Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Korea’s Biggest Halloween Beer Festival, the 11th GKBF to Take Place at Yongsan, the Halloween & Craft Beer Mecca!

The Great Korean Beer Festival participants
For 3 days from October 26th to October 28th the 11th GKBF (Great Korean Beer Festival) — South Korea’s first and largest craft beer festival — will take place on the 8th floor rooftop of Yongsan I’PARK Mall.

Co-hosted by Media Paran and CJ ENM and sponsored by Hyundai I’PARK Mall, this year’s festival will see 20 different international and domestic craft beer brands and 9 global food companies participating.

Befitting the location of Yongsan — the mecca of both Halloween and craft beer in Korea — the festival will be centered around the themes of “Halloween” and “craft beer”. Various programs will be organized including live music performances, Halloween costume contests, a Halloween makeup zone, a photo zone and more.

Halloween Costumes at GKBF

◇ Drink international & domestic craft beers all in one place at the ‘Craft Beer Zone’
Not only will craft beers from Seoul be represented, but also craft beers from various regions in Korea including Chungcheong, Busan, Jeju, etc., in addition to international craft beers from the U.S., Czech Republic, and Germany. Festival-goers will also be able to learn information about each of the beers directly from the brew masters themselves.

◇ Pair your craft beers with delicious global foods at the ‘Global Food Zone’
Foodies will get to pair their beers with various global foods including an assorted sausage plate from premium sausage brand Jinju Ham, jamon and paella from Spain Club, as well as delicious bites from New York’s representative halal food Jil’Hal Bros, California Pizza Kitchen, On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina and more.

◇ Partake in the Halloween spirit with ‘Halloween Costume Contests’
Festival-goers will get to show off their Halloween spirit by participating in the daily Halloween costume contests. Those with the most creative and original costumes will have a chance at winning one of many prizes including hotel stay vouchers for Korea’s biggest “hotelplex” Seoul Dragon City, I’PARK Mall gift certificates, restaurant gift certificates and more, valued at over 7 million won. For more information about the Halloween costume contests, please visit the GKBF website.

The Great Korean Beer Festival can be enjoyed from 1pm to 10pm during the 3-day festival period, with no admission fee.

For event information: www.greatkoreanbeerfestival.com
For detailed inquiries: pr@mediaparan.com

Sunday, October 7, 2018

19 Filipino Films Included in 23rd Busan International Film Festival

The Busan International Film Festival is considered to be one of the most significant film festivals in Asia. In fact, in Busan, they have dedicated one street for the film festival eventhough it only happens once a year. This year marks the 23rd year of the BIFF and it continues to honor great films from different parts of Asia.

A total of nineteen films from the Philippines will be featured in the said festival. The event will run from October 4 to October 13, 2018 and the country of focus for this year is the Philippines. Out of nineteen Filipino films to be featured, 10 of which are for special retrospective program  which will features the greatest films in the Philippines cinema. The lineup includes ”A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino”(1965) by Lamberto V. Avellana, “Ganito Kami Noon, Paano Kayo Ngayon?”(1976) by Eddie Romero,”Tatlong Taong Walang Diyos” by Mario O’Hara (1976),”Ang Panday”(1980) by Fernando Poe, Jr.,”Cain at Abel”(1982) by Lino Brocka,”Moral”(1982) by Marilou Diaz-Abaya,”Himala”by Ishmael Bernal (1982),”Bayaning 3rdWorld”(2000) by Mike de Leon,”Dekada ’70”(2002) by Chito S. Roño, and ”Ang Damgo ni Eleuteria(“2010) by Remton Siega Zuasola.

The other 9 Filipino entries are to be featured in the festival’s “A Window on Asian Cinema” Section. The lineup includes “Citizen Jake”(2018) by Mike de Leon, ”Alpha: The Right to Kill”(2018) by Brillante Ma. Mendoza, “The Eternity Between Seconds”(2018) by Alec Figuracion,”Gusto Kita with all My Hypothalamus”(2018) by Dwein Baltazar,”Lakbayan”(2018) by Lav Diaz, Brillante Ma. Mendoza and Kidlat Tahimik, and “Signal Rock”(2018) by Chito S. Rono.

Aside from the 19 Full Featured Films, two short films are also included in the festival’s Wide Angle Short Film. The list includes “Last Order”(2018) by Joji Alonso and “Manila is Full of Men Named Boy”(2018) by Stephen Lee. One more Filipino entry is also included for the category Wide Angle Documentary entitled ”Land from God”(2018) by Stephen Lee.