Jeonju Office

(54999) 2F, Jeonju Cine Complex, 22, Jeonjugaeksa 3-gil, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea

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Seoul Office

(04031) 4F, 16, Yanghwa-ro 15-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea

T. +82 (0)2 2285 0562 F. +82 (0)2 2285 0560

Jeonju Cine Complex

(54999) 22, Jeonjugaeksa 3-gil, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea

T. +82 (0)63 231 3377



25th JEONJU International Film Festival (2024)

Festival Dates: Wednesday, May 1, 2024 - Friday, May 10, 2024
Slogan: Beyond the Frame
Theaters: 22 screens of 5 theaters
Screenings 232 films from 43 nations
- 102 Korean films(52 feature-lengths, 50 shorts), 130 international films(110 feature-lengths, 20 shorts)
- World premiere 82 Films, International premiere 5 Films, Asian premiere 47 Films, Korean premiere 60 Films

International Competition
  • Grand Prize

    The Major Tones (Director Ingrid POKROPEK)

  • Best Picture Prize (Sponsored by NH Nonghyup)

    Cu Li Never Cries (Director PHẠM Ngọc Lân)

  • Special Jury Prize

    Junkyard Dog (Director Jean-Baptiste DURAND)

Korean Competition

    Time to Be Strong (Director NAMKOONG Sun)

  • Best Actor Prize - NA Ae-jin (as KIM Jung-seo)

    Silver Apricot (Director JANG Man-min)

  • Best Actor Prize - CHOI Seung-eun (as Sumin)

    Time to Be Strong (Director NAMKOONG Sun)

  • Distribution Support Prize (Sponsored by JIWON)

    Blanket Wearer (Director PARK Jeongmi)

  • CGV Award

    Sister Yujeong (Director CHUNG Haeil)

  • Watcha's Pick

    Time to Be Strong (Director NAMKOONG Sun)

  • Special Mention

    A Chronicle in Spirals (Director KIM Yiso)

Korean Competition for Shorts

    Farewell (Director GONG Seonjeong)

  • Best Director Prize (Sponsored by Kyobo Life Insurance)

    Hansel: Two School Skirts (Director LIM Jisun)

  • Special Jury Prize

    Twilight (Director PARK Syeyoung)

Special Award
  • Documentary Award (Sponsored by Jin Motors)

    VOICES (Director JEE Hyewon)

  • J Vision Award

    Unspoken (Director OH Jaewook)

  • NETPAC Award

    Punch Drunk (Director Adel TABRIZI)

  • Cineteca Nacional Mexico Award

    Deprivation (Director KIM Solhae, LEE Dojin)

  • International Competition
  • Korean Competition
  • Korean Competition for Shorts
  • The Pre-selection advisors
Deragh Campbell is a Toronto-based actor and writer. She was nominated for numerous awards for her title role in Anne at 13,000 ft. (2019) and awarded the Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress in a Canadian Film. Her recent film credits include A Woman Escapes (2022), Evening Song (2023), Family Portrait (2023) and the 25th JEONJU IFF Closing Film Matt and Mara. She also co-directed the film MS Slavic 7 (2019) with Sofia Bohdanowicz.
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1982. Based in New York, USA since 2011. He is a film director who teaches cinema at Pratt Institute and Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola. His latest film you burn me premiered in Berlinale 2024. He also has worked in film programming. He is currently adapting Francesco Petrarca’s Remedies for Fortunes.
YOO Jitae
From his debut film Bye June (1998), Yoo has appeared in various genres of films, such as One Fine Spring Day (2001), Old Boy (2003), Hwang Jin Yi (2007), The Swindlers (2017), Svaha: The Sixth Finger (2018), and Money (2018). He has recently appeared in the Disney+ series Vigilante (2023) and the Netflix series Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area (2022). He is currently a professor at Konkuk University, College of Art and Design, Department of Moving Images.
João Pedro Rodrigues is an internationally renowned Portuguese filmmaker. His work explores gender and human desire in all its guises - and disguises - reflecting the multifarious history of film, from classical genre to documentary and experimental film. His films premiered and won prizes at the world’s foremost film festivals, including Cannes, Venice, Locarno, Toronto and Berlin. In 2016, the Pompidou Centre in Paris honored Rodrigues and his partner, João Rui Guerra da Mata, with a complete retrospective and installation exhibition.
HONG Jiyoung
A filmmaker who captures the thoughts that everyone takes for granted and the emotions behind ordinary life, sometimes mischievously and sometimes sentimentally. After making her debut, The Naked Kitchen (2009), she has shown a wide range of directorial skills by crossing various genres, including Horror Stories (2012), Modern Family (2012), Marriage Blue (2013), Will You Be There? (2016), and New Year Blues (2020). She is currently in post-production on the show Love in the Big City.
KIM Haery
Kim has been writing as a journalist for Cine21 since 1995. Her books on film include Freeze Frame (2008), Descriptive Mind (2022), and Looking at You Looking at Me (2022). She is currently producing the podcast series Kim Haery’s Film Club and Still Life
Giovanna FULVI
Giovanna Fulvi has been programming for the Toronto International Film Festival since 2002. She is responsible for discovering and introducing audiences to the newest films and filmmakers of Asian cinema from regions such as mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, and South Korea. Based in Italy, Fulvi is a member of the selection committee for the Rome Film Festival and has served as a film consultant and acquisitions manager for various organizations over the past 20 years, including the International Film Festival Rotterdam and the Torino Film Festival. She has also worked on Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Last Emperor (1987) as a member of the production team.
THONG Kay wee
Thong Kay Wee is a cultural worker and moving image curator based in Singapore. Since 2021, he has been the program director at the Singapore International Film Festival, responsible for the festival’s overall programming strategy. He was previously the programs and outreach officer at the Asian Film Archive from 2014 to 2021.
KIM Saebyuk
Kim is an actress working vigorously in various genres of films, such as Stateless Things (2012), A Midsummer’s Fantasia (2015), The Day After (2017) and House of Hummingbird (2019), as well as the Netflix series Queenmaker (2023). Especially with her impressive performance in House of Hummingbird, she won Best Supporting Actress for AKOFIC Awards 2019 and Baeksang Arts Awards 2020.
Writer and director. Born in Germany, she moved to Argentina in 2009, where she directed the short films La mochila perfecta (2014), Tres oraciones sobre la Argentina (2016) and co-directed the feature film Ricardo Bär (2013). Her solo debut El futuro perfecto (2016) was awarded as the best first feature at the Locarno International Film Festival. At the border between documentary and fiction, her work draws connections between language and film language. Her new feature Dormir de olhos abertos premiered at Berlinale and received a FIPRESCI award for the best film in the Encounters section.
JIN Myunghyun
Jin has worked as a programmer at Cine Cube and Arthouse Momo, a publicist for Keyeast, and KT&G Sangsangmadang’s Film Business Manager. He is currently the director of an independent film studio, MOVement, which won the 2017 Women In Film Awards for Best PR and Marketing. He has distributed, promoted, and marketed films such as The King of Jokgu (2013), Worst Woman (2016), Right Now, Wrong Then (2015), Pascha (2013), Lost to Shame (2016), Troublers (2015), A Lonely Island in the Distant Sea (2021). He is an executive committee member of the Seoul Independent Film Festival, and a moderator for film festivals and releases. He writes a film column for Halla Daily.
Chalida Uabumrungjit graduated in film from Thammasat University and film archiving from the University of East Anglia, UK. She is one of the founding members of Thai Short Film and Video Festival, which she has served as festival director since 1997. She was involved in making a number of experimental films and documentaries. She is also one of the selection committees of Asian Network of Documentary Fund from 2006-2018. From 2013-2022, she was one of the Executive Committee of International Federation of Film Archives. Since 2019, she has been the director of the Film Archive, Thailand.
JEON Byoungwon
M.A. in Film Studies from Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University, and Ph.D. in Film and Video Production from Jeonbuk National University. He wrote and directed the feature documentaries Self-portrait (2003), Just like you, Stand in the Piagol again (2009), and wrote the screenplays for the feature films Family Mart (2009), Elbowroom (2009), Mermaid Unlimited (2016), and the feature documentary Jiseok (2022). He served as the executive committee member of the Jeonbuk Independent Film Festival and is currently the director of the Future Film Institute and a screenwriter.
JUNG Hongsoo
Born in Busan, 1963. Graduated from Korean Literature at Seoul National University. In 1996, he received the Literature&Thought Newcomer Award and started his career as a critic. He has published series of critical reviews The Solitude in Novels (2008), A Glimpse of Blue While Shaking (2014), Love for Things That Will Go Away (2023), series of essays I Bet My Heart (2017), Looking at Each Other’s Backs (2023). He is the recipient of The Daesan Literature Award and is currently the head of Kang Publishing Ltd.
Vanja Milena Munjin PAIVA
Vanja Milena Munjin Paiva, born in 1989 in Santiago de Chile, is a film researcher, critic, and programmer based in Lisbon. She is a member of the programming committee of the Valdivia International Film Festival in Chile. Since 2023, she has been a committee member for the International and Silvestre’s feature film competitions at IndieLisboa in Portugal.
Flavia DIMA
Flavia Dima is a Romanian critic and programmer. She is a staff writer at Films in Frame and has been published in outlets such as IndieWire and MUBI Notebook. A curator at Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival since 2020, she primarily works on the festival’s international short and feature-length competitions and retrospectives.
KIM Byeonggyu
Graduated from Chung-Ang University, majored in Film. In 2018, won the film magazine FILO’s New Critic Award and the Cine21 Film Criticism Award. He directed a short film The Walk (2023).
KEEM Youngle
She works in various media, including writing, video, publication and installation. Her works include Blue Land (2019), Searching for Seahorse (2016) and Noir, Schwarz, Kuro and Hyun (2021).
KIM Hyunjung
She is currently engaged in screenwriting and directing locally. Starting with the short film Eunha Video (2015), she has directed Home Without Me (2017), Beginners’ Class (2019), An Aunt (2020), and the feature films On the Sand House (2021) and Ghost Play (2023).
SHIN Dongmin
He graduated from Dong-Ah Institute of Media and Arts and Yongin University. He directed Mom’s Song (2020) and the experimental film About You (2020). The second feature film is From You (2023). Both his debut and sophomore feature film won the Grand Prize at the 21st JEONJU IFF and 24th JEONJU IFF in the Korean Competition section. He is temporarily taking care of a dog, Hodoo, and is looking for a family home.
LEE Bora
She is a film critic in South Korea and has frequently contributed to Cine21 since 2021.
CHO Hyun-na
She is a journalist for the Korean film magazine Cine21. In 2019, she won the Excellence Prize at the 24th Cine21 Film Critic Awards.
LEE Haneul
Head director of Noname Cinema Coop., Director of Community Cinema Network Social Coop. She directed short films Why Do You Tease Me When You Like Me? (2016), A Girl Named Wang Jing (2017). She operates a community cinema, Noname Cinema, based in Jeonju and conducts film culture activities such as film screenings, festivals and education. She also manages a film content store called Cherish Storage(Geum-ji-ok-yeop) in Jeonju.
CHOI Jinyoung
She has been making films steadily in Jeonju and visited the JEONJU International Film Festival with To Understand My Sister (2008), Bancha (2016), and Yeonhui-dong (2018). Her feature film The Slug (2020) was screened at the 22nd JEONJU IFF, as well as the 25th Busan International Film Festival and the 46th Seoul Independent Film Festival, and won the Talent Award at the 16th Osaka Asian Film Festival. The Slug was released in April 2022.
Jeonju Office

(54999) 2F, Jeonju Cine Complex, 22, Jeonjugaeksa 3-gil, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeonbuk-do, Republic of Korea

T. +82 (0)63 288 5433 F. +82 (0)63 288 5411

Seoul Office

(04031) 4F, 16, Yanghwa-ro 15-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea

T. +82 (0)2 2285 0562 F. +82 (0)2 2285 0560

JEONJU Cine Complex

(54999) Jeonju Cine Complex, 22, Jeonjugaeksa 3-gil, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeonbuk-do, Republic of Korea

T. +82 (0)63 231 3377