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Nov 14

Korean American Film Festival NY (KAFFNY)
Friday - Sunday ; See Details For Full Schedule -- Tickets $14- $30

The 8th annual Korean American Film Festival New York (KAFFNY) makes its Brooklyn debut hosted by the Wythe Hotel Cinema, November 14-16, 2014 in Williamsburg. On opening night, Friday, November 14, KAFFNY presents the NYC premiere of the special motion-painting + sound film KILL THE EGO by multidisciplinary Korean American artist ROSTARR, in collaboration with SOUNDWALK COLLECTIVE. KAFFNY will also exhibit the artist’s works through the festival weekend.

On Saturday, November 15, KAFFNY’s Shorts Eclectic program features several premieres, ranging from the world premiere of THE PENINSULA, a New Zealand film following a motorcycle tour through North Korea, to the world premiere of FATHER TIME, one of three interactive music-art films from acclaimed composer/vocalist Bora Yoon’s multimedia album “Sunken Cathedral,” in collaboration with kinetic sculpture artist U-Ram Choe.

Following the Shorts Eclectic program, the KAFFNY Incubator program holds a secret preview screening of an unreleased feature film starring Korean and Asian American talent.

On Sunday, November 16, the festival closes with the annual KAFFNY Shorts Competition, highlighting distinct and thought-provoking Korean American and Korean voices in film.



Special Opening Night event with ​a film by the​ visual artist and filmmaker ROSTARR, in collaboration with Soundwalk Collective plus special guests B.E.A.T., Beatsmyth, and LORD KIMCHI aka DJ SEOUL.
* Doors 7:30PM
* Film screening of ROSTARR’s “Kill the Ego” 8:00PM sharp
* Open Bar 9:30 to 10:30PM


Tickets ​are $30 at the door, cash only.

An exhibition of ROSTARR’s artwork will be on view in the theater’s adjoining private space through the duration of the festival, November 14-16th.

And please join us for the rest of KAFFNY:

Saturday, Nov 15th
4:30PM — Shorts Eclectic
8:00PM — KAFFNY Incubator Feature Film Presentation

Sunday, Nov 16th
4:00PM — Short Film Competition

Times above are screening times. Ticket prices for screenings on Saturday and Sunday are $14 at the door (cash only)