2013 Hallyu Forum tackles film and
between Korea and the Philippines
a springboard for the 2013 Korean Film Festival, the Korean Cultural Center in
the Philippines will be holding the second Korean Wave (Hallyu) Forum on
September 17 at the Manila Hotel.
cooperation with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) of Korea,
the the Korea Organization of International Cultural Exchange (KOFICE) and the
Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), the forum, entitled “Hallyu
Forum 2013: The New Wave of Cinema,” will explore the industries of Korea and
the Philippines towards a more strengthened cooperation between the two
countries in the field of cinema.
previous forum, held in 2012, tackled the impact of Hallyu or the Korean Wave
to the Filipino psyche. Hallyu was derived from two Korean words, namely the Han for Korea and Ryu for the waves, and was originally coined by the Chinese media
to refer to the popularity boom of the Korean dramas imported to their local
the Philippines, Hallyu is a very much established phenomenon as seen with the continuous
importations of Korean dramas and music, as well as the popularity of the
annual Korean Film Festival.
first panel will focus on the Philippine Film Industry, with Patrick Campos of
UP Film Institute, and Roland Tolentino of the UP College of Mass Communication
as discussants. Tito Genova Valiente, head of the Gawad Manunuri ng Pelikulang
Pilipino will also be joining the roster of the first panel as a reactor.
As for the overview of the
Korean Film Industry, PARK Ji-yin of the Korean Film Council (KOFIC) will be
leading the panel, to be followed by Filipino director Tikoy Aguiluz and JEONG
Tae-sun of CJ Entertainment Vietnam. Isabel de Leon, Lifestyle Editor of the
Manila Bulletin will also be part of the second panel as a reactor.
The final panel, which will
focus on identifying the areas of cooperation between Korea and the
Philippines, will be led by Filipino director Pepe Diokno, and Korean producer
and director Jonathan Kim. Mr. Jag Garcia, Chair of Digital Filmmaking for the
De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde will be the reactor.
the forum, the Center will also be featuring six popular Korean
films in the 2013 Korean Film Festival slated to be held from September 18 to
October 10 in Manila, Iloilo, Cebu and Davao. The film festival will kick off in SM
Megamall and will run from September 18 to 22, to be followed by the SM City Iloilo
run from September 26 to 29. From October 3 to 6, the film festival will move
to SM City Cebu and will have its final run on October 10 to 13 at SM Lanang Premier
For further information and queries,
please contact the Korean Cultural Center at 555-1711 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.