Nash Ang, a Korea National University of Arts (K-Arts) student in a master’s program of filmmaking-directing, is planning Korea’s first Philippines film festival. In partnership agreements with the Filipino Embassy in Seoul and the city’s northern Seongbuk district that will make available its cozy independent cinema for the event.
The festival involves Filipino artists in Korea, including Ang, who got together after Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte made a state visit to Seoul in June 2018. The event will be held on September 27 to 29, 2019. The 3 days event was originally titled “Pinoy Seoul Film Festival 2019 by Pinoy Artists in Korea.”
The theme of the festival is all about “MIGRATION”.
“With films presented and panel discussions with people who experienced maltreatment, deportation and their ramifications, we hope to explore perspectives that will challenge ‘expert’ thinking and current migration policies.” – Nash Ang
“The selected films will focus not only on migration but will also be an eye-opener to create better immigration policies,” – Nash Ang
The festival is to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the diplomacy between South Korea and the Philippines this year.
Nash Ang is also the director of a Romantic Comedy and Pinoy-Korean Movie in 2013 entitled: SEOUL MATES. The movie portrays a bitter romance between a Korean musician and a Filipino transwoman who comes to Korea in search of her ex-lover.