23rd Jeonju International Film Festival – Call for Entry 2022

The Jeonju International Film Festival (Korea) is accepting films until January 10th, 2022.

About the festival:
Launched in 2000, Jeonju IFF is now recognized as Mecca of independent film festival of Asia and the widest window of avant-garde cinema around the world. While you can find latest waves of Korean independent scene in Korean Film Competition, International Competition introduces new talents across the world and showing the potential of new cinematic aesthetics. A number of new, rising filmmakers have been introduced to the world stage by Jeonju IFF and it resulted in that the awardees of Jeonju IFF have been critically acclaimed by international film festivals scene. The directors with the Grand Prize include Suwa Nobuhiro, Apichatpong Weerasrtakul, LiuJia-yin , Denis Cote, YING Liang, Matías Piñeiro and Sherad Anthony Sanchez.

– International Competition: A first or second feature film of an emerging filmmaker(s).
– Korean Competition: A first or second feature film of an emerging filmmaker(s) that reveals the present Korean society.
– Korean Competition for Shorts: A section dedicated to showing short films with aesthetic challenges.

– JEONJU Cinema Project (JCP): The feature films financed and produced by JEONJU IFF.
– Frontline: A collection of unique and imaginative films with issues raising questions and innovative arguments.
– World Cinema: An introduction to the most significant fiction films and documentaries of the year that represent contemporary trends.
– Masters: A showcase of new films of influential and celebrated directors.
– Korean Cinema: A showcase of films of well-known Korean filmmakers.
– Expanded Cinema: The trend of experimental films with innovative and original cinema language.
– Cinema Fest: A collection of films offering both popular and artistic aspects.
– Midnight Cinema: Genre films with radical imagination.
– Special Focus (Special program or Retrospective): A special program focused on the specific artist, the country, or the subject newly projected on a yearly basis.
– J Special: Programmer of the Year: A section designed by the guest programmer(s) with their own cinematic perspectives.

General Rules:
– Entries must be made after January 2021.
Feature films must be 40 minutes or more, and Short Films must be 40 minutes or less.
– All competitive and non-competitive sections may receive all genres of features and short Films.
International Competition and Korean Competition entries must be the first or second feature of the director(s). All the co-directors must meet this condition and no exception is allowed.
International Competition entries must be screened in the mentioned period of JEONJU IFF and must have one of the following premiere conditions: Asian Premiere, International Premiere, or World Premiere. * All entries should guarantee at least Asian Premiere for International Competition. In case that the submitted work is from an Asian country, the exception is granted if it hasn’t been screened in an Asian country other than the home country.
Korean Competition and Korean Competition for Shorts entries must be screened in the mentioned period of the JEONJU IFF and must have one of the following premiere conditions: Korean Premiere, Asian Premiere, International Premiere, or World Premiere.
Korean Competition, Korean Competition for Shorts, and Korean Cinema (non-competitive section) will accept the submission of a film only if the film director, also co-director is the holder of South Korean nationality.
– If the submitted work has been released on SVOD, VOD, DVD, or Blu-ray, it will not be eligible for any of the JEONJU IFF official sections (A graduation screening or a private screening will be an exception).
English subtitles must be embedded on the screener if the original language of the film is non-English.
– Submissions must be done ONLY at the Festival’s official website. Submitters must register as a member of the festival website to submit online.
– Submission is completed ONLY when the online screening link for previews is uploaded along with the entry form.
– Submission of Korean films is only available on the official Festival website in Korean. Please visit and submit your Korean films on <—– KOREAN FILMMAKERS
– This festival gives Cash Awards.
Submission Fee: FREE
Deadline: January 10th, 2022 – 18:00 pm (KST)

We recommend filmmakers and producers to read the full Rules & Regulations here:

To submit to the festival please go here:

We remind readers that the 23rd Jeonju International Film Festival will take place online and on-site from April 28 to May 7 (2022) in Jeonju, Korea.

To see other Call for Entries please follow the next link: “Call for Entries”.

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