South Korea's JeonjuInternational Film Festival (JIFF) has announced the line-up of its seventhedition (April 27 - May 5), which kicks off with Iranian director Jafar Panahi'sOffside, about a female soccer fan, makingits Asian premiere after winning the Berlinale Silver Bear this year.
JIFF's closing film will bethe world premiere of Korea-Japan co-production Don't Look Back. The film, about a college girl's experiences inlife and love, is by Kim Young-nam, a former Cannes Cinefondation inviteemaking his feature debut after working as assistant director on Hong Sang-soo'sWoman Is The Future Of
The number of submissions tothe festival has gone up 57% year-on-year to reach 888, from which 194 filmswere selected from 42 countries.
JIFF's Indie Vision sectionfor debuts and second features will award $10,000 to "the most adventurous filmcorresponding to the festival's slogan, Freedom,
The Digital Spectrum sectionhas 12 films including a world premiere of Korean director Kim Eung-su's Heavenly Path and an international premiereof Kan Lume's Singaporean The Art OfFlirting. The films will also compete for a $10,000 award.
In addition to showcases oncontemporary Korean cinema, JIFF's special screenings include a focus onJapanese-Korean filmmakers from the 1950s, "Forbidden Films" from the