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Deadline: November 19, 2021

2021 'Study in Korea' Tell us your story! (credit: studyinkorea.go.kr)

The Study in Korea team is planning to make a video clip interviewing international students currently studying in Korea. If you are selected, we will visit your school for the interview! The video will be shared on the Study in Korea website as well as the Study in Korea SNS to promote studying in Korea.

  • Number of recruits: Around 11 students (Service languages provided in the Study in Korea website)
    • English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Mongolian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, French, Turkish, Arabic, Indonesian (1 per service language)
  • Interview/ video making period: To be discussed at the end of November~early December
  • Interview place: The interview will be conducted at your university
  • Benefits: provided a gift and priority to get selected as 2022 Study in Korea Supporters
  • Application period: 2021.11.15 (Mon) ~ 2021.11.19 (Fri)
  • How to apply: visit the Notice board of Study in Korea website to download and fill the application form and send it by email
  • Submission: wldid11@korea.kr
  • Selection announcement: 2021.11.22 (Mon) posted on the website

Deadline: November 21, 2021

A Survey for Hallyu [Korean Pop Culture] (credit: Titter @KoreanTravel)

A Survey for Hallyu [Korean Pop Culture] Club Members Concerning the Development of Korean Pop Culture-themed Tourism Contents

Greetings to Hallyu fans all around the world!

As a friendly approach, Korea Tourism Organization would like to communicate and increase interactions with Hallyu fans all over the world through a survey to better understand fans’ areas of interest in Hallyu and club activities that fans are involved in.

We are eager to hear from global Hallyu fans who have valuable opinions and a lot of interest in Korean pop culture. It won’t take long—complete the survey and win a prize! 

[Event Dates] 

2021. 11. 15 (Mon.) ~ 2021. 11. 21 (Sun.)  

[Event Details] 

A survey on opinions of global Hallyu fans.

[Event Prizes] 

  1. 50 USD Amazon eGift Card (5 participants), 
  2. 30 USD Amazon eGift Card (10 participants), 
  3. 20 USD Amazon eGift Card (20 participants), and
  4. 10 USD Amazon eGift Card (30 participants)

[Winner Announcements] 

2021. 12. 3 (Fri.) Prize winners will be contacted individually via e-mail.

[Questions and Inquiries] 

Sky Tour Service/ E-mail: partner@kstyletour.com

[Survei]

Click the link to participate in survey

English: https://forms.gle/2SQG12F31mGG2t5p6

French: https://forms.gle/MfRkVEjDNRHrNZJ57

Russian: https://forms.gle/tF9R8Aow2Tfa9tbq8

Spanish: https://forms.gle/HubPYDtRH37fxRoC7

Arabic: https://forms.gle/eHiWChE8vwtomEP7A

Simplified Chinese: sg.mikecrm.com/8lXqo7m

Taiwanese: https://forms.gle/bYUEURBCqh7TJM3M9

Japanese: https://forms.gle/TrMdnaavsKp5PHzL8

Deadline: December 31, 2021

XV WFC Forest Change-Maker Video Competition (credit: fb @wkc2021)

The World Forestry Congress is pleased to announce the launch of the youth forest change-maker video competition. 

The competition invites youth (18–35 years) to showcase the activities they’re involved in that have a positive impact on both forest ecosystems and their community. The activities must be relevant to at least one of the six WFC sub-themes. 

If you are ready to share your interesting story and lessons learned with people around the world, find out how to participate and about the great prizes for the winning submissions!

Submission 

Terms and Conditions:

The Competition 

The XV World Forestry Congress (“WFC”; “the Congress”) will be held from 2 to 6 May 2022 in Seoul, the Republic of Korea. The Congress will bring together the global forestry community to review and analyze key challenges facing the sector and ways to address these.

The WFC Secretariat is organizing a video competition (the “Competition”) as part of the outreach and engagement activities taking place in the lead-up to the Congress. The Competition aims to give participants the opportunity to showcase their forest-related activities that are relevant to at least one of the six Congress sub-themes and have a positive impact on both forest ecosystems and on communities.

Entrants to the Competition are asked to submit a video following these specifications:

  • One (1) entry per individual or team. If the entry is submitted by a team, all members of a team must fall within the same eligibility category. All participants must be credited.
  • Video length must be maxed 4 minutes.
  • Must be related to the Congress theme and sub-themes.
  • There is no set structure and creativity is encouraged. The video could be a short informal video introducing the Entrants and showing what they do and how it benefits forests and people. It can be recorded on a cell phone: what is important is the story and the impact.
  • Videos must be accompanied by a short text about the initiative/work, relevance to sub-theme, and the impact it is having (no more than 400 words).
  • It should be original work and may not have won any other contest, or be commercially published whether for news, advertising, or otherwise.
  • Video can be in any language, as long as there are subtitles in English, French, or Spanish.

Entries must be from entrants who are:

  • Youth forest change-makers and early career professionals aged 18 to 35 years old.

Rules

The Competition is open only to individuals (“Entrants”). The age to declare is that at the time of the closing date of the Competition.

Entrants must submit to the Competition original works for which they are the sole creator and own the copyright. They can also make use of footage and other materials distributed under the Creative Commons license, or other licenses that allow for free use and modification of existing materials. If the video contains images of a person or persons, Entrants must have obtained the permission of those persons, or if such person or person is under the age of 18, of their respective parent or legal guardian, for submission of their video to the Competition, as well as for the use of the video as described herein.

The WFC Secretariat will not be responsible for any claim or complaints alleging violation of the rights of third parties. 

By entering the Competition, the Entrant indicates that the video submitted does not infringe upon the rights of any other third party. The Entrant agrees to grant an irrevocable, perpetual worldwide non-exclusive license to the WFC Secretariat to reproduce, distribute, display, share and create derivative works of the entries in connection with the Competition and the promotion of Congress.

The entries may be used for:

  • display on the WFC website (www.wfc2021korea.org) and social media channels;
  • display at public exhibitions to promote the Congress;
  • display in a video or any other media for non-commercial use to promote the Congress;
  • publications including posters, postcards, and calendars to promote the Congress;
  • editing, as necessary, to fit pre-defined formats to promote the work of Congress.

The WFC Secretariat will not pay any fees for, nor pay any costs relating to, the entry of the video(s) into the Competition or for their use as described above. Where possible and to the extent feasible, the WFC Secretariat will credit the producer as follows when publishing: ©First and last name of the producer.

The WFC Secretariat reserves the right to verify the eligibility of any entry and/or Entrant (including an Entrant’s identity and address) and to disqualify any Entrant who submits an entry that is not in accordance with these rules or who tampers with the entry process.

By submitting entries to the Competition, Entrants agree that personal data, especially name, and address, may be processed, shared and otherwise used for the purposes outlined in these Rules and in accordance with relevant WFC Secretariat rules and policies. Personal data may also be used by the

WFC Secretariat in order to verify the Entrant’s identity, postal address, and telephone number or to otherwise verify the Entrant’s eligibility to participate in the Competition. The WFC Secretariat is not responsible for any entries not received due to internet or software failures.

Process and Selection Criteria

The Competition opens at 12:00:00 Central European Time (CET) on 25 October 2021 and closes at 12:00:00 pm CET 31 December 2021. Entries received after the deadline will not be considered.

After the deadline for submission has expired, the WFC Secretariat will select, at its sole discretion, a shortlist of finalists for each age category received within the deadline and based on the following criteria: artistic value, innovation and originality, actual and potential for positive impact to the community and/or forests, relevance to the Competition theme, and communication potential.

The shortlist will be submitted to a panel of Jury members from around the world involved in forest work and outreach. The jury, at its sole discretion, will select the top six (6) videos that it considers meeting the above criteria most closely.

The authors of the top six videos will be notified by email using the contact details provided with the shortlisted entry. In the event that any of the selected winners are ineligible, cannot be traced, or does not respond within ten days to a winner notification as required by the Competition Rules above, or refuses the prize, the prize will be forfeited, and it will be in the sole discretion of the Jury to choose whether to award the prize to another eligible entry.

The winners of the Competition will be publicly announced in February 2022. 

Prizes

Prizes will be awarded as follows:

  • The top six videos will receive a framed certificate from the WFC Secretariat and will be showcased through official Congress social media channels, and an article on the Congress blog.
  • The top three videos/projects will win a trip (flights, accommodation, living expenses) to the World Forestry Congress in Seoul, Korea, from 2 to 6 May 2022, or a tablet, where travel to the Congress is not possible. The top three submissions will also be presented with a framed "XV WFC Forest Change-Maker Award" at the Congress.

Prizes for the Competition may not be substituted, replaced or otherwise modified, unless as stated in the Competition Terms and Conditions.

Acceptance

By submitting entries to the Competition, the Entrant confirms that he has read, understood, and agreed to the Rules for this Competition as set out above, and to the present Terms and Conditions.

In the event of any dispute regarding the Rules for this Competition or the present Terms and Conditions, the conduct, or the results of the competition, the WFC Secretariat’s decision shall be final.

General Information

The first World Forestry Congress was held in Rome in 1926 and subsequent Congresses have taken place about every six years since then. In 1954, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations was entrusted with providing technical support to the Congress in close cooperation with the host country and proudly continues to do so today. The XV World Forestry Congress in Seoul will bring together the global forestry community to review and analyze key challenges facing the sector and ways to address these. Participation is usually diverse, with representation from all regions and sectors; including the public and private sector, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil society organizations (CSOs), scientific or professional bodies, and forestry societies, youth and young professionals as well as those who simply care about forests and the environment.

Nothing in the Rules for this Competition, nor any acts performed or statements made in relation to this competition, shall be deemed a waiver, express or implied, of any of the privileges and immunities of the WFC Secretariat or the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. 

Deadline: December 9, 2021

THE ACTOR IS PRESENT [KOREAN ACTORS 200] Photo Exhibition in New York (credit: koreanculture.org) 
Sep 8 - Dec 9, 2021
Gallery Korea of the Korean Cultural Center New York
460 Park Avenue, Floor 6, New York, NY 10022

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KOREAN ACTORS 200, which has been hosted by the Korean Film Council (KOFIC, Chairperson Kim Youngjin) as part of a promotion campaign for Korean film stars since March, will be opened in the form of a photo exhibition in New York. KOFIC conducted the campaign to create a public archive to introduce Korean actors. The full-range project selected 200 actors representing today and tomorrow of Korean films, introducing them in writing, photography, and videos. Each week, the project had released 20 actors participating in the campaign through the special website (theactorispresent.kr) since March and has recently completed announcing 200 actors and opened its official Instagram account (@koreanactors200_official). Also, a book containing photos and filmography of 200 Korean actors was published in September and will be distributed to film officials around the world. 

The photo exhibition is the finale of the campaign that has been held for the past few months. The exhibition, which features the faces of Korean actors captured by two representative photographers in Korea, will be held at Gallery Korea at Korean Cultural Center New York from September 8 to October 6, 2021. The photographers who participated in the project are Kim Jungman and Ahn Sungjin. Photographer Kim Jungman has been an international photographer for more than 40 years since winning the Young Artist Award at the 1977 ARLES International Photo Festival in France. Photographer Ahn Sungjin has shot the most pictorials of Korean celebrities over the past 30 years. The faces of the Korean actors the photographers captured are regarded as a movie itself. The exhibition will be produced and released as 'Virtual Gallery' content so that everybody can enjoy it at home vividly.

The exhibition in New York will be held through online pre-booking to limit the number of visitors per hour and thoroughly observe safety measures such as wearing masks and checking body temperature. Jo Yunjeung, Director of the Korean Cultural Center NY, explained about the exhibition, "It is a place where we can confirm the infinite energy of Korean cinema that will move the new 100 years." 

Regarding the exhibitions, Kim Youngjin, Chairperson of KOFIC, expressed, "As the title implies, 'THE ACTOR IS PRESENT' is a bold declaration that says 'The Actor is Present' who will impress the world. I hope these exhibitions will strengthen the status of global Korean actors and serve as a stepping stone for actors who have been exposed to the global film industry less frequently to raise the degree of recognition and advance to overseas stages."

Korean film is global. A new chapter in the 100-year history of Korean cinema has opened, catalyzed by Director Bong Joonho's Parasite win of the Palme d'Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, followed by four awards, including the Academy Award for Best Picture in February 2020. In April 2021, Youn Yuhjung became the first Korean female actor to win awards at more than 40 international film festivals, including Best Supporting Actress at the U.S. Academy Awards. These splendid achievements are by no means a singular event; news about Korean actors’ achievements at overseas film festivals continues to be heard. These triumphs are the fruit of the history that Korean films have built over the past 102 years and a signal that foretells a significant wave of change in the global film industry in the 21st century. 

In order to further maximize the impact of the Korean film industry following this unprecedented global interest, the Korean Cultural Center New York together with the Korean Film Council is proud to present THE ACTOR IS PRESENT, the first global exhibition of its kind. This exhibition is a bold declaration that each Korean actor is here and present. Through a single photo, celebrated photographers Kim Jungman and Ahn Sungjin have captured the soul and essence of each actor, each image becoming a movie in itself. 

The Korean Film Council took on a bold challenge when there was a pause in the world's film industry due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The world yearned to know more about Korean actors, but there was a lack of a trustworthy archive of materials to adequately introduce Korean actors to the world. 

The Korean Film Council launched the campaign KOREAN ACTORS 200 to introduce 200 representative Korean actors through writings, photos, and videos. Such a campaign is an unparalleled record for Korean film history. The campaign, available for all to view online,  drew explosive responses from Korean film fans all over the world, affirming that Korean films, along with other beloved Korean cultural contents like K-pop, are center stage in shaping the global cultural landscape of the 21st century.

Rooted in the past 100 years of history, Korean films are at the starting line of another 100 years. Now, we invite you to feel the “infinite energy” that will drive forward the next 100 years of Korean cinema at the Korean Cultural Center New York. 

About the Photographers

Kim Jungman/ Studio Velvet Underground

Kim Jungman was born in Cheolwon, Gangwon-do, South Korea in 1954. In 1972, he entered the National School of Decorative Arts (Ecole Nationale d’Art Decoratif) in Nice, France, and majored in Western painting. It was there that he became fascinated by photography, which was a new art genre in France at that time. He debuted as a photographer in 1975 with a solo exhibition at Atelier Jean Pierre Soardi in Nice, France. In 1976, he was selected as the youngest exhibitor in 80 Photos of the Day in France and also won the Young Artist Award at the 1977 ARLES International Photo Festival. Since then, Kim Jungman’s bold and unconventional photographs have galvanized both the fashion world and the art circles.

After returning to Korea in 1979, he continued his passionate work beyond the genres of photography, figure photography, and fashion photography. As a result, he is considered a special photographer who marked a new era in Korean movie posters. Film posters for works such as A Bittersweet Life (2005), directed by Kim Jiwoon and starring Lee Byunghun, and The Host (2006), directed by Bong Joonho and starring Song Kangho, were born out of Kim Jungman's camera. So far, more than 1,000 Korean movie stars have been captured by his camera.

Although he has stopped commercial activities and focused on his artwork since 2006, Kim Jungman has willingly participated for the filming of the KOREAN ACTORS 200 campaign as he empathized with the mission to declare that ‘the Korean actor  here will touch the whole world.’ Kim Jungman's photographs in this exhibition will not only be as bold and intense as ever but also present a moment of profound comfort.

Ahn Seongjin/ Agency TEO

Ahn Seongjin was born in Seoul in 1967. In 1987, he entered the Department of Theater and Film at Chung-Ang University, but after graduation, he fell into the world of photography. Ahn studied photography as the first pupil of photographer Kim Jungman, who headed the new wave in the Korean photography industry. After debuting in 1992, Ahn Seongjin has built his reputation as leading the Korean commercial photography world.

He is known as a photographer who deeply understands the message of the original content that the artist wants to convey and is able to capture the full story in a single photo. Starting with shooting the album jackets of the representative Korean musician in the 1990s, Ahn has shot hundreds of posters of films and plays, including more than 500 album jackets. Famed actor Bae Yongjoon who headed the K-drama wave, and musician Psy, who caused the global K-pop sensation, also worked with Ahn Seongjin to build their visual concepts.

As a film major and photographer who witnessed the Korean Film Renaissance in the 2000s, Ahn was willing to participate in the KOREAN ACTORS 200 campaign, an archive project for Korean film stars in the 21st century. Through this exhibition, Ahn Seongjin will enable the Korean actors to discover their ‘new personas’ through his lens.

The KOREAN ACTORS 200 official website aims to introduce the 200 actors that best represent the present and future of Korean cinema to the people in the film industry all over the world.

The KOREAN ACTORS 200 official campaign website aims to introduce 200 actors that best represent the present and future of Korean cinema to the people in the film industry all over the world. 

Visit the campaign website to learn more about the participating actors in KOREAN ACTORS 200 OFFICIAL CAMPAIGN WEBSITE

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