The following is a translated summary of a report from the local press. It has been edited for clarity, including the addition of links and information needed for readers unfamiliar with Jeju. — Ed.
A proposal for Jeju to host an international film festival as a way to develop the island’s film industry was put forward during the 6th Policy Forum of the Jeju Provincial Assembly on April 23. Kyungsung University Professor Kim Jin-hae, who is a consultant for the Busan International Film Festival, pointed out that it was problematic to promote a local film industry without a system of education to foster new talent. He added that Jeju, which is known as an “Island of Peace,” is the perfect place to hold a “Global Peace Film Festival.” Kim made his directorial debut with the film “Man of 49 Days” (1994) the leading actors of which were Lee Bo-hee and Jeong Bo-seok. — Jeju Sori