Jeonju Attracts World Tourists by Hosting 19th Jeonju International Film Festival and 22nd Jeonju Hanji Culture Festival in May 2018
246 films (202 feature films and 44 short films) will be screened including the opening film ‘Yakiniku Dragon’ directed by Jeong Ui-sin and closing film ‘Isle of Dogs’ directed by Wes Anderson.
Films will vie each other for prizes in three categories, such as international film contest, Korean feature film contest, and Korean short film contest. They will also be screened in 9 categories - Frontline, World Cinema Scape, Masters, Korea Cinema Scape, Expanded Cinema, Cinemafest, Midnight Cinema, Cinematology, and Special Focus.
The 22nd Jeonju Hanji Culture Festival will also be held for three days starting on May 5 at the Korea Traditional Culture Center in Jeonju to widely publicize superiority of the unique Jeonju Hanji and to expedite industrialization and globalization of Hanji. Hanji is Korean traditional paper made from fibrous skin of the mulberry.
Under the slogan of ‘Rising for One Thousand Years, Succeeding for One Thousand Years’, the Hanji festival this year will feature a colorful fashion show of Hanji clothes, Hanji handicraft art exhibition and a variety of Hanji experiencing events.
“Jeonju is the most popular and attractive traditional culture and tourism city in Korea that preserves the village of Korean traditional houses, Hanji and Korean traditional foods. The Korean traditional village is visited by over 10 million tourists annually. We welcome tourists to the exciting film festival and Korean traditional paper festival in May,” said a ranking official at the Jeonju City government.
For further information on the Jeonju International Film Festival and Jeonju Hanji Culture Festival, please visit http://eng.jiff.or.kr/ and http://jHanji.or.kr/.
Yeong Rok Jin,
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