Title : 98 Pusan International Film Festival
Stamp Serial#
1965 
KPC#
C-1494 
MICHEL#
1993 
StanGib#
2304 
Scott#
1939 
Date of Issue
09/24/1998 
Quantity
3,000,000 
Denomination
170 won 
Design
Film Footage and World Citizen 
Designer
Shin, Myung-sub 
Image Area
23mm*33mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
4*5 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Print
Korea Security Printing and Minting Corporation 
Description
The third Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) is to be held in the sprawling southeastern port city of Pusan from September 24 through October 1, 1998.

The Pusan International Film Festival has become a major annual affair which offers movie-goers an opportunity to enjoy the latest in worldwide film-making through the many internationally-acclaimed films of various genres. The Festival also allows them to glimpse into the future of Asian cinema as it highlights the fresh perspectives of up-and-coming Asian directors and the Asian cinema. This year's PIFF will have seven sections: "A Window on Asian Cinema", the centerpiece of the festival, will present new quality movies by acclaimed Asian directors. "New Currents", is a competition section for feature films by promising Asian directors. "The World Cinema", section will examine changes in filmmaking worldwide by featuing quality films by new and rising directors from around the world, outside of Asia. Another competition section "Wide Angle", will feature documentaries, short length movies, and animations from Asian countries. Local films will be highlighted in the "Korean Panorama" section, while the "Special Program", will feature a different theme every year.

The eight-day PIFF will almost certainly help vault new Asian talents onto the regional and international scene, thereby providing greater worldwide publicity for Korean films and promoting new and important exchanges between Korean and foreigh film professionals.

The past two PIFFs were widely considered major successes, as they both elicited tremendous interest and popular support for movies. This year, film-festival enthusiasm will reach fever pitch throughout the country after the Ministry of Information and Communication issues its new PIFF commemorative stamp to share in the celebration and to publicize the festival. As the PIFF is Korea's first-ever international film event, the ministry actually held a stamp-design contest for the production of this stamp. With the same spirit, why don't we take a plunge into the feast of movies to be shown near the beautiful sun-Iit beaches of Pusan?