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Jury & Award

New Currents Award

New Currents Award is given to the two best feature films selected from the first or second feature of new Asian directors introduced in the New Currents section (a competitive section of BIFF for Asian films). A grand prize of USD 30,000 is awarded to each film. The jury consists of world-renowned film experts who will choose winners to discover and encourage the hidden jewels of Asian cinema.

Jury for New Currents Award

KIM Hong-Joon

Head Juror Director Korea

Kim Hong-Joon was born in Seoul, Korea in 1956. He graduated from Seoul National University in Anthropology and completed Ph. D course in Cultural Anthropology from Temple University. He is the last of a generation who completed their apprenticeships at Chungmuro. His work as an assistant director for Seopyeonje (1993) was overseen by director Im Kwon-taek. He made his solo debut with film, Rosy Life (1994), and won the Best New Director Award at Blue Dragon Film Awards, Baeksang Arts Awards, and Chunsa Film Art Awards. He was a programmer who established the initial identity of the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival. He then returned to lead the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival as a festival director in 2001. He has helped keep Chungmuro in the spotlight since 2015 by working as an artistic director of Chungmuro International Musical Film Festival who connects the world of musical and film. He has been a film professor at Korea National University of Arts School of Film, TV & Multimedia since 1998.

KUNIMURA Jun

Actor Japan

Kunimura Jun was born in Kumamoto, Japan in 1955. He made his acting debut with the film, Gaki Teikoku (1981). He has performed in numerous Japanese TV shows and films. He has worked with prominent Japanese directors such as Kore-eda Hirokazu, Kurosawa Kiyoshi, and Kitano Takeshi. He also made his Hollywood acting debut in the thriller, Black Rain (1989) directed by Ridley Scott. He attracted the attention of audiences by performing charismatic performance as Boss Tanaka, a member of the Crime Council, in Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003) directed by Quentin Tarantino. He delivered an outstanding performance as The Stranger in The Wailing (2016) directed by Na Hong-jin. Kunimura was invited to the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival 2016 for his work in The Wailing (2016). He was the winner of the Best Supporting Actor and the Popular Star Award at the Blue Dragon Film Awards 2016. As of recent, he has performed in numerous domestic and international films such as Godzilla Resurgence (2016) and Manhunt (2018).

Labina MITEVSKA

Actor, Producer Macedonia

She is a Macedonian actress. She began her acting career in Europe with filmmaker Milcho Manchevski셲 Before the Rain (1994). Labina Mitevska, her sister Teona S. Mitevska, and her brother Vuk Mitevska established and managed a production company called Sisters and Brother Mitevski Production. They are based in Europe and have collaborated with Cristi Puiu, Damjan Kozole, and Bilge Nuri Ceylan. When the Day Had no Name (2017), directed by Teona S. Mitevska, premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival in the Panorama section; in addition, it has also been featured at many other film festivals. They recently coproduced Bilge Nuri Ceylan셲 The Wild Pear Tree (2018) and are currently working on a short drawing animation film EDNA. In 2014, Labina Mitevska was chosen to be part of Producers on the Move at the Cannes Film Festival. Labina is now busy doing both acting and producing.

Nashen MOODLEY

Festival Director of Sydney Film Festival Republic of South Africa

Nashen Moodley, a graduate of the University of Natal, South Africa, has written for prominent newspapers and magazines including The Guardian, the Mail & Guardian, GQ and The Sunday Tribune. From 2001 to 2011 he was the head programmer of the Durban International Film Festival. From 2005 to 2017 he served as a programming consultant for the Dubai International Film Festival. He also has served as the Festival Director of Sydney Film Festival since 2012. As a result, Sydney Film Festival 2017 marked the ninth successive year of growth in attendance. In addition, he has been the director of the Muhr AsiaAfrica competition at the Dubai International Film Festival since 2008. From 2013 to 2017 he was the director of Cinema of the World at the Dubai International Film Festival. He has been a jury member at prestigious film festivals such as Tokyo, Toronto, Rotterdam and Durban International Film Festival.

SHI Nansun

Producer Hong Kong, China

Shi Nansun was pivotal in the success of Cinema City Studios and Film Workshop Co., Ltd., which she founded with internationally-acclaimed producer and director Tsui Hark. Shi was a member of the International Jury at the Berlin International Film Festival 2007 and at the Cannes Film Festival 2011. In October 2013, the French Government honored Shi with the title of Officer de l욽rdre des Arts et des Lettres. Shi received the Best Independent Producer Award - Premio Raimondo Rezzonico at the Locarno International Film Festival 2014, the Golden Mulberry Life Achievement Award at the Udine Far East Film Festival 2015, the Special Achievement Award at the BIFF with Marie Claire Asia Star Awards 2015, and the Berlinale Camera at the Berlin International Film Festival 2017. Shi is a member of the Hong Kong Tourism Board and vice chairman of the End Child Sexual Abuse Foundation.

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