Talks - New Waves, New Shores: Busan International Film Festival

Venue: Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre 
Date: 2021.11.25 - 2021.12.16
Price: Tickets are available now on POPTICKET HK$50 / HK$40* 

From 25 November 2021 to 16 January 2022, the Hong Kong Arts Centre presents New Waves, New Shores: Busan International Film Festival. Following the success of the first edition, which focused on the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, this programme aims to introduce the importance of BIFF as one of the leading film festivals in Asia and how it assists budding filmmakers from Hong Kong and South Korea. The screenings comprise a Hong Kong showcase curated by Maggie Lee, Curator of New Waves, New Shores: Busan International Film Festival; Asia Chief Film Critic, Variety; Curator for Tokyo and Vancouver International Film Festivals, and a Korean showcase co-curated by Lee and Nam Dong-chul, Program Director, Busan International Film Festival. There are four thematic talks designed for those who aspire to pursue a career in film to learn about the industry’s inner-workings. Film distributors, sales, producers, festival curators, funding bodies and filmmakers will share their professional experiences and insights through in-depth conversations. The programme also consists of two workshops: Film Project Pitching Workshop and Screenwriting Workshop with Chung Seo-kyung, and Masterclass on Screen Adaptation: A Conversation Between Chung Seo-kyung and Fruit Chan. 

 

28/11

(SUN)

4:45pm

Talk: Launching Korean Cinema onto the World Stage

5/12

(SUN)

2:30pm

Talk: BIFF’s Mission to Nurture Asian Filmmakers

5/12

(SUN)

4:30pm

Talk: Industry Toolkit for Emerging Filmmakers

12/12

(SUN)

4:00pm

Talk: Cross Currents in Hong Kong and Korean Cinema

 

Launching Korean Cinema onto the World Stage

How did hallyu in cinema begin? This talk introduces how the Korean Film Council (KOFIC) started to bring Korean cinema on to the world stage from the 1970s, and how the establishment of Busan International Film Festival in 1996 further reinvented and globalised the identity of Korean cinema to this day, enabling Korean cinema to win the world’s most prestigious awards including the Oscars, and became a powerhouse in the world cinema. Guests will be in conversation to discuss changing landscapes in the rise of Korean films, and how to promote local cinema on the world stage.

Date: 28/11/2021 (Sun)  |  Time: 4:45pm
Venue: Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre
Languages: Conducted in English and Korean with Cantonese interpretation
Moderator: Maggie Lee (Asia Chief Film Critic, Variety; curator for Tokyo and Vancouver International Film Festivals)
Guests:
Nam Dong-chul (Program Director, Busan International Film Festival)
Kim Jung-suk (Secretary-General, Korean Film Council)

 

BIFF’s Mission to Nurture Asian Filmmakers

While young filmmakers might possess talent, creativity and artistry, how can their works reach audiences? Local and international film sales and distributors will introduce how it all works – from pitching to producers and financiers, participating in film festivals and markets, getting wide releases and beyond. How can great works leave their marks?

Date: 5/12/2021 (Sun)  |  Time: 2:30pm
Venue: Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre
Languages: Conducted in English with Cantonese interpretation
Moderator: Maggie Lee (Asia Chief Film Critic, Variety; curator for Tokyo and Vancouver International Film Festivals)
Guest: Park Se-ri (Manager, Asian Project Market)

 

Industry Toolkit for Emerging Filmmakers

While young filmmakers might possess talent, creativity and artistry, how can their works reach audiences? Local and international film sales and distributors will introduce how it all works – from pitching to producers and financiers, participating in film festivals and markets, getting wide releases and beyond. How can great works leave their marks?

Date: 5/12/2021 (Sun)  |  Time: 4:30pm
Venue: Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre
Languages: Conducted in English with Cantonese interpretation
Moderator: Maggie Lee (Asia Chief Film Critic, Variety; curator for Tokyo and Vancouver International Film Festivals)
Guests:
Isabelle Glachant (Founder, Asian Shadows and Chinese Shadows)
Patrick Huang (Founder of Flash Forward Entertainment, Film Producer)
Derek Lui (Sales Consultant, SCREENWORKS ASIA)

 

Cross Currents in Hong Kong and Korean Cinema

The two co-curators will share personal stories of discovering cinematic gems and emerging talents, and their previous experience in presenting different film cultures in film festivals. They will also introduce the close relation between South Korean and Hong Kong film trends — their mutual influence in terms of history, culture and aesthetics.

Date: 12/12/2021 (Sun)  |  Time: 4:00pm
Venue: Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre
Languages: Conducted in English and Korean with Cantonese interpretation
Moderator: Ray Yeung (Producer and Director)
Guests:
Maggie Lee (Film Critic and Curator)
Nam Dong-chul (Program Director, Busan International Film Festival)
 
 
Guests' Bios
 
Maggie Lee (Curator of New Waves, New Shores: Busan International Film Festival; Asia Chief Film Critic, Variety; Curator for Tokyo and Vancouver International Film Festivals)
Maggie Lee is the Chief Asia Film Critic for American film publication, Variety. Lee joined Variety in 2012 after serving as the Asia chief critic for the Hollywood Reporter (2007–2012). She is now programming consultant for Tokyo and Vancouver international film festivals. In 2010, she received an award from the Busan International Film Festival and Korean Film Press Association for her contribution to Korean cinema.
 
Nam Dong-chul (Korean Programme Co-Curator; Program Director, Busan International Film Festival)Nam Dong-chul began as a staff writer in 1995 for the Korean weekly film magazine Cine21, and has been editor-in-chief since 2004. He served as general manager of Asian Film Market from 2008 to 2013. He worked as programmer of Busan International Film Festival from 2013 and as program director since 2019. 
 
Patrick Huang (Film Producer, Founder of Flash Forward Entertainment)
Patrick Huang studied Creative Film Producing in Columbia University Graduate Film School. He founded production/distribution/sales company, Flash Forward Entertainment, in 2002. Being praised for his distinguished eyes to spot new talents, Huang’s films were selected by renowned film festivals worldwide and released globally. Huang specialises in international co-production between east and west. Huang is often invited to be the mentor in various international labs and project markets. 
 
Derek Lui (Sales Consultant, SCREENWORKS ASIA)
After serving as the President of Sales at the Danish film sales company, LevelK, and handling sales to Asia for a French film sales company, Derek Lui has recently returned to work for an Asian company with the newly launched SCREENWORKS ASIA (a production subsidiary of CATCHPLAY), in charge of sales and international distribution for films, series, mini-series and factual entertainment produced with the international market in mind. Named as a“Future Leader in Sales”by Screen International in 2017, Lui also had film acquisition, film programming and film festival programming experience.
 
Kim Jung-suk, Bryan (Secretary-General, Korean Film Council)
Secretary-General Kim Jung-suk of the Korean Film Council (KOFIC) has been managing the Korean Film Council Bureau since 2021. Secretary-General Kim served as the president of the first independent film website in Korea and the independent film distributor, INDIEPLUG (2009-2015), and as the head of the Countermeasure Committee for Soundtrack Copyrights. He was also a member of Subcommittee for Video Promotion in Korean Film Council (2010-2014, 2017-2020) and he served as the head of the Korean Film Digital Distribution Association (2019-2021).
 
Teresa Kwong (Programme Director, Hong Kong Arts Centre)
Teresa Kwong is the programme director of the Hong Kong Arts Centre. Her producing titles include Addicted to Love (dir. Liu Hao, 2010), Big Blue Lake and Flowing Stories (dir. Tsang Tsui-shan, 2011 and 2014), Dot 2 Dot and Napping Kid (dir. Amos Why, 2014 and 2018), and Suk Suk (dir. Ray Yeung, 2019), which was screened in the Panorama section of the Berlin International Film Festival 2020.
 
Park Se-ri (Manager, Asian Project Market)
Park Se-ri has been working for Asian Project Market (APM) a family programme of the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) since 2013. She majored in English and German literature and language, and worked in the education field after her graduation. Her experience as a volunteer at BIFF led her career to festival organisation and she worked for the Asian Film Academy (AFA) of BIFF in 2010.
 
Ray Yeung (Producer and Director)
Voted Artist of the Year (Film) by the HK Arts Development Council for 2021, Ray Yeung is a Columbia University MFA graduate. He is the Founding Chairman of the Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival since 2000. Yeung's first feature film, Cut Sleeve Boys, premiered at the Rotterdam International Film Festival in 2005. His second feature, Front Cover (2015), was also selected by various international film festivals. His third feature, Suk Suk (2019), premiered at the Busan International Film Festival and Berlin International Film Festival, garnered awards and nominations from prestigious organisations including the Golden Horse Awards, Hong Kong Film Awards, Hong Kong Film Critics Society and the Asian Film Awards.
 
 
 

Click here to learn more about the Film Project Pitching Workshop 
Click here to learn more about the overall programme of New Waves, New Shores: Busan International Film Festival


 
Ticket Prices:
Screenings $80 / $64*
Talks $50 / $40*
Masterclass $60 / $48* 
 
Package Discounts:
Package A - One ticket each for all Screenings, 4 Talks and Masterclass (service charge included) $1,430
Package B - One ticket each of DumplingsThirst and Masterclass $170
Package C - 20% off discount to each purchase of standard tickets of Comfort Women Trilogy

 

*20% off discount for full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and the minder and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients. Tickets for CSSA recipients available on a first-come-first-served basis. Concessionary ticket holders must produce evidence of their identity or age upon admission.
*20% off for HKAC Individual members & HKAC BEE. Members must present a valid membership card upon admission.
*20% off for each purchase of 4 or more standard tickets.
*Only one discount offer could be applied to each ticket purchase.
*Free seating.
 
 
General programme enquiries: 25820282
Workshop enquiries: 25820203
Press enquiries: 25820248
 
While it is the HKAC’s policy to secure the best possible screening versions of our presented films, the HKAC appreciates our patron’s understanding of the occasional less than perfect screening versions. Thank you for your kind consideration. 
 
Presented by: Hong Kong Arts Centre
Financially supported by: Film Development Fund, Create Hong Kong
Festival Partner: Busan International Film Festival
In Association with: Korean Film Council

 

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