The Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival’s organizing committee (Chairman of Organizing Committee: CHUNG Ji-young) held a special meeting yesterday (August 21) at which CEO of ShinCine Communications Co., Ltd, SHIN Chul, was appointed as the 8th festival director of BIFAN.
While newly-appointed festival director SHIN Chul was enrolled at the Department of Aesthetics at Seoul National University, he worked on the directing teams of film directors KIM Soo-Yong and CHUNG Ji-young. From there he would go on to work at the planning division for Woo-Sung Cinema and the Piccadilly Theater. He also held a position as the head of Myungbo Theater's planning department, and in 1988, he founded the film production company, ShinCine Communications Co., Ltd.
SHIN Chul got his start with films such as Happiness Does Not Come In Grades (1989) and Berlin Report (1991). From there, he went on to plan and produce a number of other films that helped to usher in the age of the producer in the world of Korean films. Such movies included The Marriage Life (1992), Mister Mama (1992), The Letter (1997), A Promise (1998), Lies (2000), and My Sassy Girl (2001). Through his work on The Fox With Nine Tails (1994) and The Gingko Bed (1996), SHIN Chul became regarded as a pioneer of using computer graphics in Korean films.
Festival Director SHIN Chul’s three-year term will begin in September of 2018.
[Profile of Festival Director SHIN Chul]
Name: SHIN Chul / Year of Birth: 1958
○ Educational Background
1977.3. ~ 1991.2. Seoul National University Department of Aesthetics
2016. ~ Present Adjunct Professor at Korea National University of Arts
2006. Founded Robot Taekwon V Co.
2002. Founded ShinCine USA
1998. Joined the Asian Film Development Fund (AFDA)
Won the SOFT EXPO 97 Prime Minister Award
1993. Founded ShinCine Computer Graphics
1988. Founded ShinCine Communication Co., Ltd
1981. ~ 1988. Planning Division of Woo-Sung Cinema and Piccadilly Theater,
Head of Planning Department for Myungbo Theater,
Directing team staff member under directors KIM Soo-Yong and CHUNG Ji-young
(Film) Happiness Does Not Come In Grades (1989)
(Film) Only Because You Are A Woman (1990)
(Film) Berlin Report (1991)
Film Planning and Production
(Film) The Marriage Life (1992)
(Film) Mister Mama (1992)
(Film) The 101st Proposition (1993)
(Film) The Fox with Nine Tails (1994)
(Film) The Gingko Bed (1996)
(Film) The Letter (1997)
(Film) A Promise (1998)
(Film) Lies (2000)
(Film) My Sassy Girl (2001)
(Animation) Robot Taekwon V (1976) - Release of the digitally restored version (2007)
(Film) My New Sassy Girl (2016) - Chinese Co-production
1991 Figueira da Foz International Film Festival, Honorable Mention
1994 Chunsa Film Art Awards, Special Jury Prize
1996 Korean Association of Film Critics Awards, Technical Award
1998 Blue Dragon Film Awards, Audience Choice Award for Most Popular Film
1999 Golden Cinema Film Festival, Production Contribution Award
2004 The Japan Academy Prize, Outstanding Foreign Language Film
2011 Korean Popular Culture and Arts Awards, Prime Minister’s Award