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Jeonju Digital Project

by aledipa
Every year since 2000 the Jeonju International Film Festival in South Korea has awarded 50 million won to three international filmmakers, to make a 30–minute digital film. The ‘Jeonju Digital Project’ is definitely a ‘Dare’ project. The Jeonju International Film Festival has dared to commission films, which very few organizations are willing or able to do anymore. The Festival does not dictate content, yet all of the filmmakers they select are known for making non–commercial, complex and often demanding work. In this time of shrinking resources and (though I am loathe to admit it) apparent shrinking attention to serious cinema, this… Read more

Every year since 2000 the Jeonju International Film Festival in South Korea has awarded 50 million won to three international filmmakers, to make a 30–minute digital film.

The ‘Jeonju Digital Project’ is definitely a ‘Dare’ project. The Jeonju International Film Festival has dared to commission films, which very few organizations are willing or able to do anymore. The Festival does not dictate content, yet all of the filmmakers they select are known for making non–commercial, complex and often demanding work. In this time of shrinking resources and (though I am loathe to admit it) apparent shrinking attention to serious cinema, this commitment to the future of the art form is truly remarkable. — Joel Shepard, Film/Video Curator

17 movies are not on MUBI:
www.whitelover.com by Park Kwang-su (2000)
Dal Segno by Kim Yun-tae (2000)
Jin Xing Files by Zhang Yuan (2000)
Digitopia by John Akomfrah (2001)
Survival Game by Moon Seung-wook (2002)
The New Year by Wang Xiaoshuai (2002)
A Letter From Hiroshima by Suwa Nobuhiro (2002)
Like a Desperado Under the Eaves by Shinji Aoyama (2003)
Digital Search by Park Ki-yong (2003)
Dance with me to the End of Love by Yu Lik-wai (2004)
Influenza by Bong Joon-ho (2004)
Twelve Twenty by Pen-ek Ratanaruang (2006)
The Rabbit Hunters by Pedro Costa (2007)
The Birthday by Idrissa Ouedraogo (2008)
The Alphabet of My Mother by Nacer Khemir (2008)
Koma by Naomi Kawase (2009)

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