South Korean Cinema Seminar: Preservation, Distribution and Education, September 1

This one day seminar helps educators teach students about Korean Cinema. In person and online, free entry & film screening.

The global success of South Korea’s creative industries (Hallyu) provides an opportunity for the UK’s University sector to teach students about a culture they now regularly encounter through film, television, and music. 

The event is blended, and unites an audience in Glasgow with others on Zoom. It aims to: 

a) showcase the availability of Korean Cinema for UK educational purposes, including the Korean Film Archive’s (KOFA) online resources, and the London Korean Film Festival’s (LKFF) screenings, and, 

b) to consider how to engage students with such resources. The seminar includes presentations from KOFA (preservation) and LKFF (distribution); perspectives on teaching Korean Cinema from scholars in UK and Korean Universities; and a film screening.


Eunji Lee (London Korean Film Festival – LKFF) 

Sungji Oh (Korean Film Archive – KoFA)

Dr Chi Yun Shin (Sheffield Hallam University) 

Dr Jinhee Choi (King’s College, London)

Dr Seung-woo Ha (Korea National University of Arts) 

Dr Ji young Lee (Hankuk University of Foreign Studies) 

This free, public event, located in Glasgow, one of the UK’s largest urban areas, also seeks to expand awareness of Korean culture beyond London to include Scotland.

The event includes a FREE screening of the South Korean film Maggie (2018), by Yi Ok-seop. The film is only available to those attending in person, it will not be streamed on Zoom. 

“The discovery of X-ray photographs of sexual intercourse causes trouble at a hospital. The hospital administration is more interested in who might be in the x-rays than who took them. A nurse, YEO Yoon-young, is writing her resignation because she thinks it might be her, but when she arrives at the hospital no one else is there except the deputy. While this hospital commotion is going on, strange sinkholes start to appear in Seoul. Young laborers, including Yoon-young’s boyfriend, are mobilized to fill these sudden sinkholes.”


Director YI Ok-seop graduated from Korean Academy of Film Arts. Maggie is her first feature film and the 14th human rights film project supported by the National Human Rights Commission of the Republic of Korea. 

n.b. Maggie is classified as a 15, and is not suitable for children.

The event will be held on Thursday, September 1, 2022 at 09:00 – 18:00 BST.

Attendance is either in person, at Andrew Stewart Cinema, Gilmorehill Halls, University of Glasgow, 9 University Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8QQ, UK, or, via Zoom (link available with ticket). Please register via Eventbrite whether connecting online or attending in person. 

The event is generously funded by Korea Foundation, British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies (BAFTSS), and the University of Glasgow (ArtsLab, School of Culture and Creative Arts, Film and Television Studies).