Busan (Republic of Korea), a UNESCO Creative City of Film since 2014, organized the 2020 Busan Food Film Festa (BFFF), an event that highlighted the agglomeration of the film and gastronomic assets of the city.
Launched in 2016, the festival aims to provide residents the opportunity to enjoy gastronomy and film as well as spread the values of sharing, comfort and hope, especially amidst the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
With the world battling the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s edition gave the inhabitants the opportunity to express their gratitude towards medical staff, disease control, and prevention teams for their selfless and dedicated work during the pandemic. With the theme ‘Healing Food’, the programme included a wide range of food-film screenings and events, such as ‘Food Terrace’ and various related talks.
The city undertook all the necessary measures in compliance with the COVID-19 restrictions (mandatory mask, medical questionnaire, fever check, etc.) and physical distancing rules during the Festival.