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BIFF Square (BIFF 광장 (구, PIFF 광장))   
BIFF Square (BIFF 광장...
BIFF Square (BIFF 광장...
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  • BIFF Square (BIFF 광장 (구, PIFF 광장))
  • BIFF Square (BIFF 광장 (구, PIFF 광장))
  • BIFF Square (BIFF 광장 (구, PIFF 광장))
  • BIFF Square (BIFF 광장 (구, PIFF 광장))
  • BIFF Square (BIFF 광장 (구, PIFF 광장))
  • BIFF Square (BIFF 광장 (구, PIFF 광장))
  • BIFF Square (BIFF 광장 (구, PIFF 광장))
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BIFF gwangjang-ro, Jung-gu, Busan
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Busan’s modern movie district was originally little more than a pair of cinemas that were built following Korea’s liberation from Japanese colonial rule over half a century ago. However, major renovations took place ahead of the first Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) in 1996, and the newly transformed district was named BIFF Square on August 14, 1996

Having been remade as a cultural tourist attraction promoting the advancement of Korea’s film industry, the BIFF Square has contributed to Busan’s newfound status as an international cultural tourist city. The 428 meter-long street stretching from the Buyeong Theater in Nampo-dong to the overpass in Chungmu-dong was divided into “Star Street” and “Festival Street,” and on the eve of the festival each year the “Ground Opening the BIFF Square” is held on the street. During the ceremony events such as the hand printing of famous movie celebrities and Nunggot Jeomdeung (snow-flower lighting) take place. A district such as BIFF Square, crowded with first-run theaters in a city is rare not only in Asia but Europe as well, and for this reason it holds great potential. In recent years, the square has grown into a more complex area featuring not only movie theaters but also shops and leisure facilities, attracting growing numbers of young visitors and tourists.

* Hand-printed movie celebrities
In 1997 – Wayne Wang (director, China), Jeremy Irons (Actor, England), Xie Jin (director, China), Kitano Takeshi (director, Japan), Abbas Kiarostami (director, Iran), Kim Ki-young (director, Korea)
In 1998 – Imamura Shohei (director, Japan), Fernando E. Solanas (director, Argentina), the late Yoo Young-kil (director of photography, Korea, represented by his wife)
In 1999 – Zhang Yimou (director, China), Hwang Jung-soon (actress, Korea), Yu Hyun-mok (director, Korea)
In 2000 – Wim Wenders (director, Germany), Krzysztof Zanussi (director, Poland), Mohsen Makhmalbaf (director, Iran)
In 2001 – Hou Hsiao-Hsien (director, Taiwan), Shin Sang-ok (director, Korea), Choi Eun-hee (actress, Korea), Jeanne Moreau (actress, France)
In 2002 – Kim Su-yong (director, Korea)
In 2003 – Jan Troell (director, Sweden), Lucian Pintilie (director, Romania), Chung Chang-wha (director, Korea)
In 2004 – Theo Angelopoulos (director, Greece)
In 2005 – the Late Lee Man-hee (director, Korea, represented by his daughter Actress Lee Hye-yeong), Seijun Suzuki (director, Japan)
In 2006 – Istvan Szabo (director, Hungary)
In 2007 – the late Edward Yang (director, Taiwan, represented by his son Sean Yang), Volker Schlondorff (director, Germany), Claude Lelouch (director, France), the late Kim Seung-ho (director, Korea, represented by his son Kim Hee-ra), Dariush Mehrjui (director, Iran), Enrio Morricone (composer, Italy), Peter Greenaway (director, England)
In 2008 – Hark Tsu (China), Paolo Taviani (Italy), Anna Karina (Denmark)
Admission Fees
Busan Theather Cinema 1  1,011 seats (+82-51-241-1201~3)
Busan Theather Cinema 2    312 seats
Busan Theather Cinema 3    207 seats

Daeyeong Theater Cinema 1   946 seats (+82-51-247-1155)
Daeyeong Theater Cinema 2   379 seats
Daeyeong Theater Cinema 3   719 seats
Daeyeong Theater Cinema 4   276 seats
Daeyeong Theater Cinema 5   275 seats
Daeyeong Theater Cinema 6   203 seats
Daeyeong Theater Cinema 7   270 seats
Jagalchi Station, Line 1, Exit 7,
5min walk from the station (Walk straight and turn left)
Nearby Tourist Attractions
Yongdusan Park, Gwangbok-ro, Jagalchi Market, International Market, Tezroc, Taejongdae and Busan Modern History Museum
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