The 14th Jecheon International Music & Film Festival will be held from the 9th to 14th August 2018 in Jecheon City of Chungcheongbuk-do Province, Republic of Korea.

Launched in 2005, Jecheon International Music & Film Festival (JIMFF) strives to be both a celebration of film set in the beautiful landscapes of Jecheon City and exhilarating music shared and enjoyed by everyone of all generations and musical tastes.

The Jecheon International Music & Film Festival (JIMFF) aims to be both a celebration of film and exhilarating music shared and enjoyed by all of whole generations. And the Festival presents a series of programs that combine film and music including: a section specifically for music, a program which introduces the various currents of contemporary music & cinema, a number of live concerts staged outdoors on the shores of Cheongpung Lake. Jecheon International Music & Film Festival is presented by Jecheon International Music & Film Festival and hosted by Jecheon International Music & Film Festival Executive Committee.

**Program Section**

1. International Competition Section - 'World Music Film Today'
The official competition at JIMFF for the feature-length film (More than 60mins)
World Music Film Today introduces latest films across all genres in which music plays a central role. Nominated films are all music-themed (drama, documentary, animation and experimental films) from all around the world.

2. Cine Symphony
A showcase of narratives in various genres including but not limited to Musical film, contemporary drama in which music has been used crucially for the development of its drama.

3. Music in Sight
This section presents documentary films that closely portray the lives of famed musicians and situate them in their respective cultures.

4. Korean Music Film Now
Korean Music Film Now introduces the Korean latest music films in various genres including narrative, documentaries and animated films.

5. Family Fest
Featuring popular films that possess broad appeals across the generations, Family Fest is program section for enjoyable, family-centered all generation-music film.

6. Theme and Variations
Theme & Variations brings together both the latest and pre-existing works dealing with a particular topic, such as a music-genre or a specific regional music culture, in order to achieve understanding of the specific topic in depth

7. Cinema Concert
A signature program of JIMFF, Cinema Concert represents the most primitive form of film music, while experiencing simultaneous screening and live music performance.

The Films admitted to the International Competition - World Music Film Today will be judged by International Jury which may award the following prize;
Grand Prize | KRW 20,000,000 (appx. 16,000 USD)

JIMFF 2018 Film Entry Conditions

1 .All kinds and all length of Music Films produced after January 1st, 2016, including but not limited to drama, documentary, animation and experimental that have been made under diverse music-themes

※ Only feature length films that never have been previously shown in Korea (at least Korean Premiere) will be considered for International Competition Section-World Music Film Today.

2. Online Preview Screener must be the final version of the submitted film, and if the dialogue of the submitted film is not in English, Online Preview should be in English Subtiitled or please provide the English Dialogue list in separate file.

3. Entrant cannot choose screening section of its film submission, thus JIMFF will determine each film’s screening section when it is selected.

Entry Channel (Choose 1 of 2)

1) Online Entry (

2) FilmFreeway : FilmFreeway website( and submit the film with preview screener

If you have any questions, feel free to contact by email or phone.

Overall Rating
  • false Ni Fiann

    Jecheon was a brilliant festival very enjoyable - so well organised. The hospitality was supreme. A wonderful programme - honoured to be selected.

    October 2017
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    Fernando Otero

    Fantastic festival. Even though we could not attend to it, we found that the organizers were very friendly, professional and dedicated. It was an absolute honor and pleasure being part of the festival. We totally recommend it.

    September 2017