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[JIMFF Newsletter] Summer is coming.
2022/05/24 11:57
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🎹JIMFF's Letter : Summer is coming.

🎹JIMFF NEWS
- Justin Hurwitz, the Composer for Whiplash and La La Land, Wins the Jecheon Film Music Honorary Award 2022!!
- 18th JIMFF Unveils its Official Poster & Slogan: 'a tempo'!
- Launching of ‘JIMFF OST Market’, the world's first market for film music composers!!

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- Korean Film Festivals Announce Statement to Support Ukraine
- 18th JIMFF Film Submission Now Closed, Korean Film Submissions Hit a Record High!

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- In memory of actor Kang Soo-youn, a beautiful star in the Korean Film Industry

JIMFF's Letter
Summer is coming. 🌻


The weather is getting hotter, and our season, summer, is finally coming. Now that we can take off our masks, all we have to do is get ready to have fun in Jecheon! The recently presented slogan for the 18th Jecheon International Music & Film Festival, 'a tempo', is a musical terminology and means 'return to the original tempo'. As the slogan says, now it is time to return to the daily tempo before the pandemic, and enjoy the Jecheon International Music & Film Festival(JIMFF) to the fullest. 😊

JIMFF NEWS
The Composer for Whiplash (2014) and La La Land (2016),
Justin Hurwitz Wins the Jecheon Film Music Honorary Award 2022!
Justin Hurwitz, the film composer of the films beloved by Korean fans, La La Land (2016) and Whiplash (2014), is coming this year to the 18th edition of Jecheon International Music & Film Festival! He earned several awards for the original scores of La La Land and Whiplash, including the Academy Awards, the BAFTA Awards, and the Critics' Choice Awards, making himself an acclaimed rising star on the film music scene.  At this year's edition of JIMFF, the Jecheon Film Music Honorary Award is bestowed upon Justin Hurwitz for his outstanding work impacting not only Asia but also the world. What is more exciting is that a concert by Justin Hurwitz, featuring music from all of his films, is to be performed for the first time in the world at the 18th JIMFF! We are already excited for you to see it.  We will keep you posted on the concert details through our official social media channels and newsletters in the future. 😊 In the meanwhile, check out the message from Justin Hurwitz! Click the video below!
18th JIMFF Unveils its Official Poster & Slogan: 'a tempo'!
The much-anticipated poster of the 18th Jecheon International Music & Film Festival has finally arrived. JIMFF has been experimenting with new posters since last year, departing from previous posters that primarily utilized photos. The new official poster features two vibrant key colors: 'Blue', symbolizing the Uirimji Lake in Jecheon, and 'Red', symbolizing the Jecheon International Music & Film Festival. The submerged number '18' represents the 18th edition of the Festival, symbolically illustrating the relaxed rhythm felt in the water. The slogan of the year, 'a tempo', was also unveiled with the poster. The slogan, which means 'return to the original tempo', expresses our desire for all of us to relive the joy of the festival that we all missed. If you want to see the poster in action, just click the link below!
Launching of ‘JIMFF OST Market’, the world's first market for film music composers!!
The 18th JIMFF is launching a brand-new project market for the debut of film musicians, 'JIMFF OST Market'! Did you know that there have been nearly 600 graduates from Jecheon International Music & Film Academy (JIMFA) since 2006? Unfortunately, there are currently only a few graduates who have the title of film composer under their own names. The newly launched 'JIMFF OST Market' is the world's first market for these film music composers to make their debut!  If you are a film music composer who has a fresh perspective and talent, don't miss out on the opportunity to make your debut in 'JIMFF OST Market'! For further details, please check out the official website.
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Korean Film Festivals Announce Statement to Support Ukraine
This year's Jeonju International Film Festival has come to an end. During the event, the directors and organizers of ten Korean film festivals, including the Jecheon International Music & Film Festival, came together in Jeonju to call for a peaceful end to the war in Ukraine. CHO Sungwoo, chairman of the executive committee of the Jecheon International Music & Film Festival, voiced the same sentiment in condemning Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The Jeonju International Film Festival named April 30 'Ukraine Day' and expressed its continued opposition to Russia's invasion of Ukraine by screening films by Ukrainian filmmakers. The ongoing Russian aggression on Ukraine can no longer be tolerated. Support Ukraine with us.

STOP THE WAR, CHOOSE PEACE
18th JIMFF Film Submission Now Closed, Korean Film Submissions Hit a Record High!
[The 17th JIMFF Korean Competition Award Ceremony]
The music film submission period for the 18th JIMFF, for both feature and short films, ended on April 30. JIMFF, Asia's only music film festival, allows you to witness all types of music films in one spot. This year, there were 1,525 submissions total, with 1,273 international films and 252 Korean films.

Particularly this year, Korean film submissions reached a new high, increasing by 77% compared to the pre-pandemic record in 2019. We were able to sense the Korean filmmakers' common enthusiasm for music filmmaking. While there have been numerous documentary submissions in the past, fiction films made up a larger percentage of this year's submissions.

A variety of films with novel viewpoints are said to be plentiful this year, so don't miss out on the opportunity to see them at the Jecheon International Music & Film Festival this August! 👍
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In memory of actor Kang Soo-youn, a beautiful star in the Korean Film Industry

The late actor Kang Soo-youn, a beautiful star in the Korean Film Industry, passed away May 7th.

 

The legendary star who was the first to represent Korea in the world, Kang Soo-youn, was globally acclaimed for her unparalleled beauty and extraordinary performance. She devoted herself to the development of the Korean film industry like no other, saying, "We may not have much money, but we have pride," showing her undefeated will as a filmmaker against any external pressures. 

 

The Jecheon International Music & Film Festival will never forget the actor Kang Soo-youn. 

May her soul rest in peace.

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