John Sayles, a cinematic brother from another planet.

John Sayles, the paradigm of the contemporary independent filmmaker representing American independent films, will share his way of independent film production, his social participatory attitude and philosophy on cinema.

  • Date: Sun. Oct 24 19:00 Follows the screening of <Lianna> (Pre-recorded video)
  • Venue: CGV Gangneung 3
  • Guest: John SAYLES(Director)

Roundtable

Some Stories about Georges Perec
Experts of literature, film and sociology who love and study George Perec’s works will share their thoughts on his artistic world, works and life.

Date

Sat. Oct 23 17:00 Follows the screening of

Venue

CGV Gangneung 7

Guest

KIM Hoyoung(Professor, Hanyang University)
KIM Taeyong(Writer)
SHIN Jieun(Professor, Pusan National University)

*This event is only operated in Korean.

Cine-Live

Symphony of Typewriter and Reading <A Man in a Dream>
This program encourages us to interpret and appreciate Perec's works in the same experimental way he challenged the typical form of artistic creation. The event will feature experimental performances accompanied by a specially adapted typewriter and author Kim Taeyong’s reading of <A Man in a Dream>.

Date

Sun. Oct 24 16:30

Venue

Shinyoung Theater

Guest

KIM Taeyong(Writer)

*This event is only operated in Korean.

Commentary Screening

Focus on <Les Lieux d'une fugue> Georges Perec, a stroller in Paris
Perec has created as many diverse works for the film culture as he has for the field of literature. He wasn’t shy of crossing different genres and types, engaging in documentary, fiction, short film, feature film and even television films. Unlike the nouveau cinema movement group (e.g. Duras, Robbe-Grillet) that viewed cinema as a process of recovering literary value, Perec had a passion for film itself and genuinely explored images and sounds. The screening and commentary, focusing on Perec’s <Les Lieux d'une fugue>, will help the audience find a way to better understand his world of creativity.

Date

Mon. Oct 25 16:30 Before Screening <Les Lieux d'une fugue>

Venue

CGV Gangneung 2

Guest

KIM Hoyoung(Professor, Hanyang University)

*This event is only operated in Korean.

‘Women Write, Films Remember’ Special Talk

Understanding Films by Crossing the Boundaries of Genres After screening of a short centered on female narratives in the Women Write, Films Remember Section, a special talk will invite female writers who write various female-centered narratives from their own perspectives to tell stories about the lives of contemporary women.
*This event is only operated in Korean.

Special Talk1
  • Date: Sat. Oct 30 17:00 Follows the screening of <Anita>
  • Venue: Shinyoung Theater
  • Moderator: KIM Hyungyung(Professor, Seoul Women's University)
  • Guest: JEON Hayoung(Writer)
Special Talk2
  • Date: Sat. Oct 23 17:00 Follows the screening of <Excuse Me, Miss, Miss, Miss>
  • Venue: CGV Gangneung 3
  • Moderator: Jin CHO(Programmer, GIFF)
  • Guest: YI Seoyoung(Writer)
Special Talk3
  • Date: Sat. Oct 23 13:30 Follows the screening of <Five Tiger>
  • Venue: CGV Gangneung 2
  • Moderator: Winter KIM(Writer)
  • Guest: OH Seunghyun(Writer)
Special Talk4
  • Date: Sun. Oct 24 14:00 Follows the screening of <Step into the River>
  • Venue: CGV Gangneung 2
  • Moderator: Winter KIM(Writer)
  • Guest: SONG Kyunga(Writer)

‘Re: Origin’ Lecture

Lecture1

Comparing the Narrative Structures of the film <Flowers of Shanghai> and the novel <The Sing-Song Girls of Shanghai>
An analysis of the film <Flowers of Shanghai> that compares the narrative structure of the film to that of the original novel.

  • Date: Sat. Oct 23 13:00 Follows the screening of <Flowers of Shanghai>
  • Venue: CGV Gangneung 7
  • Speaker: KIM Youngok(Writer)

*This event is only operated in Korean.

Lecture2

<Les Liaisons dangereuse> by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos and the film <Untold Scandal>
How Pierre Schoderlo de Laclo's <Les Liaisons dangereuse> continues to be varied beyond the era and genres.

  • Date: Sun. Oct 24 16:30 Follows the screening of <Untold Scandal>
Lecture3

Changes of Femininity in Snow White's Modern Interpretation
Overthrowing the imprinted image of Snow White, this program takes a glimpse at the infinite number of interpretations of classical fairy tales.

  • Date: Sat. Oct 30 13:00 Follows the screening of <Snow White>
  • Venue: CGV Gangneung 7
  • Speaker: LEE Chaeron(Writer)

*This event is only operated in Korean.

What is Casual Cinema?: From Production to Appreciation

Nowadays, the act of making or watching a film can no longer be considered special in itself. Nevertheless, why is film yet to be established as an everyday activity? It may be due to the discrepancy between technological foundation and institutional practices, or it may be because the conventional concept of cinema’s influence remains strong to this day. This event, which consists of workshops, lectures, and discussions, was prepared to examine what is needed to make a film more approachable daily activity, and to present examples of practical methods to consider.
This event is planned and organized in cooperation with the Institute of Dankook Global Visual Contents.

Session 1: Making Films casually
Session 2: Watching Films casually

Date
Sun. Oct 24 13:00
Venue

Stage 'Dan'

Guest

KIM Sol(Flim Maker), PARK Kiyong(Director), SEO Hansol(Filmmaker), SON Moa(Filmmaker), YOO Unseong(Film Critic), LEE Yubin(Researcher), LIM Jungeun(Filmmaker), HUR Jang(Researcher)


*This event is only operated in Korean.

Academic Forum: NANG StoriesAn academic forum with editors and designers from <NANG>, a leading Asian film research magazine.

Since its inception in 2016, <NANG>, an Asian film and culture journal, has contained the original views of editors and writers. Each issue aims to establish a specific topic for which to provide grounds for ideas, experiments and research. Ahead of its upcoming 10th issue, this forum will reflect on the path that <NANG> has taken so far and discuss the present and future of film-related publications. The event will be held in two sessions.

Session 1

Designing pages
A discussion about the design, publication, editing and production of movie magazines.

Session 2

Turning pages
A discussion about the challenges and prospects of film publications.

Date

Mon. Oct 25 13:00

Venue

Stage 'Dan'

Moderater

KIM Hongjun (Artistic Director, GIFF)

Guest

Davide CAZZARO(NANG Magazine, Chief Editor), Darcy PAQUET(The Wildflower Film Awards Korea, Artistic Director), SHIN Donghyeok(NANG Magazine, Art Director), SHIN Haeok(NANG Magazine, Art Director), YOO Unseong(Film Critic),

*Registration is required to attend this forum.
Please refer to the GIFF website for the details.

Workshop: The Life of a Film

What the Audience Didn’t Know about Film’s Life Cycle: from Inception to Completion
A unique one-day workshop with behind-the-scenes heroes - goods item designers, poster designers and food stylists.

*This event is only operated in Korean.

Session 1
Designing Food in Films

It’s time to learn about food styling in cinema and the job of a food stylist. Sometimes, food in a film’s mise-en-scene goes beyond just a prop. It implies the image of the film and even becomes an important key to the film’s narrative.

  • Guest: KIM Soojin(Food Stylist), J KIM(Food Stylist)
  • Moderator: Lee Hwajeong( Movie Journalist)
Session 2
Designing Film Goods

It’s time to uncover the production of merchandise items, which connect the sensations of films that have not yet disappeared after watching them and realize the desire of audiences to live in the story’s cinematic world.

  • Guest: EO Juyoung(Goods Item Designer), Tokkiri(Goods Item Designer)
  • Moderator: Lee Hwajeong( Movie Journalist)
Session 3
Designing Film Poster

It’s time to learn about the production of movie posters, which often create the first impression of a movie and raise the audience's expectations. Designer KIM Haejin, who has made bold movie posters, will tell us the story behind the birth of the field and how the industry works.

  • Guest: KIM Haejin(Poster Designer)
  • Moderator: Lee Hwajeong( Movie Journalist)
Date

Fri. Oct 29 11:00

Venue

Stage 'Dan'

Moderator

Lee Hwa-jung(Journalist) 

‘Gangneung Big Picture’ Special Talk Concert & Talk

<One Fine Spring Day>

To mark the 20th anniversary of HUR Jinho's <One Fine Spring Day>, a Special Talk Concert and talk event will be held following this special screening. Held in Gangneung, the background of the film and the destination of Eunsu's taxi in the film, the events should draw even more nostalgia. Since the soundtrack received as much love as the film, the festival has prepared a movie music concert that will touch the hearts of fans. After the concert, director Huh Jin-ho and actors from the film will join the special talk.

  • Date: Sat. Oct 23 18:00 Follows the screening of <One Fine Spring Day>
  • Venue: Gwana Theater
  • Moderator: Lee Hwa-jung(Journalist) 
  • Guest: HUR Jinho(Director), Cho Sung Woo(Music Director, Festival Director of Jecheon International Music & Film Festival), YOO Jitae(Actor)

*This event is only operated in Korean.

<Color of Brass>

Gangneung Green Silver Band members are the heroes of <Color of Brass>, the new film by Lee Mario. Its members having an average age of 70, the Gangneung Green Silver Band, which marked the 22nd anniversary of its foundation this year, will perform and join the talk with the director and other musicians.

  • Date: Sat. Oct 30 18:30 Follows the screening of <Color of Brass>
  • Venue: Gwana Theater
  • Moderator: Lee Hwa-jung(Journalist) 
  • Guest: LEE Mario(Director), Gangneung Green Silver Band

*This event is only operated in Korean.

GIFF Talk

A Guest Visit (GV) is an opportunity for audiences to meet festival guests directly related to screening films. GV invitees include directors, producers and actors while GIFF Talk is where film critics, scholars and editors share their critical views with the audience.

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Date Time Venue Title
10/24 16:30 CGV Gangneung 4 The Round-Up
10/ 25 17:00 CGV Gangneung 4 I Know Where I'm Going!
10/29 14:00 Shinyoung Theater Songs for Rain
10/29 16:00 CGV Gangneung 2 The Brother from Another Planet
10/29 19:30 CGV Gangneung 7 WR: Mysteries of the Organism 
10/30 16:00 CGV Gangneung 4 Copilot

*GT schedules are subject to change.