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KAFFNY in call for film-makers

KAFFNY 2009 – The Korean-American Film Festival New York – is scheduled for February 2009.

KAFFNY is a one-day New York event screening works by emerging Korean filmmakers and performers. It is the event that brought you Benson Lee’s “Planet B-Boy,” Juwan Chung’s “Baby,” and short works by Dennis Lee and Randall Park.

Co-sponsored by New York University Tisch School of the Arts and The Korea Times, for the coming festival they are planning on increasing their reach. This is from the organisers:

5.8 million people of ethnic Korean descent have immigrated to and live in all parts of the world, outside of Korea. “Are there filmmakers amongst those millions?,” we asked ourselves. New to KAFFNY 2009, we want to show our New York audience films that express the points of view of ethnic Korean filmmakers / performers from around the world – to see what and how they see the world around them.


We are now accepting short film submissions from filmmakers / performers of ethnic Korean descent and of any nationality. We welcome all genres: narrative, animation, music video, documentary, experimental etc.

There is no entry fee. The submission deadline is November 15. Please send DVD submissions, NTSC Region 0 or 1, to the address below:

c/o Barrel
23 W 36th Street, Suite 401
New York, NY 10018

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