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Jeonju International Film Festival (JIFF) 2012

The Jeonju International Film Festival (JIFF) is held every spring in Jeonju, the traditional city of Korea.

Launched in 2000, JIFF is now recognized as one of the most important film festivals in Asia that introduces independent and experimental films from around the world.

The 13th Jeonju International Film Festival will be held in Jeonju, South Korea for nine days from 26 April to 4 May, 2012.

The Woosuk Award, a cash prize of $10,000 + a fund of $5,000 will go to the director of the winning film.

The Jeonju International Film Festival Promotes Independent + Experimental Films from Around the World

The programs of Jeonju International Film Festival are largely composed of a competition section and a non-competition section. The competition section consists of the following four (4) competitions:

  • International Competition
  • Korean Feature Film Competition
  • Korean Short Film Competition
  • NETPAC AWARD (Best Asian Film Award)

Priority will be given to films presenting their world, international or Asian premiere at the JIFF. Submitted films must not have been released in Korea.

Eligible film formats and video systems are as follows:

  • Film: 35mm, 16mm
  • Video: Digital Betacam(NTSC), Betacam(NTSC), DV Cam(NTSC), HDV, HD -D-Cinema: Window Version, Linux Version

The Jeonju International Film Festival will give out the following awards in 2012:

  • Woosuk Award (Grand Prize): a feature film which best embodies the spirit in creative filmmaking activities and paves the new way for contemporary cinema; a cash prize of USD 10,000 + a fund of USD 5,000 will go to the director of the winning film.
  • JBbank Award (Special Jury Prize): a feature film which best embodies the spirit in creative filmmaking activity and paves the new way for contemporary cinema; a cash prize of 7,000,000 Korean WON (about USD 7,000) will go to the director of the winning film.
  • JIFF Audience Award: The audience of JIFF will select their favorite film shown in International Competition, Korean feature film Competition, and present the ‘Audience Award’ along with precious local gifts.
  • Netpac Award: The award is given to the best Asian film screened in the Cinemascape, Stranger than Cinema, and Cinemafest section. A cash award of 5,000 USD will be given to the best Asian feature film by the NETPAC Organization Committee.

Each selected film will be notified for acceptance individually before 31 March 2012.

Entries should be submitted according to the regulations and guidelines specified by the Festival. Please visit the official website for more info.