While the spirit of innovation pervades all programs at the JEONJU IFF, the most risk-taking lieu that persists in the discussion on film to the very end is the section Expanded Cinema. Films that are the boldest and most experimental out of all the films to be screened at the JEONJU IFF are all gathered in this section. These are films that propose new forms of narration, production, and directing, and escape all the existing formulas that we call cinema. Rules of fiction and documentary change, become ambiguous, and films find new ways to convey (or not convey) stories. In the saturated scene of images created by visual and auditory media, creators set out to find new locations, new plots, and new characters that are completely detached from what we see in our ordinary lives. We will also screen a 3D movie and a short, and two 16mm short films that will be projected in its original format. With the hope that the audience will have a new experience in the film’s length, a program in which four-hour and two-minute films coexist was created. Especially this year, a lot of effort has been put into planning short films by theme. Expanded Cinema for Shorts 1: The Places gathered a series of films that are themed with places. Expanded Cinema for Shorts 2: The Cinema details not only the history of cinema but also actors and directors, as well as tools and formats of cinematic recording. Expanded Cinema for Shorts 3: The World, where the history and political situations of the world are shown in shocking ways.
Expanded Cinema challenges the audience and provides innovative perspectives and potential for cinema art. This is not a mistrust or disregard of the history of cinematic language but rather a starting point to continue thinking of cinema as a young art form that still has aspects to explore and invent. All films introduced in this section individually demand challenges from the audience and await the audience to accept these challenges.
Programmer Sung MOON
Expanded Cinema for Shorts 1: The Places
Expanded Cinema for Shorts 2: The Cinema
Expanded Cinema for Shorts 3: The World
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