Jury·Mentors

[Jury for the 1st Round Preliminary Selection]
Lee Ji Soo Music Director

He is an Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Music at Seoul National University. He made his debut as a film composer in 2003 with Oldboy and has since worked on more than 20 feature films, including Architecture 101, Leafie: A Hen into the Wild, and many more. He served as the Music Director for the opening and closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Paralympics held in PyeongChang. He received the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Commendation for promoting traditional arts, and the Sport Merit Medal for his contribution to the development of national sports

Comment
So many innovative and talented applicants competed in this JIMFF OST Market that the competition was very close. The applicants' music production skills to respond to a variety of genres, as well as their ability to independently carry out film music projects, were primarily evaluated, with a focus on the completeness and commercial quality of the music itself. I'd like to express my appreciation and support for all of the applicants' enthusiasm and hard work.

Hwang Sang Jun Music Director

He has written original music for various films and TV series, including Take Care of My Mom, Special Cargo, Okay Madam, Money, the Netflix series My Name, Extracurricular, and the MBC series Time Between Dog and Wolf, among many others. He won the Grand Bell Award for Best Music at the 38th Dae Jong Film Awards in 2001 and the Special Jury Award at the 9th Mise-en-scène Short Film Festival in 2010.

Comment
It was when I was busy getting ready for the recording that I received the review request from the JIMFF OST Market. As I listened intently to the music composed by the applicants who dreamed of composing film music and took notes to each one, their music gave me a moment that made me stop and realize that I was walking forward even without looking around. I extend my sincere congratulations and support to all applicants who wish to become film composers through the JIMFF OST Market.


[Jury for the 2nd Round Preliminary Selection]
Koo Jong Hoe Director

He has served as the Sound Director of the Stage Management Team at the Gyeonggi Arts Center and as the Director of the Theater Sound Designer & Engineer Association. He established a stereophonic sound system for the Gyeonggi Gugak Center in 2014. Since 2008, he has worked as a sound director for most of the performances of Gyeonggido Theatre Company and Gyeonggi Sinawi Orchestra, as well as for performances at Gyeonggi Performing Arts Center for Korean Traditional Music and Gyeonggi Arts Center. In 2019, he received the Medal for Distinguished Service for the Promotion of Culture and Arts.

Comment
All the 10 applicants had excellent musical accomplishments that the competition was very close. Given that this is a chance to debut into the business through a showcase, we focused on the knowledge of the filmmaking process and the adaptability to collaboration and communication. Even those who didn't make the final list did not lack of musical ability or quality of performance, so I hope they'll give it another shot after gaining various field experience.

Young YU Head of Music Business Affairs at Netflix

He served as the Chairman of the Korea Music Publishers' Association, CEO of EMI Music Publishing Korea & EMI Music Publishing Japan and CJ ENM Japan, CJ Victor Entertainment, CJ Entertainment Japan. He is currently the Head of Music Business Affairs at Netflix Entertainment Korea.

Comment
Throughout the entire judging process, I was pleased to hear a fantastic feast of up-and-coming film musicians who drive the film with force without dominating the image, and who displayed a higher degree of musical expression and originality than I had anticipated. Now, I'd dare to argue that it's time for the movie business to respond to these young, vibrant film musicians' soaring creative passion and talent.

Lee Dong June Music Director

He wrote the original music for feature films Green Fish, TaeGukGi: Brotherhood of War, Miracle in Cell No.7, TV series Iris, Athena: Goddess of War, Concert Nanta, Jump, and Musical Rock Hamlet, Land of Wind and others, and serves as music director in various fields. He wrote the official anthem of the Asian Football Confederation and is currently a Board Member of the Jecheon International Music & Film Festival.

Comment
I was impressed with the applicants’ enthusiasm and outstanding work. Some of the applicants already had prior experiences of various kinds and they seemed to have no difficulty working in the field right away. The only regret is that the applicants couldn't show their finest presentations because they were focused on the on-site performance and that none of the applicants strongly displayed their unique personalities. Overall the works were mostly quite safe, in my perspective

Lee Han Seung CEO at Leeyang Film Production Company

He was the Manager of the Investment and Distribution Team at Chungeorahm Film and the Manager of the Investment Team and the Production Team at CJ ENM Movie. He is the CEO of Leeyang Film, where he has produced films such as Like for Likes, Rampant, Mr. Zoo: The Missing VIP, and The Policeman's Lineage, while upcoming films such as Dirty Money, The Ant, He, and Signature are in production and awaiting release.

Comment
I was surprised to see that there were a significant number of outstanding artists whose skills and sensibilities exceeded expectations. Most importantly, it was a valuable experience for me as I was able to feel the emotion as I observed the artists’ passion, perseverance, and ceaseless efforts to realize their dream. I hope that this program allows numerous wonderful artists to emerge that will lead the Korean film music.


[Workshop Mentors]
Kim Jun Sung Music Director

He wrote the original music for films such as Herstory, Memoir of a Murderer, Masquerade, Malaton, and many others. He is currently serving as the Committee Member of the Jecheon International Music & Film Festival.

Koo Jong Hoe Director

He has served as the Sound Director of the Stage Management Team at the Gyeonggi Arts Center and as the Director of the Theater Sound Designer & Engineer Association. He established a stereophonic sound system for the Gyeonggi Gugak Center in 2014. Since 2008, he has worked as a sound director for most of the performances of Gyeonggido Theatre Company and Gyeonggi Sinawi Orchestra, as well as for performances at Gyeonggi Performing Arts Center for Korean Traditional Music and Gyeonggi Arts Center. In 2019, he received the Medal for Distinguished Service for the Promotion of Culture and Arts.