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  2. Planet of Snail (2011)
    A film by Seungjun Yi
    Length: 87' / 52'
    HD 16:9 Color Stereo

    IDFA 2011 (Winner, Best Feature Length Documentary), Tribeca 2012 (Competition, North American Premiere), Hotdocs 2012 (Competition, Canadian Premiere), Dubai International Film Festival 2011, Thessaloniki Int'l Film Festival 2012, One World Int'l Human Rights Festival 2012 (competition) and a lot more...

    [Synopsis]

    Young-Chan comes from planet of snail where deaf blind people live slow and quiet lives. When Young-Chan came to Earth, nobody understood his language and he was desperate. Then an angel walked into his life. Soon-Ho knows how it is to be lonely and soon becomes an inseparable part of his life. Young-Chan also discovers an amazing world under his fingers as he learned to read books with braille. Hopes began to grow and he dreams of writing a book. However, Soon-Ho cannot always be there for him because of her own problem of spine disability. The couple now should learn to survive alone. While Soon-Ho uneasily spends her first day waiting for his return, Young-Chan goes out for the biggest adventure of his life.

    [The Filmmakers]

    Director / Cinematographer: Seungjun Yi is one of Korea's emerging directors in the world documentary scene. Among a dozen TV length documentaries and shorts, Seungjun directed Children of god (2008), a story about the children living in the crematorium of Nepal, which has traveled the world including Hotdocs and is being distributed worldwide. His interest in filmmaking has always focused on the life of, so called the unseen minorities, which has become his signature style of filmmaking. With his new feature length documentary 'Planet of Snail' Seungjun teamed up with world class creative talents from literally all over the world including a Lebanese editor and a Finnish sound designer let alone the international funders and broadcasters. Yi's experiments on this ambitious project in every aspect of filmmaking broadened his view on documentary as a filmmaker.

    Producer: Min-Chul Kim was born into a family that runs a record shop, a video rental store, and a photo shop altogether in a-bit-of-everything store in a small village of Korea. Thanks to the rich cultural environment of the family business, the country boy spent his teenage with American pops and Hong Kong noir films while watching his father developing black and white negatives in his kitchen turned dark room. He worked for film and TV productions to survive his life and love in Amsterdam while studying communication management. After a number of jobs including party promoter, literary agent and running a one-man production, he is now an independent producer based in Seoul and Amsterdam while mixing and crossing not only genres but also media and industries. Min-Chul's producer filmography includes Bong-Nam Park's 2009 IDFA mid-length competition winner Iron Crows.

    [Credit list]

    Producers: Min-Chul Kim, Gary Kam
    Co-producer: Janne Niskala (Vaski Filmi)
    Cinematographer / Director: Yi Seungjun
    Editors: Simon El Habre, Yi Seungjun

    Assistant producer: Jinhee Kim
    Assistant directors Woo Dongyeol, Lee Jinyoung, Park Jiyeon
    Executive producer: Dongsung Cho
    Presented by CreativEAST/ Dalpaengee
    Essays and poetry by Cho Youngchan
    Music by Min Seongki (Transistor head)
    Underwater shooting Bok Jinoh
    Boom operators Woo Dongyeol, Lee Jinyoung, Park Jiyeon
    Color grading Sangsangmadang Cinelab, Eligio Kim
    Sound Post Production facilities Äänipää oy
    Sound designer / Sound editor Sami Kiiski (S.Y.T.M.Ä)
    Foley Studio H5 Film Sound
    Supervising foley artist Heikki Kossi
    Foley recordist Kirsi Hiltunen
    Mixing facilities Meguru Film Sound ltd
    Re-recording mixer Peter Nordström

    Love is Touch app / New media: MarkofMan.com
    Head designer / Project manager: Shawn Convey
    Senior Application / html5 developer: Andrija Jambrovic
    Senior Flash Developer: Tomislav Pesut
    Technical consultant: Rich Lowenberg
    Original concept: Min-Chul Kim, Yu Kim (Zaraza)

    Graphic design: Jacqueline Elich
    Promotions editor: Milena Z. Petrovic

    Co-produced by NHK / Imamura Ken-ichi
    In association with YLE / Iikka Vehkalati
    In association with Finnish Film Foundation / Miia Haavisto, Elina Kivihalme
    With support from BCPF&EIDF Documentary Fund
    This film was supported by a grant from the Sundance Documentary Film Program
    With support from Cinereach Documentary Grants
    With marketing and distribution support from Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA)
    Developed in the framework of EURODOC 2010
    Camera sponsored by CANON KOREA
    World Sales Cat&Docs

    Seungjun thanks to
    Daejeon Jinggumdari, Cheonan Ggoomnamu church, Korea Nazarene University, Rafhael's Home, Nada Arts Band, Chungcheongnamdo Rehabilitation Center for the Blind, The Independent Broadcasting Producer & Director Association of Korea, Lee Miyoung, Yi Sian, Tom Fleischman

    Min-Chul thanks to
    Imamura Ken-ichi, Iikka Vehkalahti, Catherine LeClef, Maelle Guenegues, Tore Tomter, Bong-Nam Park, Anne-Marie Luccioni and Eurodoc 2010 organizers, trainers and alumni, Leah Giblin and Adella Ladjevardi (Cinereach), Rhadi Taylor and Cara Mertes (Sundance Institute), Kumjana Novakova (Pravo Ljudski), Angelica Wang (DocDoc), Yu Kim (Zaraza), Jin-Hee Kwon (BCPF), Anne Laurila (POEM), KOCCA

    Producer contact: himinchul@gmail.com
    Director contact: sean1936@gmail.com
    World Sales: CAT&Docs (catndocs.com)

    Official website: planetofsnail.com

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  3. 9 MUSES OF STAR EMPIRE

    A film by Hark Joon Lee
    Produced by Suk Kee LEE (Style Chosun) and Min-Chul KIM (Minch & Films)
    A Style Chosun and Minch&Films Joint Production 2012
    Contact: minchnfilms@gmail.com +827078477747

    [Logline]
    A year-long chronicle that follows a journey of an all girl Korean pop group “9 Muses” in a world of jealousy, betrayal, and scandal.

    [Short Synopsis]
    "9 Muses of Star Empire", a year-long chronicle that follows a journey of an all girl pop group "9 Muses", portrays the every-day life of nine girls, relentlessly pursuing their dreams in a world of jealousy, betrayal, and scandal. "9 Muses" is an emerging girl group, aspiring to perform on a national stage and gain world-wide fame just like millions of others. For that, the girls have decided to set everything aside and live as one of the Muses for "Star Empire"; the entertainment company which created and coordinated every move. What's the price they must pay for their dreams?

    [Full Synopsis]
    "9 Muses of star Empire", an year-long chronicle that follows a journey of an all girl pop group called the "Nine Muses", portrays the every-day life of nine young girls, relentlessly pursuing their dreams, happiness, and satisfaction in a world of jealousy, betrayal, and scandal. The "Nine Muses", just like millions of other pop groups, is a new, emerging South Korean girl group, aspiring to perform on a national stage and gain world-wide fame. For that, the girls from their early age have decided to set aside their own agenda, interest, and identity, and instead live as one of the Muses, the character which the entertainment company created and coordinated every move. The girls, who have already worked hard and waited long to be chosen as one of the "Muses," still recognize there is an unrelenting fight that may never end. Meanwhile, they fall prey to a manage who treats the girls like his possessions, and fall vulnerable to competitors and other trainees who want to see the fail at all costs. The girls end up traveling across country, performing in front of small crowds at dark clubs, very different from the cameras on national stages they had been dreamed. They sleep in a crowded van during the night, and tirelessely performing their routines throughout the day. Amidst all the dramas, the tears, and the fatigue, the manager and one of the members develop a forbidden relationship and results in the member’s removal from the group.
    From time to time, the girls think of running away and giving up, but eventually they find it inevitable to come back to where they began and continue to walk the same ardious road. They can't resist and easily forgo their dreams of being pop-singers.

    [Project Details]
    Length: 52min / 82min
    Year of production: Nov. 2012
    Format: 16:9 HD, Color, Stereo
    Country of production: South Korea

    [Director’s biography]
    Filmmaker Hark-Joon Lee is less known than a journalist with the same name who made the heartbreaking docu-reportage series about North Korean defectors “Korea: Out of the North” that have been aired throughout the globe including BBC and PBS. Having survived a number of life risking experiences, Lee received several national and international awards for journalistic achievement including Amnesty International’s best in human rights journalism and Emmy award nomination. While taking a break from North Korea, Lee realized what he always wanted to do was documentary and took Nine Muses and Star Empire as the subjects of his directorial debut.

    [WORLD PREMIERE at IDFA 2012 Melkweg Music Documentary Competition]

    Brakke Grond Expozaal Sat 17-11 20:15
    Melkweg - Theaterzaal Mon 19-11 17:00
    Tuschinski 6 Thu 22-1 17:30
    Melkweg - Theaterzaal Fri 23-11 17:00

    For more information and tickets: idfa.nl

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  4. STATE OF PLAY now available for instant stream & HD DRM Free Download:
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    Every year thousands of South-Koreans flock to the game stadiums in Seoul to watch the Pro
    League, a live sports event where professional gamers compete to be the best at one single video game: Starcraft. It’s a title many young South Koreans dream of. The game itself is more than a decade old, almost ancient in the fast developing world of video games, but in South Korea it has become a national past-time.
    Like most specator sports, this world of eSports rapidly evolved in a multimillion dollar business.

    CREDITS
    written and directed by STEVEN DHOEDT
    produced by GERT VAN BERCKELAER / STEVEN DHOEDT
    edited by GERT VAN BERCKELAER
    cinematography by STEVEN DHOEDT

    original music by REGINA TO LOK YAN
    additional music by IDIOTAPE

    a VISUALANTICS production

    a co-production with MINCH & FILMS (South-Korea), RTBF & TV CHOSUN
    co-producer MIN-CHUL KIM
    production manager DAVID KIM TAE HOON

    supported by
    FLANDERS AUDIOVISUAL FUND
    KOREAN COMMUNICATION COMMISSION
    SEOUL FILM COMMISSION
    MEDIA+

    Confirmed Broadcasters
    NRK (Norway)
    SVT (Sweden)
    CANVAS (Belgium)
    RTBF (Belgium)
    TV CHOSUN (South-Korea)

    stateofplaydoc.com
    facebook.com/StateOfPlayDoc
    visualantics.net

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