KIM Jiseok Award

The 27th Busan International Film FestivalKIM Jiseok Award Juries

Jury Members for Jiseok Section

Jean-Michel FRODON

France Film Critic

Jean-Michel Frodon is a journalist and film critic, who wrote for the daily Le Monde (1990-2003), was the editorial director of Cahiers du cinema (2003-2009), and now regularly writes for the online magazine in France. He is also a professor at Sciences Po Paris (Political Sciences Institute) and is an Honorary Professor at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. He is the author and editor of many books, including Hou Hsiao-hsien (1999), Conversation avec Woody Allen (2009), Horizon cinema (2006), Le Cinéma chinois (2006), Robert Bresson (2008), La Critique de cinema (2008),Le Cinéma d’Edward Yang (2010), Le Cinéma français de la Nouvelle Vague à nos jours (2010), Cinemas of Paris (2016), The World of Jia Zhangke (2021), and Le Cinéma à l’épreuve du divers (2021). He also acts as a programmer and a curator in festivals and exhibitions.


Japan Director

After Ogigami Naoko graduated from Chiba University, she went to the United States to study film in graduate school at the University of Southern California. She went back to Japan in 2000 and began her filmmaking career. She received attention for her directorial debut, Yoshino’s Barber Shop (2003), which received a Special Mention in the Kinderfilmfest at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2004. Her third film, Kamome Diner (2006), has been very successful both domestically and internationally. Glasses (2007), her fourth film, received the Manfred Salzgeber Award at the Berlin International Film Festival. Close-Knit (2017) received the Teddy Jury Award at the Berlin Film Festival and many other awards from all over the world. The Netflix series, Rilakkuma and Kaoru (2019), is a stop-motion animation written by Ogigami. Her latest film, Riverside Mukolitta (2021), was nominated for an award in A Window on Asian Cinema at the Busan International Film Festival in 2021.

KIM Hee-Jung

Korea Director

Graduated from Łódź Film School in Poland, director Kim Hee-Jung was selected for the Cannes Residency in Paris where she completed her first scenario for The Wonder Years (2007). Grape Candy (2012) earned her the Pitch & Catch Award at the Seoul International Women’s Film Festival (SIWFF) 2011. Snow Paths (2015) was selected for the JEONJU Cinema Project at the JEONJU International Film Festival (JEONJU IFF) 2015, and the film was invited to several film festivals including the Göteborg International Film Festival. A French Woman (2019) received the APM KOCCA Award at the Busan International Film Festival in 2016, and was followed by the awards for Best Actress and Best Filming at the Wildflower Film Awards 2021. Currently, she has finished filming, Where Would You Like To Go?, a selection from APM 2021, which is now in its post-production process.