Monday, 8 November 2010

The 8th Asiana International Short Film Festival Opens

The eighth ‘Asiana International Short Film Festival (AISFF) kicked off its six-day run on November 4th, 7pm at CineCube located in Gwangwhamoon downtown Seoul, Korea.

The opening event was hosted by announcer Bum-Soo, Kim and attracted an array of Korean celebrities such as Sung-Khee, Ahn (Executive Committeeman/Actor), Son-Sook (Chairman of the Board of Directors/Actress), Chang-Ho,Bae (Jury/Director), Ji-Won,Ha & Tae-Hoon, Kim (Jury/Actress), and Korean celebrities such as director Kwon-Taek, Lim, Myung-Sae, Lee, Ji-Hoon, Kim, Yoon-Chul, Jeong and director Kae-Soo,Chun. Director Mike Viebrock’s ‘Penicillin’, and director Lilli Birdsell‘Once upon a Crime’ were the opening movies for this day.

The 8th Asiana International Short Film Festival will run from the 4th of November until the 9th. A total of 2,262 short films from 83 countries have been submitted making this year’s event the largest short film festival. Every year, the Asiana International Short Film Festival receives more recognition and the competition becomes intense.

The Asiana International Short Film Festival is the first ever cabin film festival which is becoming substantiality successful and reliable international film festival. The film festival provides support towards preproduction for talented young film makers, and shows the selected short films inside the cabins popularizing short films to the public. The film festival supports talented young film makers’ preproduction costs, and popularizes the short films by showing them in the cabin. Overall, the AISFF is aiding the development of the movie industry.

During this year’s Asiana International Short Film Festival, short films such as (A Trip to the Heart – Warming Country of Korea), director of (A Good Husband), (Camellia) Yukisada Isao’s 5 short omnibus films (A Woman plays twice) along with the entries will also be introduced. In the special program corner, short films of Korea and Japan’s that reflect the culture, region, beautiful scenery, and people whom live in these places (Traveling Shorts Korea), and (Traveling Shorts Japan) will be introduced as special corners during the event

World wide acclaimed director Zhang, Lu true vision of movies, heroin of the movie (Thirst) Ok-Bin, Kim, (Love Letter) main star Kashi-Wabara Takashi, Bettso Tetsuya (Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia Founder/President) Cine 2000 President Chun-Hyun, Lee along with movie man of Korea and Japan will be present at the (Korea/Japan International visual & Tourism Symposium’) in talking about visual contents in the tourism industry which will also be jointly held during the 8th AISFF Film Festival.

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