Programme Events

Master Class

Eco Spirit: <OGIGAMI Naoko> Master Class

The master class of 16th Seoul Eco Film Festival jury member, OGIGAMI Naoko will take place. This will be a great opportunity to acquire a deep understanding of the filmmakers work from her feature debut film Barber Yoshino to her latest Close-Knit which step away from tradition and convention, as well as the complex concerns modern society has at stake in the endeavor to accept a more rich quality of life.

Lecturer: OGIGAMI Naoko (Director) 
Panel: LEE Dong Jin (Film critic)
Place: Seoul Cinema H
Date: 24th of MAY (Fri) 17:30, after screening Close-Knit

Eco Spirit:<Jonas Mekas> Master Class

The 16th Seoul Eco Film Festival will serve as a bridge between the eco spirit and the essence of cinema. Through the works of Jonas Mekas who pursued an economy of style throughout his life, the festival offers the chance to see what happens when eco spirit meets cinema spirit. World-renown experimental filmmaker Jonas Mekas distributor Pip Chodorov will introduce the filmmakers world of cinema.

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Lecturer: Pip CHODOROV (Director)
Place: Seoul Cinema 10
Date: 26th of MAY (Sun) 17:00, after screening Walden (Diaries, Notes and Sketches)

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Lecturer: Pip CHODOROV (Director)
Place: Seoul Cinema H
Date: 28th of MAY (Tue) 14:30, after screening Dog Star Man

Eco Forum

2019 GS SHOP Youth Media Creators Open Forum

Funded through the sponsorship of GS SHOP and invited in the 2019 SEFF, Korean Competition section, Wild Rubbish Rescue(WRR) Project director SONG Hocheol and SEFF Festival Director LEE Myung-se will reveal their knowledge and expertise on environmental film production to teenagers interested in making environmental films.

Panel: LEE Myung-Se (director), SONG Hocheol (director)
Place: Seoul Cinema 7
Date: 26th of MAY (Sun) 14:30, after screening 1 Meter/Hour + Animal Behaviour + Wild Rubbish Rescue(WRR) Project

The Youth in Action Declaration: 2030 Eco Forum

The Korean Green Foundation presented 2030 Eco Forum expands its spectrum to youth education based on previous accomplishments. While closely communicating with teenagers who are our future, the forum will seek ways of putting youth-led environmental education and activism into practice.

Panel: JO Cheon-Ho (Atmospheric scientist)
Place: Seoul Cinema H

Date: 28th of MAY (Tue) 19:30, after screening Youth Unstoppable

After the Four Major Rivers Project: Never Ending Story

The Four Major Rivers Project is still an ongoing environmental disaster. The progressive journalism media Oh My News-produced documentary <Rivercide: the Secret Six> that exposes the truth behind this project is the inspiration for this session which offers a multi-dimensional exploration of the background to the Four Major Rivers Project and how this project has affected us today along with prospective alternatives.

Panel: KIM Byung-Ki (Director), LEE Sun Pil (Journalist), CHOI Byung Sung (Pastor)
Place: Seoul Cinema 5
Date: 26th of MAY (Sun) 18:00, after screening Rivercide: The Secret Six 

Eco Talk

Eco Friends LEE Chun-hee & JEON Hye-jins “Enough is Enough”

Star couple LEE Chun-hee and JEON Hye-jin who have been exerting positive influence through their focus and practice of a pro-natural life will be giving their views on the value of a no-waste life.

Panel: LEE Chun-Hee (Actor), JEON Hye-Jin (Actor), BAEK Una (Journalist)
Place: Seoul Cinema 5
Date: 28th of MAY (Tue) 17:00, after screening The Dawn Wall 

Why are We Talking About Living Vegetarian?

Its a well-known secret that the livestock industry is the greatest cause behind climate change, yet the government and the industry, and even environmental groups are hesitant to mention anything about the reality of eating meat. This session opens the floor to frankly discuss the problems of eating meat and the value of a vegetarian life.

Panel: KIM Hyeon Seong (Editor, OhBoy! Magazine)
Place: Seoul Cinema H
Date: 25th of MAY (Sat) 20:00, after screening What the Health

The Green-Washing of Global Enterprises, What is the Key Problem?

Numerous companies are getting involved in environmental campaigns by being at the forefront of resource circulation, yet they tend to keep silent about the underlying reality of Green-washing. This session examines the truths and falsehoods of large enterprise-led environmental campaigns and its alternatives.

Panel: Sandrine RIGAUD (Director of A Plastic Surgery: Coca-Cola’s Hidden Secrets), CHUNG Dawoon (Bottle Factory Jointrepresentative)
MC: MAENG Soojin (Programmer of Seoul Eco Film Festival)
Place: Seoul Cinema 5
Date: 25th of MAY (Sat) 15:00, after screening Caterpillarplasty + A Plastic Surgery: Coca-Cola’s Hidden Secrets

Sunlight Energy, How Far Have We Come?

We now have entered an era where sunlight-driven aircrafts can cross the ocean. This session examines the various efforts made at the front line of alternative energy development that can replace fossil fuel.

Panel: CHOI Yul (Organizing Committee of Seoul Eco Film Festival)
Place: Seoul Cinema H
Date: 24th of MAY (Fri) 14:30, after screening Point of No Return 

Dam Constructions and Changes in the River Ecosystem

Destruction of the ecosystem due to the construction of dams has become an extremely serious issue. This session opens the floor todiscussions on domestic and overseas river development-induced problems and its social effects, as well as future prospects.

Panel: YOON Soonjin (Graduate professor, Seoul National University)
Place: Seoul Cinema H
Date: 24th of MAY (Fri) 12:00, after screening Blau + Blue Heart

Plastic Waste and Disruption of the Ecosystem

Plastic has caused severe waste problems and the tragedy of a disrupted ecosystem and its distinction. Is it possible for a balance between convenience and sustainability? Su-Yol Hong, manager of the ResourceRecycling Consulting, will give his thoughts on this issue.

Panel: Su-Yol Hong (manager of the ResourceRecycling Consulting)
Place: Seoul Cinema 10
Date: 26th of MAY (Sun) 14:00, after screening Blue

Nature Has Disappeared. The Secrets and Lies Behind the Artificial Breeding of Salmon

ver since its earned its reputation as a super food, the artificial breeding of salmon has attracted much attention. The horrific truth behind the artificial breeding of salmon will be exposed.

Panel: JI Chan Hyuk (Representative of ECO-BADA)
Place: Seoul Cinema H
Date: 25th of MAY (Sat) 12:00, after screening Artifishal

ECO SPIRIT 1: <JONAS MEKAS> Special Lecture

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Lecturer: KIM Eunhee (Curator of MMCA)
Place: Seoul Cinema 10
Date: 25th of MAY (Sat) 20:00, after screening Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania

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Lecturer: Pip CHODOROV (Director)
Place: Seoul Cinema 10
Date: 27th of MAY (Mon) 17:30, after screening Homage to Jonas Mekas: Short Film Experiments

2019.5.23 — 5.29

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