Myanmar delegation tours film, video-related venues in South Korea

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Union Minister for Information Dr Pe Myint visits the Korea Media Rating Board, in Busan Visual Industry Center in Busan City yesterday. Photo: Myanmar News Agency

The Myanmar delegation, led by Union Minister for Information Dr. Pe Myint, on a study tour of film and video industry in the Republic of Korea, visited the Korea Media Rating Board, Busan Asian Film School (AFiS), Busan Cinema Studios, Busan Film Commission and the Korea Film Council (KOFIC) in Busan City yesterday.
In the morning, the delegation arrived at the Korea Media Rating Board in Busan Visual Industry Center where they were given a presentation on the organization’s formation, objectives and structure, the five film rating categories and seven criteria for placing restrictions. The union minister and delegation inquired about the cinema system for screening rated films, among other queries.
In the afternoon, the union minister and his delegation arrived at the Busan Asian Film School (AFiS) where they were given presentations on the background of the Busan Film Commission, the studios, the hotels and training schools and equipment used for filming in Busan, lodgings and travel services, AFiS’s establishment in 2016, available courses, ASEAN student application processes, and workshops related to short films aimed at youths. The union minister and delegation then asked questions to the officials and discussed with them.
In the evening, the union minister and his delegation arrived at Busan Cinema Studios where they were given a presentation on the studio’s establishment in 2002 in order to promote the film industry, mutual shares invested by the Busan government and businesses, how distractions and issues present in outdoor filming are eliminated within the studio settings as well as the need to cancel shootings or change set locations when bad weather strikes, less wastage of time, and the process of replicating sets. This was followed by a tour of a 60x30x10 meter replication being built within the studio.
The delegation then arrived at the Korean Film Commission where they were given an explanation on the development of the film industry carried with adherence to the Korea Film Council’s policies, establishing of branch offices, and the negotiation process for filming in Busan. The delegation was then given a tour of the building.
Lastly, the union minister and his delegation arrived at the Korea Film Council (KOFIC) and held a meeting with Chairman Oh Seok Geun and council members. During the meeting, they discussed the council’s formation, objectives and policies, its income, distribution and support, screening system of domestic and foreign films, and cooperation with film industries from Asian and ASEAN countries. The union minister and delegation then asked questions to the officials and discussed with them.

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