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Korea Announces Government Funding For Dubbing Of Korean Films For Foreign Release

The Korean Film Council (KOFIC) is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity for the dubbing of Korean feature animations. The KOFIC Prints & Advertising (P&A) Fund For Animation (Dubbing) is designed to expand opportunities for Korean films to screen abroad by providing additional support for the international sale of Korean animations, ultimately aiming to increase the theatrical release of Korean animations in foreign markets.

Any Korean animation scheduled to be released in a foreign market during 2012 is eligible for support. Companies that are eligible to apply include Korean distributors who hold international rights for such animations or their sales agents in foreign markets, and foreign distributors currently preparing foreign language dubbing in order to distribute a Korean animation in their home territories.

The fund will cover up to 70% of dubbing-related expenses for selected projects, with a cap of 35,000,000 KRW per film. Such expenses may include studio rental, mixing/recording, translation fees, material production (M&E), and labor costs for dubbing directors and voice actors. The application period ends May 31, 2012. Please visit www.kobiz.or.kr for further information and apply via email at [email protected]

For further questions or inquiries, contact Yoonhyung Jeon at KOFIC’s International Promotion Center (Tel: +82 02 958 7595/ Email: [email protected]).

  • It still feels like such a long road until we obtain regular or seasonal distribution of Korean feature films in the U.S., but this is such a great idea.