This Years Bucheon Film Fest To Feature Actress Jeon Do Yeon

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This Year's Bucheon Film Fest to Feature Actress Jeon Do-yeon
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This Year's Bucheon Film Fest to Feature Actress Jeon Do-yeon

The annual Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival will start its 11-day run next week.

This year's festival features nearly 300 films from some 58 countries. In its 20th year already, organizers of the festival hopes to draw more film buffs with various events and programs during the festival which runs until July 23.

All-night screening sessions will especially be attractive to those who have trouble sleeping in hot and muggy weather.

There is also a special screening to honor actress Jeon Do-yeon and trace her films. Some 17 films she has appeared in will be screened and she will also attend an event to meet her fans.

Jeon Do-yeon Takes a Rare Look Back at Bucheon Film Fest
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Jeon Do-yeon Takes a Rare Look Back at Bucheon Film Fest

Actress Jeon Do-yeon on Friday reflected upon her illustrious career at the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, which is holding a retrospective to honor her. The annual 11-day festival runs until Sunday.

"When I started out, I had no idea I would be acting this long, but it became my dream and my path. I want to keep on going", she said at a press conference on the second day of the festival.

All 17 of Jeon's films are being screened at the event. Its director, Choi Yong-bae, said that simply having her at the festival makes it a success. Jeon debuted in film with "The Contact" in 1997, which was invited to the very first festival launched the same year.

The 21st Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, 'Jeon Do-yeon Exhibit'
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The 21st Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, 'Jeon Do-yeon Exhibit'

There's going to be a special exhibit for Jeon Do-yeon who celebrates her 20 years acting life this year.

The Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival will be holding a special exhibit for Jeon Do-yeon from the 13th to 23rd of June.

The exhibit will consist of displays of her past work, press conferences, communication with the crowd and poster displays. Movies "Secret Sunshine", "My Mother, the Mermaid", "The Housemaid - 2010", "The Shameless" and other 17 movies will be screened during the event.

Actress Jeon Do Yeon provides movie tickets for underprivileged youths
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Actress Jeon Do Yeon provides movie tickets for underprivileged youths

Actress Jeon Do Yeon attended the '13th JIMFF Cinema Angel' donation ceremony on August 12, where she proceeded to deliver 500 tickets.

'Cinema Angel' is currently celebrating its tenth anniversary, and is a cultural support group of domestic actors who present the opportunity for underprivileged people to view movies. 'Cinema Angel' provides more chances to view movies as well as support for short films and independent films.

This is the second time the actress has worked with 'Cinema Angel', buying 500 tickets which were then delivered to underprivileged youth in the Jecheon region through the 'JIMFF'.

Bucheon Animation Film Fest to Kick off Next Month
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Bucheon Animation Film Fest to Kick off Next Month

The annual Bucheon International Animation Festival will take place next month.

The festival opens at the Korea Manwha Museum on Oct. 20 with "Big Bad Fox and Other Tales" directed by Benjamin Renner and ends on Oct. 24.

It will feature 149 films from 37 nations and hold a special screening of films that won prizes at France's Annecy International Animated Film Festival and at the Academy Awards.

Source:english.chosun.com/si...