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NYILY will open the Chungmuro International Film Festival in Seoul South Korea, I assume on August 24, according to the Korean Herald:

When the summer vacation season races toward its end in late August, the Chungmuro International Film Festival in Seoul will attempt to extend the excitement for movie fans.

The festival will run from Aug. 24 through Sept. 1 in major theaters and art houses in central Seoul. The opener is "New York, I Love You," a collective work of 11 short romance films which was premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last fall.

This year marks the third anniversary of the event sponsored by the Seoul Metropolitan Government and named after a district in the city known as the centre of Korea's film industry.

"Chungmuro is the very birthplace of Korean movies, and we should revitalize this culturally important area to boost the brand value of Korean films," said Jung Dong-il, chief organizer of CHIFFS. "The film festival has successfully solidified its foundation in the past two years, partly due to the support from the local and central governments, and we plan to hand over the operations to Korean filmmakers from the fifth edition," Jung said in an interview with The Korea Herald.

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