Stars attended the opening ceremony of the 11th Seoul International Film Festival at Sejong Center.
“This year’s festival will showcase 124 short and feature films from 33 countries. The opening work is “I Know You Know,” directed by Justin Kerrigan with funding from the U.K. and Germany. The festival has two categories of competition — one for films made by young directors between 13 and 18 years old, and the other for short films with themes of children, teenagers or family by directors 19 and up,” according to Chosun Ilbo newspaper.
2PM’s Wooyoung attended the ceremony as he is the ambassador of the film festival.
According to the SIYFF:
The Seoul International Youth Film Festival has provided a venue for youths to share their culture via films and media education. It grows truly into an international youth film festival for youngsters from domestic and abroad.
Marking the 11th anniversary in 2009,
The festival aims to promote the broader exchanges with gifted youths and establishes a network to improve their competitive edge in the relevant fields. To this end, the SIYFF develops the way for the young to access to the mature media culture.
The SIYFF introduces international films of youths, as exploring budding works writer-director’s.
Along with this, it presents youth with youth-made films and distributes them overseas so that global film audiences could watch them.
The SIYFF provides great programs: screening of films about family and inner maturity of children, short films made by teenagers, the camp, media forums and a street festival. We are confident that our efforts have led the talented to nurtured in the film industry.