President of Jury
His short film, The Hairtail Lore (2003), won MediPD Award at the 1st Asiana International Short Film Festival and Special Jury Award at the 2nd Mis-en-Scene Short Film Festival. He won Script Award and Best New Director Award at the Blue Dragon Awards with his commercial feature debut Paradise Murdered (2007). He solidified his position as a renowned director with his subsequent films such as Handphone (2009), War of the Arrows (2011) and Roaring Currents (2014), which were acclaimed for both their cinematic quality and popularity. Roaring Currents won Best Project Award and Grand Prize at the 51st Dae Jong Film Awards and Most Admission and Best Director awards at the 35th Blue Dragon Awards, and still holds its biggest Korean box office record.
She began her career in film industry in 1998 at Cine2000, a film production company. In 2007, she established Pollux Pictures, Inc., which was merged with Barunson, Inc. in 2016. She is currently serving as the president at Pollux Inc., Barunson. Whispering Corridors 3: Wishing Stairs (2003) was her debut film as a producer, followed by other successful films including Into The White Night (2009), Eungyo (2012), Coinlocker Girl (2015) and The Merciless (2017). Her latest work, Seven Years of Night (2018), was released this year and she is currently working on new films titled Idol by Lee Su-jin and Dempseyroll by Jeong Hyuk-gi.
She made her film debut in Peppermint Candy (1999) by Lee Chang-dong. Her performance in Oasis (2002) won eight awards including Orizzonti Award for Best Actress from the 59th Venice International Film Festival, Best Actress Awards at the Seattle International Film Festival and the Blue Dragon Awards. She went on to portray a wide range of characters and is acknowledged as a representative figure in Korean cinema through her works such as A Good Lawyer’s Wife (2003), The President’s Barber (2004), Bravo, My Life (2005), Bewitching Attraction (2006), Family Ties (2006), Forever the Moment (2007), Hahaha (2009), The Spy: Undercover Operation (2013), MANSHIN: Ten Thousand Spirits (2013) and The Handmaiden (2016). In 2017, she directed The Running Actress, which also demonstrated her ability as a skillful director.
Born in Kumamoto Prefecture in 1968. He made his feature film directing debut with Sunflower (2000) and won the FIPRESCI Prize at the 5th Busan International Film Festival. He won numerous awards with 2001’s Go, including the Japan Academy Prize for Best Director. With subsequent films Crying out Love, in the Center of the World (2004), Year One in the North (2005), Spring Snow (2005), Closed Note (2007), and Good Husband (2009) which was officially selected at the 14th Busan International Film Festival), he cemented his status as a hitmaker. He won the FIPRESCI Prize at Berlin International Film Festival twice for Parade in 2010 and recently for Rivers Edge (2018).
She is the programmer for The Criterion Channel on FilmStruck, a streaming service run by TCM and the Criterion Collection for Art-House movie lovers. She served as Director of Programming for the 2016 Palm Springs Shortfest, and has written and curated for the website shortoftheweek.com. She previously held positions at the Chicago International Film Festival, Palm Springs International Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, and the Glasgow Short Film Festival and Glasgow Film Theater. She has also produced several short films, most recently Crystal Lake by writer/director Jennifer Reeder, which world premiered at the 2016 Berlinale.
Born in 1977. Majored in acting at Korea National University of Arts. He began his career as a theatrical actor and made appearances on numerous plays including Woyzeck, Chilsu and Mansu, A Tale of an Old Thief and If I’m with You, as well as on musicals such as Finding Kim Jong-wook, Legally Blonde and The Goddess is Watching. He has been playing a wide range of characters on popular TV programs including the following: Three Days (2014), Songgot (2015), Six Flying Dragons (2015), Doctors (2016). His performances as a supporting actor in The Mayor (2016), The Merciless (2016), The Fortress (2017) and many other films have made a strong impression on the audience. He won the Award for the Best Supporting Actor at the 38th Blue Dragon Awards through his seasoned performance on The Outlaws (2017). His latest appearance on Dark Figure of Crime recently released in theaters is attracting public attention once again, and new films such as The Toughest Job, Black Out, Townsfolk and Svaha are scheduled to be released soon.
Born on December 11th, 1991. She began her acting career in a short film, The Bird Fights Its Way Out of the Egg, which was officially selected at Asiana International Short Film Festival and Busan International Film Festival in 2016. She went on to make a lasting impression on A Hand-written Poster (2017), through which she won Face in Shorts Award at the 15th Asiana International Short Film Festival and the Award for the Best Actress at the 8th Goyang Smart Film Festival. She has been rising as the newest up-and-coming actress in the independent film scene and continues to make appearances in such diverse films as Tender & Witch and Between the Seasons, which have been invited to major film festivals.