Hur Jin-ho, a director, made his debut with <Christmas in August> (1998) that Han Suk-kyu and Shim Eun-ha starred. Daejong Film Awards, Blue Dragon Film Awards, Korea Gold Awards by Korean Society of Cinematographers, Baeksang Arts Awards, Korean Association of Film Critics Awards, and so on gave him prizes for the best new director, the best picture, and the best director. Later he created his genre, is called as “Hur Jin-ho melodrama,” by directing <One Fine Spring Day>, <April Snow>, <Happiness>, <A Good Rain Knows> and so on. In 2012, he directed <Dangerous Liaisons>, a Sino-Korean collaboration film. In 2016, 5.5 million audiences watched his movie <The Last Princess> that Son Ye-jin and Park Hae-il played leading roles, and Hur was awarded Korea Gold Awards for the best director. His film <Forbidden Dream>, Han Suk-kyu and Choi Min-sik acted for, is waiting for showing in the second half of the year. Hur has been the executive director of JIMFF since 2013.