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Chungbuk International Martial Arts and Action Film Festival Opening August 29th in Chungju - View
Chungbuk International Martial Arts and Action Film Festival Opening August 29th in Chungju
Writer : Admin| Date : 2019-08-15| Hit : 742


[Cheongju / Newsis] by Cheon Young Jun

The Chungbuk International Martial Arts and Action Film Festival opens on August 29th 
and runs to September 2nd in Chungju and Cheongju. The theme is "Martial arts changing the history of film."

The three-day event is hosted by the Chungbuk Cultural Foundation. It will feature 50 martial arts
and action films from 25 different nations.

The categories are "Korean Action: Hall of Honor" "Women's Action Old and New"
"The Tale of Zatoichi Continues" and "Documentary, the Record of Action"

Celebrated action director and Chungbuk native Jeong Chang-hwa will make an appearance
and meet with the audience.

There will also be a special martial arts seminar and program to with the audience hosted
by the Chungju World Martial Arts Mastership.

To promote martial art and action movies, there are plans for auditions for martial artists
and a 5 minute short action film contest exhibit.



The first day of the Film Festival will be held in the Chungju World Martial Arts Park
with an opening speech provided by movie actors Kim In-kwon and Sunwoo Sun.

The poster art is from Kenji Misumi's "The Tale of Zatoichi" (1962) featuring actor
Shintaro Katsu.

The film festival runs concurrently with the 2019 Chungju World Martial Arts Mastership.
Films can be viewd in the Cheongju CGV(Seonmunjum) and the Chungju CINE Q.

The festival tells the audience that "Being the first film fesival focusing on martial arts,
the professionals organizing the event are those who truly love the genre."

yjc@newsis.com
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