International Competition - World Music Film Today
‘World Music Film Today - International Competition’, JIMFF’s international competition section, introduces several recent films that feature music films regardless of their genre. Five domestic and overseas jury members will select one winner for the Grand Prize. The winning film will receive a prize of KRW 50 million..
Jury of International Competition
Mike FIGGIS Film Director
After his debut work, Stormy Monday (1988), Mike Figgis burst onto the Hollywood film scene as the director and music director of Internal Affairs (1990), starring Richard Gear. After directing Liebestraum (1991), Mr. Jones (1993) and The Browning Version (1994), he was nominated for two Academy awards for Leaving Las Vegas (1996), for which Nicolas Cage won the Academy Award for Best Actor. In addition to his prolific work as a film director, he is an active musician and photographer and directed the documentary Somebody Up There Likes Me (2019) about Rolling Stones’ guitarist, Ronnie Wood. Currently, he is working on a feature film called MOTHER-TONGUE in Hong Kong and is preparing for his first Korean language project, SHAME.
KIM Tae-yong Film Director
Kim Tae-yong debuted with Memento Mori in 1999. Family Ties (2006) won the Golden Alexander for Best Feature at Thessaloniki IFF. He directed Late Autumn (2010) starring Chinese actress Tang Wei, screened at the 61st Berlinale. He has been extending his career out to documentaries, plays, and a variety of short and experimental films.
SHIN Chul Festival Director of Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival
Shin Chul established ShinCine Communication in 1988 and established the concept of modern producers in Korean films. He produced Korea's first film with computer graphics, The Fox with Nine Tails (1994) and The Ginko Bed (1996) and produced provocative works such as Lies (2000), and My Sassy Girl (2001) created a global remake boom with international success.
KIM Yuna Musician
A singer-songwriter and vocalist of the band Jaurim. She is an artist who is deeply loved by the public for her unique music world and voice. She made their debut with the music of the movie Man with Flowers (1997), and later appeared and participated in music in works such as The President's Last Bang (2005) and The Wonder Years (2007). She has been working in various fields of activity for 24 years.
LEE Dongjune Music Director
Music director Lee Dongjune composed music for various films including well-known films like Green Fish (1997), Taegukgi (2004), and Miracle in Cell No.7 (2013), and “AFC Official Anthem”. He is now a member of the board of directors of the Jecheon International Music & Film Festival.
Preliminary Jury of International Competition
LEE Yongcheol Film Critic
Lee Yongcheol mostly works with Cine 21, Extreme Movie, Korean Film Archive, Seoul Art Cinema.
HWANG Deokho Jazz Columnist
Hwang Deokho has been hosting KBS Classic FM’s Jazz Notebook since 1999 and teaches Jazz history and popular music history at Kyung Hee University. He wrote Attic Jazz, The Man’s Jazz Diary, Your First Jazz Album: Instrument and Instrumentation, Your Second Jazz Album: Vocal and translated Louis Armstrong, Jazz Declaration, and many more into Korean.
Preliminary Jury of International Shorts
KIM Sohye Film Researcher
Kim Sohye worked as a programmer in Indie Space, an Independent film theater, and several in-dependent film festivals in Korea. In 2019, she received a doctorate from the University of Chicago in East Asian Language and Civilization and taught Korean and East Asian films as a post-doctoral researcher at Northwestern University. Also, she was appointed as an expert member of the 13th DMZ International Documentary Film Festival.