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Jeonju International Film Festival (JIFF)
  • Jeonju International Film Festival (JIFF)
Official Website http://eng.jiff.or.kr 아이콘
Dates May 02, 2019 ~ May 11, 2019
Category Competitive
Tel +82 2 2285 0562/0563
Fax +82 2 2285 0560
E-mail jiffprogram@jiff.or.kr
CaOffice 402, 4F, Sindongho Bldg., 372-31, Sindang-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul 100-450, Korea
Launched in 2000, Jeonju International Film Festival is one of the biggest Asian film festivals and the most important supporter of experimental and adventurous projects in Korea. JIFF is often compared with Busan IFF. While Busan IFF pursues economies of scale and aims to become ‘Cannes’ in Asia, Jeonju sets its stance more of Locarno or Rotterdam IFF. While Busan IFF attracts its audience with ‘bling-bling’ tourists’ spots in Haeundae, Busan that about half its audience are tourists, Jeonju is a traditionally beautiful city like Firenze, Italy that JIFF allures hard-core, serious moviegoers with the quality of its films.

The pursuit of JIFF, DISCOVERY of films, could be seen in its very beginning. In the first edition of JIFF, debut films of Darren ARONOFSKY, Fernando MEIRELLES, and Alejandro González IÑÁRRITU were introduced to Korea. For the first time in Asia, Jiff high-lighted early works of Béla TARR, Ulrich SEIDL, Laurent CANTET as well. The winners of Jeonju IFF’s International Competition Section include Matias PIÑEIRO, YING Liang, Denis CÔTÉ, Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL, SUWA Nobuhiro, John AKOMFRAH and MIIKE Takashi.

Another interesting point of Jeonju is that it produces movies as well. Directors that once invited to Jeonju IFF, were later invited again to Jeonju Digital Project (JDP) which is a set of three digital shorts. JDP granted financial support to masters for their short films and world-premiered those pieces in Jeonju. The former directors ran JDP include ZHANG Yuan, JIA Zhang Ke, TSAI Ming Liang, SUWA Nobuhiro, Shinji AOYAMA, BONG Joon-Ho, Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL, Shinya TSUKAMOTO, Darezhan OMIRVAEV, Pedro COSTA, Mahamat-saleh HAROUN, HONG Sang-soo, Lav DIAZ, Denis CÔTÉ, Jean-Marie STRAUB, Claire DENIS, José Luis GUERIN, YING Liang, Edwin, ZHANG Lu, KOBAYASHI Masahiro. 

Celebrating its 15th edition, JDP has boosted scale up to Feature-length with GYÖRGY Pálfi(Hungary), PARK Jung bum/SHIN Yeon-shick (Republic of Korea.) 
One of the other notable characteristics of JIFF is its experimental section called Expanded Cinema (formerly called Stranger than Cinema.) Expanded Cinema is possibly the best experimental film section in Asia that world-premieres new project of directors such as Peter KUBELKA, Peter TSCHERKASSKY, Harun FAROCKI, Artavazd PELESHIAN, James BENNING, Alexander KLUGE, Pere PORTABEELA, Raya MARTIN, Romuald KARMAKAR, and Jon JOST.





City

Jeonju





Program

Newtro Jeonju

Opening / Closing Film

Competition
- International Competition
- Korean Compeitition
- Korean Competition for Shorts

Jeonju Cinema Project

Frontline

Masters

World Cinemascape
- World Cinemascape
- World Cinemascape for Shorts

Korea Cinemascape
- Korea Cinemascape
- Korea Cinemascape for Shorts

Cinematology

Expanded Cinema
- Expanded Cinema
- Expanded Cinema for Shorts

Expanded Plus : UTOPIAN PHANTOM

Cinemafest

Midnight Cinema

100 Years of Korean Cinema: Another Upspring of Korean Cinema

100 Years of Korean Cinema: Wild at Heart

Roy Andersson: Exhibition of Human Being

Star Wars Archive: Never-ending Chronology

VR Cinema: Sight in Front, Future Cinema





Awards

International Competition
- Grand Prize: Prize of 20 million KRW(approximately 18,000 USD) and trophy will be given.
- Best Picture Award: Prize of 10 million KRW and trophy will be given. 
- Special Jury Award: Prize of 10 million KRW and trophy will be given. 

Korean Competition
- Grand Prize: Prize of 15 milion KRW and trophy will be given.
- Best Acting Prize : Prize of 5 milion KRW and trophy will be given to one actor and one actress.
- CGV Arthouse Award: A cash award of 10 million KRW and a trophy will be given to one film screened in Korean Competition and guarantee at least two-week-release at CJ CGV ART HOUSE with a reward of 20 million KRW amount of marketing cost.
- Upcoming Project Prize: A cash fund of 10 million KRW will be given for one director’s next project who screened in Korean Competition.

Korean Competition for Shorts
- Grand Prize(KAFA Award): A cash award of 5 million KRW and a trophy will be given to one film screened in Korean Competition for Shorts.
- Best Director Award(Sponsered by Kyobo Life Insurance): A cash award of 3 million KRW and a trophy will be given to one film screened in Korean Competition for Shorts.
- Special Jury Award: A cash award of 2 million KRW and a trophy will be given to one film screened in Korean Competition for Shorts.

NETPAC Award: A trophy is given to the best Asian feature film among non-competitive selections by NETPAC.

Documentary Award(Sponsered by Jin Motors): A cash award of 10 million KRW and a trophy will be given to one film screened in Korean Competition or Korea Cinemascape.





Events

JCP: NEXT EDITION

Jeonju Cinema Fund(JCF) Promotion

Seminar - Beyond Platform
- Beyond Platform1 : How to DEVELOP
- Beyond Platform2 : How to DELIVER
- Beyond Platform3 : How to CO-WORK "Shellac" Case Study
- Platform Launching

JPM WELCOME DRINKS

NETWORKING LUNCH

Middle Earth “Writing” Camp





JIFF 2019: Korean Film Line Up

No. Title Director Country Year Min
 Newtro Jeonju
1 Junha's Planet HONG Hyung-sook Korea 2018 109
2 A French Woman KIM Hee-jung Korea 2019 89
3 Height of the Wave PARK Jeong-beom Korea 2019 110
4 Wish You Were Here KO Bong-soo Korea 2019 75
5 Ensemble JUNG Hyung-suk Korea 2019 118
6 Wonderful Woman JEON Kyu-hwan Korea 2019 97
7 Shot Reverse Shot JANG Woo-jin Korea 2019 15
 Korean Competition
1 Atlantic City RA Ju-hyoung
Korea,
USA
2019 102
2 A Bedsor SHIM Hye-jung Korea 2019 110
3 Goodbye Summer PARK Ju-young Korea 2019 71
4 My Punch-Drunk Boxer JUNG Hyuk-ki Korea 2019 115
5 Own Way KIM Song-mi Korea 2019 132
6 Remain KIM Min-kyung Korea 2019 99
7 Scattered Night KIM Sol, LEE Ji-hyoung Korea 2019 81
8 The Sea of Itami Jun JUNG Da-woon Korea 2019 112
9 Move the Grave JEONG Seung-o Korea 2019 93
10 Wave CHOI Chang-hwan Korea 2019 97
 Korean Competition for Shorts
1 Movements JEONG Da-hee Korea 2019 10
2 Not Too Heavy, Not Too Light CHO Yoon-sun Korea 2019 26
3 The Sea We Found JUNG Hyung-hwa Korea 2019 18
4 Poetry Day KIM Su-ro Korea 2018 18
5 Freckles KIM Ji-hee Korea 2019 27
6 Breakdown SEO Bo-hyung Korea 2019 11
7 We Watch Movies and Read Novels Together LEE Yeon-chul Korea 2019 28
8 Leo LEE Deok-chan Korea 2019 28
9 Lingling YOON Da-young Korea 2019 24
10 Noryang Battle KIM So-hyun Korea 2019 24
11 Parterre LEE Sang-hwan Korea 2019 27
12 Workload KIM Jin-hwa Korea 2019 13
13 Cane Girl CHO Han-byul Korea 2019 23
14 Hours for Sweetness Kim Jee-hyun Korea 2019 32
15 A Winter Watermelon HWANG Yu-jung Korea 2019 15
16 Video Mail YOO Hun-yeong Korea 2019 16
17 To Each Your Sarah KIM Deok-geun Korea 2019 26
18 Stuck by a Dream JUNG Jae-wook Korea 2019 22
19 Empty KIM Min-jae Korea 2019 21
20 Sick LEE Woo-dong Korea 2019 39
21 BaeChangho SHOW HAN Chang-lok Korea 2019 11
22 Proxy Exam KIM Na-kyung Korea 2019 17
23 Bizarre Research of a High School Girl KIM Bo-won Korea 2019 20
24 Underground Light  JEON Min-hyeok Korea 2019 20
25 Usually It Is KIM Gwang-min Korea 2019 35
26 Aquamarine YOO Jong-seok Korea 2019 17
 Jeonju Cinema Project
1 Somewhere In Between JEON Jee-hee Korea 2019 106
2 The Breathing of the Fire KO Hee-young Korea 2019 93
3 Shades of the Heart KIM Jong-kwan Korea 2019 85
 Korea Cinemascape
1 Exchange Diary IM Heung-soon, MOMOSE Aya Korea, Japan 2018 64
2 The Cinephile Killer PARK Jin-sung Korea 2019 113
3 East Asia Anti-Japan Armed Front KIM Mi-rye Korea 2019 74
4 Gorals Don’t Ride Cable Cars LEE Kang-gil Korea 2019 105
5 Set Play MOON Seung-wook Korea 2019 84
6 The Fault Is Not Yours LEE Seong-han Korea 2019 108
7 Tiptoeing KWON Woo-jung Korea 2019 90
8 Walls of Silence JEONG Hee-do, LEE Se-young
Korea,
UK
2019 96
9 Jukdo Surfing Diary LEE Hyeon-seung Korea 2019 106
10 On This Splendid Spring Day JU Bo-jung Korea 2019 98
11 Rivercide: The Secret Six KIM Byeong-ki Korea 2019 108
12 Under-Ground Wook Steven HEO Korea 2019 68
13 After Hours LEE See-de Korea 2019 82
14 Ongals CHA In-pyo, JEON Hae-lim Korea 2019 87
15 My Name Is KIM Bok-dong SONG Won-geun Korea 2019 107
16 It’s Not Over Yet YU Jun-sang
Korea, 
USA
2019 66
17 My First Client JANG Kyu-sung Korea 2019 114
 Korea Cinemascape for Shorts
1 Hamburger for Miju KIM Mi-rim Korea 2019 24
2 Pepper Jayil PAK
Korea,
USA
2018 15
3 The Rebound SUNG Chang-won Korea 2019 11
4 Chateau Monte JEON Hae-lim Korea 2019 16
 Expanded Plus: UTOPIAN PHANTOM
1 Shot Reverse Shot JANG Woo-jin Korea 2019 15
 100 Years of Korean Cinema: Another Upspring of Korean Cinema
1 The Flower In Hell SHIN Sang-ok Korea 1958 86
2 Bloodline KIM Soo-yong Korea 1963 81
3 The Empty Dream YU Hyun-mok Korea 1965 71
4 Homebound LEE Man-hee Korea 1967 90
5 The General's Mustache LEE Seong-gu Korea 1968 103
6 Ieoh Island KIM Ki-young Korea 1977 110
7 The Ascension of Han-ne HA Gil-jong Korea 1977 110
8 Jagko IM Kwon-taek Korea 1979 103
9 The Man with Three Coffins LEE Jang-ho Korea 1987 104
10 The Dream BAE Chang-ho Korea 1990 93
11 A Single Spark PARK Kwang-su Korea 1995 96
12 A Petal JANG Sun-woo Korea 1996 101
 100 Years of Korean Cinema: Wild at Heart
1 The Foul King KIM Jee-woon Korea 2000 112
2 Waikiki Brothers YIM Soon-rye Korea 2001 109
3 Take Care of My Cat JEONG Jae-eun Korea 2001 112
4 Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance PARK Chan-wook Korea 2002 121
5 Save the Green Planet JANG Joon-hwan Korea 2003 117
6 So Cute KIM Soo-hyun Korea 2004 116
7 Rikidozan: A Hero Extraordinary SONG Hae-sung Korea 2004 137
8 Blossom Again JUNG Ji-woo Korea 2005 115
9 The Duelist LEE Myung-se Korea 2005 113
10 Blue Swallow YOON Jong-chan Korea 2005 113
11 The President's Last Bang IM Sang-soo Korea 2005 102
12 Like A Virgin LEE Hae-young, LEE Hae-jun Korea 2006 116
13 Beastie Boys YOON Jong-bin Korea 2008 132
14 The Yellow Sea (Director's Cut) NA Hong-jin Korea 2010 139