WORLD MUSIC FILM TODAY - INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

Grand Prize

We Intend to Cause Havoc
Director: Gio Arlotta
Italy, Czech Republic | 2019 | 89min | DCP | Color | Documentary | 12 | Asian Premiere


Jury of International Competition
In the section “WORLD MUSIC FILM TODAY”, which introduces latest films on the theme of music regardless of genre, the jury of five top experts representing each field of Korean Cinema selects one film of the nominees. A prize of 20 million won will be awarded to the selected film.

President of the Jury

LEE Meong-Se Director

LEE Myung-se debuted with Gagman in 1989, and his works, including My Love, My Bride (1990), Nowhere To Hide (1999), The Duelist (2005), and M (2007), have drawn attention for brilliant mise-en-scene and camerawork. In addition to the new director's award, he won several awards with critics' praise. He was appointed as a executive chairman of the 15th Seoul Eco Film Festival.

SHIN Ji-hye CBS Announcer

SHIN Ji-hye is the producer and host of [SHIN Ji-hye's Movie Music] by CBS-FM. She is currently an executive member of the Jecheon International Music & Film Festival and also of the Seoul International Agape Film Festival. She served as a judge at the CINDI Film Festival and Indie-AniFest.

OH Seung-uk Director

OH Seung-uk is a director and screenwriter in the production of the films, Kilimanjaro (2000) and The Shameless (2015). He is also a screenwriter for Christmas in August (1998), The Uprising (1999), H (2002), and Rikidozan: A Hero Extraordinary (2004).

LEE Han-seung CEO of LEEYANG FILM

LEE Han-seung is currently CEO of “LEEYANG FILM” after serving as a distribution team leader of “CHUNGEORAHM FILM” and the investment team leader of CJ ENTERTAINMENT. He produced Like for Likes (2015), Rampant (2018), and MR. ZOO: The Missing VIP (2019), and is currently in production of Don't Touch Dirty Money (2019) and The Policeman's Lineage (2020).

장영엽
CHANG Yeong-yup Chief Editor of CINE21

Born in 1984 and the current Chief-editor of [Cine21]. She graduated from Ewha Womans University. She appeared as a panel at Olleh TV's [Star Catch] and KBS's [Midnight Cinema Music Room], and was a member of the jury at the Jeonju International Film Festival, Korea Entertainment Awards, and CJ Cultural Foundation's Story Up. She co-published [The Movie People Talking about Movie People] (2017), and she is leading various changes in [Cine21], which she started as a reporter.

Official Competition: International
The Official Competition: International section introduces the latest feature-length films, across all genres in which music plays a central role. International Jury members that is composed of people who represent a field of the film, music and industry will select the one for the Grand Prize. The winning film will receive a prize of KRW 50 million and a trophy.
International Competition Jury
Mike Figgis President of the Jury
Mike Figgis burst onto the Hollywood film scene as the director and music director of Internal Affairs(1990), starring Richard Gear. He was nominated for two Academy Awards for Leaving Las Vegas(1996), for which Nicolas Cage won the Academy Award for Best Actor. Currently, he is working on a feature Mother Tongue in Hong Kong and is preparing for Shame.
Seonah Kim
Seonah Kim is a producer. She is currently an associate professor of Dankook University and Vice chairperson of Korean Film Council. She has worked as a producer on many films, including One fine spring day(2001), Save the green planet!(2003), Rikidosan(2004), VR film Bloodless(2017).
Kim Hong-joon
Kim Hong-joon is currently a director of the Korean Film Archive and a professor emeritus at the Korea National University of Arts. He directed A Rosy Life (La Vie en Rose)(1994) and Jungle Story(1996).
Anna Machukh
Anna Machukh is the Managing Director of the Odessa IFF, the executive director of Ukrainian Film Academy and co-founder of Dzygamdb. In 2011-2016, Anna worked as a director of the marketing dept. at OIFF. In 2017 she served as the director of the OIFF Film Market, and during 2018-2020, she was the director of strategic development of the festival.
Park Heung-sik
Film Director, Director of Jeonju Film Commission. After the splendid directorial debut in 2001 winning BaekSang Arts Awards for Best New Director with I wish I had a wife, Park proved his unique directing ability again with his next film, My Mother The Mermaid(2004) winning Baeksang Arts Awards for Best Director. His films include Bravo my life(2005), Sorry, Thank you(2011), Children of Heaven(2012), and Memories of the Sword(2015), Love, Lies(2016) which has won enthusiastic acclaim for its beautiful portrayal of the era with the 1940s music.
Official Competition: Korean
Among the selected films of the Official Competition: Korean that shows the new vision of Korean music filmmakers, Korean Competition Jury will select one feature-length and one short film. The winning feature will receive a prize of KRW 15 million and the winning short film will receive a prize of KRW 5 million.
Korean Competition Jury
Moon Geun-young
Moon is an actress and director who first rose to stardom through her role in the popular TV series Autumn in My Heart, followed by a critically acclaimed horror film A Tale of Two Sisters. At age 21, she became the youngest recipient of a Grand Prize at the SBS Drama Awards for the TV series Painter of the Wind.
James Junwon Bang
James teaches screenwriting and film production at The New School University in New York City. He earned MFA degree in Film Directing and Screenwriting from Columbia University and has worked on many film productions. His films have received several awards including a nomination for the 35th Student Academy Awards®. He recently published a book titled Script Analysis with Focal Press-Routledge.
Shim Bo-kyoung
Produced The Contact(1997), Joint Security Area(2000), Who Are U?(2002), A Good Lawyer's Wife(2003), Hello, Brother(2004), and Bloody Tie(2006) at Myung Films. She later established BK Pictures and produced Girl Scouts(2008), Go Go 70s(2008), and Big Match(2014). She also took on the role of a director of the board at United Pictures and was involved in the production investment of various films including Jeon Woochi: The Taoist Wizard(2009), and The Man from Nowhere(2010).
Pre-selection Advisors-International
Noh Kwangwoo
Noh Kwangwoo is critics and columist. He got his master degree at the Department of Cinema Studies in New York University and the doctoral degree at the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts, Southern Illinois University. He has contributed his columns to Oh My News, Shindonga, Sisa In, News TOF, Dingadolha, The Hankyoreh, and Daily Segye.
Mok Haejung
Film & Sound Critic. Received a master's degree for Documentary as Narrative of Film History and a Ph.D for Research on the Direction of Film Sounds and its Appropriation Methods from the Department of Theater & Film at Dongguk University. Teaches film and animation at various universities and is a creator for Studio Cinefocus. Author of The Understanding of Movie Sounds.
Lee Yongcheol
A film critic, the member of Association of Korean Film Critics, Distribution for Independent Films' Committee member of Seoul Film Commission, he mostly works with Cine21, Extreme Movie, Korean Film Archive, and Seoul Art Cinema. He co-wrote the books including Bong Joon Ho Code, Horror Films, SF-Films.
Pre-selection Advisors-Korean
Kim Somi
Kim Somi is a journalist for Korean film media CINE21 and writes about "faces and places" in cinema every week. While attending Hanyang University, she began her critique as the founding editor of the independent film magazine anno. She was a curator of CGV Art House for five years and currently works on GV, lectures, and interviews on various platforms.
Kim Songhee
Kim Songhee is Editor-In-Chief of Big Issue Korea and used to work as a reporter for the film magazine CINE21. The Hankyoreh, High Cut, Nylon Korea, 10 Asia, Kakao etc, contributed on-offline media culture articles. She recently published Give Up Hope, And Cheer Up, and co-authored The Ugly Young Man.