The 28th Busan International Film FestivalNew Currents Juries

JUNG Sung-il

Korea Film Critic, Director

Jung Sung-il is a highly regarded Korean film critic and director. He launched the monthly film magazine Kino in 1995, serving as the editor-in-chief, and was a programmer at the Jeonju International Film Festival and visiting professor at the Korean Academy of Film Arts. He published two volumes of film criticism, Someday the World Will Become a Movie (2010) and Desperate Reading (2010). His debut film, Cafe Noir (2009), premiered at the 2009 Busan International Film Festival and 2009 Venice Film Festival, while his documentary, Night and Fog in Zona (2017), capturing the filming location of the Chinese filmmaker Wang Bing, screened at BIFF 2015 and the 2016 International Film Festival Rotterdam. Jung’s two documentaries on filmmaker Im Kwon-taek entitled Gravity of the Tea (2018) and Cloud, Encore (2018) premiered at BIFF 2018, catching the world’s attention.


France Artistic Director of La Semaine de la Critique - Cannes

Ava Cahen was the co-founder and co-editor of the film magazine CLAP from 2014 to 2016, and has been co-piloting French Mania, a website dedicated to cinema and TV series, since 2017. She is a television columnist for "Le Cercle" on Canal+, and has published several books on cinema and series, such as Woody Allen: Profession cynique (2015), Cheforama (2017), and Game of Thrones Décodé (2019). Alongside her teaching activity at the Paris Nanterre University from 2014 to 2020, Cahen joined the French Syndicate of Cinema Critics in 2016 and took part in the feature film committee of La Semaine de la Critique before taking over as head of the committee, where she is entering her third year as artistic director.


Indonesia Director

Edwin is an Indonesian film director, producer, and screenwriter. Edwin first visited Busan with his short film A Very Slow Breakfast (2002) and returned the following year as a fellow of the first edition of the Asian Film Academy. With his feature film debut, Blind Pig Who Wants to Fly (2008), he was invited to the New Currents section of the 2008 Busan International Film Festival, and won several awards at renowned international festivals including the 2009 International Film Festival Rotterdam FIPRESCI Prize. Edwin's sophomore feature Postcards from the Zoo (2012) also competed at the 2012 Berlin International Film Festival, making him the first Indonesian filmmaker in 49 years to compete for the prestigious Golden Bear. In 2021, Edwin won the Golden Leopard at the 2021 Locarno Film Festival with Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash (2021).

Christina OH

USA Producer

Christina Oh is an Academy Award-nominated producer who has worked on a number of distinguished film and television projects over her career, including Bong Joon Ho’s Okja (2017) and Joe Talbot’s feature film debut The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019). Most recently she produced Minari (2020), written and directed by Lee Isaac Chung, which premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and went on to receive 6 nominations at the 2021 Academy Awards, where actress Youn Yuh-jung won Korea's first-ever Best Supporting Actress award. Oh’s past television credits include LEGO Masters (2020–2021) and Paper Girls (2022). She is currently focusing on developing and producing a slate of film and TV projects, while continuing to champion and collaborate with talented artists across all fields.

HAN Junhee

Korea Director

Director Han Junhee gained recognition for his unique style in his debut feature, Coin Locker Girl (2014). The film was invited to the 2015 Cannes Film Festival’s La Semaine de la Critique and earned him the Best New Director award at the 2016 Baeksang Arts Awards. He continued to showcase his innovative approach in the crime action genre with Hit-and-Run Squad (2018). His subsequent works, D.P. (2021) and D.P. 2 (2023), both Netflix original series, solidified his stature as D.P. (2021) won the Best Drama at the Baeksang Arts Awards and Blue Dragon Series Awards in 2022. It also achieved the New York Times’ list of Top 10 Best International Shows of 2021. Recently, he worked as the creative director of Weak Hero Class 1 (2022), expanding the spectrum of his work.