Program Event


‘The face of Korean cinema, the representation of Korean cinema’. An opportunity to hear what actor-writer CHOI Min Sik, who spearheaded the revival and the rise of Korean cinema, has to tell about himself.


June 30 (Fri), 18:00


Hyundai Department Store Jungdong, Main Building, 9F, Culture Hall

How to join

Pre-registration through Google Forms, free participation fee, limited to the first 160 people in line.


Folk Horror at Large

The 27th Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival's special program, ‘Folk Horror: Land of Cruelty, Terror of Beliefs’ is an attempt to explore folk horror in its extended range, leaving deep traces in the history of cinema. From its origins, historical development, and the glocal media landscape, folk horror exhibits a more dynamic aspect than any other genre. In a world where impure invaders like monsters and zombies dominate global media, the rise of local communities resisting external intrusion with nature, tradition, and rituals seems paradoxical. Korean and international film experts discuss in depth about the reasons behind the current re-emergence of folk horror, and why it is in the global spotlight today.

Session 1

Folk Horror:
Now and Then

Time 14:00 ~ 15:30
Panelist Kier-La JANISSE (Director), James MARSH (Film critic), Mike HOSTENCH (Producer/Festival Professional)
Moderator Jin PARK (BIFAN)

Session 2

Folklore and horror
film in Asia and Korea:
Locality, Tradition,
Folklore and Violence

Time 16:00 ~ 17:30
Panelist PARK Yu-hee (Korea Univ., Korea), John BADALU (Producer/Programmer, Indonesia),
KIM Ungsan (Univ. Of Washington, USA)
Moderator Jin PARK (BIFAN)


July 2 (Sun), 14:00 ~ 17:30


Bucheon Art Bunker B39, 1F, Multimedia Hall (MMH)

How to join

Pre-registration through Google Forms, free participation fee, limited to the first 100 people in line.

Beginning and duration of each session may vary depending on the circumstances.

Simultaneous Korean-English translation will be available during both sessions.

A special brochures and fork horror map goods will be provided as giveaways to the audience who participated in this Mega Talk.


Korean Fantastic: Cinema + K-Pop

The will be a mega talk after the screening of the documentary Finding Ppong about the style and the perspective of 250, one of the hottest artists, DJs and producers of our times. K-Pop and cinema will meet during the mega talk that will follow after the documentaries about the behind-the-scenes activities of BTS's j-hope and SUGA.

Finding Ppong


July 1 (Sat) 13:00


Korea Manhwa Museum, Theater

SUGA: Road to D-DAY


July 2 (Sun) 16:00


CGV Sopung 10

421 j-hope IN THE BOX ticket holders can participate in the Mega Talk SUGA: Road to D-DAY based on the available remaining seats.