Call for Entry

18th Jecheon International Music & Film Festival – Call for Entry 2023

The Jecheon International Music & Film Festival (Korea) is accepting films until April 30, 2023.

About the festival:
The Jecheon International Music & Film Festival (JIMFF) aims to be a celebration of both film and exhilarating music, shared and enjoyedby everyone of all generations. The Festival presents a series of programs that combine film and music including a section specifically for music, a program which introduces the various currents of contemporary music & cinema, and a number of live concerts staged outdoors on the shores of Cheongpung Lake and Uilimji. Jecheon International Music & Film Festival is presented by Jecheon International Music & Film Festival and hosted by the Jecheon International Music & Film Festival Executive Committee.

Competition Section
* International Competition: introduces latest feature films across all genres in which music plays a central role.
* Korean Competition: introduces latest films in every kind and length, in which music plays a central role.
Non-Competition Section
* World Music Film’s Landscape: introduces films exploring the various music-genres and musicians, films in which music has been used crucially for the development of its narrative, films that show the universal life and the diverse cultures around the world through music.
* Korean Music Film’s Landscape: introduces the Korean latest music films in various genres including narrative, documentaries and animated films.
* Special Presentation: introduce the latest music films made by world-famous directors and great music films about the musicians who have had a great influence on the world music scene.
* Sound & Vision: A section created to encourage the films questioning ‘What is a film?’ while exploring the essence and the properties of images and sounds.
* Cinema Concert: represents the most primitive form of film music, while experiencing simultaneous screening and live music performance.
* Curator of the Year: A section where JIMFF invite filmmakers, including directors and music directors who played important roles in the history of music and film, to select their own representative titles and the life-time music films that inspired their works.
* Special Focus: All about Korean Music Film: A long-term archive showcase project to represent the history of music films that remain as an unknown area in the Korean film history.

– Films of every nationality, kind and duration, related to the music-themed subjects are eligible for submission.
– All submissions for JIMFF2022 must have been completed after January 1, 2021.
– Only feature-length films that have never been shown previously in Korea (at least Korean Premiere) will be considered for International Competition Section.
– The festival accepts feature films (over 50 minutes) and short films (less than 50 minutes).
– Entrants cannot choose the screening section on the process of entry submission. It is the Festival Selection Committee’s sole authority and responsibility to determine each film’s screening section.
– Selected films will be screened in their original version. If the dialogue of film is not in English, it MUST include English subtitles.
– Selected films cannot be withdrawn from the program after being confirmed to screen at JIMFF2023.
Submission Fee: FREE
Deadline: April 30, 2023
Notification Date: July 31, 2023

We recommend filmmakers to read the full Rules and Regulations here: (This is also the submission link)

We remind readers that the 18th Jecheon International Music & Film Festival will take place from August 10 – 15, 2023 in Jecheon, Korea.

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

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