Jecheon International Music & Film Festival

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Jecheon Intl Music & Film Festival
GenreK-pop, film, etc.
Location(s)Jecheon South Korea
Years active2004-present

Jecheon International Music & Film Festival (제천국제음악영화제, JIMFF) strives to be both a celebration of film set in Jecheon City and music for all generations and musical tastes.[1] Jecheon is located in Chungcheongbuk province in central South Korea.

The 13th edition of JIMFF will be held 10 to 15 August 2017.

"World Music Film Today", JIMFF's sole competition section, will present films from around the world. The jury members will award two outstanding films with the Grand Prize and Special Jury Prize among the most contemporary selections related to music regardless of genre.

Other sections will introduce the various aspects of music cinema and a number of musical performances staged outdoors on the shores of Cheongpung Lake. The Jecheon Film Music Award honors film musicians who have had significant influence on Korean film and music culture and the Jecheon Film Music Academy is a program designed for specialized education about film music.

Film program[edit]

  • World Music Film Today: The official competition at JIMFF for the feature-length film (More than 60mins without genre limits)
  • Cine Symphony : A series of narrative films and musical films that focus on music; This program addresses various musical ways throughout acclaimed new music themed dramatic films all around the world
  • Music in Sight : Documentary films that focus on any genre of music and musicians’ life
  • Korean Music Film Now: The Korean latest music films in the various genres including narrative, documentaries and animated films
  • Family Fest: Featuring popular films that appeal to the broad generations
  • Theme and Variations: Various films under a specific theme
  • Cinema Concert: The film screening that is accompanied by a musical soundtrack played by a musician in sync at the stage

Music program[edit]

  • One Summer Night
  • Uirim Summer Night

Special program[edit]

  • Jecheon Music Academy
  • JIMFF Forum


Year Edition Opening date Closing date Opening film Closing film Film Music live
2005 1 08/10 08/14 Swing Girls Allegro Non Troppo 40 15
2006 2 08/09 08/14 Two Sons of Francisco Parineeta 45 20
2007 3 08/09 08/14 Once Copying Beethoven 73 30
2008 4 08/14 08/19 Young@Heart The Visitor 81 30
2009 5 08/13 08/18 The Soloist Anvil! The Story of Anvil 87 30
2010 6 08/12 08/17 The Concert The Voice of Life 84 30
2011 7 08/11 08/16 The Music Never Stopped Chico and Rita 100 30
2012 8 08/09 08/15 Searching for Sugar Man Paradiso, an Amsterdam Stage Affair 101 30
2013 9 08/14 08/19 Pop Redemption Beware of Mr.Baker 92 45
2014 10 08/14 08/19 Golden Chariot in the Sky Blue Sky Bones 87 100
2015 11 08/13 08/18 Try to Remember Keep on Keepin' On 103 100
2016 12 08/11 08/16 Violin Teacher Cool Cats 105 100
2017 13 08/10 08/15 Django El Viaje - A Road Trip into Chiles Musical Heritage 107 100

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