held a press conference.

Announcement ImageAnnouncement Date : 02/03/2016Categories: English

At the conference, he provokes the regionalism to distort BIFF’s argument for its independence by denouncing filmmakers and actors such as Park Chan-wook, Ryu Seung-wan, Choi Dong-hoon, Yoo Ji-tae and Ha Jung-woo as a minority of filmmakers outside of Busan who have not contributed to BIFF.

He said, “by appointing some of the filmmakers outside of Busan area who personally support the festival director, the festival director went against the wills of Busan citizens who have devotedly supported BIFF…”

He also mentioned “… must not let these kinds of people who have not contributed to BIFF control the festival…“

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