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[Korea] Gangneung International Film Festival Unveiled November 8

  • Date11/07/2019
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Photo: Gangneung International Film Festival poster
(Credit: Gangneung International Film Festival Organizing Committee)

The Gangneung International Film Festival (GIFF) will take place for the first time from November 8 to 14 at Gangneung Arts Center, CGV Gangneung, Shinyeong Theater, and the areas nearby. GIFF is a non-competitive film festival that will be showcasing a total of 73 international films produced by directors from 30 different countries.

The festival’s program consists of several films divided into themes, such as “Cinema & Literature” and “Masters & Newcomers.” The Cinema & Literature features selected classic Korean literary films from the 1960s to 1970s and movies dedicated to women and writing, whereas the Masters & Newcomers pays tribute to directors Kore-eda Hirokazu and the late Choi In-ho. The Masters & Newcomers program also showcases the Korean premiere of 10 films that made it into ACID Cannes of the Cannes Film Festival from 2017 to 2019.

The opening ceremony of the festival will present a “cine-concert” of the world’s first female director Alice Guy-Blanche’s work “Falling Leaves (1912),” performed by the Gangneung Philharmonic Orchestra. The concert will be followed by an opening film “A Little Princess (2019),” directed by Huh In-moo. Other noteworthy events and activities include a VR Lounge and the showcase of “100X100,” a collaboration of 100 works directed by 100 directors with a running time of 100 seconds each.

Tickets can be booked online through CGV website or on-site at Gangneung Arts Center and Shinyeong Theater.

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Gangneung International Film Festival

☞ Event period:
November 8-14, 2019
☞ Event venues
- Gangneung Arts Center: 84, Jonghabundongjang-gil, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do (강원도 강릉시 종합운동장길 84)
- CGV Gangneung: Cine Mall 6-8F, 2120, Gyeonggang-ro, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do (강원도 강릉시 경강로 2120 씨네몰 6~8층)
- Shinyeong Theater: Shinyeong 2nd Bldg. 4F, 2100, Gyeonggang-ro, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do (강원도 강릉시 경강로 2100 신영빌딩2 4층)
- Gyeongpo Beach Square: 514, Changhae-ro, Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do (강원도 강릉시 창해로 514)
* Film “100X100” will be playing at Gangneung Arts Center and Gyeongpo Beach Square
☞ Directions
- Gangneung Arts Center: Take Bus No. 202-1 or 202-2 from Gangneung Station, Exit 2 (KTX) and get off at Gangneung Olympic Park Bus Stop, then walk for approx. 10 min
- CGV Gangneung & Shinyeong Theater: Take Bus No. 300, 302, 303, 304, 308, or 312 from Gangneung Station, Exit 1 (KTX) and get off at Kyobo Life Bus Stop, then walk for approx. 4 min
- Gyeongpo Beach Square: Take Bus No. 202-1 or 202-2 from Gangneung Station, Exit 2 (KTX) and get off at Gyeongpo Wetland Eco-Park Bus Stop, then walk for approx. 10 min
☞ Fee: 5,000 won per movie
* Films screened at Gangneung Arts Center are free of charge (seat reservation required)
* 20% discount applies to senior citizens (ages 65 & older) & people with disabilities
* Tickets purchased on-site must be used within the day
☞ Websites
- Gangneung International Film Festival: www.giff.kr (Korean, English)
- CGV: www.cgv.co.kr (Korean, English)
☞ 1330 Korea Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Vietnamese, Thai, Malay)

Information courtesy of Gangneung International Film Festival Organizing Committee