Calling all K-Drama Lovers! The London Korean Festival is for You


If you are a fan of Korean cinema, London has something just for you! The renowned London Korean Film Festival is returning for its 18th edition to cinema screens. From 2nd to 16th November this year, witness the most large-scale events lined up, all dedicated to Korean cinema on a global level!

Screening a total of 40 films in 2023, here are some of the strands that you must look out for Women’s Voices, special screenings, Cinema Now, KAFA forum celebrating the 40th anniversary of KAFA.

KAFA Forum: 40th Anniversary of KAFA

As part of the 40th Anniversary of the KAFA strand, the London Korean Film Festival will host a forum at the Korean Cultural Centre UK on 10th November, 3:30 p.m. Mark your calendars for 10th November, as you book a stay of your dreams at the Park Grand London Kensington Hotel for a luxuriously comfortable experience and easily attend the 40th anniversary of KAFA at the Korean Culture Centre UK. Starting from 3.30 p.m. directors of Hail to Hell and A Letter from Kyoto will examine the Korean Film Academy’s history, having studied there earlier. Also, a London-based creative and writer, who worked as a culture journalist once, will be the moderator for an enlightening night.

Women’s Voices

Head to the Rio Cinema, easily accessible from your Park Grand Kensington accommodation as the event ‘Women’s Voices’ pays tribute to the incredible work of women in the Korean film industry. It’s the much-awaited annual celebration of dynamic and complex women-centred stories on 11th November for a memorable Saturday evening!

KAFA Shorts

Keep an eye out for the best London hotel deals as KAFA shorts at Rich Mix showcases the ultimate collection of Korean short films created by the KAFA alumni and students themselves. Some of these movies have also been screened at international and domestic film festivals, so don’t miss out on this one if you’re a short movie fan. The event begins at 8.30 p.m. so be there on time!

Korea Season: Indie Talent

The independent filmmakers in Korea are known to turn out an impressive collection of new and amazing features. In fact, a huge number of up-and-coming, talented and new directors, make their name in the industry, every year. Attend the Indie Talent strand as part of the London Korean Film Festival, devoted to the work of such new voices for an unforgettable experience. A Wing and a Prayer and Flowers of Mold at Cine Lumiere are the highlights of this event.

Korean Season: Disability in Korean Cinema

For a cinematic experience that is backed by a strong foundation, this year’s Korean Season as part of LKFF in London introduces four captivating films that beautifully address the theme of disability. Out of these, you’ll be able to see two documentaries and two fiction films, so take your pick and settle in for an evening to remember.

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If you’re a true movie buff, the London Korean Film Festival is sure to brighten up your holiday experience in the city. If you’re travelling to London for work, take your time to enjoy the Korean Film Festival for an evening to remember and in the day, book meeting rooms in Kensington with a bespoke service!