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Korean Film Knocks on the Door of the Middle East

Dec 05, 2012
  • Writerby LEE Eun-sun
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KOFIC installs Korean Pavilion at the film market of the Dubai International Film Festival
 
 
 
 
The Korean Film Council (KOFIC, Chairman: KIM Eui-suk) will embark on the promotion of Korean film in the Middle Eastern market. KOFIC will install a Korean Pavilion for the publicity of Korean film at the film market of the 9th Dubai International Film Festival, which is going to start on December 9th. It will be the first time that KOFIC joins the market.
 
The Middle East possesses a high potential as an unknown and new market, yet there have been no notable outcomes in the region so far. KOFIC has led the promotion of Korean film by installing Korean Pavilions at markets of various international film festivals in Berlin, Cannes, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Tokyo.
 
At the pavilion in Dubai this year, 4 Korean film companies, CJ Entertainment, Showbox/Mediaplex, Inc., Lotte Entertainment and M-Line Distribution, will work on sales activities. They will also promote Korean films that will screen at the film festival; CHOI Dong-hoon’s The Thieves, KIM Ki-duk’s Pieta and KWON Oh-kwang’s Suffocation.
 
KOFIC tried to make Korean films known in South America as part of the new market expansion project this year by holding a special program for Korean films at the Mar del Plata Film Festival and participating in the Ventana Sur market in Argentina. Expectations grow as people related to the film industry are waiting to see what results will be made at the market of the Dubai International Film Festival held in the Middle East, where the brand awareness of Korean film has yet to be established.
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