With the festival’s growth, the organizers have moved their activities to the spring season as of this year. For the next two years (2022 and 2023), the focus will be on the theme of “Environment” during the Korean Film Festival Canada. In celebration of Asian Heritage Month in May, the festival will be held in new venues. The main one is the McCord Museum, Montreal’s historic landmark situated in the heart of downtown; the other is Casa D’Italia in Little Italy. All in-person activities will take place at these two venues as well as online: the opening reception; film screenings, roundtable discussions with artists, and Q&A sessions. The online activities will continue with film screenings, DIY-G (our virtual gallery exhibition space) and ART-Talks.
This year’s 9th edition of the Korean Film Festival Canada will be taking place during the last week of May, from May 26 – 28, in celebration of Asian Heritage Month.
Asian Heritage Month was first recognized by the federal government in 2002 following a proposal by Canada’s first Asian senator, Vivienne Poy. The month of May is the time of year to celebrate the contributions that Canadians of Asian descent have made and continue to make in Canadian society. As such, KFFC is contributing to it by sharing the festival in spring. Activities will include film exhibitions, roundtable discussions, online visual art exhibition, and live music. Also, it will include discovering works by emerging artists from Canada and South Korea.
For the next two years (2022 and 2023), our focus will be on the theme of “Environment: Resilience and Sustainability” during the Korean Film Festival Canada. Stay tuned for more information!
KFFC is shifting as an artist-driven, practice-based research and creation organization that fosters close ties with local artists and communities without limiting boundaries. Over the past 25 years, KFFC has strived to empower the voices of Asian heritage and the Asian diaspora as well as emerging artists from Canada and South Korea. Arts East-West is a non-profit organization that bolsters cultural diversity and Asian-Canadian artists and their communities by connecting East and West through film festivals, seminars, workshops, artist talks, and publications.