[COVERAGE] Korean Film Festival in Singapore 2015 Opening Night

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Korean Film Festival is held in annually, featuring feature films from Korea. Especially to mark the 40th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Singapore and Korea, top ten films were picked to be featured during the 10 day festival.

The festival kicks start with Northern Limit Line (2015) directed by Kim Hak Soon, a naval thriller based on real-life events. The movie sets in 2002 during the FIFA World Club, the consolation game between South Korea and Turkey. North Korea’s battleship has crossed the NLL, and began firing at South Korean’s battleship 357 which started the Second battle of Yeonpyeong. The battle lasted for 30 minutes and resulted in death of 6 South Korean sailors and 18 wounded. Director Kim hopes that this films will convey the feelings of appreciation, sorrow and loyalty to their country and also provoke empathy from the audience. He wishes that this film will bring back a lost page in history and spread the courage of those men.

Before the screening, Korean Ambassador Suh Chang Ha gave an opening speech to all guests. The Korean Film Festival was formed to celebrate the 40 years of diplomatic relations between Singapore and South Korea. He hoped that more Singaporeans will be able to attend the Korean Film Festival/ as it is also a glimpse into Korea’s culture as well as the history of Korea. The Korean Wave is getting more popular he said, with K-pop, K-Drama and K-Movies. But Korean Movies are the pioneering role for the wave. They are well received by international fans as well as within Korea itself. The festival picked Northern Limit Line as it was the yellow sea war between Northern and Southern Korea, and it portrays the life and death struggles of the soldiers.

Director Eric Khoo was also presented at the opening night, and is one of the famous directors in Korea. He was very happy to see how the Korean Movie industry has changed over the years. He has attended the Busan Film Festival, and is grateful to attend the Korean Film Festival in Singapore.

Initially, I wanted to watch the movie with a light heart, but the movie really portrays the life and death struggles of the soldiers. Most audience in theatre left with a heavy heart and red puffy eyes. So to those who are attending the screening for the movie on the last day of the festival, prepare your tissues!

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The Korean Film Festival will be held from 23 October till 1 November at Shaw Theatres Lido. We would like to thank the organizers for the invitation and reception.

written by: Joey 

transcript: Sandra

[EVENT] Just for You: Selfie with Kang Ha Neul

As all of you would have known by now, Korean actor Kang Ha Neul will be having two events on 31 November 2015, <Kang Ha Neul’s 1st Showcase in Singapore> at Plaza Singapura, 2PM; and <Kang Ha Neul Meet & Greet @ Korean Film Festival> at Shaw Lido, 6PM.

With the many feedbacks that we have received from fans who are under 16 and fans who did not manage to get tickets to the Meet & Greet event, we at KMTV have decided to open another event just for 50 fans to meet Kang Ha Neul in a cozier setting. Fans that purchase the tickets will have a chance to get even more up-close and personal with Kang Ha Neul, as they will be able to have one (1) selfie and one (1) on-site personalized autographed poster from Kang Ha Neul himself.

More information will be released through KMTV Asia’s official Facebook page (http://facebook.com/kmtvasia), so be sure to follow KMTV on Facebook/Twitter and watch out for more exciting announcements!

Ticketing Details

Just for You: Selfie with Kang Ha Neul 

Date & Time: 1 November 2015, 3PM

Venue: Clove Room, Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay (Level 5)

Ticket Price: Standard – $110 nett

One (1) Selfie + One (1) On-site Personalized Autographed Poster

Limited to 50 fans only.

http://bit.ly/JustforYou_KangHaNeul 

Note: The Meet&Greet/Showcase, Movie Screening and this event are different.

[GIVEAWAY] Korean Movie Festival Movie Tickets

Courtesy of the Korean Film Festival, we are giving out movie tickets to Northern Limit Line and Ode to My Father! We are giving out a total of 4 pairs, two pairs of tickets to each movie!

01_Northern Limit Line
NORTHERN LIMIT LINE (2015)

Director:  Kim Hak-Soon

Starring:  Kim Mu-yeol, Jin Goo, Lee Hyun-woo

Genre:     Drama, NC16

Runtime: 130 mins

Showtime: 1 Nov, 6:50 pm @ Shaw Theatres Lido

Set in 2002 during the frenzy of the World Cup in South Korea, the South Korean Battleship 357 prepares for its usual duties. The North Korean Navy, noticing its southern nation caught up in soccer fever, deploys several battleships of their own towards the Northern Limit Line, precipitating an unexpected and tragic conflict with Battleship 357.

04_Ode to My Father

ODE TO MY FATHER (2015)

Director:  JK Youn

Starring:  Hwang Jung-Min, Kim Yunjin

Genre:     Drama, PG13

Runtime: 126 mins 

Showtime: 25 Oct, 6:50pm @ Shaw Theatres Lido

When the Korean War breaks out, a young boy named Duk-soo vows to take care of his displaced family in place of his missing father. His lifelong promise spans over 60 years, leading him through a monumental journey of hope, dedication, and personal sacrifices.

Just two simple steps to join the give away!

Step 1:  Follow both our twitter account https://twitter.com/KPressSG and Korean Film Festival’s Twitter account! https://twitter.com/KFF2015

Step 2: Mention us @KPressSG with the choice of the show you want to watch! [Northern Limit Line (1 Nov, 6:50 pm, NC16) OR Ode to My Father (25 Oct, 6:50pm, PG13)]

And that’s all to join the give away! 4 winners will be picked, 2 winners for each movie. Each winner will get a pair of tickets to the movie, which means you have 2 tickets, your friend/family/loved ones could join you! Winners will be announced on 21st Oct 2015 6.30PM through our twitter. 

Good luck and hope that you will walk away with the tickets!

[EVENT] SKECHERS Sundown Festival 2015

 Early bird tickets for Asia’s leading music festival have all been snapped up ahead of the closing date for this category of tickets. General Admission tickets as well as Mosh Pit tickets at $88 and $118 respectively are still available and on sale at all Peatix outlets, it will go on sale at SISTIC from 1 October.

 

Commented Samantha Chan, Director of Red Spade Entertainment Pte Ltd, the organiser of the Skechers Sundown Festival 2015, “We are extremely pleased to see the early bird tickets sell out before the closing date. This tells us that fans are indeed looking forward to rocking it out with the stellar headline acts, special guest performers and awesome local bands that we have curated for the Festival’s 7th edition.”

 

Added Kelvin Goh, Director of Red Spade Entertainment Pte Ltd, “It also goes to show that our enhanced pricing strategy – to make the Festival more accessible to fans given the more focused theme of hip hop and rock for this year’s Festival – was the right decision. We’re determined now more than ever, to ensure that the Skechers Sundown Festival continues to be a platform to celebrate great Asian artistes and showcase up and coming ones.”

 

Asia’s leading music event, the Skechers Sundown Festival, returns on 21 November 2015 for its seventh consecutive year with a stellar lineup of Asia’s biggest hip hop and rock artistes. To be held at the F1 Pit Area at the Marina Promenade, the Festival will be headlined by Korea’s ‘Epik High’, Thailand’s ‘Potato’, Japan’s ‘INKT’, Singapore’s ‘Caracal’ and Indonesia’s ‘J-Rocks’

Staying true to its mission of uniting Asia through music as well as creating a platform for local talents to showcase their skills, the Festival will also present a fringe fest of up-and-coming artistes. Homegrown Singaporean musicians ‘Cheryl Loon’, ‘Cashew Chemists’, ‘Farrago’, as well as Special Guest ‘Ground Zero’ from Taiwan are some of the exciting artistes to be performing this year.

According to Farrago frontman, Dave Hawkes, who will be returning to the Festival for the second time, “We’re really thrilled to be back at Skechers Sundown Festival. The adrenaline and exposure from the previous festival helped push us to record our very first album, which means we’ve had a pretty busy year behind the scenes. We’re looking forward to performing some of those songs and hope fans will come sing along and celebrate this milestone with us.”

 

Besides a slew of great music by Asian artistes, the Festival will feature a food fest with mouth-watering local delights to satisfy festival-goers, a jump zone and mosh pit for dedicated fans to rock it out.

Tickets (Category 2 General Admission @ $88; Category 1 Mosh Pit @ $118) are still available at Peatix and will be available on SISTIC from 1 October 2015 onwards.

For more information of the festival, please visit Sundown Festival’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/mysundownfestival.

Date

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Saturday, 21 November 2015

Time

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4:00 pm till late

Venue

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Marina Promenade, F1 Pit Area (next to Singapore Flyer)

Tickets & Prices

$ 88 – Category 2: General admission

$118 – Category 1: Mosh pit

Currently available at Peatix, will be available on SISTIC  from 1 October 2015 onwards

Url

www.sundownfestival.sg

[EVENT] SGC Seoul Girls Collection Live in Singapore

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SGC SUPER LIVE IN SINGAPORE  confirmed to be held on December 19 at Singapore EXPO!

SEOUL GIRLS COLLECTION(SGC SUPER LIVE) is starting Asia tour this November. This Seoul Girls Collection Asia tour will be held in 3 cities including Manilla Philippines, Bangkok Thailand, and Singapore with Korea’s top artist.

This is the first overseas expansion since the 9th opening SGC SUPER LIVE in Tokyo and the organising company said, “Because of the top famous artist held on SEOUL GIRLS COLLECTION(SGC SUPER LIVE), we received questions about ticketing from not only Korean fans but from the fans overseas” thus “We decided to open SGC SUPER LIVE world tour on the second half of the year in respond.”

SEOUL GIRLS COLLECTION Show, celebrating the 12th anniversary by SGC SUPER LIVE IN Singapore, is an entertainment show focused on the trend and presenting a new approach to fashion and K-pop. And planned to introduce the excellence of the nation’s fashion brand by performing K-pop concert in collaboration with 10 to 30’s young woman’s ‘Real Clothes’ concept, presenting domestic and foreign famous brands and street fashion at the same time.

Many top K-pop artist will be performing on SGC SUPER LIVE IN SINGAPORE. Eye of the K-pop storm, Super Junior’s LeeTeuk has been selected special MC for the show. And WooJoo Star Kim-HeeChul and talented musician JungMo’s collaboration! M&D, Henry are joining SGC SUPER LIVE IN Singapore too.

Also Korea famous hip hop idol Block-b, Hot-issue IDOL! B1A4, Sexy model IDOL! Nine muses, Korea’s Rookie Hip-hop group Toppdogg are joining for a spectacular show of SGC SUPER LIVE IN Singapore.

Audiences can enjoy various artist’s performance and fashion show at the same time by 20~30 minute mini concert format SGC SUPER LIVE. And fans of the participating artists can also enjoy by their long performance.

‘SGC SUPER LIVE’ was planned by ‘Seoul Girls Collection’ to introduce the excellence of the nation’s fashion brand. And was awarded by the Korean Trade Association’s 1 million dollars export award.

‘SGC SUPER LIVE IN Singapore’ is organized by ‘Seoul Girls Collection’. Early bird ticket preorder will be open via official ticketing site SGCENT at 1 pm PST, Monday, October 12th (2pm KST). For more information about the concert schedule and ticketing, check their ticketing website;

SGCENT(http://www.sgcent.com) , SGC twitter(https://twitter.com/SGC_Twt) and Seoul Girls Collection official website(http://seoulgirlscollection.or.kr/)

 

[EVENT] Kang Ha Neul Fan Meet in Singapore

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For the first time, Korean Actor, Kang Ha Neul will be meeting his fans in Singapore! This will be his first visit to Singapore and his first fan event overseas in the Asia region.

Organized by KMTV Asia and Official Event Partner Starhub, Kang Ha Neul’s 1st Showcase in Singapore will be held on 31 October 2015 (Saturday), 2PM at Plaza Singapura (Level 1). This will be an open event for all, and 200 KMTV subscribers from Starhub will stand a chance to get a group photo taking opportunity with Kang Ha Neul himself. For more information on this event, do check out http://www.starhub.com/kmtv.

Kang Ha Neul will also be joining the movie screening of his latest film, “Twenty” during the Mr. Korean Film Festival on 31 October 2015, 6:50PM at Shaw Theatres Lido. He will also be having a Meet & Greet session before the movie screening, at 6PM.

He will be personally giving out pre-signed posters to every meet & greet package holder and taking group pictures with the relevant package holders before the screening. In addition he will also greet the movie audience before the screening. Interested parties can purchase ticket packages from KMTV at $25 for a poster, and $50 for an autograph and group picture. It will be held at Shaw Theatres Lido at 5:30pm, the movie will be screened at 7.00pm.

The meet & greet is organized by the Korean Film Festival Organising Committee in partnership with KMTV with hopes to make the screening of the film memorable as the audience gets to see their film star up close and also to promote interest in KANG Ha Neul’s future works.

More information on both events will be released through KMTV Asia’s official Facebook page (http://facebook.com/kmtvasia), so be sure to follow KMTV on Facebook/Twitter and watch out for more exciting announcements!

Ticketing Details

Kang Ha Neul 1st Showcase in Singapore

Date & Time: 31 October 2015, 2PM

Venue: Plaza Singapura (Level 1)

(Open to public!)

*note: the movie screening, Showcase and Selfie with Ha Neul are different events

[COVERAGE] BEAST Ordinary Fan meet 2015 in Singapore

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Yey! BEAST is finally back in Singapore after 3 years and this time is for a closer time with their fans through a fan meet! The concert started with a VCR which started the night with screams from their fans, B2uties.

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Followed by their recent hits, Yey and Good luck, it brought fans up to their feet to groove along with the boys. Absolutely not ordinary, BEAST managed to capture the fans hearts with their amazing live and dance moves. They introduced themselves and expressed how much they have missed performing in Singapore. Fun Fact: They actually visited Singapore quite often before the 3 years hiatus in our sunny island!

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They also performed their other songs, 12:30, Beautiful Night, Shadow, Fiction, On Rainy Days, etc for their audience that night. And I have to say, Yoseob’s high notes were amazing.

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There was also a Singapore quiz section, where the members had to guess the correct answers. The first question was regards to our national flower, where the Vanda Miss Joaquim was actually not in any of the choices! Fans actually hinted the members and they got it and protested to the MCs, cutely of course. After some questions, Doojoon got the least amount of questions correctly and was punished to receive finger flicks from all of the other members. Through that, other than Hyunseung, the rest took their chances in punishing their leader. Of course, we can see how close they were through the game coming from the group who has been together for 6 years!

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The other game they played was “Guess the Song” with chosen fans and it was hilarious. The songs played were songs sung by Singaporeans, and there were overseas fans within the chosen fans. Which made Doojoon go “She is Hongkong!” as his partner was from Hongkong and did not know any songs sung by Singapore artists. Dongwoon was also distracting all his other members by singing “Let it go”! (tsk.) In the end, Junhyung won and his partner won a solo photo opportunity with him, photobomb-ed by the other members.

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The night ended with their ‘Encore’ (their song and encore section) and promised fans to come back to Singapore again real soon!

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For more photos, please head to our facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1012481832135558.1073741850.253229304727485&type=1&l=999b45cf22

Kpress would like to thank the organizers, Three Angles Production for the invitation to cover this amazing concert!