Korean films have had remarkable success both at home and abroad in recent years. They have gained widespread recognition and appreciation from the international community
at the forefront of the Korean wave, to the point where the term "K-movie" has been coined. This success was only possible because of the growing interest in short films and
the development of the short film industry, as short films are the film industry's backbone. BISFF has created a new section called “Korean Shorts” in order to continue to support
the growth and development of Korean short films. I hope that this will be a platform for audiences to see where Korean short films stand today by watching short films
with deep thematic consciousness and new experimental formats, as well as by meeting with various filmmakers.
The “Busan IN” program was designed to showcase short films made by Busan residents and to encourage their artistic endeavors. A total of four films will be introduced in this category,
all of which were produced and screened at workshops and film festivals in Busan, including the Liquid Arts 72 Hour Film Festival, the Busan Citizen Filming Festival, the Busan Cinema Center
Academy, and the Busan Asian Film School (AFiS). Further, the complete film that was chosen for the Short Film Project at the 38th Busan International Short Film Festival will also be screened
as part of this category.