KIXFF hosts Oscar party
Story By: Emma Kalka
Photos By: Robert Michael Evans
For those of us who couldn’t make the trip to LA for this year’s Oscars, the organizers of the Korea International Expat Film Festival brought the red carpet to Seoul – literally.
The day before Oscar’s big night, the group held a pre-Oscars party at Emu Artspace in Gwangwhamun, complete with red carpet, photos by photographer Robert Michael Evans and entertainment. Guests were encouraged to dress in their finest, with awards given to the best gold ensemble – to show solidarity for women in the film industry – and best freestyle ensemble.
Attendees mixed and mingled before sitting to watch presentations of the trailers for all nine Best Picture nominees, and then were entertained with a dance performance by a hip-hop dance group, and music performances by Kim Schroeder, Sang Park, Tracy Scott and Monika.
There were ample opportunities for the crowd to get involved, with beatboxer Sang doing a “Guess that Tune” game using famous Oscar-nominated songs from films. Towards the end of the night, several dazzled with entertaining – and sometimes over the top – fake acceptance speeches.
Sponsored by CLIO – which provided the night’s swag bags – along with several other local businesses including Sprout Seoul and FujiFilm, the night was the perfect way to jumpstart the fun for Oscar fans in Seoul.