Kofic to establish global film group

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Kofic to establish global film group

Oh Seok-geun, the head of Korean Film Council (Kofic), announced during the “Korean Film Night” event held at Cannes Film Festival on Sunday that the council is planning to “establish an international organization specifically to enhance interactions between 10 Asean film industries under the support of the government.”

The event is hosted annually to provide opportunity to Korean and foreign film associations to meet and celebrate the local films that were invited to Cannes.

Oh said that the objective of this organization is to boost the development of the overall Asian film industry. “[The Council] will introduce a blueprint of the organization at next year’s Cannes Film Festival.”

On Sunday, about 500 people attended the event, including Choi Jong-moon, the Korean ambassador to France, Yeon Je-gwang, the director of the film “Reonghee, Alien” which was invited to screen at the Cinema Foundation, Jeong Da-hee, the director of the short animated film “Movements,” and many more.

Director Lee Won-Tae, whose film “The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil” was invited to a midnight screening at the festival, and director Bong Joon-ho, whose latest “Parasite” entered international competition and their cast, did not appear at the event.

By Lee Jae-lim
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