Jeonju Int’l Film Festival to celebrate 10th anniversary

Jeonju, a city about three hours southwest of Seoul, is known for its welcoming citizenry, its signature dish bibimbap (mixed rice and vegetables with gochujang, red pepper paste) and some of Korea’s loveliest surviving pre-modern architecture and folk culture.
In Korea’s beautiful springtime, the city with the heart of a small town gets more cosmopolitan as it hosts the Jeonju International Film Festival, commonly known as JIFF.
The festival has made its name by sticking to its principle of focusing on promising digital, independent and experimental films, whereas most international film festivals usually boast their number of world or national premieres.

The festival celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. The 10th Jeonju International Film Festival will be held from Apr. 30 through May 8, featuring 200 films from 42 countries. The festival will open with “Short! Short! Short! 2009,” a digital omnibus film about Korean society being obsessed with money. The film, which intersperses humor with satire, was created by 10 up-and-coming Korean directors, including Kim Young-nam (previous work “Don’t Look Back”), Choi Ik-hwan (“Life is Cool”), and “Yoon Seong-ho (“Milky Way Liberation Front”)………….

……….Tickets cost 10,000 won for the opening or closing ceremonies and 5,000 won for general screenings.

You can also buy tickets during the festival from May 1 onwards at JIFF Space and JIFF Service Center on Cinema Street, an arcade in downtown Jeonju set up for the festival.
For further information, call (063)-288-5433 or visit the festival’s official website at:

Written By Han Aran ( Staff Writer)

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