Brooklyn to host 8th Korean American Film Festival

November 5, 2014
A still from "White Rabbit." (KAFFNY)

A still from “White Rabbit.” (KAFFNY)

The 8th annual Korean American Film Festival will open in New York City from Nov. 14 to 16 at the Wythe Hotel Cinema.

The festival, sponsored this year by The Korea Times, focuses on projects by Korean Americans, is the first and only one of its kind in New York. It started in 2007.

Held for the first time in Brooklyn this year, the festival will show both feature-length and short movies by filmmakers from around the globe.

David Kim, founder of the festival, said KAFFNY will use VHX, an online video distribution system, to show films on its website this year. KAFFNY plans to join hands with streaming site IndiePix to bring featured films to even more enthusiasts after the festival, he said.

Rostarr, a Korean American painter and filmmaker, will start the festival on its opening night.

Saturday will feature a variety of short films, including “the world premiere of a kiwi motorcycle tour through North Korea into the South,” according to KAFFNY. The KAFFNY Incubator program following the shorts will test-screen films by new filmmakers.

The Shorts Competition on the festival’s last day will show five films, including “The Spoon,” “Oh! My Princess,” “White Rabbit,” “Ugly Night” and “Get Up.”

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