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Korean cinema special screening event is held in succession in oversea film festivals.

2005/04/04 | 107 views | Permalink | Source

Korean cinema special screening event is held in succession in oversea film festivals.

First off, a special screening event, entitled 'New Korean Cinema', is prepared in the Philadelphia International Film Festival to be opend on April 7, this year.

According to The Philadelphia Film Society, a nonprofit foundation, 'New Korean Cinema' section in which a total of 5 Korean cinemas will be screened, was adapted as one of 12 chief programs at this year's Philadelphia International Film Festival to be held during two weeks from April 7 through April 20.

'New Korean Cinema' section screens a total of 5 Korean cinemas such as 'This Charming Girl' starring Kim Ji-soo and 'Woman is the Future of Man'.

Held for two weeks in April, the Festival brings the world's imagination to Philadelphia with screenings of nearly 300 features, documentaries, shorts and animation from 50 countries for an audience of 61,000.

Among its thematic highlights are also Cinema of the Muslim Worlds, which in 2003 was covered by the Wall Street Journal; "Danger After Dark", an internationally-renowned celebration of genre films; and the annual CityPaper Festival of Independents, a regional filmmaking showcase.

Following this Philadelphia Film Festival, the 14th Australia Brisbane International Film Festival to be opened on July 26, also prepares 'Korean Independent Cinema Speical Screening Event'.

Experts say that it is exceptional that oversea film festivals screen only Korean independent films in its section. At the 14th Australia Brisbane International Film Festival too, a total of 7 Korean cinemas such as 'The Time Odyssey', omnibus full-length film 'Camellia Project-Three Queer Story is at Bogil Island' and so forth will be screened.

Presented annually by the Pacific Film and Television Commission, The Brisbane International Film Festival, Qeenslands premier film event, provides a focus for film culture in Queensland by showcasing the best and most interesting world cinema. Screening over 200 films, the diverse programme of this non-competitive festival includes features, documentaries, shorts, experimental work, animation and some video.

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