Film director Kim Tae-yong's production firm on Tuesday unveiled photos of his wedding to Chinese actress Tang Wei.
The two had a small wedding at the Ingmar Bergman estate on the Swedish island of Faro on July 12 and an official marriage ceremony witnessed by their families recently, Bom Film Productions said...More
Chinese actress Tang Wei and Korean filmmaker Kim Tae-yong will tie the knot this fall. They worked together in "Late Autumn" (2010).
Kim's agency Bom Film Productions on Wednesday said they will get married this fall in a private ceremony with family and close friends.
They first met while shooting the film and their relationship developed when Tang came to Korea for a commercial shoot in October 2013, and they visited each other in China and Korea over the past months...More
by KOFIC staff
The Korean Film Council (KOFIC), the Korea Movie and Video Industry Association (KMVIA) and the Korean Film Producers Association led 108 companies and organizations in a Declaration for the Normalization for Online Film Distribution on July 27.
The declaration called for online service providers to stop the illegal circulation of films. It also demanded they stop indirect technical protection of piracy and the omission of legal sales figures. It strongly demanded they adhere to guidelines for the normalization of online copyright protection. Lastly, the declaration warned online service providers that the film industry would, in collaboration, henceforth take strict and rigorous action if they did not...More
by KOFIC staff
The 36th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has announced the first 50 films to be added to its line-up include the Korean film "Countdown", starring Jung Jae-young and Jeon Do-yeon. Written and directed by newcomer Heo Jong-ho, the film will screen in TIFF's Special Presentations section.
One of the world's most prestigious film festivals and a noted gateway to the North American market, TIFF this year will be held Sept. 8 – 18. In the festival's Special Presentations section, Heo Jong-ho's "Countdown" will be in the company of other films such as Cameron Crowe's Pearl Jam Twenty, Francis Ford Coppola's Twixt, Pedro Almodovar's The Skin I Live In, and Wang XiaoShuai's 11 Flowers...More
The Korean Film Council in joint with the Busan International Film Festival, Pucheon International Fantastic Film Festival and Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism opened a "Korean Film Night" on May 16 at 9pm during the 64th Cannes Film Festival.
The three-hour event was much more vibrant than previous years, with a total 540 guests including directors, actors, programmers of major international film festivals and film distributors, including director Bong Joon-ho, the president of Camera d'Or jury and director Lee Chang-dong, the co-president of Critic's Week jury at Cannes this year...More
ActorsIm Soo-jeong, left, and Hyun Bin pose for a photo at a press conference for the movie "Come Rain Come Shine" at Dongdaemun CGV in Seoul, Thursday. / Courtesy of Bom Film Productions
By Kwon Mee-yoo
Hyun Bin andIm Soo-jeong's new movie "Come Rain Come Shine" has been invited to the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) to compete for the Golden Bear...More
From left, Screen International Deputy Asia Editor Jean Noh, Taiwanese director Chu Yen-ping, Taiwanese producer Yeh Jufeng, Taiwanese actress-turned-producer Lieh Lee, Korean Film Council official Daniel Park, bom Film Productions producer Ellen Kim and Dyne Film producer Jonathan H. Kim attend a forum on "Korea-Taiwan Cinema Exchange: Its Present and Future" held at Koryo Hotel in the city of Bucheon in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea on July 19, 2010, during the ongoing Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival. [PiFan]
"I think we are taking elementary steps, that we are in the process of getting to know each other", said producer Ellen Kim on her views on exchange between the Korean and Taiwanese film industry...More
The Pusan International Film Festival(PIFF) has newly appointed programmers for its major sections and restructured management for the Asian Film Market. CHO Young Jung, formerly in charge of programming World Cinema will be selecting the Asian line-up this year in an effort to strengthen the program.
JEON Chan-il, a film critic, has been appointed programmer of the World Cinema - Flash Forward section. Regular programmers LEE Sang-young for Korean Cinema, HONG Hyo-sook for the Wide Angle, RHEE Soue-won for French and Italian cinema and PAK Do-sin ...More
14th Pusan Int'l Film Festival to Run Oct. 8-16, 2009
PIFF (Pusan International Film Festival) newly appointed its programmers for programming and restructured management for Asian Film Market.
14th Pusan International Film Festival appointed new programmer. CHO Young Jung who used to be in charge of programming world cinema last year will be selecting Asian films for the programming. Also JEON Chan Il, a film critic is appointed to be a programmer of world cinema focusing on the section, Flash Forward.
The change is to strengthen programming for films from Asian region with the executive programmer KIM Ji Seok who has been a programmer for Asian cinema over last ...More
Acclaimed director Hong Sang-soo
will return to the Berlin International Film Festival with his eighth film "Night and Day"
, which screens in the festival's competition section. This will be the first time that a film by HONG competes at Berlin, after his previous works "Woman is the Future of Man
" (2004) and "Tale of Cinema
" (2005) competed at Cannes.
The film, recipient of 2005 KOFIC Production Support for Art Films, which was 90% shot in Paris, stars Kim Young-ho
as an artist who runs off to France and leaves behind his wife played by Hwang Soo-jung
Director Hong Sang-soo
's film "Night and Day"
starring actress Hwang Soo-jung
will compete in the 58th Berlin International Film Festival (Feb. 7-17).
The film, Hong's eighth, is the only Korean film invited to the competitive section. It will have its world premiere during the festival.
With 90% of the film shot in Paris, the story is about the delightfully eccentric journey of a state appointed painter who suddenly escapes to Paris from Seoul. Actor Kim Young-ho plays the main lead, actress <...More
Top Korean actress Jeon Do-yeon
has chosen her next project amidst a flood of offers following her win earlier this year at the Cannes film festival. Acclaimed at home for taking on many diverse and challenging roles, she recently catapulted into the international spotlight with her Cannes Best Actress win for her powerful performance as a traumatized mother in Lee Chang-dong
's "Secret Sunshine
JEON will take the lead role in Meotjin Haroo ("A Fine Day" - "My Dear Enemy
"), the fourth feature from talented director Lee Yoon-ki
. LEE made his impressive debut at the Pusan International Film Festival in 2004, winning the New Currents award for "...More
By Lee Hyo-won
, the most high profile actress here since being crowned Best Actress at the Cannes International Film Festival in May, will star in Lee Yoon-ki
's forthcoming piece "Meotjin Haru" ("A Fine Day" - "My Dear Enemy
"), Bom Film Productions announced Friday.
Jeon won the prestigious award for her portrayal of a traumatized woman in Lee Chang-dong
's "Secret Sunshine
" (2007). For her 11th film, the 34-year-old has chosen the role of a jobless, lover-less woman in her 30s who spends a s...More
CEO Oh Jeong-wan
of bom Film Productions decided to concentrate on film making aspects. Therefore, he internally switched to lead the Production Department of bom Film Productions.
The new CEO is bom Film Productions former chief financial officer JO Kwang-hee. JO made his name in the Korean entertainment industry when he was working as an entertainment lawyer. He has been influential in protecting Korean films' copyrights and from censorship.
bom Film Productions next film will be "Home coming" directed by Lee Jae-yong
. They previously worked together ...More
The Korean Film Council has announced the recipients of the second round of its 2006 Subtitle Translation and Print Production support program. Seven feature films and three short films were selected out of 18 total submissions (15 feature films, 3 short films).
The program provides funding for the production of a subtitled print, with specific arrangements to be made by the film's producer or international sales agent. This is the final round of support for 2006.
The recipients are: