Mark Schilling has been reviewing Japanese films for “The Japan Times” since 1989 and reporting on the Japanese film industry since 1990, presently for Variety. Since 2000 Schilling has also been a program advisor for the Udine Far East Film Festival, curating retrospectives on Nikkatsu Action films (2005), the Shintoho studio (2010) and Japanese SF/fantasy films (2016). Book publications include The Encyclopedia of Japanese Pop Culture (1997), The Yakuza Movie Book – A Guide to Japanese Gangster Films (2003), No Borders, No Limits: Nikkatsu Action Cinema (2007) and Art, Cult and Commerce: Japanese Cinema Since 2000. He also wrote the original story for and produced Convenience Story, a film directed by Miki Satoshi that opened in Japan in August, 2022.
Song Eunji majored in film writing. Since 2012, she has been the program manager at the Jeongdongjin Independent Film Festival, and involved in programming for the Gangneung Independent Art Theater, named Shinyoung. In 2018, she was pointed as the office manager for the Jeongdongjin Independent Film Festival, now holding the position of deputy director. She also currently works as a programmer for the Gangneung Independent Art Theater and serves as the secretary general for Gangneung Cinematheque.
TERUOKA Sozo is currently the programming director of the Osaka Asian Film Festival. He is a distinguished film critic specialising in Asian cinema. He was the programming director (for Asian cinema) of the Tokyo International Film Festival, and served as a member of the jury at the Hong Kong International Film Festival, the Taipei Film Awards,the Golden Horse Awards in Taiwan, the Jakarta International Film Festival, the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, Cinema One Originals Film Festival in the Philippines, and the Asian Film Awards. As a film critic, he writes for Kinema Jumpo, a leading Japanese film magazine and Asahi Shimbun.