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                   MONTRÉAL SELECTION SCREENINGS
            13th PUSAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
                   OCTOBER 2 - 10, 2008, Pusan, South Korea

 Telefilm Canada is currently accepting entries of FEATURE-LENGTH NARRATIVE
              FILMS for the Pusan International Film Festival
                                   www.piff.org

                  Selection screenings will be held in Montréal
                         (feature-length narrative films)
                                July, 28 - 30, 2008

                REGISTRATION DEADLINE WITH TELEFILM CANADA
                               July 18, 2008

 Note that short films and documentaries will not be screened in Montréal.
  They must be submitted and sent directly to the Pusan Festival’s office.


1.     THE FESTIVAL AND ITS SECTIONS
2.     ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
3.     HOW TO REGISTER A FILM

1.   THE FESTIVAL AND ITS SECTIONS

Pusan International Film Festival ("PIFF") is a leading festival in Asia. PIFF
serves both as a rallying point for Asia's film industry and as a gathering place for
the public (an audience close to 200 000 festival-goers). Over 250 films from 65
countries are programmed, including 100 non-Asian feature films. Since 2004, the
festival has selected five to seven Canadian feature-length films each year.

Since its initial edition in 2006, the ASIAN FILM MARKET firmly established its
presence attracting 131 exhibitors and close to 3 500 accredited professionals from
562 companies.

The Festival’s Delegate will be considering films for the following international
sections:

WORLD CINEMA
A presentation of new works along with the year’s best films to showcase the recent
trends in world cinema.

WIDE ANGLE
A section dedicated in showing Asian and international outstanding short and feature
length films, animation, documentary and experimental films presenting different
and distinct visions via broader cinematic viewpoints.
OPEN CINEMA
A collection of new films, combining both art and mass popularity, along with
internationally acclaimed works.

CRITICS’ CHOICE
A section showing films chosen by four renowned critics in an attempt to discover
new film artists and to engage in sincere aesthetic discourse with the new cinema
generation.

MIDNIGHT PASSION
A new section of various genre films (from horror to drama) with a high entertaining
value.

2. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

             (For the selection screenings in Montréal): Narrative feature-length films
              (70 minutes +)
             Asian premieres are accepted but the festival gives priority to
              international or world premieres.
             Films completed after October 1st, 2007.
             Screenings formats accepted by the festival: 35mm, Betacam NTSC,
              DigiBeta NTSC, HD 24p NTSC.
             Entries must be submitted in their English original version or with English
              subtitles.

3. HOW TO REGISTER A FILM

Deadline: July 18th, 2008.

Send us 2 original sets of documentation (no faxes please):

            Telefilm Canada’s PRE-SELECTION entry form (online via e-Telefilm OR the
             2-page Excel entry form)
            Synopsis of the film (maximum 80 words)
            Director’s short bio note (maximum 80 words) with list of films
            List of credits in English (complete principal cast and production crew)

One (1) screener - Formats accepted: 35mm prints, Beta SP, Digibeta or DVD

SHIPPING ADDRESS
FESTIVALS AND MARKETS BUREAU (PUSAN FESTIVAL)
TELEFILM CANADA
360 ST. JACQUES STREET,
MAIL AND DELIVERIES SUITE 600
MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC
H2Y 4A9

If you have any questions concerning this process, you may contact Danielle Bélanger
(belangd@telefilm.gc.ca) at ext. 2204, or Brigitte Hubmann (hubmanb@telefilm.gc.ca)
(514) 283-6363 or 1-800-567-0890.

				
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