The 19th Jeonju International Film Festival announced the finalists for its Korean Competition.
The Jeonju IFF selected 10 films out of the 89 films submitted for the Korean Competition.
Executive Programmer of the festival Kim Young-jin mentioned, “More quality fiction films were submitted compared to last year. However, documentary films; which have been pivotal for Jeonju IFF every year showed a slowdown. In the case of feature films, many of them dimensionalize feelings of loss and anger in young people or portray the inner world of people, which implies maturation and development in independent films. Though no documentary films were included in ‘Korean Competition’, there are noticeable documentary films for ‘Korea Cinemascape’. Also, we selected films made by the directors who have done more than 3 films and films that try diverse and micro approaches as ‘Korea Cinemascape’. They will be announced soon and we ask for attention on those films.”
The finalist are:
The Darling by Lee Seung-yup
I have a Date with Spring by Baek Seungbin
Land of the Strangers by Oh Wonjae
Back from the Beat by Choi Changhwan
Mate by Jung Daegun
A Gaze on an Invisible Orange by Lee Junpil
Dreamer by Cho Sungbin
The Land of Seonghye by Jung Hyungsuk
Graduation by Hui Jiye
To My River by Park Kun-young
We would like to remind readers that the 19th Jeonju International Film Festival, will be held from May 3rd – 12th 2018, in Jeonju, South Korea.