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‘…is that really so?' The 16th Jeju Women’s Film FestivalIsland's popular film festival comes around again at Jeju Movie Culture Art Center
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The following is a press release from the Jeju Women's Film Festival Organizing Committee (contact: jejuwomen@hanmail.net)

16th Jeju Women's Film Festival
Friday, Sept. 11th to Wednesday, Sept. 15th
- Films will start between 10:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. on each day (Check the film schedule below)
Jeju Movie Culture Art Center, 6 Jungang-ro 5-gil, Jeju-si

* 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 (four sessions) pass - 15,000 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.
Parking at the nearby Tapdong No. 1 Public Parking Lot free with festival ticket.
* For more detailed information about the festival, including the films shown, please email jejuwomen@hanmail.net.

“The 16th Jeju Women’s Film Festival” is the island’s quintessential film festival held every September. This year, the festival will begin at an earlier date from Sept. 11 to 15 at the Jeju Movie Culture Art Center in the Jungangro area of 'Old Jeju'. This is a festival where last year, one Joey Rositano had his successful directorial debut with his film ‘The Story of Jeju’s Shamanic Shrines.’

There are always challenges to put up a film festival of this caliber and scale to the Jeju public but despite many challenges, the Jeju Women's Association has once again exerted Herculean efforts in bringing in yet another amazingly diverse selection of films that the Jeju public cannot hope to see otherwise.

A total of 41 films from 15 different countries will be shown under the four sections. The films deal with various aspects of women’s issues but there is also a film section by male directors.

The festival will be English friendly with 90% of the movies having English subtitles and the opening ceremony will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 11, followed by the opening films, “Women Make Great Films,” a short and "This Lovely Shitty Life" an impressive German film that deals with female mariachis.

Other films of note that should not be missed are “The Stories of Haenyeo” which is a rare opportunity to see a movie about these unique female divers with English subtitles and “Factory Complex” which won the Silver Lion Award at the 56th Venice Biennale which is a first for a Korean director in history. “Anita Hill” is a noteworthy political drama based on real events of the actions of a heroic woman who was not afraid to speak the truth despite all efforts to undermine her.

Whatever your tastes in films are, this is a unique film festival that definitely has an array of choices that are sure to spark off interest in human rights and reflections about life.

Click here for the full film festival schedule.

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 Year’s Special Section: A History about Overcoming Capitalistic & Gender Discrimination such as Female Labor and Feminism

Section 3. Welcome, Male Directors!: Women seen through the eyes of male directors.

Section 4. Non-Competitive Entries: 4 films directed by up-and-coming women directors that have been selected out of 78 entries through a screening process carried out by the film committee.

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