The Korean Film Festival, or KOFFIA, is an event that celebrates the culture of the motion picture industry of Korea.
Each year there is a stellar line up of films and talks that showcase what Korea has to offer in this field.
KOFFIA is supported by the government through the Australian Korea Foundation, which is part of the Foreign Affairs and Trade Department. It is also supported by many Australians who attend the event each year. The Korean Film Festival has been installed as an integral part of the Australian event scene and continues to make a contribution to the vast array of cultures that make up the Australian community.
The event each year runs for around 10 days. During this time KOFFIA presents a vast variety of films to suit all tastes and genres. From romance, art, action and thriller, there is something for the every avid film buff to enjoy.
In past years, the festival has expanded to Hobart and Darwin adding two more cities to the ever growing program. This marks the festivals presence in all 8 states of Australia, making accessibility of Korean films greater than ever.
Included in the program each year is a retrospective of top directors and film makers in the Korean cinema industry. It invites a collective of Korean film makers who are continuously innovating new ways of presenting ideas through cinema. Guests can even attend and participate in the Q&A sessions, where they can hear from the film experts directly on their inspirations and challenges.
In previous years, the Korean Film Festival screened over 20 different films, facilitated 3 guest speaker sessions, welcomed and over 20,000 patrons and screened over 80 sessions across Australia. In Sydney, KOFFIA will be hosted by Dandy Cinemas located in in Opera Quay.
If you are a avid film buff or wish to see something more substantial than your typical Hollywood movie, the Korean Film Festival is a must see event.