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2013 Hallyu Forum: The New Wave of Cinema


2013 Hallyu Forum tackles film and cooperation

between Korea and the Philippines



             As 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.


In 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.


The 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 shores.


In 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.


The 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.


Following 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 in Davao.


For further information and queries, please contact the Korean Cultural Center at 555-1711 or email pr@koreanculture.ph.