Monday, July 6, 2015

News on Busan International Film Festival

Busan International Film Festival
Co-Director and Deputy Director Announced

*   KANG soo-youn, Co-Director, Busan International Film Festival 

Actress KANG soo-youn was introduced as co-director of the Busan International Film Festival. 
A member of the executive committee since 1998, KANG has played a significant role to connect international cineastes with the film festival and hopes to continue efforts with Director LEE Yong-kwan to create a brighter future for the festival. Director LEE discussed earlier in the year about the recruitment of a co-director and concluded that KANG was qualified for the position after several recommendations. Co-Director KANG showed deference to this decision stating that “it’s a difficult position to be in with tremendous responsibilities, but I will do my very best to create the best festival with people who already made it this far.”

Co-director KANG soo-youn started her career as a child actor and became an international star with best actress awards in acclaimed film festivals that include the 44th Venice International Film Festival with 'The Surrogate Woman' and 16th Moscow International Film Festival with 'Come, Come, Come Upward'. She also served on juries for major film festivals like the Moscow International Film Festival, Tokyo International Film Festival, Montreal World Film Festival, and Sydney Film Festival. As a member of the executive committee, co-director KANG will continue to interact with cineastes from around the world and successfully fulfill her role to secure an international network for the festival.

* LEE myung-shik, Deputy Director, Busan International Film Festival

LEE myung-shik, the former director of BUSAN E-FM, an English-speaking radio, who has been supporting local broadcasting for an extended period of time was appointed deputy director. Starting from the Busan Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) newsroom, LEE held many posts in Korea New Network (KNN), including director of news, administration, production, and planning head.  He will act as a bridge between the film festival and the local community.

Through this revision in the articles of association, the deputy director positions on the organization committee have increased to two and deputy directors of the film festival have increased to four. This will allow effective communication between the Busan International Film Festival, Busan Cinema Center, and all related organizations to prepare for the upcoming festival.

 20th Busan International Film Festival, October 1 to 10, 2015 
Asian Film Market, October 3 to 6, 2015 
Asian Project Market, October 4 to 6, 2015

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