The Jeonju International Film Festival (JIFF) is held every spring in Jeonju, the traditional city of Korea. Launched in 2000, JIFF is now recognized as one of the most important film festivals in Asia that introduces Independent and Experimental films from around the world. JIFF will greet the audience with a more diverse program.
In 2011 sections are:
4.1 Competition : International Competition / Korean Feature Film Competition
/ Korean Short Film Competition
4.2 JIFF Project : Jeonju Digital Project 2011 / Carte Blanche / Short! Short! Short! 2011
4.3 Cinemascape : Feature Films / Short Films / Korean Cinema Showcase / Local Cinema in Jeonju
4.4 Stranger than Cinema
4.5 Cinemafest : Cinema Palace / Anifest / Midnight Obsession / Outdoor Screening
4.6 Focus On : Discovery / Retrospective / Korean Cinema Retrospective
Main awards are:
- Woosuk Award (Grand Prize) : Chosen from the International Competition section, a feature film which best embodies the spirit in creative filmmaking activity and paves the new way for contemporary cinema will receive the 'Woosuk Award' and a cash prize of USD 10,000 and fund of USD 5,000, which will go to the director of the winning film.
- JBbank Award(Special Jury Prize) : Chosen from the International Competition section, a feature film which best embodies the spirit in creative filmmaking activity and paves the new way for contemporary cinema will receive the ‘JBbank Award’ and a cash prize of 7,000,000 Korean WON (about USD 7,000), which will go to the director of the winning film.
- Audience Award : The audience of JIFF will select their favorite film shown in International Competition and Korean Feature Competition section, and present the ‘Audience Award’ along with precious local gifts.
- Netpac Award: It will be given to the best Asian film screened in competition section(international and domestic) and Cinemascape section by the NETPAC Organization Committee.