Canadian Films at the PIFF

By / Food / September 13th, 2010 / 1

Planning a trip to Korea in October? Don’t miss the Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF). Telefilm Canada has just announced that eight Canadian feature films have been chosen as official selections of the 15th annual film festival held in South Korea from October 7 to 15, 2010.

“Pusan is an excellent springboard for Canadian filmmakers looking to launch their films internationally,” said Sheila de La Varende, Telefilm Canada’s Director of National and International Business Development. “Canadian participation at Pusan strengthens our efforts aimed at increasing international sales, encouraging coproduction and raising the    profile of the Canadian industry on the international stage, especially in Asian markets. These activities play a big role in helping to expand Canada’s film industry and make it even more vibrant.”

Actually, over the last 15 years, Pusan has become one of Asia’s most important film festivals. In 2006, the festival was supplemented by a market, the Asian Film Market. Telefilm has been organizing screenings for the Pusan selection committee since 2005

Here’s the line-up:

World Cinema

Crying Out – L’origine d’un cri Robin Aubert
Twice a Woman – Deux fois une femme François Delisle
Incendies Denis Villeneuve
Heartbeats – Les amours imaginaires Xavier Dolan
Tromper le silence Julie Hivon

Midnight Passion

Altitude Kaare Andrews

Invitation to Open Cinema

The Bang Bang Club Steven Silver

Flash Forward

Lullaby For Pi Benoit Philippon

Pop some popcorn and crack open a bottle of bubbly in honour of these Canadian artists.


Rosemary Mantini has always loved words. When she isn't working as the Associate Editor at Tidings Magazine, she's helping others achieve their writing dreams, and sometimes she even relaxes with a good book and a glass of wine.

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