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Jeonju International Film Festival and Jeonju Hanji Culture Festival Returns in May 2018

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In the month of May, the 19th Jeonju International Film
Festival and 22nd Jeonju Hanji Culture Festival, will be held
in Jeonju known as a city that has best preserved Korean traditional
culture and a typical tourism city in Asia.

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In May 2018, the 19th Jeonju International Film Festival and 22nd Jeonju Hanji Culture Festival, wil ...

In May 2018, the 19th Jeonju International Film Festival and 22nd Jeonju Hanji Culture Festival, will be held in Jeonju known as a city that has best preserved Korean traditional culture and a typical tourism city in Asia. The Hanji festival this year will feature a colorful fashion show of Hanji clothes. (Photo: Business Wire)

The 10-day Jeonju
International Film Festival
will open on May 3, 2018 screening
worldwide independent, feature, short and alternative films at 19 cinema
halls in 5 theaters around the cinema street in Jeonju. With commitment
to continuation of the spirit of supporting freedom of expression, the
film festival this year will be held under the slogan of ‘Liberation
Zone of Expression in Film'.

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/.

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