– Finished work will be screened at BIFF in the future.
The Village Film Making Project, which is planned and filmed by local Busan residents and screened to local residents, will be expanded to three regions this year.
|A still from the production of “Grandmother Myungja,” a short story created by residents of Kangkangi Village in Daepyeong-dong, Yeongdo-gu, Busan last year. Provided by Busan Urban Regeneration Support Center|
The Busan Urban Regeneration Support Center announced on the 14th that it had recently held an integrated orientation session for the “village film making project”. During the orientation held at Blueport 2021 in Yeongdo-do, participants from each village and instructors attended and launched the project together.
The Village Filmmaking Project is a project in which residents participate directly in film production by receiving training from their mentors ranging from script planning to acting and filming. Last year, a small village in Yeongdo-do was selected, and the short film “Grandma Myeong-ja” was about 12 minutes long. This year, ▷ Yeongdo-do Huinnyeoul Village Community ▷ Dong-gu Rachugo Village Management Social Cooperative ▷ Seo-gu Armie Moms will be expanded and selected to continue film production. The number of program participants is approximately 10 per community.
The mentor group was made up of filmmakers from Busan as it was an event designed to revive the vanishing sense of community and locality. Dong-gu was directed by Kim Jin-tae, Seo-gu was directed by Park Soo-min, and Yeongdo-gu was directed by Kim Min-geun. Actor Hong Seung-yi was chosen as the acting instructor to direct the play in the three villages. The assistant speaker also plans to select members of the Busan Independent Film Association, further enhancing the locality. This year, the director and residents plan a script in the form of additions of ideas, raising expectations for the creation of a high-quality script.
Films made by the villages will be screened during the Community Beef Exploitation Period of the 27th Busan International Film Festival and UNESCO Creative City Week Exploitation Period in Busan, along with documentaries documenting the production process. Residents also plan to participate directly in the conversation with the public (GV).
The Village Filmmaking Project with Busan City, Busan Urban Regeneration Support Center, Seoul Film Center, UNESCO Creative City of Film and International Film Festival Community BIFF in Busan will be held for about 12 weeks starting this month.
Jeongmi, BIFF programmer from the Busan International Film Festival community, said, “The Busan Urban Regeneration Support Center and the Busan Film Center, UNESCO Creative City of Film, will provide education systematically to residents participating in the project. The film festival is going to play like a game in an agile way,” he said.
Hwang Young-woo, Director of Busan Urban Regeneration Support Center, also said, “I hope the city creation project will spread the value of urban regeneration through films and revitalize the stagnant local community.
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