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Calendar of Korean Events in Toronto

March

Please note, we would like to apologize for listing two Korean films – Venus Talk and Tabloid Truth – as playing in Toronto when Cineplex only screened them in Coquitlam, BC. According to their website, they will no longer be screening Korean films in Toronto. When I wrote to them about it, I was told it was a business decision. 

April

Preview Art Fair 2014

Art Preview, one of the renowned monthly art magazines in South Korea joins Toronto Artists Association to co-host Preview Art Fair 2014. Which will showcase artworks done by fine artists in South Korea as well as Korean-Canadian fine artists in Toronto, providing a platform for cultural and informational exchanges.

Just the facts

  • What: Preview Art Fair 2014
  • When: April 15th-21st, 2014 – 11am-6pm
  • Opening Reception: April 15th at 7-9pm
  • Where: Dosan Art Gallery (287 Bridgeland Avenue, Toronto)
  • For more info: contact 647-272-0604 or torontofineartfest@gmail.com

Hot Docs – Korean Documentaries 

TOUR OF DUTY (International Spectrum)

D: Kyoung-tae Park, Dong-ryung Kim | South Korea | 2013 | 150 min | Canadian Premiere

A dark, strikingly beautiful portrait of the remnants of a US military camp in South Korea through words of the women left inside it, Tour of Duty delivers an artistic and empowering account of an atrocity yet to be atoned for.

  • Monday, April 28 @ 5:00 pm at TIFF Bell Lightbox
  • Tuesday April 29 @ 1:00 pm at TIFF Bell Lightbox
  • Saturday, May 3 @ 5:45 pm at Scotiabank Theatre

MY PLACE (World Showcase)

D: Emmanuel Moonchil Park | Canada, South Korea | 2013 | 77 min | International Premiere

Tensions arise when the director’s sister decides to become a single mom in Canada. Far from South Korea where her more traditional parents live, the family is forced to straddle two worlds in order to raise the child.

Screening with CHEVETTE 83
D: Luis Oliva | Canada | 2013 | 4 min | Toronto Premiere

  • Saturday, April 26 @ 4:00 pm at TIFF Bell Lightbox
  • Sunday, APRIL 27 @ 2:00 pm at Scotiabank Theatre
  • Thursday, MAY 1 @ 7:00 pm at Scotiabank Theatre

THE BASEMENT SATELLITE                (Next)

D: Hyoungju Kim | South Korea | 2013 | 108 min | International Premiere

After five years of all-nighters, a South Korean amateur scientist has built the first-ever civilian satellite, which he hopes to launch in Kazakhstan. Will his dream achieve lift-off? A reflection on failure’s necessary involvement in the creative process.

  • Friday, April 25 @ 6:45 pm at Scotiabank Theatre
  • Saturday, April 26 @ 12:00 pm at TIFF Bell Lightbox
  • Friday, May 2 @ 9:00 pm at Isabel Bader Theatre

May

2014 KCSF Scholarship Night Gala

A night to celebrate our scholars and to help build our dream trees of tomorrow…

One of the largest and most exciting events in the Korean-Canadian community, the Korean Canadian Scholarship Foundation (KCSF) Scholarship Night Gala is an event that not only celebrates the tremendous accomplishments of our students but also celebrates the impact and growth of the Korean community in Canada.

Please join us and Toronto Korean Film Festival after the Gala at Screen Lounge, 20 College Street, for a joint after-party to promote 3rd Annual TKFF Film Festival.

Just the facts

  • What:  2014 KCSF Scholarship Night Gala
  • When: Saturday, May 3 at 5:30pm – 10:00pm
  • Where: Granite Club (2350 Bayview Ave, Toronto)
  • How much: $150
  • Tickets: Online

TKFF Networking Party

More details to come soon!

Just the facts

  • What:  Meet new people and build your career contacts at the TKFF Networking Party
  • Who: Toronto Korean Film Festival
  • When: May 3, 2014
  • Where: Screen Lounge (20 College St, Toronto) 

TKFF Fundraising Party

More details to come soon!

Just the facts

  • What:  Party like a rock star at TKFF’s super fun fundraising party
  • Who: Toronto Korean Film Festival
  • When: May 9, 2014
  • Where: Tryst Nightclub (82 Peter St, Toronto) 

Toronto Korean Film Festival

With the mission ‘To Advance Diversity Through Korean Cinema’, Toronto Korean Film Festival is a non-profit organization that aims to present authentic Korean cinema to the Canadian community, and to support local Korean filmmakers. Toronto Korean Film Festival showcased over 20 features and 30 short films in Toronto since 2012. In 2013 Toronto Arts Council and TKFF hosted a workshop on how to receive grants for Korean-Canadian filmmakers beside the annual festival. With a more diverse film selection than ever before, TKFF is proud to continue celebrating the cultural diversity of Canada.

More details coming soon!

Just the facts

  • What:  The 3rd Annual Toronto Korean Film Festival
  • When: May 27-31, 2014 (Tuesday-Saturday)
  • Where
    • Tuesday-Thursday at Cinecycle (behind 129 Spadina Ave.)
    • Friday-Saturday at the AGO, Jackman Hall (317 Dundas Street West)

June

We’ll add events in June as soon as we hear of them. ^^

Want your event listed? Please let us know!! Send an email to the editor at cindy@ATKmagazine.com about any Korean-related event, concert, film, performance or festival and we’ll add it to the calendar. Invite us to cover your event and we’ll help promote it too! ^^

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