Last week we announced our first film in the KOFFIA 2011 line-up, the Silver Bear jury prize winner at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival, "Broken Night". Well to be honest, we just weren't satisfied with having only the Silver Bear, so we are going to feature the Golden Bear too!
Park Chan-wook and his brother Park Chan-kyung (who when directing together are known as PARKing CHANce) set out to shoot a film entirely on an iPhone 4. The result was the highly acclaimed and worldwide phenomenon, Night Fishing (Paranmanjang). Winner of the Gold Bear for Best Short Film at the 61st Berlinale, marking a new era for film-making, these 2 awards signalled the recognition of South Korea's strengths in the art of short-length cinema.
Although Night Fishing is only a 30-minute short film, it received global attention upon its announcement. You can read all about the hype surrounding the film in Richard Gray's previous KOFFIA blog entry which covers how it was created, how they achieved it technically, and what sort of scale the shoot was. It even includes behind the scenes footage so make sure you check it out.
For now we leave you with the teaser below, to keep you salivating at the thought of seeing the film at this years KOFFIA. "Night Fishing" will screen as part of our 'Masters and Students' selection, specifically in our YKFA Young Korean Filmmakers in Australia session in Sydney. It is a must see, and there are many more to come!!!
HOLD ON TIGHT!