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Against all odds: 21st JEONJU International Film Festival

System Administrator Monday June 22, 2020
This year’s Jeonju International Film Festival was the first important Asian film event to hold a part-live and part-virtual event in May (28 May – 6 June). It first attempted to hold the event during its regular dates in April before the spread of COVID-19 but it was not possible. Netpac jury chairman Jinna LEE, was onsite with an eye-witness account of how terrible the pressure was for organisers who faced the challenge of staging an essentially audience-centred event inspite of tight health precautions. This report is almost a primer for many festivals now faced with staging their own events under near-lockdown conditions. See this link for the complete report:

MEMORIES OF TADAO SATO

6 October, 1930 - 17 March, 2022

Tadao Sato was on the Hawaiʻi International Film Festival jury in 1988 along with the other jury members- Donald Richie, Sir Lester James Peries, Richard Schickel, and Nadia Tass

Tadao Sato, as I experienced him, was a fierce and tireless advocate for overlooked Asian visual Storytellers who make exceptional films by being truthful about their specific cultures and experiences.

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Kirill Razlogov

May 6, 1946 – September 26, 2021

С Разлоговым в Бусане

Distinguished figure in Russian cultural research and an internationally known film critic, Kirill Razlogov left us unexpectedly on September 26, 2021, leaving all of us deeply saddened and heartbroken.. Read More...