My HanCinema | Sign up, Why ? Your E-mail   Password    Auto| Help
HanCinema :: The Korean Movie and Drama Database, discover the South Korean cinema and drama diversity Contact HanCinema HanCinema on TwitterFaceBook HanCinema PageHanCinema on Twitter
NewsLetter DailyWeekly

KOFIC awards marketing support for arthouse/digital films

2006/11/29 | 310 views |  | Permalink | Source

Secret Investigation RecordTazza 2%3A The Hidden CardBeyond the CloudsSecret Love AffairSweet 18
Watch on DramaFever
The Korean Film Council has announced the recipients of the second phase of its 2006 Marketing Support for Arthouse and Digital Films fund. The fund provides financial support to arthouse works or digital features to promote diversity on the nation's screens and to help such films compete in a marketplace with increasingly stringent commercial demands.

In the case of arthouse films, 50 million won (~$54,000) will be provided to pay for advertising and other kinds of marketing costs, including the cost of striking prints for release. In Korea's competitive distribution environment, low-budget works face a particularly difficult struggle in getting noticed by viewers, and so this fund is intended to provide assistance in this area. A total of 11 features were submitted for consideration

In the case of feature-length digital films, 25 million won (~$27,000) will be provided towards the rental of a DLP digital projector, so that such works can be screened in their original format. In this manner, the distributor can avoid the cost of transferring a film from digital to a 35mm print. A total of 4 features were submitted for consideration.

The following films were chosen on the basis of their overall quality and their chance of securing a theatrical release.

Arthouse films:

"Pruning the Grapevine" (Enterpower), dir. Min Byeong-hoon
"A Shark", dir. Kim Dong-hyun
"Before The Summer Passes Away" (M&F), dir. Seong Ji-hye

Feature-length digital films:

"In Between Days" (With Cinema), dir. Kim So-yeong
"People Crossing" the River (documentary), dir. Kim Deok-cheol

The films were chosen by a five-member jury including distributor KIM Eun-kyung of Baekdu-daegan, distributor KIM Nam-sook of Dongsoong Art Hall, director Song Il-gon, film critic YU Woon-seong, and producer Lee Jin-sook (Bewitching Attraction).

This is the second and final round of marketing support for 2006. For more information, contact KOFIC's Domestic Support division.

Darcy Paquet (KOFIC)

Attention You're reading the news with potential spoilers, make them spoiler free, dismiss

 Previous news
  • KOCCA signs an agreement to promote culture and technology
    2006/11/29 (Source)
    The Korea Culture and Content Agency (KOCCA, CEO: Suh, Byung-Moon) recently signed an agreement with the Korea Broadcasting Institute (KBI, Director: Yoo, Kyun) and the Korean Film Commission (KFC, Chair: Ahn, Jeong-Sook) on establishing a "Culture and Technology (CT) association" and collaboration ,...More

  • Courses meld science with creative artistry
    2006/11/29 (Source)
    Graduates used to absolutes learn novel writing to expand horizons

    DAEJEON ― A novelist in a science school is indeed a novel idea, but what is he doing there? That's a question Kim Tak-hwan, the author of "I, Hwang Jin-i", which has been adapted as an SBS drama and is now a hit series, has,...

  • First Korean Wave Expo kicks off in Jeju
    2006/11/29 (Source)
    The first Korean Wave Expo began its 100-day run yesterday in the southern island of Jeju with a number of top-rated hallyu stars including "Yonsama" Bae Yong-joon and actress Lee Young-ae attending the biggest-ever event on the Asian craze for Korean pop culture.

    Titled "Hallyu Expo in Asia", th,...

Subscribe to HanCinema Pure to remove ads from the website (not for episode and movie videos) for US$2.99 per month (you can cancel anytime).
The first step is to be a member, please click here : Sign up, then a subscribe button will show up.


Remove ads

Sign up




Visible, hide
Learn to read Korean in 90 minutes or less using visual associations Pinocchio - DVD 13-Disc (English Subtitled) (Director's Cut) Shop for Korean Beauty and Cosmetics Online | YESSTYLE Korean Fashion - Women Korean Fashion - Men