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KOFIC announces recipients of indie DVD support fund

2006/08/07 Source

The Korean Film Council has selected ten works to be released on DVD as part of the 2006 DVD Production/Distribution Support for Independent Films. The recipients were selected out of 24 submissions, and will be made available for sale to the general public in special DVD box sets.

The following features, documentaries and short film collections will be included:

708ho, Yideungbyeong-ui Pyeonji ("#708, Letter from a Second-Class Private"), dir. KIM Hwan-tae, 6mm DV, 82 min.
"The Forgotten Child": Shin Sung-il is Lost, dir. Sin Jae-in, beta, 103 min.
"Annyong, Sayonara", dir. Kim Tae-il, 6mm DV, 107 min.
"The Camellia Project", dir. Choi Jin-seong et al., beta, 107 min.
"Five Is Too Many", dir. Ahn Seul-gi, beta, 80 min.
"Korea Short Animation Collection "2, dir. Jang Hyeong-yun et al., beta, 70 min.
"The Murmuring", dir. BYUN Young-ju, 16mm, 98 min.
"Habitual Sadness", dir. BYUN Young-ju, 35mm, 71 min.
"My Own Breathing", dir. BYUN Young-ju, 35mm, 77 min.
"Yijung-ui jeok", dir. LEE Ji-young, DV cam, 110 min.

Note: The Murmuring, Habitual Sadness and My Own Breathing form a trilogy of documentaries about former "comfort women" who were women from Korea and other parts of Asia who were forced into sexual servitude for the benefit of the Japanese military during World War II.

Films were selected by a five-member committee headed by JO Young-gak, director of the Seoul Independent Film Festival. A total of 80 million won (~$84,000), 8 million won per title, will be provided in financial support to bring about the release of the films on DVD.

Darcy Paquet(KOFIC)

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