The Korean Film Festival 2013

After a successful start of Project K in 2012, the annual film festival of 2013 with the motto “4 Days in Seoul” took place for 4 days for the first time. The festival strated on the 17th of October and ended on the 23rd of October 2013 at the University campus Bockenheim, just like the year before. Similar to the korean capital Seoul the building was namely divided into 4 districts, Gangnam, Itaewon, Myeong-Dong and Insa-Dong to introduce the visitors to the korean world within Frankfurt. Alongside the 22 movies in different genres, the modern as well as traditional culture of Korea was presented to the visitors. A special thank you goes to the directors Jae-Hee Hong and Jong-Hong Lee, as well as to the CEO of the largest indie festival in Korea Kak-Cho Young, who held a Q&A session in honor to the independent movies.

The festival started off Thursday afternoon with a performance of the leader of the group KoPAS (Korean Performance Art Spirit) Baek-Ki Kim a renowned artist in Korea. With his performance “The River” he enchanted the audience using various colors and symbolic objects transporting them into the world within humanity, and evoked their inherent lyricism through love, passion and happiness. After the opening movie, the highlight of the festival was presented: the German-Korean rapper JongsN performed a free concert and promoted his new album “Back to Square One” and ended the day with relaxing hip hop beats.

A new concept of 2013 was the cultural themed program. In honor to the 130th anniversary of the German-Korean trade treaty, several German-Koreans relayed their personal stories of their migration to Germany in the 1960s. Additionally, an exhibition with personal pictures of said contemporary witnesses was established. Furthermore, several presentations of “Korean film history “and “Korean Wave International” took place on Thursday and Friday to enable the visitors a taste of modern Korean culture and its international impact.

The annual film festival of 2013 concluded with a workshop of the “Korean Martial Art Yoga”, a changed form of Yoga presented by a Korean school of yoga, as well as dance workshops on popular dance similar to “Gangnam Style” and a photo competition where the winner could win a flight to Seoul.

Films

The Thieves 도둑들 (2012)
A Reason to Live 오늘 (2011)
Seoul Independent Film서울독립영화 (2012) The Girl Lives in Haeundae해운대 소녀
My Father’s Email아버지의 이메일
The Berlin File 베를린 (2013)
Love 911 반창꼬 (2012)
Love Clinique 음치 클리닉 (2012)
Nobody’s Daughter Haewon 누구의 딸도 아닌 해원 (2013)
How to Use Guys with Secret Tips 남자 사용설명서 (2013)
Moebius 뫼비우스 (2013)
All About My Wife 내 아내의 모든 것 (2012)
Korean Independent Animation
한국독립애니메션
Noodle Fish (2012)
The House (2011)
The Bull and The Goblin (2012)
The Closing (2011)
Color (2012)
Alex (2012)
Greenie’s Abenteuer 마당을 나온 암탉 (2011)
A Werewolf Boy 늑대소년 (2012)
A Company Man 회사원 (2011)
Secretly, Greatly 은밀하게 위대하게 (2013)
New World 신세계 (2013)
Miracle in Cell No. 7 7번방의 선물 (2013)
Confession of Murder 내가 살인범이다 (2013)
Juvenile Offender 범죄소년 (2012)
Blind 블라인드 (2011)
Masquerade 광해, 왕이 된 남자 (2012)
The Housemaid 하녀 (2010)

Supporters

Generalkonsulat der Republik Korea in Frankfurt, Korea Foundation, Samsung Electronics GmbH, Hyundai Motor Deutschland GmbH, Asiana Airlines

Kumho Tire Europe GmbH, Frankfurt RheinMain GmbH, Koreanische Zentrale für Tourismus, Hankook Reifen Deutschland GmbH, KGN

CJ Europe GmbH, AStA, TS Entertainment, Lotte Entertainment, Korea Film Council, Ewha Women’s University (The Graduate School of International Studies), re[mark]able, Korean- Studies Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main