Magazine article Screen International

Kim Dong-Ho to Become BIFF Chairman

Magazine article Screen International

Kim Dong-Ho to Become BIFF Chairman

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The Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) and Busan Metropolitan City have announced that founding festival director Kim Dong-ho will be named chairman of the organizing committee.

The two entities explained that they had reached an impasse on negotiations over revising BIFF's articles of association to assure the fest's "independence, transparency, regional participatory attributes and professionalism".

But, with only five months to go before the fest which is set to run Oct 6-15 this year, they felt it necessary to make the minimum revisions to appoint Kim, a figure "trusted by both the film community and the region", so that they could carry on with preparations.

They will hold a temporary general assembly to appoint Kim in May, and will work towards an overall revision of the articles of association by next year's regular general assembly (usually scheduled in February). …

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