Guest Country of Honor
Republic of Korea
South Korean cinematography will have a special place in the 32nd edition's Program. We will have the opportunity of enjoying an exquisite selection of films -ranging from big productions to low budget comedies- that reflect the current state of a cinema that was never far from the Festival.
This selection of Korean motion pictures will be accompanied by a delegation of producers, directors and actors who will offer a talk about the South Korean cinematographic industry, one of the most successful in the world. This thorough proposal is supported by KOFIC -Korean Film Council-.
The comprehensive section Guest country of Honor Republic of Korea reveals why South Korean cinema is interesting for the whole world. These are their proposals:
As part of the Festivals Special Activities, a talk will take place about the current state and the functioning of one of the most successful and vital cinematographic industries of the world. With Whitney Kim -Contents Panda - N.E.W.-, James Seo -CJ E&M-, Hewon Park -Kross Pictures-. Moderator: Marcelo Alderete. The talk will take place on Wednesday 22nd at 3:00 PM at Salón Recova del Hotel Provincial.
KOFIC also takes part in Film.ar, supporting the following projects:
Heartbeat - P: Kim Sang O.
Insano - D: Lee Cheol-ha, P: Kim Yo-hwan
Capirucho - P: Hyunwoo Thomas Kim - LOBOLAB Project
The Primate Citizen - D: Sinae Ha, P: Wooyoung Choi - MARDOCLAB Project
Supporting international co-Productions
KOFIC supports co-production projects during their development stage through the Co-Production Development Support program. Selected projects (by region) are offered support in the form of script doctoring and mentoring for their development. The program was designed as a one-stop process from script development to consultation and business matching in order to find co-production partners and financiers. KOFIC also recently began the Co-Production Incentive in 2012 for co-produced films between Korea and other nations. In addition, KOFIC opened the Film Business Center in Beijing, China to provide a location for Korean producers to develop their co- production projects with China.
About KOFIC -Korean Film Council-
Established in 1973, the Korean Film Council (KOFIC) is a special organization, entrusted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Republic of Korea, aiming to support and promote Korean lms. KOFIC is composed of nine commissioners, including one full-time chairman and 8 committee members, appointed by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in order to discuss and decide main policies related to Korean films.