President of Jury
Majored in economics at Seoul National University and graduated from Korean Academy of Film Arts at the 13th term, he also earned his MFA from the Graduate School of Paris VIII. His first feature film, Memento Mori (1999) won Best New Director Award at the Baeksang Arts Awards. With All for Love (2005), Antique (2008), and All About My Wife (2012), he gained recognition for his directing skills, receiving both critical and audience praise. Herstory (2018) and his recent sci-fi anthology TV series SF8 clearly show his new attempts in genre, which makes him a very compelling director.
She entered the film industry as she joined KANG Woo-suk Production in 1994 and the first film she participated as a marketer was How To Top My Wife. She was in charge of marketing films such as A Single Spark, Their Last Love Affair, and No.3. After she began to work in the production department, she participated in making Take Care of My Cat (2000) and made her debut as a producer with Lovely Rivals (2004). Along with her first project film White Night, she successfully produced Deranged (2012) andMiss Granny (2014). After establishing Simplex Films on her own, she participated in producingFabricated City (2017), then Jesters: The Game Changers (2019).
She started her career as a film journalist for 「Cine 21」 in 1999 and served as editor-in-chief of 「Magazine T」 and 「10Asia」 as well. She has published a number of books including Korean 『Actors Of Our Time』 (2004), 『Hello New York: 408 Days With Movies』 (2006), and 『Actors’ faces, 24 hours』 (2008). She has currently been working on various media programs via one of the major Korean radio broadcasters and an online movie streaming service, Watcha. Also, she has served as a jury member at the Busan International Film Festival, Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, Cinema Digital Film Festival, Great Short Film Festival, Seoul Eco Film Festival, and the Baeksang Arts Awards in the film category.
She began her acting career with the lead role in Whispering Corridors 4: Voice (2005), for which she was nominated the Best Rookie award at the Blue Dragon Award. She gained more public recognition, starring Dasepo Naughty Girls (2006) and The Accidental Gangster and the Mistaken Courtesan (2008) until PARK Chan-wook’sThirst (2009) won her the Best Actress award at the Sitges Film Festival in Spain. She has become one of the most beloved actresses as she has played many different characters in various films such as The Front Line (2011), Over My Dead Body (2012), and Minority Opinion (2015). Also, she was given the Best Actress award at the 23rd Chunsa Film Art with The Villainess (2017). She went on to appear in TV drama Arthdal Chronicles (2019) with her charismatic acting.
Her intense emotional acting in the short film Lookalike( )_22yo_Koreancollegegirl.avi (2019) has won her Face in Short Award at the Asiana International Short Film Festival in 2019. After she made her debut in the short film Summer Ends (2014), she continued to build up her acting career, starring A Fetter (2016), Ordinary People (2017), and Casually, for the Worse (2020), all of which have been selected in many notable film festivals in Korea.