New Currents Award
Actress / Head of the New Currents Jury / Denmark, FranceShe moved to Paris when she was eighteen, and became one of the most renowned film actresses, notably starring in Jean-Luc Godard's <Pierrot Le Fou>, <Alphaville>, and <Bande a part> . In 1961, she won silver bear award at the Berlin International Film Festival with another Godard's film <Woman is a Woman>.
Director / IranAt the age of 17, she directed her first feature titled <The Apple>, and she went on to become the youngest director in the world participating in the official section of the 1998 Cannes Film Festival. She was granted the Special Jury Award with <The Blackboard> and <At Five in the Afternoon>, and in 2004, selected as one of forty best directors of the world by Guardian newspaper.
Director / IndiaSantosh SIVAN graduated from the prestigious Film and Television Institute of India. He started his career as a Cinematographer, and became outstanding director by working on about 90 films. He won his first National Award for <The Story of Tiblu> in 1988. <Terrorist> and <Malli> won international awards for several times, and <Nine Emotions> and <Before the Rains> was screened at the PIFF.
ActressLEE Hwa-si was picked out by director KIM Ki-young when she was Dankook University student. Beginning her career as an actress with KIM Ki-young's <Ban Geum-ryun>, she continued acting in his films such as <Iodo>, <Transgression> and <A Woman Who Chases Killer Butterfly>. She was the legendary actress of the 1970's Korea. She recently has retuned to acting with KIM Jin-ah's <Never Forever>.
Producer / GermanyKarl BAUMGARTNER was born in 1949 in Brunico, Southern Tirol, Italy. Starting from a film critic, he founded Pandora Film together with Reinhard Brundig in 1981. He is a representative art cinema producer, and co-produced <Crna Macka, Beli Macor> of Emir Kusturica, <Pola X> of Leos Carax, <Monsoon Wedding> of MIRA NAIR and <Spring Summer Fall Winter and Spring> of KIM Ki-duk. In January 2003.
PIFF Mecenat Award
Former Director of Korean Film CouncilGraduated from the German Literature at Seoul National University, AHN Jung-sook began her career as a journalist at Seoul Economic Daily. She worked as the director for Korean Film Council for three years from 2005 to 2008. She is currently serving as a director at many film festivals and cultural events.
Director of FIDMarseille / FranceHe writes as an art and film critic in many reviews, catalogues and books. He belongs to the editorial board of Les Cahiers du Cinema. He also regularly curates contemporary art shows in France and abroad and is at the head of the International Documentary Film Festival of Marseille (FIDMarseille) since six years.
Professor at Beijing Film Academy / ChinaBorn in Femis, France, ZHANG Xian-min, professor at Beijing Film Academy, is the most prolific writer and a producer for Chinese independent film. He is the juror in Taipei Film Festival and Hong Kong Film Festival, and the artistic director of China Independent Film Festival.
Head of Cheongnyeon FilmBeginning with <Happy End>(1999), he produced 10 films including <Jealousy Is My Middle Name>(2002), <No Regret>(2006), <Milky Way Liberation Front>(2007), and directed short film <Boy Meets Boy> in this year. KIMJHO Gwang-soo, head of Cheongnyeon Film, is actively participating in many film organizations, and also teaching at Dongguk University.
Festival Director of Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival / FranceFestival director Roger GONIN has worked for one of the main short film festivals in the world since its 1979 inception - the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival. Roger GONIN, whose dream is to one day establish a museum dedicated to magic lanterns and stereoscopic viewers, has directed two shorts and worked on several others.
Project Director of Thai Film foundation / ThailandShe has supported independent film through Thai Short Film and Video Festival which she served as Festival Director since 1997. She also organized many workshop and screening for young people. Currently she is working as the project director of the Thai Film Foundation.
Film Critic / Iran
Jeannette Paulson HERENIKO
Former Festival Director of HIFF / USA
Edward Delos Santos CABAGNOT
Programmer of Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival / Philippines
France, Film Critic
Sweden, Film Critic
Serbia, Film Critic
Bitopan Borborah RINJU
India, Film Critic
Kang Ho SHIN
Korea, Film Critic