The KF supports the New York International Children’s Film Festival, which showcases short and feature-length films from around the world. This year, two or three short and feature-length films from Korea, including The World of US by director Yoon Ga-eun, will be screened. Especially, The World of US, a long film about a complicated and delicate friendship between two teenage girls, took the award for best youth feature film at the 10th Asia Pacific Screen Awards in 2016.
At the 2016 New York International Children’s Film Festival, which was also supported by the KF, the Korean animated short film Animal Farm by director Choi Nara was well received by the local audience. The screening of Korean films at this year’s event is expected to be another valuable opportunity to increase the visibility of Korean films and bring more members of the general public into contact with Korean culture.