KOFFIA 2011

2nd KOFFIA Korean Film Festival

KOFFIA 2011 was a huge success and we thank everyone involved, from the audience to our sponsors, to our team and wonderful volunteers, and of course to special guests Ryoo Seung-wan and Kang Hye-jung.

Almost 4,000 people embraced Korean cinema from August to September, which saw us take place in Melbourne for the very 1st time. With a diverse range of films and cultural programs, audiences were once again satisfied with a wealth of Korean culture. We can't wait to see you all again in 2012, with lots of more great KOREAN FILMS!!!!

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2011 Summary

KOFFIA once again took place on the shores of Sydney harbour in the boutique cinema Dendy Opera Quays. Dendy Cinemas became a Cultural Partner of KOFFIA in 2011, and showed tremendous support for the festival in all areas.

August 24th– 29th, 21 sessions over 6 days in Sydney
Opening and Closing Night Galas, 3 Industry Forums, 2 Q&As, 1 Student session
5 Cultural and Music Performances
YKFA Young Korean Filmmakers in Australia Completion, supported by Metro Screen and The University of Sydney
11 Guests speakers

KOFFIA for the 1st time took place in the heart of Melbourne at the iconic ACMI Cinemas, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Federation Square, Melbourne. Marking the important Korean Holiday Chuseok (celebrated from September 12-14 in 2011) it was a fantastic occasion celebrating Korean culture.

September 10th– 13th, 9 sessions over 4 days
Opening Gala, Chuseok Reception, 1 Industry Forum
4 Cultural and Musical Performances
3 Guests speakers

 

Audience Feedback

Once again KOFFIA received outstanding reviews from our audience, and we are so happy to have please so many people.

- 13 out of the 15 film sessions were voted as 4 or above 
- 81% of all votes received were 4 or 5 Stars 
- The 3 things the audience liked the most: The quality of the films shown, the chance to experience Korean culture, and the wonderful festival atmosphere
- The 3 things the audience disliked the most: Sessions selling out, people wanted more films and a longer festival

5 Most Popular Films in Sydney 
Joint Security Area 
A Barefoot Dream 
The Man from Nowhere 
Secret Reunion 
The Unjust 

5 Most Popular Films in Melbourne
A Barefoot Dream
Secret Reunion
The Man from Nowhere
Bunt
Joint Security Area 

5 Lucky Audience Award Winners 
Mina Park (Sydney) 
David Gordon (Sydney) 
Mark Poliansky (Melbourne) 
Eui Beom Hwang (Sydney) 
Tharindu Ranasinghe (Melbourne) 

Young Korean Filmmaker Award Winners 
Metro Screen Jury Prize: Andrew Lee, "Second from the Right" 
Sydney University Jury Prize: Tae Ho Yun, "Pure White Ground" 
KOFFIA Audience Award: Andrew Lee, "Second from the Right" 

Sydney KOFFIA!

Sydney KOFFIA!

Dendy Opera Quays

Dendy Opera Quays

Melbourne KOFFIA!

Melbourne KOFFIA!

Australian Centre for the Moving Image

Australian Centre for the Moving Image

The Man From Nowhere (Crime and Punishment)

The Man From Nowhere (Crime and Punishment)

A Barefoot Dream (Ride the Dream)

A Barefoot Dream (Ride the Dream)

JSA: Joint Security Area (Brothers Divided)

JSA: Joint Security Area (Brothers Divided)