The Korean Film Council(KOFIC) is setting up a series of international training programmes, startingin
The "Business R&DCampuses" will enable Korean filmmakers to meet with and learn from local industryfigures and government officials, in order to adapt to and work moreefficiently in each territory.
KOFIC aims to hold the firstcampus for one week in November in
The scheme was one ofseveral international projects announced by KOFIC chairperson Cheongsook Anyesterday.
"Until now, KOFIC'sinternational promotion was mostly based on support for completed films atfestivals and markets," said An. "It's now time to focus on how we are going toapproach different industries, their theatres and marketing."
In an attempt to develop apan-Asian network of film professionals, KOFIC's "Asia Film ProfessionalsTraining Programme" has already recruited two trainees from China Film Groupwho are to be observers at Korean companies such as CJ Entertainment and MKPictures.
Other initiatives include scholarshipprogrammes in Korean filmmaking for foreign students and ethnic Koreans fromabroad and the KOFIC Filmmakers Development Lab, modeled on the Sundance Labworkshops.
As part of an initiative topromote more diverse Korean cinema, KOFIC has also signed with