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Introduction

Soojeong Ahn

in The Pusan International Film Festival, South Korean Cinema and Globalization

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print November 2011 | ISBN: 9789888083589
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9789882209268 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789888083589.003.0001
Introduction

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Between 1996 and 2005, Pusan became one of Asia's most influential film festivals. This was spurred by Korean national, regional, and local forces working together to lift the global visibility of Korean cinema, and to highlight its distinctive identities and connections with East Asian popular culture. This book shows how national and regional film industries can start from scratch and become influential in global film circles in a short time, leading to better worldwide distribution of national and regional cinema.

Keywords: film festivals; PIFF; regionalization; Korean cinema

Chapter.  13495 words. 

Subjects: Film

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