A Film Festival Dreaming of a New Hope
The third edition of the PyeongChang International Peace Film Festival (PIPFF) opens on June 17th, 2021. PIPFF launched in 2019 as a legacy event of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games to carry on the spirit of peace. Featuring a wide range of films, exhibitions, and performances with the theme of peace, the festival has been enthusiastically received by audiences. The 2020 festival was a success even in the midst of the pandemic. Ensuring the safety of the visitors through effective quarantine management, PIPFF 2020 wished to bring back peace in everyday life.
PIPFF has prepared a delightful program this year again, along with careful quarantine measures to ensure “safe contact.” The opening ceremony and major programs will be held at the Olympic Medal Plaza open to both audiences and local residents. Also, unique theaters and exhibition spaces have been created using cultural spaces in Hoenggye-ri, Daegwallyeong-myeon. Envisioning a film festival that makes the best of the beautiful nature and unique characteristics of Pyeongchang, PIPFF 2021 also offers outdoor programs such as outdoor screenings at Jinbu Sports Park and Pyeongchang Rock Park as well as “PIPFF Stage.”
A total of 78 films from 26 countries will be presented at this year's festival. Although international filmmakers could not travel to Pyeongchang due to the COVID pandemic, the messages of support and consolation from directors and actors around the world will be shared. A festival for film lovers set in the beautiful Daegwallyeong, PIPFF 2021 will hopefully offer the visitors a time of peace and healing, bringing a “new hope” to their lives.