Asian Film Archive X Korean Film Archive: In Reciprocity

  • July 11, 2024 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Thursday
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What does it take to bring together a screening programme from amongst the thousands of titles from two archival institutions? How do archivists and programmers think about when confronted with the ever-growing number of films that need to be preserved?  

To find out the answers to these questions and more, join Young Jin Eric Choi (Programmer, Korean Film Archive) and Chew Tee Pao (Senior Archivist, Asian Film Archive) as they delve into the collaborative curatorial thoughts in selecting the films for RECIPROCAL 2024 and reflect upon the preservation issues and challenges confronting both archives. The dialogue will be moderated by author and film critic Darcy Paquet. 

This discussion will stream live online via AFA’s Facebook on Thursday, 11 July 2024 at 7pm (GMT+8). 

About the Speakers 

Chew Tee Pao has been with the Asian Film Archive (AFA) since 2009. As Senior Archivist, Tee Pao plans AFA’s preservation strategies and oversees the development of film collections, as well as curating various film programmes to showcase these collections. He also selects and oversees AFA’s film restorations. His publications on film preservation include an article in NANG magazine and a co-written chapter on “Independent Digital Filmmaking and its Impact on Film Archiving in Singapore” for the book Singapore Cinema: New Perspectives (2017).



Young Jin Eric Choi is a film programmer at the Korean Film Archive (KOFA) based in Seoul. He curates film programmes for the Cinematheque KOFA and has guest-programmed for the British Film Institute, Film at Lincoln Center, and Prince Charles Cinema. Prior to film programming, he worked on uncovering the whereabouts of lost Korean films scattered around the world and arranging for their restitution.





Darcy Paquet is the founder of and the author of New Korean Cinema: Breaking the Waves (2010). A former correspondent for Screen International and Variety, he teaches at the Busan Asian Film School and is a program advisor for the Udine Far East Film Festival in Italy. In 2014 he co-launched the Wildflower Film Awards Korea, which recognizes achievement in Korean independent filmmaking. He has also done the subtitle translation for many Korean films including Parasite and Decision to Leave. Darcy has been living in Seoul since 1997. 



Screenings part of Reciprocal 2024 in collaboration with the Korean Film Archive (KOFA) run from 5 – 21 July 2024 at Oldham Theatre. Learn more and get tickets.