Jeonju Int. Film Festival Announces ‘Korean Competition’ Finalists

The 16th Jeonju Int. Film Festival

The 16th Jeonju Int. Film Festival

Jeonju International Film Festival (JIFF) has announced the ten films that will form the ‘Korean Competition’ category.

The finalists were chosen from an incredible 118 submissions, and all of which are world premieres. In terms of genre, nine of the selected films are fiction while one is a documentary. Interestingly, three of the finalists come from the Korean Academy of Film Arts (KAFA) and Dangook University’s Graduate School of Cinematic Content, with the remaining seven arriving from independent film distribution companies.

The ten finalists will compete for the Grand Prize, CGV Arthouse Award Distribution Support, and the CGV Arthouse Award Upcoming Project Support, respectively.

For the full line-up of Korean feature films within the category, as well as select stills that have been released, please see below.

Alice In Earnestland

Alice In Earnestland

1. Unconfessional (Director Choi Ingyu) [87min | color]

2. The Romance Of A Mediocre Actress And A Short Bald Man (Directors Park Youngim and KimJoung Min-woo) [74min | b&w]

3. Waiting For The Snow (Director Jang Heechul) [99min | color]

Island

Island

4. Alice In Earnestland (Director Ahn Goocjin) [87min | color]

5. To Be Sixteen (Director Kim Hyunseung) [115min | color]

Warmer Than Expected

Warmer Than Expected

6. Island (Director Park Jinseong) [105min | color]

7. Stay With Me (Director Lee Jinwoo) [98min | color]

Coinlocker

Coinlocker

8. Warmer Than Expected (Director Lee Sangmin) [98min | color]

9. With Or Without You (Director Park Hyeokji) [92min | color]

10. Coinlocker (Director Kim Tea-kyung) [95min | color]

The 16th Jeonju International Film Festival will take place from April 30th ~ May 9th.

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Jeonju Int. Film Festival Unveils ‘Korean Short Film Competition’ Finalists

The 16th Jeonju Int. Film Festival

The 16th Jeonju Int. Film Festival

The 16th edition of the Jeonju International Film Festival (JIFF) has unveiled the finalists for the ‘Korean Competition for Shorts.’

The 20 films have been selected from a staggering 609 entries, with a focus on originality, experimentalism, and controversial themes. The finalists will compete against each other for a selection of prizes, including the Grand Prize, Best Director Award, and Special Jury Award, respectively.

JIFF’s ‘competition for shorts’ program serves as a launching pad for new talent, with films often finding success on the international stage. Director Na Young-kil’s Hosanna, which premiered at JIFF last year, went on to receive the Golden Bear for Short Film at the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival. Premiering at JIFF 2013, director Han Eun-young’s Breathe Me later appeared at the Cannes Film Festival – Critics Week in the same year.

For the full line-up of short films within the competition, as well as select stills that have been released, please see below.

1) The Emotional Society on Stage (Directors Kim Sookhyun, Jo Hyejeong) [2014 / 23min]

2) A Lonely Bird (Director Seojeong Shinwoo) [2015 / 18min]

3) Mind Control (Director Lee Nakyung) [2015 / 16min]

4) The Messenger (Director Son Kyungsoo) [2014 / 13min]

Heels over Head

Heels over Head

5) Heels over Head (Director Shim Hyejeong) [2015 / 26min]

6) Uninvited Guest (Director Kang Minseok) [2014 / 31min]

7) Super-critical Flow (Directors Shin Booyeon, Yoon Sangjeong) [2015 / 28min]

Ah Ah Ah

Ah Ah Ah

8) STAY! (Director Shin Jemin) [2015 / 15min]

9) Mirror in Mind (Director Kim Seunghee) [2014 / 2min]

10) Ah Ah Ah (Director Noh Youngmi) [2015 / 15min]

11) The Haze of Summer (Director Park Jiyoon) [2015 / 25min]

Summer's Tale

Summer’s Tale

12) Summer‘s Tale (Directors Kwak Saemi, Park Yongjae) [2015 / 39min]

13) Open Society and Its Enemies (Director Kwon Hyukjoon) [2014 / 33min]

14) Beneath the Wheel (Director Kwak Eun-mi) [2015 / 21min]

Beneath the Wheel

Beneath the Wheel

15) This Planet What We Chose (Director Kim Jeongeun) [2014 / 27min]

16) The Fruits of the Earth (Director Kim Hwara) [2015 / 15min]

17) Emergency Leave (Director Kang Jinyeop) [2014 / 15min]

18) The Exploration (Director Park Yongseok) [2014 / 11min]

19) Blossom (Director Han In-mi) [2015 / 27min]

20) A Crevice of Violence (Director Lim Chul) [2015 / 27min]

The 16th Jeonju International Film Festival runs from April 30th to May 9th.

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