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KOFIC Successfully Held Korean Film Night in BIFF
Nov 01, 2016
- Writerby AHN Young-yoon
Enjoyed by 700 or more Domestic and Foreign Filmmakers and Businessmen
KOFIC held Korean Film Night on October 7th, at the Westin Chosun Hotel in Busan. Korean Film Night is a BIFF event held by KOFIC every year, where the filmmakers and businessmen all over the world meet in Busan to celebrate the achievement of Korean cinema and facilitate networking.
At the event this year, a 4-minute video was screened to illustrate noteworthy Korean films of 2016, which include TRAIN TO BUSAN, A Violent Prosecutor, The Age of Shadows, Tunnel and Operation Chromite, that are the top 5 box office winners this year. In addition, strong diversity films like One Way Trip by CHOI Jeong-
yeol, Seoul Station, an animation by YEON Sang-ho who also made TRAIN TO BUSAN, and Worst Woman by KIM Jong- kwan were also introduced.
Korean films invited to the 3 major international film festivals are also included in the video, and they are The World of Us and The Bacchus Lady invited to Berlinale; The Handmaiden and THE WAILING invited to Cannes Film Festival, and THE NET invited to Venice International Film Festival.
Honorable guests included IM Kwon-
taek, Christian Jeune (Director of the film department at the Cannes Film Festival), Christoph Terhechte (Head of forum at the Berlinale), Roger Garcia (Director of the Hong Kong International Film Festival), YASUSHI Shiina (Director General of the Tokyo International Film Festival) and Gerwin Tamsma (programmer International Film Festival Rotterdam ).