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Grand Prize

Muscle Shoals

Director Greg Camalier
  • USA
  • 2013
  • 1122min
  • DCP
  • Color
  • Documentary

Located alongside the Tennessee River, Alabama, Muscle Shoals is the unlikely breeding ground for some of the America's most creative and defiant music. At its heart is Rick Hall who founded FAME Studios. To overcome crushing poverty and staggering tragedies, Hall brought black and white together in Alabama's cauldron of racial hostility to create music for the generations. He is responsible for creating the "Muscle Shoals sound" and The Swampers, the house band at FAME that eventually left to start their own successful studio, known as Muscle Shoals Sound. Bono, Mick Jagger and others bear witness to Muscle Shoals' magnetism, mystery and why it remains influential until today.

Greg Camalier

Never have taken a film class, Camalier’s sense of filmmaking is born with his own instincts and visual sensibilities as well as appreciation for the art form. Greg was meticulous in overseeing every aspect of < Muscle Shoals >. < Muscle Shoals > was a Sundance selection, which won the Hot Docs Audience Award. It ranked the top of all films of 2013 on Rotten Tomatoes with a score of 96%. Its soundtrack received a Grammy nomination.


Jury Special Prize

Blue Sky Bones

Director Cui Jian
  • China
  • 2013
  • 105min
  • DCP
  • Color+B&W
  • Drama

Mother of the main character was a beautiful singer whose talent was outstanding in an art school, even though she lived in a gloomy era of the Cultural Revolution. Father was an established technician as well as a secret police. Rather than being a depressed kid, the main character was born in the Internet era. He gradually learns about the tragic story of his parents. As music was the only escape, he writes a song called ‘Blue Sky Bones’ hoping to have a harmonious family back. This is a debut feature film directed by Cui Jian known as the godfather of Chinese Rock Music. The movie gained attention for the participation of a renowned cinematographer, Christopher Doyle.

ui Jian

Born in 1961, Cui Jian is a singer-songwriter, trumpeter and guitarist. Beloved by Chinese people, he is called Lao Cui to express respect. Cui is acknowledged as a pioneer for Chinese rock music world and also the first musician to make rock songs in Chinese words. He composed the soundtracks on < Devils on the Doorstep >, and also starred in < Dooman River > directed by Zhang Lu.


Jury of International Competition

Kim Jee-woon

President of the Jury | Director / Korea

Kim Jee-woon is a representative Korean director who debuted with The Quiet Family(1998) and directed 7 feature films including The Last Stand(2013) which was produced in Hollywood. Most of his works, A Tale of Two Sisters, A Bittersweet Life, The Good, the Bad, the Weird, and I Saw the Devil, are success in terms of both criticism and box office record. Especially, his works are praised for upgrading the level of Korean films in many aspects, such as the use of fancy but classical colors, lighting effects and architecture design.

Petri Varis

Rokumentti Rock Film Festival Director / Finland

Petri Varis is the Festival Director of Rokumentti Rock Film Festival, the biggest music film festival in Finland. He also works as a publicist at Ilosaarirock Festival, which is one of the biggest and oldest rock festivals in Scandinavia. He made his master’s thesis about cultural policy and had studied art at Joensuu University. He is a member of board at regional film association of North-Karelia and at Doc Lounge Finland association. Petri himself is a musician and a music lover who loves good songs, great films and all kinds of food.

orman Wang

Media Consultant and Film Publicist / Hong Kong

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Norman Wang is an experienced media consultant and film publicist who started his career in public relations in New York. In 2000, Wang moved back to Hong Kong and took on the post as Development Executive for Columbia Pictures Film Production Asia. He is now a consultant for the Berlin International Film Festival and the Shanghai International Film Festival.

Lim Soo-jung

Actress / Korea

Lim Soo-jung is widely recognized as one of the most talented and bankable actresses in South Korea. She began her career as a fashion model in teen magazines, and made her on-screen debut in 2003 in the hit horror film, A Tale of Two Sisters. A year later, her role in the smash hit television drama I’m Sorry, I Love You catapulted her into superstardom. She continued to earn critical acclaim for her performances in many of the biggest Korean movies of the next dacade, including I’m a Cyborg, But That’s OK(2006), Happiness(2007), Jeon Woo Chi(2009), and All About My Wife(2012). Lim’s versatility and charisma on screen has garnered her Korea’s top acting honors, including a Blue Dragon Film Award and Korean Association of Film Critics Award.

Oh Jung-wan

Chief producer and founder of bom Film Productions / Korea

As the chief producer and founder of bom Film Productions, Oh has focused on producing accomplished feature films with a unique style that challenges the conventional ideas of cinema. bom Film Productions is known for its producer-based production system and creative marketing strategies. Her filmography with bom film productions includes the award-winning box office successes My Dear Enemy, Come Rain, Come Shine, A Tale of Two Sisters, A Bittersweet Life, Untold Scandal and Foul King and many more.


Jecheon Film Music Award

Jecheon Film Music Honorary Award 2014

Jo Yeong-Uk

Awarded to music directors who have left a signifi cant mark in Korean fi lm music history, Jecheon Film Music Honorary Award was given to Shin Byeong-ha(2006), Choi Chang-kwon(2007), Jeon Jeong-geun(2008), Jeong Seong-jo(2009), Kim Soo-chul(2010), Kang geun-sik(2011), Jo Sung-woo(2012) and Lee Dong-jun(2013). This year, the winner is Cho Young-wuk. Cho Young-wuk has left a tremendous legacy in Korean fi lm music history by working in as many as 40 fi lms, including The Contact, Joint Security Area, The Classic, Silmido, Deep Loves, Oldboy and New World. From The Contact which sold a million copies for the fi rst time in OST history to his recent work KUNDO: Age of the Rampant, Cho Young-wuk has paved the road for fi lm music market, and made Korean fi lms shine by his sense of rediscovering existing songs and his producing capabilities.

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