JEONJU Cinema Project: Next Edition and JEONJU lab Selection Revealed

The twenty third JEONJU Worldwide Movie Pageant (JEONJU IFF, Pageant Director LEE Joondong) introduced the JEONJU lab choice and the initiatives of the JEONJU Cinema Mission: Subsequent Version (hereinafter Subsequent Version). The JEONJU lab is to supply the individuals with a chance to obtain a mentoring program on the improvement stage for his or her movie and video initiatives, whereas the Subsequent Version is a pitching program to assist home and worldwide function initiatives.

For 60 days from November 15, 2021, to January 13, 2022, the JEONJU IFF obtained 41 submissions (17 home and 24 worldwide initiatives) from 23 international locations of 6 continents for the JEONJU Cinema Mission: Subsequent Version. JEONJU Cinema Mission is a consultant business program of JEONJU IFF for sensible function movie and documentary initiatives to assist their manufacturing. It goals to find and assist artistic difficult function initiatives from dwelling and overseas. In case of worldwide initiatives, JEONJU IFF will take cost of the funding and distribution of the movie in Korea.

The JEONJU Cinema Mission: Subsequent Version is a pitching program to pick movies for the JEONJU Cinema Mission. After pitching, the ultimate initiatives will obtain a most funds of KRW 100 million (roughly USD 90,900) and be world premiered in JEONJU IFF 2023 after completion. The JEONJU Mission staff has strengthened assist to rearrange enterprise conferences between business professionals and the official initiatives from dwelling and overseas.

The variety of entries for this yr’s JEONJU Cinema Mission: Subsequent Version has vastly elevated in comparison with that of the earlier years, and it was laborious to differentiate superiority. So the JEONJU IFF determined to extend the Subsequent Version choice from three to 4 initiatives, for each worldwide and Korean classes. The Pitching occasion can be held on Might 2, 2022, through the pageant.

Title Director Producer Nation
1997 Tae Jun-sik Kim Hwa-beom Korea
Fastened Love, Fastened Lady Lim Solar-ae Park Kwansu Lee Seung-bok Korea
Breath Jeho Yun Lee Ginam Korea
My Pricey Lee Sangcheol Shin Aga Korea
Colours of White Rock Khoroldorj Choijoovanchig Tessa Louise-Salome France
Gangsterism Isiah Medina Canada
Actuality Present Lam Can-Zhao China
When Clouds Conceal the Shadow José Luis Torres Leiva Catalina Vergara Chile

JEONJU Cinema Mission: Subsequent Version Choice

Together with these initiatives, the ultimate choice can be launched on the Awards Ceremony of JEONJU Mission, a complete of two initiatives, each undertaking from dwelling and overseas, respectively.

This yr, Korean initiatives chosen for JEONJU Cinema Mission: Subsequent Version embrace: TAE Jun-sik’s 1997, LIM Solar-ae’s Fastened Love, Fastened Lady, Jero Yun’s Breath, and Lee Sangcheol’s My Pricey. Amongst them, LIM Solar-ae’s earlier movie An Outdated Woman sheds gentle on aged sexual abuse, whereas Lee’s My Pricey is about colleges for youngsters with particular wants, primarily based on the unique essay, No Phrases Like A Village Fool.

Worldwide initiatives chosen for the JEONJU Cinema Mission: Subsequent Version embrace: Khoroldorj Choijoovanchig’s Colours of White Rock (France), Isiah Medina’s Gangsterism (Canada), Lam Can-Zhao’s documentary, Actuality Present (China), and José Luis Torres Leiva’s When Clouds Conceal the Shadow (Chile).

The JEONJU lab had recruited entries for 47 days from November 15 to December 31, 2021, and a complete of 100 Korean initiatives had been obtained. The JEONJU lab is a mentoring program to find and assist artistic Korean initiatives no matter style or type. It nurtures varied and new Korean content material from their improvement stage. It’s noteworthy that there’s wider style variety on this yr’s entries, from YouTube content material to internet dramas, in comparison with the earlier yr. Particularly, documentary initiatives have elevated by greater than 8%.

A complete of 10 initiatives out of 100 entries had been chosen for the JEONJU lab. The juries for the JEONJU quick had been Park Heungsik (chief director of Jeonju Movie Fee) and Min Sungwook (deputy director of JEONJU IFF). Additionally, Kim Okay-young (CEO of StoryOn, producer of Crossing Past, the official movie of the PyeongChang Olympic Video games), JEE Hyewon (director of Coming to You, Minu) participated as juries for JEONJU lab: documentary, whereas SHIN Su-won (director of Glass Backyard), Director CHANG (director of Canola), and Lee Dongha (CEO of Purple Peter, manufacturing firm of Practice to Busan) for JEONJU lab: Fiction.

Part Title Director Producer
JEONJU quick Christmas Rangmyeon Kim Bin
Indigestion Yang Dohye
JEONJU lab: Documentary A Net of sound Yoon Juyoung Kim Narae
Breakthrough Im Yeonjeong Her Yoonsoo
Colours of the wind Yeojin Kim Minkyeung
Discover My Actual DNA Lee Hyewon
JEONJU lab: Fiction soar Kim Dasom
Portrait of a Jeju Household Kim Soojung Kim Hwa-beom
My Sister’s Diary Kim Jung-in
Odd Man Huh Gun

JEONJU lab 2022 Choice

4 initiatives chosen for the JEONJU lab 2022: Fiction are soar, Portrait of a Jeju Household, My Sister’s Diary and Odd Man, whereas one other 4 initiatives for the documentary class embrace A Net of sound, Breakthrough, Colours of the wind, and Discover My Actual DNA. In the meantime, the JEONJU quick gives assist for brief movies produced in North Jeolla Province and this yr’s choice contains Christmas Rangmyeon and Indigestion.

Commentary on the JEONJU lab
The JEONJU lab is a mentoring program to find and assist new difficult initiatives on the improvement stage. This yr, ladies administrators had considerably excessive percentages among the many candidates. Whereas the vast majority of initiatives cope with conventional topics, akin to social justice, class, wealth, and violence, some initiatives work out susceptive sensitivity about minorities with sensible creativeness with a wider spectrum of genres. Particularly, the initiatives in regards to the life path of the younger technology and new sorts of relationships stand out.   We, juries, targeted on the potentiality of initiatives in keeping with the JEONJU lab’s goal to assist initiatives on the improvement stage. Though there have been extra initiatives that we needed to pick, the restrict left one thing behind as a result of we couldn’t.   For JEONJU lab fiction class: Trying right into a household from a contemporary viewpoint, Portrait of a Jeju Household is mild however highly effective. soar is spectacular as a result of it reveals essential thoughts and alternate options on youngsters grown in home violence. My Sister’s Diary is considerably classical, nevertheless it offers one thing to share in regards to the work environments at the moment and the Seventies. And fantasy undertaking, Odd Man is exceptional due to its topic novelty and sound setting of the drama.   For JEONJU lab documentary class: Discover My Actual DNA has a well timed theme that criticizes duplicity of the older technology, in addition to introspects the director’s interior self who belongs to the younger technology. Colours of the wind is about communication between the protagonist and a hearing-impaired previous man. It subtly broadens its topic to an exploration of people. A Net of sound handles the reminiscence of violence with a wide range of methods, akin to animation, efficiency, and portray. Its daring experiment on documentary format attracts consideration. Breakthrough captures the director and actors in a type of motion movie making. A singular mixture of fiction and non-fiction is predicted.   For JEONJU quick: Indigestion tells a few Vietnam lady who learns Korean after marrying a Korean man. It has a stable story and sensible description of delicate characterizations and particulars happenings. Christmas Rangmyeon is a relaxed and fantastic movie following solely the feelings of the characters with out eventful scenes. It should want elaborate designs of the motion, mise-en-scene, and shut communications with actors for its cinematization. We wish to encourage and assist all filmmakers who’re indulging their ardour for making initiatives below tough circumstances. And we hope all entries will change into good movies sooner or later.   The juries of JEONJU lab 2022

Though this yr’s JEONJU lab won’t run a pitching showcase, it should improve the mentoring applications on the improvement stage with a view to focus extra on filmmakers and initiatives. The ten picks can be supplied KRW 5 million and the intensive mentoring program with movie professionals for 3 months. Additionally, the chosen initiatives for JEONJU lab, each fiction and documentary classes, will obtain the event grant (a complete of KRW 20 million) commensurating with their efficiency after the mentoring program.

The twenty third version of JEONU Worldwide Movie Pageant can be held round Movie Avenue, Jeonju Metropolis of North Jeolla Province, from April 28 (Thr) to Might 7 (Sat).

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