The second Korean Film Festival in Australia, or KOFFIA, launched in Sydney last night at the Dendy Opera Quays. Among the guests was Ryoo Seung-wan, the director of the opening night film The Unjust.
Seung-wan was impressed with the festival, noting “KOFFIA is only in its second year. By my instincts, if the organisers keep pressing on, I anticipate the third, fourth and fifth. By the tenth year, I expect KOFFIA to be a great film festival”.
Australia’s premiere showcase of Korean cinema, the Korean Film Festival in Australia (KOFFIA) returns for a second year, expanding its operations to Sydney and Melbourne and offering 13 feature films and 7 shorts from the emerging cinema of South Korea.
KOFFIA will see the Australian premiere of a number of high-profile and award-winning films, including the award-winning Park Chan-wook short film, Night Fishing. The films will span seven themes, including Bloody Friday, Indie Cinema, Extraordinary Ordinary Families, Masters and Students, Brothers Divided, Ride the Dream and Crime and Punishment. Other highlights include The Man From Nowhere, Bunt, J.S.A: Joint Security Area, The Show Must Go On, Secret Reunion, Earth’s Women and a forum on Korean Film Downunder (featuring Richard Gray of The Reel Bits). Check out the full program for more details.
KOFFIA 2011 runs from 24th – 29th August at Dendy Cinemas in Circular Quay, Sydney. It will then continue on 10th – 13th September at ACMI Cinemas, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Federation Square, Melbourne. More details on KOFFIA can be found on the official website.
The Reel Bits are proud Festival Partners with KOFFIA.