Arirang Korean Smartphone Film Festival

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Hey, are you a budding filmmaker? Or an experienced one who wants to try something different? Want to enter a cool, new film festival and show off your work? Then check out the upcoming 2012 Arirang Korea Smartphone Film Festival! It’s open to all kinds of film genres like music videos, documentaries, and narrative… and so much more.

There are of course, some rules. The video must be under 4 minutes and contain some element of Korean culture, such as food, music, traditional culture, language… use your imagination and come up with something wonderful. You need to shoot the entire video using a smartphone and a few other things like no profanity, etc. For a more detailed look at the rules or to apply, please click here.

Don’t worry, there’s lots of time for you to put on your thinking cap and come up with the coolest idea for your submission. The deadline for entry is Friday, April 13, 2012. And if you are one of the lucky & talented filmmakers selected, you’ll be notified by April 30, 2012. I almost wish I was a filmmaker, not a writer! This is an amazing opportunity to try out something new!

And of course, there are prizes… other than the chance to have your video screened at the 2012 Arirang Korea Smartphone Film Festival on May 11 at Innis Town Hall (in Toronto, Canada) you could will one of:

1. Samsung Galaxy Tab
2. Pico Dolly System
3. Two 2012 Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival passes, 1 festival t-shirt, 2 DVD

Want to know more? Stay informed with all the details at the 2012 Arirang Korea Smartphone Film Festival’s Facebook page.

Just the facts:

  • Name: 2012 Arirang Korea Smartphone Film Festival
  • Date: Friday, May 11, 2012 from 6:30 to 9:30pm
  • Submission date: Friday, April 13, 2012
  • Download the rules and submission form here

Cindy Zimmer

Live life to the fullest everyday – this is a the philosophy I try to live by and it’s taken me on many adventures. I write about Korean culture from a non-Korean perspective as the editor/founder of ATK Magazine and I’m the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Toronto Korean Film Festival (TKFF). Previously, I ran a Korean-English language exchange group (in Toronto) for 3 years to stay connected to my three years living in Korea as an English teacher. I love music, film, food and sports and write about 3 of the 4.

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