With the slogan ‘Film Goes On,’ there will be the 22nd Jeonju International Film Festival on the 29th. The NETPAC Award selected 14 juries and competing sections of domestic and international filmmakers, actors, programmers, critics, and producers.
First, the judges of the International Competition are the executive head of International Film Festival Rotterdam Vanja Kaludjercic, an actress with a range from Jealousy is My Middle Name and Innocence Bae Jong Ok, the producer of work invited to the Berlinale and Cannes The Wild Goose Lake and Black Coal, Thin Ice Shen Yang, director Albert Serra, and producer Lee Hanna. All of them will join to examine the works of rising directors from all around the world.
Secondly, the judges of the Korean Competition will be director Park Heung Sik, the Jeonju Film Commission’s current chairman, programmer Kiva Reardon from the Los Angeles Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, and The Girl’s director in the Lemon Factory and MUBI’s contents director Chiara Maranon.
Korean Competition for Short Films
Thirdly, the Quebec City Film Festival’s programming director, Laura Rohard, director of The Call Lee Chung Hyun, and actress Choi Soo Young who demonstrated stable acting skills will assess 25 Korean short films.
Credit: Jeonju International Film Festival
Lastly, three more juries will participate in the NETPAC Award, presented by The Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema. The award includes Asian films that in non-competitive categories. For instance, the chief programmer of the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) Nam Dong Chul, critic Byun Sung Chan, and director of Free Radicals: A History of Experimental Film Pip Chodorov will be joining for this award.
The judges will visit Jeonju during the festival. However, the Judges from overseas will participate by online screening.
The 22nd Jeonju International Film Festival will be screening offline on Jeonju’s Film Street from April 29th to May 8th. In addition, the online screening will open on Wavve, and related talk will come up on JIFF’s official YouTube channel.