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9 North Korean Films to Screen at the Bucheon Fantastic Film Festival

9 North Korean Films to Screen at the Bucheon Fantastic Film Festival

SEOUL, Jul. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Following formal approval by the government, feature films produced in North Korea will be screened at the 22nd Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN) to be held for ten days starting tomorrow. Festival organizers included the special screening of nine North Korean films following the conciliatory mood of the [...]

Korean Theaters Reject ‘Okja’ in Row with Netflix

Korean Theaters Reject ‘Okja’ in Row with Netflix

SEOUL, June 15 (Korea Bizwire) – Director Joon-ho Bong’s newest movie, “Okja”, has been unveiled in Korea, but there are disputes regarding the movie’s screening at some of the country’s largest theater chains. Three major multiplexes – CGV, Lotte Cinema and Megabox – made it clear that they will not screen “Okja” as part of a [...]

South Koreans Love Action Films: Survey

South Koreans Love Action Films: Survey

SEOUL, April 22 (Korea Bizwire) – Action films are South Korea’s favorite genre, a nationwide survey showed Saturday.  According to the 2016 consumer report released by the Korean Film Council (KOFIC), which surveyed 2,089 people aged between 15 and 59, 26.2 percent of the moviegoers picked action films as their favorite genre. Sci-Fi-adventure-fantasy films were [...]

Black Panther’s Korea Film Shoot Attracts Local Film Talent

Black Panther’s Korea Film Shoot Attracts Local Film Talent

BUSAN, March 17 (Korea Bizwire) – The first film shoot for Marvel’s upcoming superhero film Black Panther began on Friday in Busan, South Korea’s largest port city, with hundreds of local film students (or former students) participating as staff or assistant staff members in this rare Hollywood experience.  Some 450 students and graduates applied for the shoots [...]

AI-Made Films Not Far Off

AI-Made Films Not Far Off

SEOUL, Feb. 1 (Korea Bizwire) – Last year, artificial intelligence computer IBM Watson again stunned the world by generating a trailer for Morgan, a horror/thriller film from 20th Century Fox.  Watson studied some 100 horror movie trailers beforehand, selected ten of the most tension-driven scenes from Morgan, and produced a trailer (with a bit of [...]

Korean Content Industry Continues to Prosper

Korean Content Industry Continues to Prosper

SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – Despite the economic, diplomatic, and political drawbacks of 2016, Korea’s content industry continued its march forward. According to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and the Korea Creative Content Agency, the content industry grew by 5.7 percent last year to 105.2 trillion won ($89 billion), setting an important [...]