The international film festival directors from different countries share their experiences achieving sustainable growth of their film festivals while overcoming crisis in rapidly changing social, cultural, and media industries for the past 20 years of the 21st century and discuss plans for implementing their future vision and a paradigm of a new film festival.
The world-class master director Kore-eda Hirokazu and the 2019 Grand Prize winner of the Yi Sang Literary Award, Yun I-hyeong, open up a talk on the sociocultural role of films.
Screening of Beyond the screen by director Kim Eungsu with experimental performance by Ryu Han-kil, noise artist/improvisation musician
Gangneung International Film Festival 2019 will commemorate Pierre Rissient (1936 – 2018), who is not only a filmmaker, a director and a critic, but also recognized as cineaste and staunch supporter of Korean cinema. The memorial will affirm his legacy in the world cinema with colleagues he loved. His life and his belief will be explored and there will be mementos including the schedule book with printed quote from Pierre Rissient “It is not enough to love a film, one must love it for the right reason.”
CHOI in-ho’s Cine–Family
※ This event will be held in Korean only.
Restoring Korean Films:
The Past and the Contemporary
Genealogy of a Certain Type of Love:
About the Beautiful Love We Cannot Dare to Put a Name On
Literary Films as an Institution, Genre and Aesthetics
Development Course of Korean Films and Literary Films
Under the theme, ‘Small but Beautiful Film Loved by Writers from Gangneung’, GIFF asked writers from Gangneung and Gangwon-do about a film they would like to watch with someone important at night in later November. From this survey, GIFF selected films to be screened during the festival. The films will be screened in the Gore Bookstore with other audiences, and guests related to films and literatures will be invited for the screening and discussion crossing the boundary of literature and film.
Life of Cinema
Beyond the Barrier of Medium:
A History of Violence, Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay