On March 14, the Busan city government filed for a court injunction to annul the appointment of 68 advisers by the BIFF executive committee. The Busan city government claimed that the newly appointed advisers were selected without due process, thus they are unqualified. The court issued a subpoena to order the said advisers to appear in court. The newly appointed advisers include high-profile filmmakers and actors such as Park Chan-wook, Ryu Seung-wan, Choi Dong-hoon, Yoo Ji-tae and Ha Jung-woo.
The BIFF executive committee refuted the city government’s argument and said the Festival observed due process and formality in appointing the said advisers.