The Festival Circuit

Illustration for TIME by Julie Teninbaum

Cannes has the yachts, sundance the ski chalets, Berlin the tormented critics. But if you're bored of those usual suspects, consider the continuous and colorful calendar of specialized screen festivals that take place in Asia. South Korea's Pusan International Film Festival — held in a port once known more for cuttlefish than cinematography — has won a permanent place of prestige in the global film industry's annual circuit of stars and schmoozers. There are plenty more below the radar, however, advancing good causes and, from time to time, good work. Here's a roundup of a half-dozen events that may...

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