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Jongsuk Thomas NAM (B.I.G organizer) Jongsuk Thomas NAM majored in RTVF/Communication Arts. He returned to Korea from the US to be an assistant director for the film Jungle Story. He worked for the Busan Film Festival from 1997 on as the coordinator of the Kim Kiyoung Retrospective, a festival coordinator at BIFF, and the senior coordinator of the Pusan Promotion Plan (PPP). After working as the general secretariat of the Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema (NETPAC), he joined the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival in 2007 as a staff member and also worked for the festival as an expert adviser. He is currently a festival programmer for BIFAN and the managing director of the Network of Asian Fantastic Films (NAFF).
Ellen Y. D. KIM (Cinema from Europe, Latin America and Africa) Ellen Y. D. KIM majored in aesthetics. She worked as a producer for the films Cry Woman and Hannan, and as a co-producer on Night and Day. Ellen also worked as the chief of international marketing at Unikorea Culture & Art Investment and as a program coordinator at the Busan Film Festival. She was responsible for the planning and overall management of the Busan Film Festival’s Asian Film Market.
KIM Bongseok (Asian cinema) KIM Bongseok worked as a journalist for CINEPHILE, Cine21, and The Hankyoreh, and as editor-in-chief for the culture magazine BRUT and the comic book webzine Acomics. He has written mostly on the topic of popular culture (e.g. film, animations, genre fiction, web novels, Japanese culture) and has also been involved in various other projects as a film producer and publication coordinator. Books written by KIM Bongseok include titles such as My Pop Culture Adventures, Hard Boiled is My Strength, Writing Film Reviews, and Genre Guide for Web Novel Writers 3: Mysteries. He has also co-authored novels such as Horror Movie, SF Movie, Zombie Dictionary, and Detective Dictionary.
MO Eunyoung (Korean cinema) MO Eunyoung majored in film theory and animation theory. She was a writer for EBS programs such as Cinema Paradiso and Anitopia, as well as for numerous film columns in magazines and daily newspapers such as FILM2.0, DVD2.0, and KINO. She also worked as a programmer for Korean Film Archive Cinematheque KOFA for nine years after it first opened. She currently works as a programmer and programming consultant for various events such as Indi-AniFest, the Jeju Film Festival, and the Chungmuro International Musical Film Festival.
J.KIM (VR programmer) J.KIM majored in literature and film. He is currently planning and producing films and immersive content. He was invited to the Sitges Film Festival and the Sundance Film Festival for producing the cinematic VR film, Eyes in the Red Wind. He holds several positions such as being the CEO of a production company called Grabit, which creates new media content; being a visiting professor in the School of Film, TV and Multimedia at the Korea National University of Arts; and as a leader of Green Light Committee at Gyeonggi Content Agency.