Women in Film International present 4th Annual WIFI Short Film Program

Top Quote Women In Film International Committee With The Korean Cultural Center, Korean Film Council, Nyx Cosmetics Presents "A Night To Celebrate: Short Films By Korean Filmmakers". End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) September 21, 2010 - Women In Film International Committee's 4th Annual Short Film Night, this year's films support the creative talents of Korean and Korean American filmmakers.

    Los Angeles California on October 2, 2010 from 6:00PM - 10:00P.M.
    Korean Cultural Center Los Angeles, 5505 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036

    General Admission
    Members: $15
    Non-members: $20
    For information go to: www.wif.org/wifi

    Through a diverse program of short films, this year's series will celebrate and support the creative talents of Korean filmmakers. Every filmmaker has a unique perspective on their culture and their world. The films selected both narrative and documentary, will provide views into the psyche of these communities and deepen our understanding of Korean life, land, and cultures.

    The WIFI Shorts Program is a celebration of filmmakers from all corners of the world, produced by the members of the Women In Film International Committee (WIFI). This year, for the 4th Annual Film Shorts, WIFI has partnered with the Korean Cultural Center Los Angeles (KCCLA), the Korean Film Council (KOFIC) and NYX Cosmetics to showcase and celebrate the dynamic works of emerging and established Korean and Korean American filmmakers.
    Located in the Miracle Mile District, the Korean Cultural Center Los Angeles provides insights into the rich cultural heritage of Korea. On Saturday, October 2, 2010, come join us and partake in film, art, music, cuisine, and culture!

    Short film line-up

    The Mission to Watch TV, Jeon Byeong DEOCK, 2010 15:02 - Comedy
    A mother locks a television set in a storage closet to punish her youngest son who broke an appointment. His older brother finds a way to watch the TV secretly without the mother's knowledge.

    Communicate, Erick OH, 2009 1.05 - Animation
    By covering the whole history of communication and media, 'Communicate' shows how humankind has been interacting with one another to reach the true answer of life, which is illustrated as a red ball.

    Kai's Place, Albert SHIN, 2006 17.00 Los Angeles Premier - Drama
    Kai, an American teaching English in Korea finds himself feeling lost and isolated in his surroundings. Determined to break free from his uneasiness, Kai reaches out to a girl in his class, which leads to the beginning of something special.

    Birth, Ki-Wan PARK, 2010
9.20 US Premier - Animation
    A man loses his father. A woman comes to meet him. A frog lays a new spawn and a fly meets its newborn maggots. Four situations that have nothing to do with each other randomly come together in the same place, but no one (or thing) involved knows that they influence each other.

    Speed Grieving, Jessica DANIELS, 2009 12.37 Los Angeles Premier - Drama
    A driven corporate climber struggles to balance her hectic work schedule with her father's terminal illness, only to learn that not everything in life can be done efficiently. The story is about loss faced with vitally and having the courage to be present to the moment of truth.

    Heart, Erick OH, 2010 8.30 - Animation
    "Heart" questions our selves in realizing our essence and the meaning of life through abstract metaphors and symbols illustrated as hearts.

    Thembi's Diary, Jisoo KIM 2010 6.15 - Documentary/Animation
    This animated interpretation of a True Audio Documentary (from NPR's Radio Dairies) shows Thembi, a 17-year-old South African girl with Aids. Although her life is hard, the story portrays her relationships with her illness and her community with stark and sweet honesty.

    My Room, Han Sung KIM, 2009 13.54 - Drama/Family & Children
    All she wants is her own room. Sophie a 7-year-old living with single mom and two brothers wants to have her own room. Her mom, however, is always busy looking for a job and the brothers keep bullying her. She plans to make her own room with her only friend - a red goldfish.

    Performers and artists line up

    Visual Artists
    Youngmi Kim was born in a small country in South Korea. She is a graduate of Hong Ik University in Korea, and Stuttgart Kunst Academie, in Europe where she studied ceramics. Through her art she expresses the joy, sadness, rage, and love of man. Youngmi teaches ceramics and pottery-making to adults and children in her Los Angeles studio, in Koreatown.

    Yoonjae Kwon has an infinite interest in ceramics. He was born in Seoul and studied Korean literature and South Korea's culture and tradition of ceramics at Kawang Rung University. He has worked as a ceramic artist in Korea and the United States since 1986.

    Lorraine Nam, a Korean-American, cuts, slashes, and dissects paper to create intricate cut paper images. She was born in Philadelphia as the oldest of three. With a passion and a drive for the arts, Lorraine attended the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) for illustration. She currently resides in Brooklyn as a freelance illustrator. Her Korean name is Nam Seul Gee.

    John Park is an artist and teacher living in Los Angeles CA. He received his training at the Rhode Island School of Design where he studied classical drawing, painting, sculpture and anatomy. His current series of work is an attempt at combining these classical influences with the more urban aesthetics of the New Contemporary art movement.

    The paintings are executed in a live public setting throughout various galleries, clubs and events around southern California. He teaches drawing and painting at Concord High School in Santa Monica, he has three cats and one Tree. Master Fruit & Vegetable Carver/Decoration Specialist Jennifer Park/Myung Soon Park will carve fruits and vegetables to make eye catching table arrangements that can be used for parties, weddings, birthdays and any occasion.

    Performing Artists
    Ko's Korean Traditional Dance Institute was founded by Ko Sue Hee, director, teacher, and performer. Sue Hee Ko has been dancing for more than 35 years and has been running her dance studio for over two decades. She has studied and learned from famous dancers in Korea also known as National Treasures. Our purpose here at Ko's Korean Dance Institute is to share the Korean culture visually--through dance and the beautifully layered costumes and instruments. The dance studio has evolved and improved over the years and now not only teaching Korean Traditional dance, but also dances such as hip hop, tap dance, ballet, line dancing, and sports aerobics.

    Recently, Ko's Korean Dance group went on tour with famous pop star, Shakira, playing the traditional Korean Three-Headed Drum Dance for the song "Did It Again". Performed for shows such as Dancing With The Stars, Saturday Night Live, and traveled to Europe for XFactor, Bambi Awards, and MTV Music Awards.
    Yerak was established in 2009 by young musicians with a unique concept of Korean traditional inspired cross-over World music. They have had very successful concerts at LACMA, UCLA Fowler Museum, Ford Amphitheater and Levitt Pavilion and KCCLA. For this performance Yerak is broadening their horizons by adding Japanese instruments into their arrangements.

    About Women In Film
    Women in Film (WIF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping women achieve their highest potential within the global entertainment, communications, and media industries and to preserving the legacy of women within those industries. Founded in 1973, Women In Film and its Women In Film Foundation provide for its members an extensive network of contacts, educational programs, scholarships, film finishing funds and grants, employment opportunities, mentorships and numerous practical services in support of this mission. www.wif.org

    About Women In Film, International Committee
    The Women In Film International (WIFI) Committee fosters interactive cultural bonds with other countries by discovering, promoting and supporting the efforts of entertainment professionals (especially women), throughout the world. Our programs include panels on co-production, screenings and participation in international film festivals. Networking does not stop at our borders so WIFI also serves as a resource for foreign consulates, film boards, visiting filmmakers and dignitaries.

    Located in the Miracle Mile District, the Korean Cultural Center Los Angeles provides insights into the rich cultural heritage of Korea. Experience the rich traditions and history spanning more than 5,000 years of Korea as you stroll through the museum's exhibition hall filled with historic and contemporary artifacts. http://www.kccla.org
    This Event is produced by the Women In Film International Committee.
    Executive Producers: Tobie Loomis and Tessa Bell. Producer: Aba Ngissah.
 Associate Producers - Wanjiru Mary Njendu, Sheila Hardy, Emily Butali, Clora Ferguson, Lori Moilov, Andrea Chung.

    Media Contact: Tobie Loomis: tobie ( @ ) tobieloomis dot com 310-924-4050
    Tessa Bell: tessabell ( @ ) earthlink dot net 908-310-7141

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