YIDFF 2003 Information

New Asian Currents Special

Presenting documentary screening, distribution, and promotion activities around Asia! This year’s features are (1) In-docs, an Indonesian group conducting video workshops and traveling screening tours and (2) a look at the South Korean government’s generous cinema subsidy programs. The sessions will be moderated by Ishizaka Kenji from the Japan Foundation Asia Center. Don’t miss this presentation by guests from Indonesia and Korea.

Date/Time: October 15 (Wednesday) 14:00–18:30
Venue: Yamagata Central Public Hall 4F

Part 1
Indonesia IN-DOCS-In a Huge Land Full of Strife

In-Docs was established in 2002 to promote Indonesian documentary in a new social mood created by the end of President Suharto’s regime. Dian Herdiany from In-Docs and emerging filmmaker Tonny Trimarsanto will present their activities and show video clips.

Part 2
KOFIC and KIFV—Public Policies to Ensure a Diverse Cinema

Since Kim Dae-jung and Roh Moo-hyun’s presidencies, the Korean government has been strongly supporting the film industry. However, just a few years ago in 1996, Kim Dong-won (New Asian Currents 2003 juror) was arrested under the National Security Act for making a documentary about a political prisoner. Kim Hyae-joon from the government institution KOFIC and Kim Dong-won from the independent filmmakers’ association will join us to address Korea’s transition from a cinema policy of regulation and control to one of promotion, and report on the government support of Korean documentary.

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