JURIES

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JANG Joon-hwan

President of Jury

He started his film career by writing a screenplay for Phantom: The Submarine (1999) after graduating from Korean Academy of Film Arts. He made his feature film directing debut with Save the Green Planet! (2003) and received a lot of attention as he won Best New Director Award at the Grand Bell Awards and Blue Dragon Film Awards, and the Golden Raven at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival. He participated in directing The Camellia (2010), an omnibus film co-produced with Japan and Taiwan. He gained recognition for directing with his second feature Hwayi: A Monster Boy (2013), which was acclaimed for both its cinematic quality and popularity. He followed up in 2017 with the modern Korean history drama, 1987: When the Day Comes (2017), attracting 7 million viewers, which marked him as one of the renowned Korean directors.

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SHIN Yoo-gyeong

Majored in mass communication at Ewha Womans University, she began her film career as a copywriter in Woojin Film Production in 1991. After she founded a film marketing company in 1999, starting with Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1999), she has been in charge of PR and marketing for more than 200 domestic and foreign films including 10 million-viewer film Taegukgi: Brotherhoold of War (2004), King and the Clown (2005), Haeundae (2009), Avatar (2009), The Pirates (2014) and Believer (2018). She was awarded Best Marketer at the Korean Film Awards hosted by association of film journalists in 2011, and PR and Marketing Award at the Women in Film Korea Festival in 2013.

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JU Sung-chul

An editor-in-chief of 「Cine 21」, one of the Korean major film magazines. He has been building his career in film magazines for nearly 20 years, from 「Kino」 in 2000 to 「FILM2.0」 to 「Cine 21」. He wrote 『Hong Kong films guide book』, and published an interview collection including the stories of great staffs working in Korean film industry, and another interview collection which features debut stories of notable Korean directors, including Park Chan-wook and Bong Joon-ho. He is currently appearing in many movie-related programs such as JTBC’s <Movie Room>, SK Btv’s <Movie Big Match> and <Movie Big Star>, and Hankyoreh TV’s <JU Sung-chul’s Under the SEE>.

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Jacopo CHESSA

Majored in film history and worked largely on the 1950s and 1960s in French cinema. He has published two books and a number of articles, and he founded the production company called Prime Bande, which specializes in the history of manufacturing and the workers’ movement in 2010. Since the beginning of 2014, he has been the director of Aiace Nazionale, the first Italian association of art theatres, and of the Italian Short Film Center, a film archive and agency which promotes Italian short films. Since 2016, he has directed the Torino Short Film Market.

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Rebecca GREEN

She produced two of the top-grossing and critically acclaimed independent films of 2015, It Follows and I’ll See You in My Dreams, which generated a combined box office total of $30 million worldwide. A 2017 Women at Sundance Fellow, Green was named one of Variety’s ’10 Producers to Watch’ and was nominated for the Producer’s Award at the 2016 Film Independent Spirit Awards. She serves as the Creative Advisor for the Film Independent Producing Lab and is a member of the Academy of of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Green is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Dear Producer, an online community where producers share their experiences and provide mentorship for the next generation of filmmakers.

SPECIAL JURY

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PARK Seo-jun

Born on December 16th, 1988. As a new rising actor, he has been expanding his acting spectrum through his impressive acting in the unique action horror film The Divine Fury (2019). After he successfully made his film debut in The Chronicles of Evil (2015), followed by Midnight Runners (2017), he has solidified his position as the top box office star with his constant and solid acting. Furthermore, he made cameo appearances in the film The Beauty Inside (2015) and Parasite (2019), in which he made a strong impression on audiences as a scene-stealer. He also has been leading an active career in Korean TV dramas such as Kill Me, Heal Me (2015), She Was Pretty (2015), Fight for My Way (2017), What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim (2018).

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JU Bo-young

Born on March 30th, 1992. She was awarded Face in Short Award at the 16th Asiana International Short Film Festival with the short film Soh (2018), in which she successfully played a challenging character tangled with complex emotions. She has won recognition as a rising star in Korean film industry, starring The Spy Gone North (2018) and Heung-boo: The Revolutionist (2018). She went on to appear in TV drama Voice 2 and recently in Davichi’s music video, showcasing her diverse charm with a wide range of characters.