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Help Kickstart Korean American Film Festival New York (KAFFNY) 2011--the New York festival showcasing the best in Korean American film.

KAFFNY 2011 is breaking new ground, curating night and day to bring you the best Korean-American, Korean diaspora cinema and beyond. This year marks the fifth anniversary of our beloved festival, and you can bet we plan on making it BIG, bringing our faithful attendees together once again to witness the brightest and most insightful films you've never seen before--a community of artists which, through sheer commitment, dedication and talent, is not only alive and well, but thriving. The fact of the matter is, though, the continuance of our art, our culture, our traditions DEPEND ON YOU!!

So, take out your wallet and kickstart the one festival that celebrates Us--in all our diversity--Korean American Film Festival New York, 3/17-20, 2011 at Chelsea Clearview Cinemas. This is a crucial year for us and we need the YOUR support to make this important festival last into the future.

** Benefits will be given through will call at the festival.

** VIP PASS provides festival all-access, screenings, VIP opening night (with drinks and food, and raffle giveaways including one day exotic car rental), panel discussion, workshops, parties.

** Festival gifts and add-ons (DVDs, membership cards, t-shirts and posters)
will be given on a first-come basis to all supporter levels (more for higher levels of course).

** KAFFNY membership is given at all levels and includes access to exclusive events and offers.

** Exotic Car Rental: Lamborghini Gallardo Spider, Ferrari F430 Spider, Aston Martin DB9, or Bentley GT Continental from Signature Car Collection, www.sccexotics.com. Valid Monday to Thursday, over 21, valid license, full coverage or AMEX card, $5000 deposit. 6 other raffle tickets currently in play given as courtesy to two existing donors at $2500 level (prior to and outside of kickstarter).

- - - PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS - - -

This year's program highlights include over 12 features and 2 shorts programs by Korean-American, Korean, and non-Korean filmmakers. Come back often to see program updates. Full program to be released mid-January.

We will be honoring DAI SIL KIM-GIBSON and JOHN H. LEE with retrospectives. They will be present at the festival.

[ Dai Sil Kim-Gibson retrospective ]

"Sa-I-Gu"
"Wet Sand, Voices from LA, Ten Years Later"
"A Forgotten People: The Sakhalin Koreans"
"Motherland: Korean Cubans"
"Silence Broken: Korean Comfort Women"
"Olivia's Story" Dir. Charles Burnett/ Written by Dai Sil Kim-Gibson
Master Class

She came to the US in 1962. Her films have screened nationally and internationally on PBS, the Sundance Channel, The Discovery Channel, KBS, SBS, as well as numerous film festivals. She is now working on her final documentary film about her return to her hometown in North Korea, more than 50 years later.

[ John H. Lee retrospective ]

"The Cut Runs Deep"
"A Moment to Remember"
"Sayonara Itsuka"
"71: Into the Fire"
Master Class

Immigrated to US at age 12, graduated Tisch film, made four features to date in NY, Korea, Japan, low and big-budget, as well as many music videos and commercials. He is in pre-production to direct the Hollywood remake of John Woo's "The Killer."

- - - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - - -

WHAT DO WE NEED MONEY FOR?
A festival needs to pay for the screening venues, publicity, advertising, printing programs, T-shirts, opening and closing reception space, posters, at least cover some cost for filmmakers to encourage them to come attend and meet the audience.

By the way, none of us staff gets paid either. We do it for the greater benefit of promoting each other as filmmakers, artists, creative people and entrepreneurs. Rising water lifts all boats they say.

CAN I INCREASE MY PLEDGE ONCE IT'S BEEN MADE?

YES! Once you donate to our campaign, you may want to change your incentive reward to a different one, or increase your pledge amount. To do so, go to Kickstarter and sign in. If you go to our campaign page, the green “Back This Project” button has been replaced with a blue “Manage Your Donation” button. Click it and you can enter a new amount, or choose a new incentive.

CAN WE EXCEED THE GOAL?

Yes! Exceeding the goal would help us pay for more of the costs of the festival.

IS MY PLEDGE AMOUNT PUBLICLY DISPLAYED?

No. Only you and the project owner will be able to see your pledge amount.

I'M NOT IN THE US, CAN I STILL PLEDGE?

Yes, you can pledge from anywhere.

CAN I GIFT AN INCENTIVE?

Yes, it's the giving season! To "gift" your reward to someone else, please follow the normal process with the pledge and payment in your name. Once we've reached the deadline, we'll send you an email requesting the information we need to fulfill the reward (address, etc.) At that time, please reply with the contact info for the person that is to receive the reward and we'll follow through!

WHAT HAPPENS IF THE MONEY ISN'T RAISED IN TIME?

If our goal isn’t met before the deadline, we don't receive any of the pledges. Your credit or debit card will not be charged.

HOW CAN I CONTACT YOU?

A couple of ways, you can send us an email through this kickstarter website OR you can email us at info@kaffny.com

For more information, please visit our website at www.kaffny.com,
or write to us at info@kaffny.com.

Korean American Film Festival New York, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) NY non-profit corporation. (Tax deductions possible for Producer level and above.)

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    Associate Producer: 6 VIP passes ($600 value) + Festival Program credit as Associate Producer (+web) + KAFFNY poster + 2 Limited edition T-Shirts + choice of four DVDs from the program + 1 raffle ticket for 1 day exotic car rental.

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    Producer: 6 VIP passes ($600 value) + Onscreen credit on Festival Bumper as Producer before every screening and event (+program +web) + KAFFNY poster + 4 Limited edition T-Shirts + choice of six DVDs from the program + signed photos taken with Dai Sil Kim-Gibson and John H. Lee + 2 raffle tickets for 1 day exotic car rental.

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    Co-producer: 8 VIP passes ($800 value) + Onscreen credit on Festival Bumper as Co-Producer before every screening and event (+program +web) + KAFFNY poster + 4 Limited edition T-Shirts + signed photos taken with Dai Sil Kim-Gibson and John H. Lee + DVD set of the full program! + 5 raffle tickets for 1 day exotic car rental.

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    Executive Producer: 10 VIP passes ($1000 value) + Onscreen credit on Festival Bumper as Executive Producer before every screening and event (+program +web) + KAFFNY poster + 2 Limited edition T-Shirts + signed photos taken with Dai Sil Kim-Gibson and John H. Lee + DVD set of the full program + 2 minutes 'screen time' to speak at opening night for your cause of choice + 15 raffle tickets for 1 day exotic car rental.

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