Haikou University of Economics Signs MOU with Busan International Film Festival
FROM: Office of International Exchange and Cooperation
Haikou University of Economics held the webinar with Busan International Film Festival on June 16th, 2022
On the afternoon of June 16th, Haikou University of Economics (HUE) held a webinar and signed an MOU with Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), South Korea, aiming to enhance cooperation with the South Korean film industry in the future.
The webinar was held by Prof. Zhu Huayou, Executive President of Haikou University of Economics, with the presence of Mr. Li Yongguan, Director-general of Busan International Film Festival, Prof. Lu Haibo, Consultant of Busan International Film Festival and Chairman of the Academic Committee of Nanhai Academy of the Arts and Technology, and other officers from HUE.
The film education will be an opportunity for the cooperation between HUE and BIFF Film Academy. ‘Busan International Film Festival is one of the most important film festivals in South Korea and even in Asia’, Mr. Li says, ‘it has been the committee member of International Film Festival of International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF) since May 2018’. This committee consists of 10 most influential members including Cannes International Film Festival, Venice International Film Festival and Berlin International Film Festival, etc.
Both sides see the great potential of this cooperation for talent cultivation in the film industry. As Prof. Zhu introduced, HUE has rich experience in international exchange and cooperation based on cultural and geographical advantages as well as the background of China’s BRI policy.
‘By now, HUE has established cooperation with over 60 education institutions from South Korea, Germany, Thailand, and others. And 40 overseas universities have signed cooperation agreements with us. Since then, our university has become an important icon of the international exchanges in Hainan Free Trade Zone’, said Prof. Zhu.
Given this, the cooperation between HUE and BIFF will bring more benefits for cultural exchanges, creation, and film education, and can be observed as a huge platform for academic communication in the future.