20+80: The Prospect of Film Festivals in the 21st Century

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.

Sat. Nov 9, 2019 18:00 ~ 20:00
Myeongju Art Center #306
KIM Hong-joon (Artistic Director, GIFF)
Garin NUGROHO (Chairman, JAFF Jogja)
Lorna TEE (Head of Festival Management, IFFAM Macao)
Martine THEROUANNE (Head of Festival Management, FICA Vesoul)
Jean-Marc THEROUANNE (General Manager, FICA Vesoul)
MAEDA Shu (Festival Director, FIFF Fukuoka)
Samuel JAMIER (Executive Director, NYAFF New York)
Wilfred WONG (Chairman, HKIFF Hong Kong)
Joanne GOH (Chairman, MIFEST Malaysia)
Kirill RAZLOGOV (Programming Director,MIFF Moscow)
Piers HANDLING (CEO, TIFF Toronto)
Felipe ALJURE (Artistic Director, FICCI Cartagena de Indias)
HISAMATSU Takeo (Festival Director, TIFF Tokyo)
and more.

KORE-EDA Hirokazu, What Can Films Do?

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.

Sun. Nov 10, 2019 13:30 After the screening of Shoplifters (60mins)
Shinyoung Theater
KIM Hong-joon (Artistic Director, GIFF)
KORE-EDA Hirokazu (Director), YUN I-hyeong (Novelist)

Cine-Live: Beyond the Screen

Screening of Beyond the screen by director Kim Eungsu with experimental performance by Ryu Han-kil, noise artist/improvisation musician

  • Date : Tue. Nov 12, 2019 19:30
  • Venue : Shinyoung Theater
  • Musician : RYU Han-kil
※ There will be Q&A session after the Cine-Live.

In Memory of Pierre RISSIENT

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.”

Sat. Nov 9, 2019 14:00-14:30 (Before the screening of Five and the Skin)
KIM Dong-ho (Chairman, GIFF)
Shinyoung Theater
KIM Hong-joon (Artistic Director, GIFF)
SONG Yung-hee (Pierre RISSIENT’s Wife)
Benjamin ILLOS (Programmer, Director’s Fortnight)
Christine HAKIM (Actor)
JEON Do-yeon (Actor)
LEE Chang-dong (Director)
LEE Joon-dong (Producer)
YANG Ik-joon (Director)

CHOI in-ho’s Cine–Family

This event invites the directors Lee Jang-ho and Bae Chang-ho who cinematized many works of the writer Choi In-ho who passed away in 2013. The event reminisces and pays homage to the family movies based on Choi’s works.

Date : Sun. Nov 10, 2019 16:00
After the screening of Heavenly Homecoming to Stars (60mins)
Venue : CGV Gangneung 1 Host : KIM Hong-joon (Artistic Director, GIFF) Guest : LEE Jang-ho (Director), BAE Chang-ho (Director), AHN Seong-ki (Actor)

※ This event will be held in Korean only.

Restoring Korean Films:
The Past and the Contemporary

This event sums up the preservation conditions of Korean films that went through emancipation and war, and examines digital restoration of Korean films that began in 2004.

Date : Mon. Nov 11, 2019 20:00 After : the screening of L’Argent de Juda (60mins) Speaker : OK Im-sik (Korea Image-Care Lab.)

Genealogy of a Certain Type of Love:
About the Beautiful Love We Cannot Dare to Put a Name On

After screening A Song of Love by Jean Genet who was also a French poet, novelist and playwriter, we will discuss how the director used cinematic languages to express homosexuality and eroticism, both of which were his main literary interests.

Date : Wed. Nov 13, 2019 20:30 After : the screening of A Song of Love (60mins) Venue : CGV Gangneung 2 Speaker : SEO Dong-jin (Department of Intermedia Art, Kaywon University of Arts and Design)

Literary Films as an Institution, Genre and Aesthetics

It was the golden age of literary films in 1967 and 1968. We will take a time to review the relationship between Korean films and literature, focusing on those years.

Date : Sat. Nov 9, 2019 14:00 After : the screening of Mother and a Guest (60mins) Speaker : PARK Yu-hee (Department of Creative Writing and Media Studies, Korea University) Venue : CGV Gangneung 5

Development Course of Korean Films and Literary Films

We will discuss the development of Korean films and literary films by reviewing the works of Kim Seung-ok step by step — from his novel, Record of a Journey to Mujin, the screenplay of the film, Mist, to the film itself.

Date Sun. Nov 10, 2019 12:30 After the screening of Mist (60mins) Speaker KIM Nam-seok (Department of Korean Language and Literature, Pukyong National University)

Gore Bookstore Night Talk

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.

  • Venue : Gore Bookstore 2nd floor
  • Audience : Anyone who loves films and literature. (Priority to those who applied in advance)

    ※ This event will be held in Korean Only.
1st.Gore Bookstore
Night Talk:
Find the Best Part
Inviting poet, Jang Seok-nam and a children’s book author, Yang yeon-ju and a novelist, Kim Doyeon, each will select four poetic films loved by writers and discuss about poems and literature, and famous lines and scenes from the films.
  • Date : Sat. Nov 9, 2019 19:00 ~ 21:00
  • Panels : JANG Seok-nam (Poet), YANG yeon-ju (Children’s book author), KIM Do-yeon (Novelist)
2nd.Gore Bookstore
Night Talk:
Screen the Poem
Screening a film, The Poem, My Old Mother which was ranked No.1 in a survey based on the theme of ‘Independent Film to Watch with Someone Important at Night in Late Fall’ and answered by writers working in Gangneung, Director Lee Jong-eun and Poet, Jeong Ho-seung are invited and will discuss ‘Poem about Life’ as seen throughout the film.
  • Date : Mon. Nov 11, 2019 21:00 ~ 23:00
  • Panels : JEONG Ho-seung (Poet), LEE Jong-eun (Director)

Life of Cinema

Understanding the “Life of Cinema”–planning, production, distribution, theater management, submission to festivals, and premiere – with mentors from each field.

Date : Sat. Nov 9, 2019 10:30 ~ 16:00 Venue : Myeongju Art Center #306
Mentor : LEE Dong-ha (Red Peter Films Co.)
            CHOI Nag-yong (BaekDu-DaeGan Films Co.)
            KIM Sung-tai (Gangwon Film Commission)
※ This event will be held in Korean only.

Beyond the Barrier of Medium:
A History of Violence, Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay

A History of Violence (directed by David Cronenberg, starring Viggo Mortensen and Ed Harris) is a film, cinematized from the homonymous graphic novel previously unfamiliar to the public. This event displays the whole movie, then asks and listens to the reason why the writer made the decisions regarding the adaptation of the film. We expect this case will prove to be a valuable lesson to the Korean filmmakers where numerous webtoons are being cinematized.

Date : Sun. Nov 10, 2019 11:30 ~ 14:30 Venue : Gangneung Arts Center Small Theatre Host : KIM Byung-in (Head of Screenwriters Guild of Korea) Mentor : Josh OLSON (Writer of A History of Violence)
※ Co-hosted by the Screenwriters Guild of Korea
※ Free admission

Family GIFF Commentary

  • Date : Mon. Nov 11, 2019 – Thu. Nov 14, 2019
  • Commentator : HAN Eun-jin, CHO Yu-jin
※ This event will be held in Korean Only.

Live DubbingPAHUNA-The Little Visitors live dubbing screening Great program for family visitors, as if we read a book to our children, “live dubbing” is provided for preschoolers who may find difficulties in reading subtitles

  • Date : Sun. Nov 10, 2019 16:30
  • Mon. Nov 11, 2019 10:30
  • Voice : Actor KIM Ji-hyun (Announcer, Traffic Broadcasting Network)
※ This event will be held in Korean Only.