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PIFF Names New Programmer Cho Young-Jung

2009/03/15 | Permalink | Source

14th Pusan Int'l Film Festival to Run Oct. 8-16, 2009

PIFF (Pusan International Film Festival) newly appointed its programmers for programming and restructured management for Asian Film Market.

14th Pusan International Film Festival appointed new programmer. CHO Young Jung who used to be in charge of programming world cinema last year will be selecting Asian films for the programming. Also JEON Chan Il, a film critic is appointed to be a programmer of world cinema focusing on the section, Flash Forward.

The change is to strengthen programming for films from Asian region with the executive programmer KIM Ji Seok who has been a programmer for Asian cinema over last 13 years. JEON Chan Il is appointed as a new programmer to invigorate the programming for films from the rest of the world. As JEON joins the festival, the programming for the world cinema is expected to be more stabilized.

As for other programmers, Lee Sangyoung for Korean cinema, HONG Hyosook for Wide Angle section (Korean Independent film, Short films, Documentaries), Rhee Soue Won for French and Italian cinema and PAK Dosin for Midnight Passion section will remain the same.

Marking fourth year since its inception in 2006, Asian Film Market restructured its management. 'BOM Film Productions Co.,LTD'.s CEO, CHO Gwang-hee will be joining Asian Film Market as a Deputy Director, and NAM Dongchul, a former chief editor of will take care of the market's operations as a general manager from this year.

Asian Film Market Director is LEE Yong-kwan who is also a PIFF co-Festival Director will remain in office.

This year's Asian Film Market will take place from Oct 11th (Sun) to Oct 14th (Wed).


Biography of CHO Gwang-hee

LLD in Law at Seoul University
Passed the Korean Bar Examination (32th)
a former Compliance Officer, Korean Film Council
Present, a Member of Festival Executive Committee of PIFF
Present, CEO, BOM Film Productions Co.,LTD.
Present, a Compliance Officer, Korean Film Producers Association
Present, Attorney at Law, Law Firm 'ONE'
Present, Deputy Director of Asian Film Market
▷ Biography of NAM Dongchul
BA in Economics at Yonsei University
a former Chief Editor, , Weekly Movie Magazine, in Korea
Present, General Manager of Asian Film Market
▷ Biography of JEON Chan Il
MA in German Language & Literature at Seoul University
1998 ~ 2003, a Member of Korea Film Critics Association
a Member of Korea Media Rating Board
Present, Activities as a Film Critics
Present, World Cinema Programmer in PIFF


Pusan International Film Festival Open the link
Email: foreignpress@piff.org
Publicity: 82-2-3675-5097
PR Manager] KIM, Jungyun(a.k.a Yun
82-10-8958-3272

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