For any media inquiry, please contact Dodge College of Film and Media Arts by email or phone at 714-997-6765.

Press Passes

We gladly welcome any media (print, TV or radio) that would like to attend any portion of the weekend showcase. To request a press badge, please email busanwest@chapman.edu with your contact information, media outlet, and events/films for which you would like to attend as well as any interview requests. Many of the filmmakers will be present and will partake in Q&As following the film screenings. Please check back for up-to-date information on key guests appearing throughout the weekend.

Press Releases

BUSAN WEST FILM FESTIVAL TO SCREEN 6 NEW FILMS FROM ASIA - BZFilm

"Busan West is expanding its program, and even expanded its program for this year. The 2013 Busan West program features a special opening night event and a martial arts retrospective, all designed to showcase Korean and Asian culture through food, music, and decor.

BZFilm talked to Professor Nam Lee, an expert in Pan-Asian film, who spoke about the upcoming festival, and revealed what is to be expected from the upcoming event."

Read the full story on BZFilm.com

Media Coverage from Busan West 2011

BUSAN WEST TO LAUNCH IN US - Film Business Asia

"Iconic Korean director BONG Joon-ho will present the recently re-mastered 3-D version of The Host (2006) at the Busan West Asian Film Festival (11-13 Nov 2011)."

Read the full story on filmbiz.asia


BUSAN WEST REVEALS SELECTION - Film Business Asia

Busan West (11-13 Nov 2011), a film festival being organised by South Korea's Busan International Film Festival and Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts in the US, has unveiled an 11-title inaugural line up.

Read the full story on filmbiz.asia


Busan west asian film festival unveils 2011 line-up

Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, recognized as one of the premiere film schools in the United States, in continued partnership with South Korea's Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), Asia's largest film festival, today announced the official program for the upcoming Busan West Asian Film Festival, November 11-13 in Orange, Calif.

Read the full story on aarising.com


Busan West Asian Film Festival

Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, recognized as one of the premiere film schools in the United States, in continued partnership with South Korea's Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), Asia's largest film festival, today announced the official program for the upcoming Busan West Asian Film Festival, November 11-13 in Orange, Calif.

Read the full story on filmfestivals.com


Busan West Asian Film Festival

Influential director Bong Joon-ho will be at the event and his hit film The Host in 3D has been selected as the opening film. Busan West events will take place at Marion Knott Studios on Chapman University's campus.

Read the full story on KoreAm.com


Busan West Asian Film Festival to screen 11 features

Features from China, South Korea, Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam comprise the line-up as organisers of South Korea's Busan International Film Festival's spin-off prepare to get underway on Nov 11.

Read the full story on wn.com


Chapman University will be hosting Busan West Asian Film Festival from Nov 11-13

Bong Joon-Ho will be present to receive Busan West Icon Award and to screen his hit film The Host in 3D.

Read the full story on Asia Pacific Arts


Jae Suh and Randall Park Park at SDAFF, San Diego Asian Film Festival

While we're on the subject of film festivals, there's yet another Asian-focused festival on this fall, this one at Chapman University. The Busan West Asian Film Festival will run November 11-13 at Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, one of the premier film schools in the country.

Read the full story on Wide Lantern