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Jeonju International Film Festival’s Diverse Attractions and Entertainment on Jeonju Film Street

The 25th Jeonju International Film Festival (JIFF), themed “We Always Cross the Line,” will start on May 1st and continue for ten days, mainly on Jeonju Film Street and throughout the city until May 10th.

Both the Korean Competition and International Competition sections have set a record for the highest number of entries. During the festival, 232 films from 43 countries will be screened.
On the second day of the festival, I visited Jeonju Film Street, where the Jeonju International Film Festival is held. It was fascinating and packed with plenty to see and enjoy!

This time, I’ll introduce you to the Jeonju Lounge, Jeonju Square, the Inside Out 2 Pixar Zone, the Ticket Box, the goods shop, the hardworking volunteers known as JIFF Supporters, and the lively atmosphere on Jeonju Film Street.
Ready to explore the wide range of interesting attractions on Jeonju Film Street?

“We Always Cross the Line! The Colorful Diverse Attractions and Entertainment of Jeonju Film Street”


| Jeonju Square

The first place I visited was Jeonju Square, located in O-Street Plaza, and the starting point of the Jeonju International Film Festival. The information center and on-site ticket booth were operating there.
At this location, you can make reservations on-site, collect tickets, get badges, process cancellations and refunds, and obtain information about the film festival.

The volunteers, JIFF Supporters, are key contributors to the success of the Jeonju International Film Festival.
Will you see the stylish and friendly JIFF Supporters volunteers doing their best at Jeonju Square?


| Jeonju Lounge

Next, I visited the Jeonju Lounge, where the shade canopy fluttered in the breeze.
It feels like you’ve stepped into James Cameron’s “Avatar.”
Watching the colorful canopy fluttering in the breeze brings a sense of calm.
Performances like Joseon-Pop will be held on the Jeonju Lounge stage from May 3rd to 6th. Come visit Jeonju Film Street to enjoy the shows~!


The Jeonju Lounge includes an emergency booth supported by Jesus Hospital, an energy station where you can rent bikes, and events hosted by the Jeonbuk Art, Culture & Tourism Foundation, including a receipt giveaway.

Have you seen the Save the Children “Send a Red Goat to Africa” campaign booth? It promotes sending goats to Karamoja, a poverty-stricken region in Uganda that faces flooding, droughts, and food shortages due to climate change.


| Inside Out 2. Pixar in Jeonju

Next, I visited a space set up to promote “Inside Out 2,” which will be released in June.
The Pixar Zone’s goods shop and bubbles make this place feel like a time machine, creating the sensation of traveling back to your childhood.
The cute character merchandise in the shop is delightful, and watching bubbles float down from the second floor is a calming experience.

he entrance to the Pixar Zone looks stylish, and the goods shop offers a variety of cute character merchandise for purchase.

Personally, “Pixar in Jeonju” is one of the most relaxing and enjoyable spots at this year’s Jeonju International Film Festival.


| Jeonju Film Street

I left the Pixar Zone and headed toward Jeonju Film Street.
As I strolled along Jeonju Film Street, I could tell from the banners and decorations that the festival was in full swing.

After a short walk, I noticed the goods shop next to Megabox.
The goods shop next to Megabox was busy with people.


Right next to the goods shop, the busking stage in front of Megabox will feature various street performers from May 3 to 6 at 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. If you’re interested, it’s worth visiting!

The shop offered a range of items, including T-shirts and other unique merchandise.
What stood out was the reusable, multipurpose pouch made from the seat covers of CGV cinemas.
How nice is it that the Jeonju International Film Festival committee cares about recycled goods?

The 100 posters hung along Jeonju Film Street show that it’s a film festival venue.

At CGV Jeonju Gosa, JIFF Supporters help with ticketing and information.
The interpreters for foreigners were excellent, handling interactions smoothly and naturally. As I left CGV, I considered coming back over the weekend to watch another movie.

In the alleyway in front of CGV, there’s a storage area for tourists with suitcases.
Isn’t it heartwarming to see two senior volunteers working with a young JIFF Supporter?

The “Movie Crew” sculpture, a symbol of Jeonju Film Street, is pointing its camera at the street again this year, just like last year.
Did you get a sense of the atmosphere on Jeonju Film Street, where the Jeonju International Film Festival is held?
During the weekend, busking and Joseon-Pop performances continue, which makes me think it’s worth visiting Jeonju Film Street often.

Besides Jeonju Film Street, you can also explore exhibitions and programs at venues like the Factory of Contemporary Arts in Palbok, Jeonju Vision Center, and Gyo Dong Museum of Art. Programs like the “Happy Film Quiz Golden Bell” offer various activities, so I encourage you to pick one that matches your interests!

Wrapping up this post, I hope the 25th Jeonju International Film Festival ends successfully and helps Jeonju grow as a film city.


📍 Jeonju Film Street  183 Gosa-dong, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do

📍 Jeonju Five-way Culture Plaza  9-7 Gosa-dong, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do

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