Programer

Jongsuk Thomas NAM

Cinema from English-speaking countries | BIFAN+

Jongsuk Thomas Nam majored in RTVF/Communication Arts. He started to work in the film industry as an assistant director for the film Jungle Story (1996). In 1997, he joined the Busan Film Festival, and since then, he has worked in various positions, coordinating the Kim Kiyoung Retrospective, BIFF festival coordinator, and Pusan Promotion Plan (PPP) senior coordinator. After working as the general secretary of the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC), he joined the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival in 2007 and currently works as a festival programmer for BIFAN, and as the managing director of the Network of Asian Fantastic Films (NAFF). He is also a member of the selection committee for Sitges FanPitch (Spain), Udine Focus Asia (Italy), and Ventana Sur Blood Window (Argentina), and the curator of After Dark at Jio Mami Mumbai Festival (India).

MO Eunyoung

Cinema from Korea and Asian territories

MO Eunyoung majored in film and animation theory. She was a writer for EBS programs such as Cinema Paradiso and Anitopia, and she contributed to magazines and daily newspapers such as FILM2.0, DVD2.0, and KINO as a film critic. Since the inception of the Korean Film Archive Cinematheque KOFA, she has worked as a programmer for many years. She also works a programmer at the animation film festival Seoul Indie-AniFest. She has organized several fusion performances of classical films with various genres, such as for the silent film Crossroad of Youngsters.

Jin PARK

Cinema from Europe, Asian and other territories

Jin Park studied journalism and film theory. He worked as a critic for film magazines such as KINO, FILM2.0, and Screen. After getting his start as a programmer at the Seoul Eco Film Festival, he went on to work as a programmer and secretary general for several top Korean film festivals, including BIFAN, Busan International Film Festival, and DMZ International Documentary Film Festival. Park also currently teaches film theory and contemporary Korean cinema at Kyunghee Univ.

Jay KIM

XR Curator

Jay majored in literature and film. Since 2016, he has been leading the new media section at BIFAN as curator of the XR section ‘Beyond Reality’. He is a founding member of ‘GiiOii’, a studio dedicated to immersive storytelling, where he has been planning and producing XR contents, as well as several global co-production projects, including Missing Pictures (2022). He is the director of SM Studio REAL LIVE and also works in the field of exhibition and distribution of immersive content, where he also acts as a consultant.