President of Jury
He majored in French literature at the Korea University and earned a Master’s degree in video image at Graduate School of Journalism & Mass Communication of the same school. He debuted in 1982 with Mist Whispers Like Women. In 1989, winning the Best Director Award at the Blue Dragon Awards and the Chunsa Film Festival, he started being noticed as a scriptwriter and a director. Then he won the Grand Prize at the Tokyo International Film Festival with White Badge (1992) and the International Critics’ Award at the San Sebastian Film Festival with Life of Hollywood Kid (1994). As soon as he came back to the field with Unbowed in 2011 after a long break, he stood at the center of Chungmuro. Working actively to produce various genres of films, he directed Namyeong-dong1985 in 2012 and planned and produced Project Cheonan Ship in the following year. This year, he cinematized and produced documentary film Dancing with Jikji.
As a film critic, he has been running one-man media ‘Leedongjin.com’ and has gained much love from the film viewers by virtue of his sympathy evoking comments. He has also published several essays including 「LEE Dong-jin’s Boomerang Interview – The Secret of the Film」, 「Walk in Films」 and 「Cinema Letter」. He has been at Baek Sang Arts Awards, Daejong Film Award, Cinema Digital Seoul Film Festival, Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival as a jury member and currently is an emcee of webcast ‘Cinema Party’ and film commentary program ‘LEE Dong-jin’s Live Talk’.
She is the representative of ZIP Cinema. She entered the film industry as a marketing director for An Affair directed by E J-yong in 1997. She has produced Untold Scandal (2003), The Uninvited (2003) and A Bittersweet Life (2005). She founded ZIP Cinema in December, 2005. Starting with Voice Of A Murder (2007) of PARK Jin-pyo, the company has produced Jeon Woochi : The Taoist Wizard (2009), Haunters (2010), All About My Wife (2012), Cold Eyes (2013), The Priests (2015) and Master (2016), which were all successful in cinematic quality and box-office record.
She graduated from the Media Studies Dpt at the University of Lima in 1998 and she graduated from the New School University in 2005. She wrote and directed three short films: Locked(2002) Are you feeling lonely?(2004) and Perfidia (2006). These films have enjoyed great recognition in prestigious film festivals, winning eight awards, and have been screened at festivals around the world. In the summer of 2006 she attended the screenplay workshop at the Escuela Internacional de Cine y TV (EICTV) in Cuba, where she began her screenplay of The Bad Intentions, a feature film project which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival 2011. The film won the Best Latin-American Film at Mar del Plata Film Festival 2011.
He is the Festival Director for Encounters Film Festival, the UK’s leading short film and animation festival based in Bristol, UK. The festival priorities the showcasing, supporting and progression of new and emerging talent in film and animation. The 23rd edition of the festival will take place between 19-24 September 2017. He began working for the festival in 2008 however during this time he has also had the opportunity to continue his support of new and emerging talent with roles such as the Talent Scout for the, UK and a sabbatical year in Sydney working with indigenous talent. His role requires him to attend festivals across Europe and the rest of the world. He spends hours of his life embedded in the short form searching for new talent and emerging trends.
He was born in 1984 and has acted for 10 years. As he won 6 Rookie Awards with Bleak Night and Front Line in 2011, he became an outstanding actor at Chungmuro. He has acted diverse roles both for films and TV shows such as Architecture 101 (2012), My Paparotti (2012), Phantom Detective (2016), Anarchist from Colony (2017), Signal (2016) and Tomorrow, With You (2017). He is one of the actors who have very wide spectrum of acting. Recently, in I Can Speak, he showed perfect harmony with NA Moon-hee to appeal to viewers of all ages.
Born in 1987, she is a rising star in the indie movie circles who won the Face in Shorts Award at the 14th AISFF and the Great Actor Award at the 11th Great Short Film Festival with Bargain in 2015. Since she has been casted for Chae’s Movie Theater of KIM Jong-kwan, Girls on Top directed by YI Ok-seop and KOO Kyo-hwan, That’s Solely My World(working title) and Dokjeon(working title), her future is expected to be even brighter than today.