Official Name1st PyeongChang International Peace Film Festival
Dates16(Fri) ~ 20(Tue) August, 2019 (5days)
Venues9 screens in 4 theaters
- Screening Venues : PyeongChang Olympic Stadium, Alpensia Cinema, Shinyoung Theater, CGV Kangneung
- Opening Ceremony : PyeongChang Olympic Stadium
- Awards Ceremony : PyeongChang Alpensia
- Exhibition : Olympic plaza
- Performance : PyeongChang Olympic Stadium Olympic Ground, Gyeongpo Lake Park, Gangneung Wolhwa Street
Screenings Approximately 85 films from 33 countries
The symbolic animal of the PyeongChang International Peace Film Festival is a white tiger which is an auspicious creature that symbolizes the spirit of the Korean race and a familiar animal that appears in many folk paintings and folktales. Especially, in the Map of the Land of Rose of Sharon, Symbolic of Korean Tiger (Geunyeokgangsan Maengho Gisangdo), beloved by the people of both South and North Korea, the tiger lies across Baekdudaegan Mountain Range and roars toward the continent. It delivers a message of hope to move toward the future of prosperity as one beyond the Korean peninsula.
The first official poster for PIPFF portrays the festival’s symbolic animal, the white tiger. The fierce, straight-forward look on the white tiger shows the determination to accept the differences, to face the complicated reality as is, and to achieve peace based on this acceptance of reality. Peace isn’t something that is given: it is formed and achieved with strong will and ceaseless effort.
Marking the inauguration of the PyeongChang International Peace Film Festival, the festival trailer embodies a three-dimensional image of a tiger, the symbol of the spirit of the Korean race. The lines that divide and draw boundaries on the screen resemble the division of the Korean peninsula. However, like the festival’s slogan, “Beyond Line, Become One Toward Peace,” the lines soon become one to form a shape of a tiger. The tiger opens its eyes and sees the camera, representing the festival’s strong determination to take the road of peace. The trailer was created in collaboration with Bomnae Films (Director JANG Woo-jin and KIM Dae-hwan) located in Gangwon-do Province and Dexter Studios.