korea Director appointed as judges in the competition section of BIFF New Currents
Jang Joon-hwan and Jung Jae-eun have newly joined the panel of judges.
The 26th Busan International Film Festival announced on the 26th that it has confirmed four judges for New Currents, the competition for Asian films.
The New Currents is the representative section of the Busan International Film Festival, which introduces the first or second feature films of new directors who will lead the future of Asian films.
New Currents, which has been presenting works by Asian new directors including Korea since the first episode in 1996, has attracted attention from the world’s film industry by introducing works with bold challenging spirit every year.
The New Currents will be awarded a prize of $30,000 each by four judges in the competition.
Earlier, Indian-born master Difa Meta was appointed as the judge of the New Currents Award.
The judges are Christina Nort, chairman of the Berlin International Film Festival Forum, and director Jang Joon-hwan, who won the 55th Grand Bell Award and the 39th Blue Dragon Film Awards for “Protect the Earth!” (2003).
Director Jung Jae-eun, who appeared like a comet in the Korean film industry with his feature film debut film “Please Take Care of the Cat” (2001), will also expand his scope to documentaries and exhibitions such as “The Talking Architect” (2011).
“Please Take Care of My Cat” was also selected as the best Asian film “Wonder Women’s Movie” by a female director, a special program for this year’s Busan International Film Festival.
The 26th Busan International Film Festival will be held for 10 days from Oct. 6 to Oct. 15.
BIFF New Currents