International Conference on Intangible Heritage and Audio-Visual Archives & the World Folk Film Festival

On 25 July 2018, the National Folk Museum of Korea will hold the International Conference on Intangible Heritage and Audio-Visual Archive at its Grand Hall. Domestic and overseas intangible heritage and archive experts are invite to present case studies and discuss measures to document and transmit endangered heritage.

Professor Sigurjón Baldur Hafsteinsson, the University of Iceland, will start the conference with a keynote lecture, “Anthropology and Film: From Representation to Fearful Interventions.” It will be followed by four presentations and a comprehensive discussion. ICHCAP will present information about our Joint Project for ICH Video Production in the Asia-Pacific region, which was conducted with the Educational Broadcasting System (EBS) and the Asia Culture Institute.

Concurrently with the conference will be an awards ceremony and a screening of the winning films for the 1st World Folk Film Contest, which took place in 2017 to contribute to the conservation, creative transmission, and diffusion of traditional folk culture. It has two categories of Folklore Film (documentary) and Unedited Archive Film with the themes of “world folk culture” and “world doll/puppet culture.” The winning films, including Road to the Soul by Byung-hoon In (Best Folklore Film) and Funeral Bier by Seung-lim Han (Best Archive Film), will be screened at the Traditional Culture Center while films produced through other projects will be available in the lobby.

In addition, at the Information Search Room, ICHCAP will present fifty films and about a hundred photos on Central Asian ICH, which were produced from 2015 to 2017. Subtitles will be available in Korean, English, and Russian.

The conference will offer simultaneous interpretation and text translation for the hearing impaired. For more information on conference presenters and schedule, please visit National Folk Museum of Korea‘s website.