Theater: Eoulmadang, Daegwallyeong Library, Potato Club House, Alpensia Cinema, Alpensia Concert Hall, Alpensia Music Tent
Outdoor Screen: Woljeongsa, PyeongChang Rock Park, Yongpyong Outdoor Stage
Major Venue: Olympic Medal Plaza
Total of 96 Films from 34 Countries (49 Features, 47 Shorts)
The official poster is rendered in the style of Minhwa, or Korean traditional folk paintings. The artwork features a tiger, the festival's symbolic animal, roaming around Pyeongchang. At a time when every corner of the planet is hit by the coronavirus, the hope for peace is ever growing - not only in the ideological sense of ending confrontation and hostility, but also in the broader context of the humanity's survival, as we fight to recover from an unprecedented crisis and gain stability and resilience once and for all. The beautiful landscape of Gangwon and the free-roaming tiger represent our resolve to rise above the challenge and return to normality with the comforting and healing power of art.
The official trailers for PIPFF 2020 was directed by director Im Heung-soon. The director, who has been expanding his artistic repertoire as an artist-cum-filmmaker, depicts the stories of people whose lives have been shaped by political, social, national, and capitalist conditions. He directed the critically acclaimed Jeju Prayer (2012), Factory Complex (2014), Korea’s first film to win the Silver Lion at the Venice Biennale, and Things That Do Us Part (2019) presented at Korea’s Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. His works have been exhibited in numerous art museums, including Carnegie International, House of the World’s Cultures in Berlin, Pompidou Center in Paris, and Film at Lincoln Center in New York. He participated in the group exhibition The People of the Kaesong Industrial Complex at PIPFF 2019.
Solaris features the sky looked up near the 455-year-old protected tree and the Doam Dam Reservoir located in Pyeongchang-eup. Clouds drifting freely through the sky metaphorically represent the division of the nation and the recovery of the shared history. Portraying the vitality of the sky, clouds, and wind in Pyeonchang, along with their longstanding desire for peace in nature and human beings, the trailer seeks to convey a message of hope to people struggling with the impact of COVID-19.
Whistle features road signs and landscape, starting at Jijeong Tunnel 2 via Pyeongchang all the way to Myungpa Beach, South Korea’s northernmost beach. Along the way, it presents barbed wire fences on the coastal trail in Goseong, a symbol of the national division, Hwajinpo, DMZ Museum, and Unification Observatory. Reverse motion photography was used to highlight the theme “Peace Again,” conveying the message of “thinking of peace again.”