Magazine article Screen International

Korea’s Jeonju International Film Festival Postponed Due to Coronavirus

Magazine article Screen International

Korea’s Jeonju International Film Festival Postponed Due to Coronavirus

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Originally scheduled to run April 30-May 9, the festival’s dates have been moved to May 28-June 6.

South Korea’s Jeonju International Film Festival (Jeonju IFF) has announced that it is postponing its 21st edition due to concerns over the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Originally scheduled to run April 30-May 9, the festival’s Organization Committee has decided it will move the event’s dates to May 28-June 6 “in consideration of potentially dangerous situations for guests and audiences in the international event representing the city of Jeonju.”

Festival director Lee Joondong said: “We will closely monitor developments related to COVID-19 and prepare for the event on full alert to operate the festival although the event has been delayed.”

This is to be the Burning producer’s first edition after being appointed festival director last December, following the controversial exit of the festival’s lead programming team in November. …

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