SEOUL, Sept. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – Under media consumption tendencies where most video content is dominated by major entertainment companies, an online independent film theater achieved a remarkable result by attracting more than three million accumulated viewers.
Naver’s “Indie Cinema,” an online independent film theater jointly run by Naver, the largest Internet portal in Korea, and the Association of Korean Independent Film and Videos, announced on September 8 that it had attracted more than three million viewers since its launch in February last year.
The online theater was launched to revitalize the independent film industry and cultural variety, and offers various genres of independent films selected by experts.
Beginning with “Special Choice of Seoul Independent Film Festival,” the online theater has offered a total of 64 short movies under 16 themes. Of note, early films featuring actor Byun Yo-han and actress Jung Yu-mi drew more than 100,000 viewers.
To commemorate the meaningful achievement, Naver and the independent film association will hold an offline film screening at Indie Space, a movie theater dedicated to independent films in Seoul, by inviting the filmmakers.
An official at Naver said, “Besides operating the indie movie theater, we will try our best to promote popular culture in various aspects such as sponsoring various indie film festivals.”
By Lina Jang (email@example.com)