Participants in the KoreanFilm Council (KOFIC)'s inaugural Filmmakers' Development Lab (FDL) are on handin
FDL selected five emergingKorean and Korean-American writer-directors and paired each one withestablished film professional mentors from the
Modeled on similar creativeprojects such as the Sundance Screenwriters' Lab, the FDL had mentors andfellows go through six days of intensive script incubation in Hawaii (Sept 4-10).
The fellows were AbrahamLim,
Filmmaker and critic RogerGarcia was director of the programme and the mentors present at PIFF for thepitching session and panel discussion yesterday (Oct 15) were producer BarrySabath (Mrs. Doubtfire), a seniorlecturer at the American Film Institute, producer Jonathan Kim (Silmido), filmmaker Po-Chih Leong (The Wisdom of Crocodiles) and producerShin Chul (My Sassy Girl).
The FDL is part of aninitiative from KOFIC to nurture the Korean diaspora and "lay the groundworkfor the establishment of a new paradigm and model that encompasses theaspiration of