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Five Indian movies to be showcased at Korea's PiFan film festival

Photo Courtesy: Korea Tourism Organization
Photo Courtesy: Korea Tourism Organization
 
Five Indian movies will be showcased at the Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (PiFan), Asia's largest genre film festival, that will be held in South Korea from July 18-28.
 
In all, the festival, to be held in the Wonmi-gu area of Bucheon-si, Gyeonggi-do at Puchon, one of the satellite cities of Seoul, will feature 229 films from 44 countries this year, a press release from the Korea Tourism Organization said here today.
 
The festival is now in its 17th year and is the biggest Asian film festival with the broadest spectrum of film genres.
 
This year's event will be on the theme of "Love, Fantasy and Adventure", the release said.
 
The festival will showcase Reema Kagti’s Talaash, Krishna D.K. and Raj Nidimoru’s Go Goa Gone, Abhishek Kapoor’s Kai Po Che, Gauri Shinde’s English Vinglish and Anurag Kashyap’s Ugly.
 
Ugly will be screened under Puchon Choice section, the flagship competition section of the festival. The section offers six awards including 15,000,000 Krw (Rs 7.7 lakh) Best of Puchon and 10,000,000 Krw (Rs 5 lakh) Best Director award. 
 
There are awards for best actor and best actress besides a jury and audience award. Twelve films are competing for these awards.
 
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Talaash and Go Goa Gone will be screened in the World Fantastic Cinema section. English Vinglish and Kai Po Che will be screened in Vision Express section. The 26 films in this section will compete for NETPAC award for best Asian film.
 
PiFan is also well-known for its strong support for film and animation industry. 
 
Beginning in 1997, PiFan had a vision to provide representation to marginalized genres in film. Although all genres such as comedy, drama, and action will be represented, PiFan's objective is to highlight horror, psycho-thriller, sci-fi, and sexual themed films which are all marginalized in Asia.
 
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