You’re Invited! Join The Toronto Seoulcialite @ KIXFF’s Oscars Party
WHAT IS KIXFF?
KIXFF stands for the Korea International Expat Film Festival which was established in 2015 by director, Kevin Lambert. It’s mission is to bring films with an “expat-perspective” to Seoul. It’s the only festival in the world to do so. It became apparent to the creator of the fest that the experience of the expat, not just in Korea but of those living all over the world, is unique. Films that come from this point of view deserve to be celebrated.
WHY AN OSCAR PARTY?
The KIXFF Oscar party is a fund-raiser in it’s essence. KIXFF is a nonprofit organisation and therefore relies on donations for it to be able to operate. The secondary goal of this party is to spread awareness about the film festival that will be taking place in September. The festival will screen movies that have never been seen by a big audience in Seoul and the KIXFF wants people to come and enjoy them when the time comes.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN AT THE OSCAR PARTY?
People can expect live entertainment of the highest quality. Well-renowned cellist, Lucia Won-Jung Kim (from Moment House Music) will be accompanied by Chang-hyeon Jung on piano. Kim Hyman and Sean Levitas will sing and play ethereal folksie jams. Hip-hop group Boomba entertainment and the incredibly talented Sang Don Park will be beat boxing the night away. My favourite vegan whole food service, Sprout, is providing glamorous catered finger snacks.
Best of all? There will be amazing goody bags from sponsors CLIO cosmetics, Seoneemall and Healience. I’ve been assured there are no “samples” or pointless advertisement leaflets in these bags – only the good stuff! They will also have prizes for best dressed and two games; fake acceptance speech contest and Oscar Predictions. Readers can already sign up for the Fake Acceptance Speech Contest at registration. House of Tease/Starlight Burlesque will lend glamour and extravagance to the event, too. They will present awards and previews of the 2018 best picture nominees as a prelude to the REAL Oscars happening in Hollywood the very next day. Guests get to feel their best when they walk down the red carpet and get their picture taken by everyone’s favorite photographer in HBC, Robert Micheal Evans. KRW 25,000 is a bargain considering you’ll get a whole lot of goodies and have a great time supporting two great causes.
KIXFF SUPPORTS WOMEN IN FILM
KIXFF would like to celebrate women in film specifically at this year’s Oscar party because, let’s face it, the time is now. They got the idea from watching this year’s other award ceremonies’ fashion trends and saw that the Golden globes did “black” which is a very sensible dress-code choice. After contemplation, they wondered if some women wouldn’t love to give their little red number a spin, or maybe their emerald green ball gown so we decided to use gold since it carries value in it’s vulnerability; just the way women do. Wear whatever you want and just add a gold accessory. For those who forget, they will have golden ribbons on hand to pin to dresses and lapels. They will be using female only presenters from the House of Tease. The event will be MC’d by Greta C Wink who will bring the glitz and glamour of Hollywood to Seoul!
WHERE WILL IT TAKE PLACE?
This is the second year the Oscar party will take place. This is the first one with KIXFF non-profit partner Emu Artspace in Gwanghwamun. They are an art cinema with a book cafe/ art gallery experience and give KIXFF a home away from home.
- WHEN: Saturday March 3rd, 2018 @ 7pm
- WHERE: Emu ArtSpace, Gwanghwamun, Seoul 복합문화공간 에무 – Emu Artspace 종로구 경희궁1가길 7, Seoul, Korea 110-062 (Go to http://kixff.com/oscar2018 for directions OR find the event on Facebook (The KIXFF Oscar Party 2018)
- HOW: Buy a ticket and sign up for our Fake Acceptance Speech contest by messaging KIXFF on facebook or going to http://kixff.com/oscar2018 where you can find a Paypal link OR The KIXFF Oscar Party 2018 on Facebook
- COST: 25 000 KRW Cash or Paypal or at the door