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21st Seoul International Women's Film Festival
Period

August 30(Fri) - September 5(Thu), 2019. 8 days

Venues

Opening ceremony - The Oil Tank Culture Park
Closing ceremony / Screening - MEGABOX SangamWorldcup

Screening

Approx. 119 films from 31 countries, international forums and side events

Catchphrase

See the World through Women's Eyes!

Slogan

20+1, Faces Breaking Down the Walls

Host

Seoul International Women's Film Festival

Presenting Sponsors

The Ministry of Culture, Sports & Tourism, Seoul Metropolitan Government, Korean Film Council, Ministry of Gender Equality and Family

The Characteristics of the 21st Seoul International Women's Film Festival

20+1, Faces Breaking Down the Walls

Since its inception of 1997, SIWFF has tried to live up to its slogan, "See the World through Women's Eyes," by focusing on the discovery of female cineastes and secured its position as a hub of women's film network as well as one of renowned international women's film festivals.
Opening a new chapter, SIWFF prepares for making a new leap forward based on the 20-year progress. The slogan "20+1, Faces Breaking Down the Walls" holds the festival's commitment for the next ten years. This year SIWFF has changed its period and venue from spring to summer and from Sinchon to Sangam. There are full of freshness in the program.

In the 21st edition, SIWFF presents 119 films from 31 countries. There are four competition sections thanks to last year's addition of International Competition and Korean Competition. The number of submitted films is a record high this year. Significant progress has been witnessed in terms of the diversity of subject matters and the quality of films.

SIWFF pays a special tribute to two female filmmakers- Agnès VARDA and Barbara HAMMER who passed away this year. The two pioneers of feminist cinema will be remembered through the special screening of newly-introduced films and lecture programs. The memorial selection will serve as a great gift to all the fans who love their works.

The festival highlights not only VARDA and HAMMER but also other pioneers who have broken down the male-centered walls and left their footprints in the history of women's films. The pioneers include PARK Nam-ok, the first Korean female director, Parituh, the first Korean women filmmakers'' collective, and Guy-Blach챕, a pioneer filmmaker. The opening film, God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya, is also about a woman who challenges the taboo. The audience will see various faces of women who have broken down the walls of men.

100! 30! 10! - Special Programs Formed by Women, Film, and History

The 21st edition of SIWFF is filled with meaningful programs. The first program is "Korean Film 100 Years: women's Faces in Korean Cinema," which reveals the lives and traces of women in the past century. The festival recalls 100 years of Korean cinema from the women's perspective and rewrites the film history by examining the significance of the 30th anniversary of Parituh, the first Korean women filmmakers' collective. To commemorate the 30th anniversary of diplomatic ties, SIWFF highlights women's films from Poland which has a similar history with Korea. The films made by talented Polish female directors will provide both meaningful and cross-cultural experiences. This year Pitch&Catch marks the 10th anniversary. As SIWFF's representative support program, Pitch&Catch has discovered female film professionals and feminist projects both in commercial films and documentary films. In celebration of the 10th anniversary, SIWFF will showcase feature films discovered at the program, including Coin Locker Girl, A Haunting Hitchhike, and Bluebeard. This is a recollection of Pitch & Catch which has served as a bridge between SIWFF and women as well as SIWFF and Korea's film industry.

A Festival of Discussion and Meeting

The 21st SIWFF will talk about the issue of "room" with the audience under the title of "Sexual Politics of Room, Table, and Club." Gender-related issues such as #metoo movement, digital sex crimes, and sex scandals in the entertainment industry often take place in "rooms." SIWFF intends to scrutinize the male-centric entertainment culture and business. SIWFF holds an international conference on the rewriting film history from the feminist perspective. In the Star Talk, KIM A-joong, the 1st and 2nd Feminista and KIM Minjoung, this year's Feminista will talk with director BYUN Youngjoo and director JUNG Jae-eun respectively. The event is a chance to watch noted films and meet the celebrities. The Oil Tank Culture Park, which holds the opening ceremony, is also filled with various additional events. The people who are breaking down the gender walls around the world will gather in workshops, dance or music performances, and "Market F x ModuMarket" where you can get feminism books and festival goods. SIWFF also presents special exhibitions to commemorate the 20 years of SIWFF and the 30-year achievement of Parituh.