Brown Eyed Girls’ Narsha to enter film contest

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Brown Eyed Girls’ Narsha to enter film contest

Narsha of Brown Eyed Girls, a four-member girl group, plans to try her hand at directing films in the upcoming Olleh International Smartphone Film Festival. Any short movie filmed with a smartphone can be submitted for evaluation for the annual event that runs from April 17 to 20.

Narsha is joining the festival through its “Mentor School” program where film directors guide celebrities on how to make a movie using smartphones.

She is working with director Lee Ho-jae, who directed the 2009 movie “The Scam,” to make her own title, “The Bugs.” It is a biographical story of a girl from a poor and troubled family who becomes a big-name singer. She included her insights from her own experiences as a struggling singer reaching for stardom.

The festival is in its third year and accepted a total of 730 films during the submission period last month, up from 600 last year. Evaluation for a preliminary round starts on March 18.

Director Bong Joon-ho, the renowned Korean director of “Mother,” “Memories of Murder” and many other pieces, will be the head judge for the event.

By Lee Sun-min [summerlee@joongang.co.kr]
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