Jeonju Film Fest Opens on May 1

The 15th Jeonju International Film Festival takes place throughout the city from May 1 to 10.

The JIFF has a reputation for featuring innovative and experimental movies rather than the mainstream fare.

Some 181 films from 44 countries will be screened in theaters around the city in North Jeolla Province.

There will be fewer events like concerts alongside the festival compared to previous years, but the director-oriented film programs are stronger than ever.

"Mad Sad Bad," a 3D omnibus film by Korean directors Han Ji-seung, Kim Tae-yong and Ryoo Seung-wan aims to show the potential of 3D movie-making.

The closing film will be the winner of the competition section.

Online booking for normal screenings priced at W6,000 (US$1=W1,041) started last week, and box-office ticket sales started on April 21.

For further information, visit the festival website www.jiff.or.kr.

englishnews@chosun.com / Apr. 24, 2014 13:05 KST