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KAFA Opens “Directing Studio” with Director JO Sung-hee in Vietnam

Oct 10, 2016
  • Writerby KIM Hyun-jung
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Directing Studio at the Hanoi International Film Festival in November, 2016

Korean Academy of Film Arts (KAFA) of Korean Film Council (KOFIC) is holding “Directing Studio” in Vietnam, inviting director JO Sung-hee. Directing Studio is taking place during Hanoi International Film Festival (HANIFF) which opens from November 1st to 5th for five days.

The event is a part of HANIFF Campus, a production education program at the festival, the only international film fest in Vietnam. HANIFF Campus consists of three sections: Directing Studio, HANIFF Project Market and Script Station. Each section selects 10 to 15 people. And it will strengthen the network with Vietnamese moviemakers and foster the connection and development of film industry through awarding excellent projects.

Director JO Sung-hee will give a lecture about the stream of movie industry and skills of direction. He graduated from KAFA and received the Best New Director award at the 49th Paeksang Arts Awards with his directorial feature debut A Werewolf Boy (2012), and released The Phantom Detective this year.

Meanwhile, KOFIC opened K-Cinema Global Networking in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in June of this year, and signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Vietnam Cinema Department to vitalize the film industry of both countries.

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