APRIL‘s Naeun has been selected as a promotional ambassador for the 22nd Bucheon International Animation Festival (BIAF).
The BIAF is a film festival centered around animated films including featured films, short films, graduation films, TV and commissioned films, and VR works from around the world. Since 1999 when the event was first held, the BIAF’s goal has been to spread the true charm of the animation genre.
To help spread the charm this year, on August 10, BIAF revealed Naeun had been chosen as the honorary ambassador for this year’s festivities.
Sharing her thoughts on the position Naeun commented, “I was born in 1999, the same year as BIAF which is turning 22 years old this year. I grew up watching movies after listening to the soundtracks of ‘The Little Mermaid’, ‘Aladdin’, and ‘Beauty and the Beast’. I am so happy to become the promotional ambassador for the festival. I want to let more people know the charm and attraction of animation.”
Naeun will be kicking off her ambassador duties at a press conference in September. The 2020 BIAF, meanwhile, will be taking place from October 23 to October 27.