'Spendthrift' Korean Film Festivals Face Gov't Review

      November 13, 2009 12:31

      Korea's publicly funded film festivals will be "put under the microscope," Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Yu In-chon said Thursday.

      In a briefing with the Korean Film Council, Yu said the government will "rigorously review state subsidies to film festivals" as it seems that "too much money is being spent on ostentatious shows like the opening and closing ceremonies."

      A total of six film festivals received state funds this year, including the Pusan International Film Festival, Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival, and the Jeonju International Film Festival.

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