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Top Asian film festival aims to break boundaries

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After the fanfare of opening night Asia’s premier film festival gets down to business in the South Korean port city of Busan Friday with a boundary-busting programme of regional cinema.

Organisers have tried to do just that this year with an eclectic line-up of films and special events laid out for the more than 150,000 film lovers expected to flock to town before the festival closes on October 15. The festival was founded to promote Asia’s vast independent filmmaking scene and it offers a main jury prize of 30,000 dollars — the New Currents award — to two first or second time Asian directors.

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via AFP

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