Safety is our top priority. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to make sure that our plans are safe to all participants to JEONJU IFF 2020. Accordingly, we have implemented the following changes in our details. In finalizing plans for the current edition of JEONJU IFF, we considered two major aspects. First, we make sure is an adequate degree of social distancing is maintained throughout the entire festival period. At the same time, we would like to provide ample and diverse opportunities for audience to enjoy cinema.
From May 28 (Thursday) to June 6 (Saturday), the initially planned period, we will hold exclusive screenings of the competition titles. During that period, selected titles will be streamed online. to September 20 (Sunday), all titles will be screenedat theaters.
Thus, the 21st edition of JEONJU IFF will not be a ten-day annual event. Instead, it will be held for an extended period of time: from May 28 to September 20.
Although off-line screenings for competition titles will be invitation-based from May 28 to June 6, we want to make sure public audience can also fully enjoy the competition titles at home. Thus, we will be delivering out competition titles to home. The digital edition of JEONJU IFF 2020will the first international film festival going virtualthrough an OTT platform, among all the film festivals hosted in South Korea.
- 44 international films (38 features, 6 shorts)
- 53 Korean films (20 features, 33 shorts)
JEONJU IFF used to run more than 20 theaters for 10 days and attract a large audience at the annual gathering. This year, the festival will showcase a selection of the official lineup in the extended screening format for a longer period than previous editions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. During the extended screenings, the festival plans to hold diverse program events such as GV, talking session with the directors and actors, just like previous festivals.
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Past editions of FALLing in JEONJU have been planned for audience to remember JEONJU IFF in spring in a form of a smaller-scale film festival. Audience could enjoy screenings of key titles including award winners in fall again. However, this year, it will be an event marking the grand finale of JEONJU IFF 2020, which is extended for a longer period and diversified with exclusive events, online screenings, extended screenings, among others.
FALLing in JEONJU this year will be held from September 17 (Thursday) to September 20 (Sunday). We will screen a higher number of titles this year than the past. We are also planning to invite filmmakers and guests from all over the world so we could have an opportunity to physically gather together, celebrate, and enjoy films in fall.
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