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The 6th ‘Beautiful Korea, Dokdo Film Festival’ to Take Place in Georgia From December 22nd
Dec 11, 2017
- Writerby KIM Su-bin
Festival Lineup Includes 7 Korean Films, Georgian Classic Film THE WISHING TREE
The 6th edition of the ‘Beautiful Korea, Dokdo Film Festival’ will take place over three days beginning December 22. The festival will be held in Tbilisi, the capital city of the Black Sea region of Georgia. The Korean Association of Georgia will host the event at Free University of Tbilisi. The lineup includes 7 Korean films and 1 Georgian classical film with Korean subtitles: A Taxi Driver (2017), New Trial (2017), MY ANNOYING BROTHER (2016), The Attorney (2013), Flu (2013), As One (2012) and Scandal makers (2008) as well as The Wishing Tree (1999).
In addition to screenings, the Beautiful Korea, Dokdo Film Festival will also host various cultural programs. The opening ceremony will feature a K-pop dance performance by Georgian K-pop fans as well as a Korean traditional fan dance presentation. The National Youth Ballet of Georgia will perform at the closing ceremony, which will take place on December 24. The festival will have a special exhibit called ‘Portraits from 1937’, which will display the lives of Koreans living in five countries, including Georgia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. There will also be promotional booths for the upcoming 2018 Olympic Winter Games that will be held in PyeongChang. During the fest, the Korean Association of Georgia will host a charity sale event and donate the proceeds to third generation Koreans stricken with cancer.
The Beautiful Korea, Dokdo Film Festival has been held annually since 2012. The festival is co-hosted by the Dokdo Foundation and Free University of Tbilisi and receives additional support from the Overseas Koreans Foundation, the Embassy of Korea in Tbilisi, Georgia, the World Federation of Overseas Korean Traders Associations (World OKTA) and the Korean Cultural Center in Kazakhstan.