Korean Film Festival In Los Angeles 2010

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Film festival goers - it's time to get your KOFFLA on:

Korean Film Festival in Los Angeles (KOFFLA) As the biggest Korean film festival in the United States, The Korean Film Festival in Los Angeles (KOFFLA) will take place throughout various venues in Los Angeles on March 4-7th, 2010.

KOFFLA’s main purpose is to introduce Korean films to avid film lovers and the industry alike. It aims not only to bridge the gap between Hollywood and Korea but also between Korea and the Korean-American community through the medium of film and visual arts.

Over 70 films will be screened in competition and out of competition throughout the course of the festival. In competition films will be showcased and judged by a select jury board consisting of industry professionals and prominent figures in the Korean community.

Executive Director of the Festival

Korean Director, Chang-Wha Chung, was one of the first to introduce martial arts films to the U.S. through his film FIVE FINGERS OF DEATH, which helped light the kung fu movie explosion in the early 70’s. With the Korean Cinematheque Foundation, his 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Director Chang-Wha Chung will be hosting the 2010 KOFFLA.

Advisory Board Members
  • Eric Mika, Senior Vice President and Publishing Director of The Hollywood Reporter
  • Heungjin Park, Hollywood Foreign Press Association and LA Film Critic Association
  • Chris Lee, Executive Producer of VALKYRIE and SUPERMAN RETURNS
  • Je-Gyu Kang, Writer and Director of TAEGUKGI and SHIRI
  • Chan-Wook Park, Writer and Director of OLDBOY and THIRST
  • David James, Professor at the USC School of Cinematic Arts
  • Gi-Nam Lee, President of Karacter Law Firm
  • Michael Lee, CPA of Lee and Co.
Schedule of Events
  • Opening Ceremony, The Egyptian Theater – Thursday, March 4th
  • Individual screenings, The Egyptian Theater/The Grove/Laemmle Music Hall 3 – Friday and Saturday, March 5th-6th
  • Master Class, AFI – Friday, March 5th
  • Actorfest Asia, Korean Cultural Center – Saturday, March 6th
  • Surprise screening, Laemmle Music Hall 3 - Friday, March 6th
  • Closing Ceremony, Laemmle Music Hall 3 – Sunday, March 7th
For more information, contact:info@koffla.org