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3rd Los Angeles Korean International Film Festival to be Held

2006/09/28 | 289 views | Permalink | Source

The 3rd LA Korean International Film Festival will open Sept. 29 (local time) at West Hollywood in Los Angeles for a seven-day run.

The festival will feature films in various genres by South Korean and Korean-American filmmakers, including short films, documentaries and anime films. The film "Running Wild" by director Kim Seong-soo has been chosen for the opening ceremony of this year's festival. After the film's screening, Kim will hold a question-and-answer session with viewers.

Other films that have been invited include Park Chan-wook's "Sympathy for Lady Vengeance", Kim Dae-woo's "Forbidden QUestt", Lee Yoon-ki's "This Charming Girl" and Lee Hyun-seung's "Il Mare", which drew the spotlight for a Hollywood remake entitled "The Lake House".

Films by Korean-American directors include "Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles" by Tomy Yoon and Lee Dong-wook, "The Present" by Kim hyung-hyup, and "Asian Stories" by Chris Chin.

The festival is held on annual basis to nurture media aesthetics, help Korean-American filmmakers establish their presence, and discover second-generation Korean-American filmmakers.

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