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ASEAN and Korean youth boasted short films at the Film Festival in Seoul

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ASEAN and Korean youth boasted short films at the Film Festival in Seoul

- 13 colorful films by the ASEAN-Korean youth presented at Lotte Cinema World Tower -

Seoul, Korea - The ASEAN-Korea Centre (Secretary General Kim Young-sun) organized the ASEAN-Korea Youth Short Film Festival on 28 October 2017 at Lotte Cinema Lotte World Tower under the theme of “Enhancing Mutual Understanding, Creating Harmony.” 5 winners of a film competition among the youth of ASEAN and Korea, which was conducted by the ASEAN-Korea Centre from 1 August to 24 September were awarded. ASEAN Ambassadors and diplomatic envoys, ASEAN students in Korea, as well as the general public of Korea enjoyed a total of 13 ASEAN films including 5 winning entries, 7 ASEAN films provided by the ASEAN Secretariat and the ASEAN Foundation, and a full-length film entitled by Carlo Enciso Catu, a Filipino film maker. The movie was the opening film of the Fly Film Festival in Busan, which took place in celebration of the ASEAN-ROK Cultural Exchange Year.


Kim Young-sun, Secretary General of the ASEAN-Korea Centre noted that, “Movies allow us to embrace and understand cultural backgrounds of the film maker with an open mind. Thus, I believe this Film Festival would serve as a meaningful platform for the general public in Korea to better understand ASEAN through the films. As this year’s festival was able to reach wider audiences in ASEAN through cooperation, I hope the event also contributed to raising awareness on ASEAN and ASEAN-Korea relations among the ASEAN-Korean youth and nurturing talent of young film makers.” 


Granx Prix went to by a film maker from the Philippines, Golden Film Award to by an Indonesian film maker, Silver Film to by an Indonesian film maker, and Bronze Film to by a Korean film maker, and by an Indonesian film maker. Also, one can vote the People’s Choice Award on Facebook Page of the ASEAN-Korea Centre (http://www.facebook.com/akcsns) from 28 October to 5 November.


Kim Joo-hwan, a Director of the film, Midnight Runners (2017) and head of the panel of judges noted that, “I was so surprised that all winning entries including the first-prize winning film showed excellent stories and technicalities. I’d like to encourage winners to continue their journey as film makers, communicating through films that make viewers embrace each other.” 


The ASEAN-Korea Short Film Festival has been carried out as part of the ASEAN Youth Nights, organized by the ASEAN-Korea Centre and the ASEAN Youth Network in Korea (AYNK) since 2015. This year’s event was held the largest of its kind in cooperation with the ASEAN Secretariat and the ASEAN Foundation as well as sponsorship from the Lotte Cinema and the Lotte Entertainment. 


- Press Release file


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