How much do you know about films that particularly deal with city aspects? At the UOS, a festival was held to raise awareness of movies about urban life. It was the Urban Film Festival, well known for presenting films that show urban aspects from architectural, technological, sociological, and ecological perspectives. From Oct. 9 to 10, the Dept. of Urban Sociology held the Urban Film Festival in Natural Science Building, marking its 15th edition. Organized as one of the biggest annual events of the department, the festival lasted for two days.
After the opening ceremony, the festival began by presenting its first movie, ‘Talking architect.’ Films by Movementary, a UOS Central Club for film-making, were shown to the audience, too. On the second day, the audience could watch films made by UOS students, as well as other independent movies such as ‘Mother.’ Highlighting the end of the festival was an award ceremony, in which the Best Student Works’ award was given to ‘I am the Big Issue.’ Kim Min-pyeong (Dept. of Urban Sociology, 12’), one of the students who participated in preparing the event, said that he could grow his insight for the outside world, as he voluntarily took part in organizing the festival. Even though it was not an event hosted by the entire university, this year’s Urban Film Festival also recorded notable attendance with a considerable number of students and professors of other schools attending.