The most noticeable change of 14th Jeonju International Film Festival is the reorganization of sections. There were 6 main sections and 19 sub-sections last year. JIFF2013 has made modifications as 6 main sections and 11 sub-sections. For example, both Local Cinema in Jeonju which had started in 2006 to cause attention to new film directors in Jeonju and Korean Cinema Showcase that introduces various streams of Korean Films are newly absolved into Korea Cinemascape beyond the locality. Moreover, Outdoor Screening which was under the section Cinemafest is singled out from official screenings to the program event to emphasize its characteristic as the event with Jeonju citizens.
Some programs have got closed. Time Regained, a programs mostly consisting of classic films will be put into a special program, and so will guest programs according to circumstances. Anifest which was under Cinemafest has got closed in consideration that animations are better as part of Cinema Palace than in its sub-section.
On the other hand, programs received positive feedbacks have got built up. Stranger than Cinema which indicates JIFF’s identity has extended to 8 features and 15 shorts, embracing more diverse experimental films in contrast to the last one with 5 features and 16 shorts.
The Jeonju Sori Festival takes place in Jeonju, the city of cultural and arts. Korean traditional music, based on Pansori and folk music from around the world, is featured in the festival.
It offers an opportunity for people to be introduced the elegance and the interests of Jeonju.
A meaningful event like this could begin a new chapter in our history to be celebrated by our descendants.
It also could be a chance for the whole world to learn about the passion and harmony of Korean Sori(musical sound).
Jeonju has the suitable climate, soil and water of product the Korean traditional paper Hanji, so household goods and crafted products have been produced using Hanji.
The festival is designed to let people know the superiority and historical value of the traditional Hanji and grow to an international festival through the renaissance of Hanji.
It has been on the around of May every year since 1997. The various events take place at Gyeonggijeon shrine Jeollabuk-do Art Hall, Paper Museum. You can enjoy the opening ceremony, exhibitions of Hanji products (household goods) of the Joseon period, old books, dolls and dress made of Hanji and you can experience the traditional culture and Hanji.
You can also buy Hanji, western paper, stationary, household goods and crafted products at a reduced price in the place taking events.