This Thursday's selection: the Pusan International Film Festival kicks off in South Korea, Europe's antique dealers gather for the World Antiques fair in the largest flea market in France, the Nobel Laureate for Literature is announced in Sweden, and more.
Considered the premiere industry gathering in the region, South Korea's Pusan International Film Festival will feature a record 355 movies this year from 70 countries, including 98 receiving their world premiere.
Established in 2000, ART Singapore is the only major art fair in Southeast Asia and one of the largest in Asia, gathering together the region's leading gallery owners, collectors, and contemporary artists. A "New Finds" section for emerging artists has been added for this year's event.
World Antiques fair
The fourth Mondial de l'Antiquité (World Antiques fair) takes place at the world's most popular flea market on the outskirts of Paris, France, with about 1,700 antique sellers from across Europe expected to attend the event. Festivities include a meeting of European chefs to cook the world's largest terrine for the Guinness Book of World Records.
October 8-February 14
The 40th edition of Belgium's International Arts Festival, Europalia, chose China as the central theme for the 50 exhibitions and 450 scheduled shows. Over 75 towns, mostly in Belgium but also within bordering countries, are participating in the four-month event, celebrating "the diversity of Chinese culture." http://www.europalia.eu
Nobel Prize for Literature announcement
The 2009 Nobel Prize for Literature is to be announced on October 8 from Stockholm. Last year, the award went to French author Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio. This international award has existed since 1901.