Film-making academy to hold movie festival

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Film-making academy to hold movie festival

The Korean Academy of Film Arts will hold the two-day screening event “Road Show in Busan” from June 2 to 3, where 21 films created by the institution will be shown.

KAFA, which boasts names like Bong Joon-ho, Im Sang-soo and Choi Dong-hoon as members of its alumni, is a film school that generates about 40 movies a year through its education programs.

To welcome its 31st year, KAFA has selected 12 shorts and five feature-length films that were put together during the academy’s regular program.

In addition, four 3-D works that were generated as part of KAFA’s Next D project curriculum will be screened.

The feature film lineup includes Yoon Sung-hyun’s “Bleak Night” which won the New Current award at the Busan International Film Festival in 2010 for its in-depth approach to various issues going on in high schools. Another film on the bill is Kim Jung-hoon’s “Tinker Ticker,” which depicts the rage a youth expresses towards the society that tells him how he should act.

The 3-D film section will include “My Dream, Greco-Roman,” which traces the success of a man who attempts to become a member of a national wrestling team at a late age.

Director Han Ji-seung’s “I Saw You” - part two of the 3-D omnibus film “Mad Sad Bad,” which opened the Jeonju International Film Festival held earlier this month, will also feature at the event.

The festival will take place at a theater located inside the Busan Cinema Center. The organizers are currently receiving applications from people who wish to attend the show.

For more information, see facebook.com/kafa1984.

By jin eun-soo, contributing writer [estyle@joongang.co.kr]


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