New Glasgow-Busan mini film festival launching this week

A new mini film festival which aims to connect Glasgow with Busan is happening in Glasgow this week. The two day festival, which features two evening screenings and a seminar, aims to connect the Scottish city with the home of one of the largest film festivals in Asia.

Taking place on the 29th and 30th October, is completely free and open to the public and will be screening various recent short art films from various Busan directors. A grand total of nine short films will be shown in total over the two days.

The seminar which is also free but ticketed with also feature more screenings as well as scrrenings and Q and A sessions with well-respected directors Yongseok Choi and Minsuk Oh.

This is a pilot event for a larger festival which the organisers hope will take place in Glasgow during the Glasgow International Film Festival and then in Busan during the Busan International Film Festival. The films shown at each festival will explore the local stories of each city told by up and coming art directors from the area.

The organisers describe the event as ‘not a so-called official city-to-city cultural exchange, but collective voices of art film makers from Busan and Glasgow who wish to demonstrate how ‘local stories’ and ‘local views’ lack in the field’.

The evening screenings will take place in the Art School, Glasgow School of Art’s union and the seminar will be taking place at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly RSAMD) in the Fyfe lecture theatre.

If you are interested, you can find more information on the Facebook event page for the Tuesday or Wednesday screening as well as the mini-seminar and like WeeKorea on Facebook for more updates.