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‘And she still sings!’ The 15th Jeju Women’s Film Festival36 films from 14 countries to reinvent the meaning of women through film
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'And she still sings!' The Jeju Women’s Film Festival

Wednesday, Sept. 24 to Sunday, Sept. 28

- Films will start between 10:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. on each day

Jeju Movie Culture Art Center, 6 Jungang-ro 5-gil, Jeju-si (map at the bottom of the page)

* Tickets

One film session - 6,000 won (Choose one time slot and watch the films on at that time on each day)
A one-day (five sessions) pass - 12,000 won
Five-day festival pass - 20,000 won

19 years old and under - free admittance
65 years old and over - free admittance

*Only cash is accepted on the film site.

For more detailed information about the festival, including the films shown, please email jejuwomen@hanmail.net.

True to the theme of women on Jeju Island, “The Jeju Women’s Film Festival” is the island’s quintessential film festival held every September. This year, from Sept. 24 to 28, the festival has two screens — which means more movie screenings — at the Jeju Movie Culture Art Center in the Jungangro area of 'Old Jeju'. (It was held at Seolmundae Women’s Center for the previous two years.)

It is thanks to the dedicated work of the Jeju Women's Association that the festival has made it this far, a group who brave the overwhelming challenges of finances, time, personnel, and many more Herculean obstacles, to bring an amazingly diverse selection of films that would otherwise be unavailable to the Jeju public.

A total of 36 films from 14 different countries will be shown under the various themes of human trafficking, school and military sexual violence, as well as heartwarming human victories and artistic films, just to name a few. The films hail from countries such as Bosnia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Israel and Poland.

The festival also signals the debut of Joey Rositano, an American filmmaker and Jeju resident of eight years, who has made a feature-length documentary about Jeju shamanic shrines entitled “The Story of Jeju’s Shamanic Shrines”. After the film’s second showing on Saturday, Sept. 27, at 4:30 p.m. there will be a Q&A with the director.

The festival will be English friendly and the five days of films will start with an opening ceremony at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 24, followed by a screening of "The Dandelions". A symposium celebrating the 10th anniversary of the enactment of the prevention of prostitution policy will also be held on Saturday, Sept. 27, at around 4 p.m.

This year's film festival themes

Section 1. Bold and Confident, Thy Name is Women: Stories of women who lead in relationships in various societal positions transcending age, nationality, sexuality, social and immigration status.
Section 2. This Years Special Section: The overwhelming amount of violence committed towards women including sexual violence, domestic violence, human trafficking, and prostitution.
Section 3. Welcome, Male Directors!: Women seen through the eyes of male directors.
Section 4. Non-Competitive Entries: Four films directed by up-and-coming women directors that have been selected out of 58 entries through a screening process carried out by the film committee.

▲ Screen 1

▲ Screen 2

▲ The Dandelions (2012) <Opening Film> (France) (with Korean & English subtitles)

▲ Papusza (2013) Poland (with Korean & English subtitles)

▲ Spirits: The Story of Jeju Island's Shamanic Shrines (2014) Korea/USA

▲ Sita Sings the Blues (2008) USA

▲ Stories We Tell (2012) Canada

▲ Wasteland (2010) UK/Brazil (with Korean & English subtitles)

▲ For those who can tell no tales (2013) (Bosnia & Herzegovina)

▲ Hangongju (2013) Korea

▲ The Invisible War (2012) USA

▲ Manshin : Ten Thousand Spirits (2013) Korea

▲ First Dance (2014) USA <Closing Film>

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