23rd JEONJU International Film Festival ReceivesAll-time High Record of 1,330 Korean Submissions!

The 23rd JEONJU Worldwide Movie Pageant (JEONJU IFF, Pageant Director LEE Joondong) obtained a complete of 1,330 Korean movies throughout its name for submissions which came about for 72 days from November 24, 2021 to February 3, 2022. That is an all-time document variety of submissions.

JEONJU IFF accepted submissions to three sections. They embody Korean Competitors which spotlights a director’s first or second movie, the Korean Competitors for Shorts which introduces quick home movies of assorted genres, and Native Cinema geared in direction of productions from North Jeolla Province. This yr, the pageant obtained 124 Korean Competitors submissions, 1,169 Korean Competitors for Shorts submissions, and 37 Native Cinema submissions.

The variety of Korean submissions in 2022 hit 1,330, which is a rise of 201 titles from 2021 which obtained 1,129 titles. It’s a document quantity in comparison with the variety of submissions obtained over the previous couple of years. The 21st version noticed the very best variety of submissions, however this document was damaged with 100 extra titles obtained this yr. This may be seen as a significant consequence created by the filmmakers who considered various other ways to shoot regardless of the social distancing rules set in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic. For the 22nd version, Korean Competitors and Korean Competitors for Shorts obtained 108 and 993 submissions respectively, whereas the 23rd version obtained 16 extra for Korean Competitors and 176 extra for Korean Competitors for Shorts, reaching 124 and 1,169 titles on the time of closing. Regional submissions additionally noticed 9 extra titles than the 28 titles obtained final yr, ending with a complete of 37 submissions.

When it comes to genres, there have been 86 narrative movies (69.35%), 26 documentaries (20.97%), 1 animation (0.81%), 9 experimental movies (7.26%), and a pair of others (1.61%) submitted to Korean Competitors, with narrative movies taking over greater than half of the whole entries for the part. For Korean Competitors for Shorts, 934 narrative movies (79.90%), 37 documentaries (3.17%), 120 animations (10.27%), 67 experimental movies (5.73%), and 11 others (0.94%) had been obtained. Narrative movies took up majority of the Korean Competitors for Shorts submissions as properly, however varied makes an attempt filmmakers had been making in animation and experimental shorts had been additionally noticeable.

JEONJU IFF’s Programmer MOON Seok mentioned, “It’s actually encouraging that the variety of Korean submissions reached a document excessive. Movie manufacturing is in a tough place because of the extended pandemic, however Korean filmmakers have continued to create in varied methods whereas trying to find breakthroughs. I actually respect them and need to thank them. Since they poured all of their power into the movies they submitted, we’ll humbly display the submissions with all our hearts.”

In the meantime, the 23rd JEONJU IFF closed its name for submissions with a complete of 1,821 movies, together with 491 worldwide movies (Worldwide Competitors) and 1,330 Korean movies (Korean Competitors, Korean Competitors for Shorts, Native Cinema submissions, and so on.). This determine is 294 greater than 1,527 titles obtained final yr. JEONJU IFF will prescreen all of the submitted movies, and as soon as the ultimate picks have been made, the pageant will announce the titles so as.

The 23rd JEONJU IFF shall be held from April twenty eighth (Thursday) to Could seventh (Saturday) in and round Jeonju Movie Streets in Jeonju, North Jeolla Province.



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