Friday, May 11, 2012

Arirang Korea Smartphone Film Festival, May 11

The inaugural Arirang Korea Smartphone Film Festival takes place tonight in Toronto. The event is free and free food will also be provided.

Filmmakers were asked to make short films on their smartphones up to four minutes in length with some element of anything Korean. Prizes available to be won are $1,000 for the Arirang Korea Award – Best Film; a Samsung Galaxy Tablet for the Best Korean Element Award; a Pico Dolly System for Best Cinematography Award; $500 Audience Choice Award; a 2012 Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival pass; and a LIFT 2012 Summer Workshop Voucher.

The first Arirang Korea Smartphone Film Festival starts at 6:30pm at Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Avenue.


Congratulations to all our contestants! Here is the list of films that will be screening at 2012 Arirang Korea Smartphone Film Festival.

- Romantic Assassin by Sungku Won

- Slapping Lady by Wonjae Lee

- Almost Wide by Eun Choo

- Hangul Street by Chadi Chamseddine

- Don't Run Away by Jaemin Bae

- Toronto Korean Film Festival 청춘은 있다 by Bansuk Lee

- Hello World by Vino Hanvin Kim

- Korea in Toronto by Jihui Kang

- The Korean in You by Sunny Jung

- Act 3 Scene 3 by Daniel Kim

- We met, for the 1st time, at our own wedding by Kitaek Hong

- Roy by Jude InWook Hwang

- Red Strings by Camille Aguila and Janelle Tabangcura

- My Name is Ireh Mun 내 이름은 문이레 by Hwa-Pyeong Mun & On You Lee

The winners will be announced during the festival accompanied by an award ceremony. In addition, we also have an Audience Choice Award which will be announced a week after the festival, so bring as many people to come and support your film to give yourself another chance to win $500 cash

Thanks to all our Sponsors!

- Consulate General of the Republic of Korea
- Korea Tourism Organization
- Korean Education Centre
- Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival
- The Owl of Minerva
- Yogoberry
- Christina Yoo (Broker at Right At Home Reality Inc.)
- Monica Young Hee Kim (CGA)
- Amore Canada Inc.
- Kevin Lee (Sales Rep at Landpower Real Estate Ltd.)
- Nspired Events
- Kayagum Restaurant
- Sean Yoon (Sales Rep at Living Realty Inc.)
- Trainer Jo (GoodLife Fitness)
- Liason of Independent Filmmakers in Toronto (LIFT)
- Lotte Shopping
- Lotte Skin Care
- 신촌설렁탕
- 전통공방

Community Partners
- For You Telecare Family Service
- Toronto Korean Film Festival
- Toronto Youth Shorts Film Festival

Media Sponsors
- Toronto KCR News Corp (교차로)
- Canada Chosun
- Canada Dongpo News
- The Banana Times

Special Guests
- Michael Chan, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport
- David Zimmer, MPP of Willowdale
- Raymond Cho, Toronto City Councillor

- Lance Carlson: Writer-Producer & Director of Photography
- Sunny Yi: Founder/Program Coordinater @ The Documentary Filmmaking Institute
- Min Sook Lee: Writer-Director

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