May 29, 2020 08:20
The annual Jeonju International Film Festival, one of Korea's largest showcases of independent and art-house films, kicked off Thursday, but without audiences due to the coronavirus epidemic.
The opening ceremony was streamed live on its official YouTube channel.
A total of 180 films from nearly 40 countries were invited to the event, which will be held for a more extended period than usual, until Sept. 20.
The event consists of both online and offline screenings.
As a means to cope with the epidemic, viewers can enjoy 96 films online on Wavve, a Korean mega OTT platform, from Thursday until June 6.
The festival organizers also plan to hold extended screenings on a smaller scale at offline theaters until the festival closes.
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