K-Drama Week 2014 unveiled
We mentioned earlier the possibility of a Korean drama festival in London. Possibility became certainty today as the Korean Cultural Centre UK (KCCUK) broke the news of a K-Drama Week to take place end of this month, from September 24 to 28, 2014.
The event will kick off on September 24, at 6.30pm, with a screening of KBS spy action drama series IRIS 1, which many of you considered the best among the three IRIS-related productions (IRIS 1, IRIS 2, The Movie) in a recent poll we held. We assume one or two episodes will be screened. That screening will be followed by a masterclass with director Yang Yun-ho, whose experience spans both the movie and TV industries. Interestingly, the venue chosen for the event will be the Curzon Cinema Soho, right up London’s Chinatown.
Then, on September 25, current and aspiring media and broadcasting professionals will be offered the opportunity to attend a K-drama showcase where will be discussed co-production opportunities between South Korea and the UK TV industries, and script writing approach in both countries. The Hospital Club, a private venue used to accommodate professionals from the creative industries, will host the event. The all day-event will close with a screening of SBS action thriller drama series Three Days.
The following three days will be dedicated to screenings, with tvN serial killer drama series Gap-dong showing on September 26, followed by a marathon screening of the full series of SBS medical investigation drama Sign on September 27 and 28, possibly at the KCCUK (to be confirmed).
We, the London Korean Drama Club, are also in talks to organize an award ceremony based on the voting for the Daehan Drama Awards 2014 which closed yesterday. Gap-dong was nominated for the Best Cinematography, Best Actress (Kim Min-jung) and Best Supporting Actor (Sun Dong-il) categories while Three Days was nominated for the Best Screenplay category. Look forward to hearing the results, and if you are lucky, receive prizes from our partners!