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6th (2001)

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New Currents Award

Hou Hsiao Hsien
Director / Taiwan
Hou Hsiao Hsien established himself as a leading figure of the Taiwan New Wave in the last decade. Born in China, he moved to Taiwan in 1948. Hou studied filmmaking at the National Taiwan Academy of Arts. He was an assistant director to veteran directors Li Hsing and Lai Chen-ying. He later formed a partnership with cinematographer Chen Kun-Hou and took turns directing. He made his directorial debut with the film Cute Girls in 1980. His autobiographical film A Time To Live, A Time to Die (1985) won the international Critics' Award at Berlin in 1985 and named the best film outside of Europe and America by the Rotterdam Film Festival. Through Dust In The Wind, Daughter of The Nile, he was gradually known as one of the most innovative filmmakers of the world. In 1989, his A City of Sadness won the coveted Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival. In 1993, his masterpiece The Puppetmaster won Jury Prize in Cannes. He has helped other director to make their film as producer.
Nonzee Nimibutr
Director / Thai
Nonzee Nimibutr earned a B.A in Visual Communication at Silpakorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. He started his career in the entertainment industry by directing music videos and television commercials from 1974. In 1997, he made his feature debut with the award-winning film, Dang Bireley's & Young Gangster which earned him the Grand Prize from the 19th Festival International de Film Independent, Bruxelles. Also he made award-winning film, Nang Nak in 1999, and produced two Thai films. In 2001, he directed Jan Dara funded by Applause Pictures, a company based in Hong Kong.
Peter Van Bueren
Film Critic / Holland
Born in Amsterdam 1942, still living there. Studied political and social science and writes about film since 1963. Since 1974 staff writer in De Volkskrant, the Dutch daily that among others is sponsoring the International Film Festival of Rotterdam, where more than 80% of the audience is reader of De Volkskrant. Co-founder and for many years president of the Dutch association of filmcritics, and for some years also member of the board of Fipresci, the international organization of filmcritics. He was jurymember in many festivals.
Paul Clark
Film Critic /New Zealand
Paul Clark teaches Chinese film, culture and language at The University of Auckland, New Zealand. A pioneer in the study of Chinese film history, his current research is on China's fifth-generation filmmakers and the cultural history of the Cultural Revolution. Clark is a program advisor to the New Zealand International Film Festivals. For ten years at the Hawai International Film Festival he helped introduce Chen Kaige, Zhang Yimou and others to world audiences. His Harvard PhD (1983) was the first scholarly study of Chinese film after 1949 in English or Chinese. He is also author of a book in New Zealand Maori history.
Yun Chung-Hi
Actress / Korea
Yun Chung-Hi is one of the most important actresses of Korean cinema. Born in 1944, she graduated from Chung-ang University and Paris 3 University(Master of Art). Yun made her debut acting in 1967 with Theatre of Youth and since then starred in more than 300 films including The Mist and Jar-making Old Man. She received Best Actress Award at Asia Film Festival. In addition, she received the Great Bell Award(Korean equivalent of the Oscar) three times, Blue Dragon Award 7 times, and more. She was a juror at Montreal Film Festival and Deauville Film Festival. Yun is now living in Paris, France.

NETPAC Award

Max TESSIER
Film Critic / France

Teresa KWONG
Hong Kong Arts Center / Hong Kong China

Park Jong-Ho
Film Professor at Dongguk University / Korea

FIPRESCI Award

Klaus EDER
Film Critic / Germany

Stephen TEO
Film Critic / Hong Kong China

Anchalee CHAIWORAPORN
Film Critic / Thailand

Michel GUILLOUX
Film Critic / France

Jung Jae-Hyung
Film Professor at Dongguk University / Korea