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Bucheon Choice : Features

SHIN Chul
SHIN Chul
Studied Aesthetics at Seoul National University. Before graduated, he joined production units for Korean filmmakers such as Kim Soo-yong and Chung Ji-young. Later, he served as a planning manager for major film companies and theaters. In 1998 he founded Shincine Communications which had pre-produced Happiness Does Not Come In Grades(1989), Berlin Report (1991).And he established himself as a pioneer who opened a golden era for film producers in Korean film industry with his films such as The Marriage Life (1992), Mister Mama (1992), The Letter (1997), A Promise (1998), Lies (1999), My Sassy Girl (2001). He produced The Fox with Nine Tails (1994) and The Gingko Bed (1996), the very first Korean films where computer graphics were applied. In 2007, he had launched ‘Robot Taekwon V project’ aiming to establish a new paradigm in Korean film industry in convergence with cinema and supplementary industries. Currently, he is preparing live action movie, animation, TV series and Theme Park of ‘Taekwon V’ and other projects outreaching to global market with Korean contents.
Angel SALA
Angel SALA
Angel Sala is a writer, screenwriter and Spanish film critic, best known as the director of the Sitges International Film Festival held annually in the Catalan city of Spain. He holds a degree in Law and also works as a film critic in specialized Spanish magazines such as “Scifiworld Magazine” and in the film sections of some newspapers such as “El Periódico de Catalunya.” He has written several books, essays on cinema.
KIM Eui Sung
KIM Eui Sung
KIM Eui Sung majored in Buisiness Administration at Seoul National University. He began acting in plays in 1987, debuted on the screen in 1998 with The Age of Success . He starred in many successful Korean films in the 1990’s such as in Sunset Into the Neon Lights (1995), Go Alone Like Musso's Horn (1995), Mom Has a New Boyfriend (1995), The Day A Pig Fell Into the Wall (1996). In early 2000, he became a drama producer in Vietnam and produced highly successful dramas including Scent of Coriander (Mui Ngo Gai) which became a national phenomenon. He returned to the screen with Hong Sangsoo’s The Day He Arrives (2011), and then he appeared in The Face Reader (2013), Inside Men (2015), Assassination (2015), Train to Busan (2016) and a few TV dramas. Recently he was cast for Golden Slumber which is in production.
Teresa KWONG
Teresa KWONG
Born in Hong Kong, Teresa Kwong is a promoter, curator and producer for film and media arts. Currently she is the Programme Director of the Hong Kong Arts Centre, committed to promote and nurture creative talents of multi arts disciplines in the region. She has been leading the IFVA (Incubator for Film and Visual media in Asia) between 2004 and 2014. She has started producing films with a number of emerging filmmakers in Hong Kong and China since 2007. She has been selected to participate in the Produire au Sud Workshop 2008 and Rotterdam Producer Lab 2013 for co-production. Producing features includes Addicted to Love (2010), Big Blue Lake (2011), Flowing Stories (2014), Dot 2 dot (2014) and Napping Kid (in post-production).
SUGINO Kiki
SUGINO Kiki
Sugino boasts an already prolific career as actress and producer with films like Hospitalite (2010), Odayaka (2012), Au revoir l'ete (2013), and Chigasaki Story (2014) to her credit. Tokyo International Film Festival and Taipei Film Festival have held showcases of her work. Her directorial debut Kyoto Elegy premiered at Tokyo International Film Festival in 2014, and her second directorial feature Taksu won her the Rising Director Award at the Busan International Film Festival. As a jury member for Bucheon Choice: Features, she will also presents her new film Snow Woman (2017) which she both directed and starred in.

Korean Fantastic : Features

TOMIOKA Kunihiko
TOMIOKA Kunihiko
Tomioka Kunihiko was born in Kobe. In 90’s he worked as screenwriter with Director Kurosawa Kiyoshi and 2000’s he worked with Director Yamashita Nobuhiro as Producer. From 2004 to 2017, he worked as Head manager of CO2 (Cineastes Organization Osaka), where he support many young filmmaker filming in Osaka. He has been concerning with film selection and workshop as a director, a producer, and a head of CO2. In 1995, he established small Art-Cinema PLANET plus One. and screened classic films mainly.
Ansgar VOGT
Ansgar VOGT
Ansgar Vogt studied at Humboldt University Berlin, Goldsmiths College University of London and New York University/Tisch School of the Arts in the department of Performance Studies. Since 2004 he has been working as a programmer at Berlin International Film Festival/Forum section. Besides he works as a producer, content developer, and screenplay writer for German film production companies. In 2007, he taught film analysis and scenario development at Sungkyungkwan University as a guest lecturer and scholar of German Academic Exchange Service, DAAD.
JU Sungchul
JU Sungchul
Ju Sungchul has served as the editor in chief for weekly film magazine Cine21.
He served as a film journalist monthly film magazine KINO and weekly FILM 2.0. Based on his background, he wrote several books including “Hong Kong Film Road,” “The Leslie Cheung That We Loved Back in the Days,” “The Master Craftsmen in Film of Our Time,” “70 Things You Should Know If You Love Films,” “The Debuting Moment.” Currently he is co-hosting with director MIN Kyudong at a Cable TV program “The Good Movie” on channel CGV.

Bucheon Choice : Shorts / Korean Fantastic : Shorts

Shelagh ROWAN-LEGG
Shelagh ROWAN-LEGG
Shelagh Rowan-Legg is a programmer for FrightFest, Associate Editor for Screen Anarchy, and a critic for Sight & Sound. Her first book, “The Spanish Fantastic: Contemporary Filmmaking in Horror, Fantasy and Sci-Fi” was published in 2016 by I.B. Tauris. She is not only visiting Bucheon as a juror, but she will also meet the audience at a panel talk with Álex de la Iglesia.
LEESONG Hee-il
LEESONG Hee-il
Lee Song Hee-il has directed 9 short films including his first short Everyday Like a Sunday (1998). His first feature film No Regret (2006) was invited to 2006 Busan International Film Festival. And then he directed Break Away (2009), White Night (2012), Night Flight (2014). His films have invited many film festivals including Berlin Film Festival and Hong Kong International Film Festival and won multiple awards.
Young Gun
Young Gun
Born in 1978 in Gyeongju. He studied Acting at Dong-Ah Institute of Media and Arts. He debuted as a stage actor, and appeared in films such as Private Eye (2009), Secrent Reunion (2010), The Neighbor Zombie (2009), The Front Line (2011), Alien Bikini (2011), Young Gun in the Time (2011), The Maidroid (2014), Phantom Detective (2016). The Neighbor Zombie is the first film he co-directed and starred and is the winner of Audience Award and Jury’s Choice Award at the 13th BIFAN. He was casted for Outdoor Begins, a horror comedy to be screened at this year’s festival.

NETPAC Award

Latika PADGAONKAR
Latika PADGAONKAR
Latika Padgaonkar is a columnist, editor of several books, translator, former Joint Director, Osian’s-Cinefan Film Festival, and former Executive Editor, Cinemaya: the Asian Film Quarterly. She wrote a regular column for The Sunday Times of India from Paris in the 80s, and was later the Paris correspondent of The Telegraph, published in Kolkata. A member of the Media Foundation, she also did a two-year spell with the National Commission for Women’s Media Group. Currently, she writes extensively on films and books in newspapers and on websites.
Jay SOHN
Jay SOHN
Sohn is a feminist film critic. She studied Film at the Graduate School of Advanced Imaging Science, Mulimedia & Film, Chung-Ang University and worked for Seoul International Women’s Film Festival as a programmer. She translated books such as “The Monstrous-Feminine,” “The Horror Genre: From Beelzebub to Blair Witch” and co-wrote “Feminist Moments,” “The Others in the Attic,” “Teenagers and Sexuality,” “Net Feminism Herstory,” “Still Feminism”.
CHANG Sanling
CHANG Sanling
Based in Taipei, Chang has worked in the film industry since 1994 and experienced on the marketing, PR, overseas sales, and production. One of the films she produced is Holiday Dreaming in 2005 which received the Best Film at Deauville Asian Film Festival. She was specialized in marketing and publicity of TV series and films in Taiwan, more recently she introduced the closing film of 2017 Hong Kong International Film Festival Mon Mon Mon Monsters, to be screened at Bucheon this year.

European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation Asian Awards

Chris OSTEROM
Chris OOSTEROM
Chris was born in the beautiful Dutch city of Arnhem. In the 80’s and 90’s, he worked as a film programmer in different music venues in the Netherlands. After six years at the Dutch Filmmuseum (now EYE), he started his own distribution company, first in Amsterdam, later in London, where he still releases a handful of films every year. Since November 2012, Chris is the Artistic Director of the Imagine Film Festival in Amsterdam. He lives in Amsterdam and London.
Kristen BELL
Kristen BELL
Kristen Bell has served as the Festival Director for Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas, since 2008. Fantastic Fest is the largest genre film festival in the United States. She is also on the board of directors for the Overlook Film Festival. Kristen also serves as a Senior Project Manager for the Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas. She previously served as the Director of Programs and Large Events and for the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema from 2011- 2013.