New Currents Award
Director / KoreaBorn in 1925, he enrolled at Dngkuk University in 1946 where he studied Korean Literature and founded a cine'club. His professinal career began during the Korean War. He made his debut as director with the film Crossroad(1995). In 1960, he directed The Aimless Bullet, which proved him to be a master of montage. He has been a lecture at Dngkuk University since 1976. In 1982, he became a member of The National Academy of Arts, Republic of Korea. His films include A Martyr(1995), Flame(1975), and The Son of Man(1980).
Fridrik Thor FridrikssonBorn in Iceland in 1954. He ran the film club at the University of Reykjavik. After graduating, he founded lceland's first film magazine and helped set up the Reykjavik Film Festival and lcelandic Film Corporation. Fridriksson directed several documemtaries, such as Fock in Reykjavik(1982) and / celandic Cowboy(1984). His first feature film was White Whales(1987). Children of Nature(1991)was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. In 1995, he directed his latest feature Cold Fever.
Garin NugrohoBorn in Yogjakarta, Indonesia, in 1961, he studied film at the jakarta Insititute of the Arts, and has made 13 documemtary films, His first feature film, Love on a Slice of Bread(1991) won him award for best young director at the Asia Pacific Film Festival in Seoul, Korea, His third film and Moon Dances was invited by the 1st PIFF, and won the FIRRESCI and NETPAC Awards at the Berlin Intermational Film Festival. Currently, he is working on Indonesian documentary projectws for television, commercial and music video production, and his next fearure film.
Hah Myung-JoongBorn in 1947. He started his fil, career as an actor in the 1970s and received numerous awards including award for best supporting actor at the Asia Film Festival for It's Time to Start in 1977. In 1983, he made his directorial debut with X and many films including Life Line and The Blazing Sun. He established the Hah Myng-Jong Film Studio in 1985 for the production of Korean films and importing of foreign films.
J. HobermanJ.Hobeman is the senior film critic for "The Village Voice" and adjunct professor of cinema at Cooper Union in New York City. He is the author of a book on the history of Yiddish cinema and a study of cult movies. He has programmed film series at the Museum of Moderm Art, Pacific Film Archives and the Jewish Museum. His reviews are collected in "Vulgar Modemism: Writing on Movies and Other Media."
Klaus LackschewitzBorn in Riga, Latvia in 1938. He studied Philosophy, Literature and Art History at the University of Hamburg. After graduating, he worked at NKR-Hamburg Radio, and in 1969 started work as programming excutive in charge of feature films at ARD/First Geman Television Network in Frankfurt. His current position is as network head of film programming, Managing Director of ARD/DEGETO FILM GMBH, the buying arm of the ARD Network, in charge of intermational film and series acquisitions.
China / Director
President and programmer at Sochi Festiva / Russia
Main Echo / Germany
Asian Film Center / Sri Lanka
Wong Tuck Cheong
Kelab Seni Filem / Malaysia
Lee Young-ll, Film Critic
"Film Art" magazine / Korea
Shabistan Cinema / Pakistan
National Commission For Culture And Art / Philippines
The Japan Foundation Asia Center / Japan
China Film Export & Import Corporation / China
Internationale Forum des Jungen Films / Germany