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Feb 10, 2017
  • Writerby KIM Hyun-jeong
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KOFIC Stages Cultural Exchanges with Asian Players

The Korean Film Council (KOFIC) has staged some cultural exchanges with Asian players. KOFIC and the Vietnam Cinema Department co-hosted 2017 Vietnamese Film Days in Korea at the Lotte Cinema World Tower complex and Lotte Hotel in Jamsil from January 12th to 14th. The event came after the ‘Cooperative Agreement for Mutual Improvement of Film Industry’ signed at 2016 K-Cinema Global Networking in Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh. 

Meanwhile, the Korean-Vietnamese Film Industry Conference was held on January 13th. The conference discussed bilateral cooperation of film industries like co-productions between two countries and sought expansion of interchange and market entry between Korea and Vietnam, which is emerging as a new movie market. 

Last November, KOFIC held events including a Korean Film Showcase, Korean-Indian Co-production Seminar & Biz Matching, and Korean-Indian Film Industry Exchange Night at the 47th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Goa.

The Korean-Indian Co-production Seminar & Biz Matching at the Cidade de Goa hotel arranged a meeting of Korean and Indian filmmakers to promote film business interchange. A policy of Korean-Indian film industry and a study of co-production cases were presented in the Film Industry Forum during the event. Also, vitalization of remake rights sales and location incentive program in Korea were discussed. The Korean Film Showcase opened with KIM Seong-hun’s Tunnel and featured several current Korean films. 

KOFIC will continue its effort to vitalize co-producton, theatrical business in the private sector, interchange and market entry between Korean and other Asian countries.
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