Michelle Yeoh Choo-kheng and director Feng Xiaogang are among the headline attractions at the Pusan International Film Festival this year, but there is a local connection to the South Korean event that stretches back over more than five years. Hong Kong resident Elizabeth Kerr (pictured) has been the English editor of the prestigious film fair since 2002 and occasionally assists with programming movies into the event. 'I try not to programme since they have a huge department already,' Kerr said before leaving for this year's event, which starts on Thursday. 'It started when I lived in Korea and I was kicking around looking for work. Previously, I worked on a festival in Toronto called Reel Asian and I just called them. I said, 'Clearly, you need someone to edit your English copy'. As a movie fan I offered my services for free thinking they'd give me a pass and some tickets.' Since then, Kerr has become a pivotal part of the Pusan team and it has led to her working with other Korean film festivals including Puchon, Jeonju, the Goyang children's film festival, and the Chungmuro film fest. Kerr is also a film critic for Hollywood Reporter. So what made this Canadian native leave Korea for Hong Kong? 'Anyone who's non-Korean who's lived in Seoul understands the urge to run away ... after a while.'