A Film Festival Dreaming “With Cinema”
The Pyeongchang International Peace Film Festival (PIPFF) opens its doors for the fourth time on Jun. 23, 2022. Since its inauguration in 2019 as a legacy event of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics inheriting its spirit of peace, PIPFF has garnered strong support and popularity for its well-programmed film screenings, exhibitions, performances and activities centering around the theme of peace. Despite an unprecedented pandemic situation in 2020, PIPFF safely hosted events offline, enforcing strict infection prevention measures. In 2021, PIPFF managed to take a meaningful step toward ‘normal’ and received enthusiastic response from festival goers as one of the global channels connecting filmmakers and audiences.
For the 2022 edition, PIPFF has selected “with, CINEMA” as its slogan. A total of 88 films from 28 countries will be screened, and most notably, filmmakers will travel internationally to greet and talk with audiences in person. The opening ceremony and main events will be held at the Olympic Medal Plaza as usual, with one-of-a-kind, makeshift theaters installed around the town, such as Potato Cinema, Eoulmadang and Training Center. PIPFF Stage, Follow P and other enchanting performances and some outdoor screenings will take place at the Olympic Medal Plaza. The scenic nature of Pyeochang will offer a great backdrop for unforgettable outdoor screening in venues such as Mitan Eorumchi village, Ggumeuidaehwa (or “conversation in dream”) Campsite, and Gyebangsan Mountain Auto Campsite. Fun-filled activities including VR exhibition, PIPFF Walk and Stamp Tour as well as exclusive merchandise will add to the experience and entertain visitors of all ages.
We hope that the celebration of the art of cinema unfolding in the green will inspire all visitors to carry on through life with renewed hope.