If you’re a fan of Asian cinema and live in Southern California, you might want to check out the Busan West Asian Film Festival at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts on November 11-13. In partnership with South Korea’s Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), Dodge College will be hosting a festival showcasing Asia’s biggest film talent and feature contemporary and classic Asian films. Dodge College’s Professor Nam Lee, an expert in Pan-Asian film, chose and organized this year’s showcase. This year’s festival will also be rewarding highly acclaimed writer/director Bong Joon-ho with the Busan West Icon Award. Bong Joon-ho is one of Korea’s most popular filmmakers and his success and work has been recognized the U.S. and Europe. Bong Joon-ho will present his hit film The Host in 3D after the award ceremony. The screening marks the North American premiere of The Host in 3D.
In addition to the film showcase, Dodge College will be hosting Q&A sessions with film scholars and open discussions about Asia’s top film directors over the course of the three-day festival. Busan West events will be held at Marion Knott Studios on Chapman University’s campus in Orange, California. For more information about the festival and tickets, visit

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