The 3rd Korean Film festival took place from 23rd to 26th October 2014 where multiple up-(Leerzeichen weg)to-date, bestselling movies were shown at the Cinestar Metropolis. The movies in this year’s festival were divided into different categories to provide a first orientation for the audience.
Must See: includes up-to-date Korean Blockbuster movies
Insight Korea: revolves around the historic dynasty of Joseon (1392-1910)
Diverse View: includes a variety of themes such as human rights, independence and animation movies
As one can see in the categorization of the movies, a vast variety of genres of the Korean film industry was presented in addition to bringing Korean culture closer to the audience. The 3rd Film festival started off with current blockbuster movie “The Admiral”. Alongside with that, movies such as “The Attorney” and “A Girl at my Door” were shown. Blockbusters such as the ones mentioned were also awarded at the 67th International Filmfestspiele, being celebrated both nationally and internationally.
The lineup consisted of a wide range of Korean movies since more than 19 movies of different genres were shown. Beside of that visitors were introduced to Korean culture and given the chance to experience parts of it first-hand. In the main lobby of the Cinestar Metropolis people were given the opportunity to try on Hanboks alongside with experiencing traditional Korean tea ceremonies and exhibitions of traditional calligraphically arts. In addition, a variety of traditional Korean games were offered through which visitors were able to relive the nostalgic traditions of playing games in times of a modern, virtually driven world.
This year the well-known K-Pop Contest, where dancers from all over the country get to perform, yet again proved its popularity. Afterwards, both dancers and viewers were invited to enjoy and dance to Korean music during a party. The K-pop dance contest took place for the first time in 2009 in cooperation with “re[markable]”, an organization which has been promoting Korean pop culture throughout Germany in addition to publishing monthly “Germany’s K-pop Charts”.
The festival was concluded with the chance for visitors to win a flight ticket to Korea which was sponsored by Asiana Airlines.