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[TALK OF THE TOWN]Want to play an integral part in a movie festival? Just sign up here


Some say the best way to enjoy a film festival is to become part of it - not as a guest but as part of the staff.

Sound tempting? Apply to be one.

The 10th Jeonju International Film Festival, scheduled for next year from April 30 to May 8, is looking for 16 staff members for six sections - planning (2), programming (6), administrating (1), marketing (2), promoting (3) and inviting (2).

Koreans and non-Koreans are all welcome to apply.

Experience in organizing a film festival is preferred and you will have to stay in Jeonju, North Jeolla, during the festival period.

You can download an application form from www.jiff.or.kr and send it to jiff_recruit@jiff.or.kr. The deadline is 6 p.m., Nov. 16. For more information, call (063) 288-5433.



Come fall, come romance as pianist brings solo show to Seoul

If your life’s lacking a touch of passion these days, buy yourself a ticket to a solo performance by American pianist Jim Brickman.

He’ll be tickling the ivories at his “Romanticism in November” show at the Yonsei Culture and Art Center in northern Seoul next Wednesday with numbers such as “Serenade,” “Valentine,” “Hear Me” and “Over the Rainbow.”

Tickets range from 66,000 ($45.28) to 88,000 won. For more information, call (02) 3463-1730 or visit www.bravocomm.co.kr.



Three restored movies from Japan’s colonial rule era boxed and on sale

The Korean Film Archive released a box set of three films yesterday about life in the last days of the Joseon Dynasty.

Yang Joo-nam’s “Sweet Dream” (1936), Seo Kwang-je’s “Military Train” (1938) and Ahn Cheol-young’s “Fisherman’s Fire” (1939) were were restored at the China Film Archive from 2004 to 2005.

For more details, visit www.koreanfilm.or.kr.



Obama gets the backing of Korean R&B singer and artist Naeul

Naeul, the vocalist from the Korean R&B group Brown Eyed Soul, has revealed more artistic talents.

He contributed three artworks to the “Barack Obama - Hope” exhibition, which was held from Oct. 17 to 24 at the Rogue Space in New York.

The exhibition was hosted by the Korean-American Artists Association and the Club Music and Arts, and part of the proceeds went to the Obama presidential campaign.

By Lee Eun-joo

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