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‘2021 Taekwondo UCC Contest’ to be held on Oct. 5 – Nov. 12

‘2021 Taekwondo UCC Contest’ to be held on Oct. 5 – Nov. 12

By Seok-Jae Kang GCS International Secretary General, Asia Journalists Association Vice President SEOUL: Under the theme “All for Taekwondo in Everyday Life,” a taekwondo UCC contest will be held from October 5 to November 12, 2021. The 2021 Taekwondo UCC Contest, open to everyone who loves taekwondo at home and abroad, is hosted by the […]

Farkhat Sharipov’s “18 kilohertz” wins Grand Prix at XVII Kazan International Muslim Film Festival

Farkhat Sharipov’s “18 kilohertz” wins Grand Prix at XVII Kazan International Muslim Film Festival

  KAZAN: The Grand Prix of the XVII Kazan International Muslim Film Festival was awarded to “18 kilohertz” (Kazakhstan), the film directed by Farhat Sharipov. The announcement was made at the closing ceremony of the film forum in the capital city of Tatarstan. The hosts of the celebration were the actress, honoured artist of the […]

XVII Kazan International Muslim Film Festival opened in Tatarstan capital

XVII Kazan International Muslim Film Festival opened in Tatarstan capital

KAZAN: For the first time in its 17- year history, Kazan International Muslim Film Festival opening ceremony was organized at the Kazan Town Hall. It traditionally started with guests and participants walking on the red carpet. The host of the ceremony was Russian theater and cinema actress, TV presenter and singer Tatiana Abramova and the […]

2021 PIPFF Changes novel ‘Munyeodo’ to Musical Animation in 85 years

2021 PIPFF Changes novel ‘Munyeodo’ to  Musical Animation in 85 years

By Min Da-hye SEOUL: The 3rd Pyeong Chang International Peace Film Festival (PIPFF) raised its curtain on June 17, starting its journey for six days. The film shown at the opening-day ceremony was ‘Munyeodo,’ recreated by a Korean animation director Ahn Jae-hoon. In spite of the cloudy weather, all of the audience focused their attention […]

South Korean Youn Yuh-jung of ‘Minari’ wins best supporting actress Oscar

South Korean Youn Yuh-jung of ‘Minari’ wins best supporting actress Oscar

SEOUL: Youn Yuh-jung has won best supporting actress at this year’s Academy Awards for her performance in the immigrant film “Minari,” becoming the first South Korean to win an acting Oscar. At the awards ceremony held at Union Station in Los Angeles, California, on Sunday (U.S. time), Youn was awarded Best Actress in a Supporting […]

Body of South Korean filmmaker Kim Ki-duk likely to be cremated in Latvia

Body of South Korean filmmaker Kim Ki-duk likely to be cremated in Latvia

SEOUL: The body of South Korean filmmaker Kim Ki-duk, who died from COVID-19 complications in Latvia, is likely to be cremated in the Baltic country, a diplomatic source familiar with the matter has said. Kim’s family has asked the South Korean Embassy in Latvia to take care of the funeral process, the source said, citing […]

Technology, culture, fun as numerous events lined up for fifth anniversary of Asia Culture Center opening

Technology, culture, fun as numerous events lined up for fifth anniversary of Asia Culture Center opening

    SEOUL: In celebration of the fifth anniversary of the opening of the Asia Culture Center (ACC) on November 25, a variety of programs, including exhibitions, performances, a film festival, and a panel discussion, have been prepared. “To commemorate the fifth anniversary of the ACC’s opening, we will present events based on ACC’s unique […]

Four Oscar winner Parasite to open Korea movie festival in Bahrain

Four Oscar winner Parasite to open Korea movie festival in Bahrain

  MANAMA: Parasite, the black comedy thriller movie that won four Oscars last year, will open the annual Korean movie festival later this month. The eighth edition of “Korea Movie Weeks” will have its grand opening on November 25 amid full adherence to the precautionary measurements of social distancing. Under the social responsibility and commitment […]

Seeking a valuable mind in Parasite

Seeking a valuable mind in Parasite

By Pooneh Nedai Editor-in-chief of Shokaran Magazine – Iran Tehran: I watched Parasite film right at the time of thinking why I am so hopeless about people around me. I damned myself for many times after helping some types of people. In a very small portion, I tried to help people around me to find […]

‘Parasite’ gets post-Oscar boost

‘Parasite’ gets post-Oscar boost

Seoul: Lee Kyung-sook, an 84-year-old Seoul citizen, visited a multiplex theater in the posh southern district of Gangnam on Wednesday afternoon with her daughter and grandson. Wearing a mask to protect herself from the novel coronavirus, she said she was so proud of the homegrown movie “Parasite”‘s triumph in at this year’s Academy Awards. “I […]

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