This book provides a political and cultural exploration of the Pusan International Film Festival in South Korea since its inception in 1996. By paying a particular attention to the organizers' use of an Asian regionalization strategy, SooJeong Ahn reveals how the festival staked out a unique and influential position within a rapidly changing global landscape.
Very little primary empirical research has been conducted to date on non-Western film festivals, though PIFF and Tokyo and Hong Kong have swiftly grown more exciting and influential as testing grounds for global cinema innovations. The initiation, development and growth of PIFF should be understood as resulting from productive tensions in the festival's efforts to serve local, regional and national constituencies. The book also reflects the complexities of rapid transformation in the South Korean film industry as it has reached out to the global market since the late 1990s.
- Note to Reader(第vii頁)
- Introduction : Film Festivals between the National and the Regional in the Age of Globalization(第1頁)
- 1. Why Pusan? : The Political Economy of a Film Festival(第31頁)
- 2. Negotiating a Place between Korean Cinema and Asian Cinema : Programming Politics(第59頁)
- 3. Re-imagining the Past : Programming Retrospectives(第77頁)
- 4. A Global Film Producer : The Pusan Promotion Plan(第101頁)
- 5. Remapping Asian Cinema : The Tenth Anniversary in 2005(第121頁)
- Conclusion : Toward a New Channel(第145頁)
- Appendix 1. Film Festivals in East Asia (1999)(第153頁)
- Appendix 2. PIFF over 15 Years (1996–2010)(第155頁)
- Appendix 3. Main Program Sections of PIFF(第157頁)
- Appendix 4. An Overview of the Tenth PIFF (October 6–14, 2005)(第159頁)
- Appendix 5. PPP Project Accomplishments (1998–2005)(第161頁)