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Puchon Choice Jury : Feature


Kaizo Hayashi, made his directorial debut in 1985 with To Sleep So As To Dream, which was selected into the prestigious Venice International Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, and many others. He continues to produce, write, and direct and has become an internationally renowned director through his films including The Most Terrible Time in My Life (1994), Cat’s Eye (1997) and The Code (2008). Kaizo Hayashi has been serving as the head of the department of Film Production at the Kyoto University of Art and Design from 2007.



Roger Garcia is currently Executive Director of the Hong Kong International Film Festival. He has produced films in Hollywood including The Big Hit (1998), and award winning independent films in Asia including Thai documentary Happy Berry (Grand Prix, Taiwan/ 2004), Filipino horror Beneath the Cogon (Best Film, Argentina/ 2005), and drama Manila Skies (competition, Tokyo/ 2009). His writings have been published by the British Film Institute and ‘Cahiers du Cinema’, ‘Film Comment’, ‘Variety’ among many others.


Jaroslav OLSA Jr.

Jaroslav OLSA, jr. studied Arabic and Oriental studies at Charles University, Prague and international relations in Amsterdam. Since 1992 in the diplomatic service, now Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the Republic of Korea. In 1990 he started the first Czech professional science fiction magazine 'Ikarie', edited a dozen of genre anthologies and short story collections. He is also a co-author (with Ondrej Neff) of the only Czech-language encyclopedia of science fiction.


YEO Kyun Dong

Yeo Kyun Dong was awarded with Blue Dragon's Best New Actor's award with the film To you From me in 1995, and was awarded with Grand Bell's 'Best New Director's Award' with his debut film Out to the world (1994). He has been writing, directing and acting for films including Film-making (1998), La-Belle (2000), If you were me (2003), Silk Shoes (2005), The Accidental Gangster and the Mistaken Courtesan (2008).




KIM Sang Kyung

KIM Sang Kyung is a Korean actor who is at the very center of Korean film and broadcasting industry. His filmography includes Hahaha (2009), May 18 (2007), The World of Silence (2006), Tale of Cinema (2005), Memories of Murder (2003), On the Occasion of Remembering the Turning Gate (2002).


Puchon Choice Jury: Short


John Badalu is the founder and current director of the Q! Film Festival, the only gay and lesbian film festival in Indonesia. Despite of the dominance of Islam and its conservative environment, the festival has flourished since its beginning in 2002. He has also been successful in producing numerous indonesian films and promoting indonesian and asian films.


Gary MAK

Gary Mak is currently the director of the Hong Kong Asian Film Festival. He has been the director of Broadway Cinematheque in Hong Kong and Beijing, also taking care of the programming of the two cinemas. He served jury for HK Film Academy Awards, HK Independent Films and Video Awards, Teddy Award at Berlinale, Europa Cinema Award at Venice, Rendezvous with French Cinema.


JANG Cheol Soo

He has worked as an assistant director for director KIM Ki Duk, in Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring (2003), Samaritan (2004) and so on. His first feature film as a director, Bedeviled, was invited to Cannes Film Festival's International Critic's Week, and was nominated for the Camera d'Or Prize. Bedeviled was awarded at numerous film festivals, including Best of Puchon Prize, making him a promising director in Korean film industry.

European Federation of Fantastic Film Festival Asian Award

Christian HALLMAN

Christian Hallman is a board member and coordinator of the European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation, EFFFF, as well a Program Advisor and a member of the board of Lund Intl. Fantastic Film Festival. Christian also does freelance work as Producer, Production Manager and/or 1st AD on commercials and feature films.



Former Festival Director, now Chairman of the Board, at the Lund International Fantastic Film Festival in Sweden. Has also worked as acquisitions manager at a Scandinavian distribution company as well as programmed many other Swedish film festivals.

Netpac Award


Ed Lejano is currently director of the UP Film Institute (Manila) & also Vice Chair for Training & Development for CILECT-Asia Pacific. He is a contributor for 'Screen International' and has written for several international festival catalogues & film publications. He has three feature films to his credit as writer/director and has been a jury in various festivals in Asia & Europe.


LEE Yeon Ho

LEE Yeon Ho has been then teaching at Korea National University of Arts- Film, TV and Multimedia Department and writing articles. She was an editor-in-chief for 'Screen' and 'Kino,' also the author of ?Brand of Legend? and has joint authorships in many books. She has served as a jury member of Tokyo FilmX International Film Festival and Pusan International Film Festival.



Born in 1965, IMAOKA took scenario-writing courses at Asahi Culture Center while still studying at Yokohama City University. He dropped out in 1990 and entered pink film company Shishi Pro, working as an assistant director of Hisayasu SATO, and others. In 1995, he made his first feature film Waiting for the Comet (1995)and his main projects are Nipples, Lunch Box (2004), Frog Song (2005) and so on. His films focus on daily life experiences.

Fujifilm Eterna Award

AN Shi Hwan

AN Shi Hwan is a Film Critic. He was a programmer of Mis-en-scene Short Film Festival from 2003 to 2004, and a visiting professor of Kyungsung University. He currently lectures at Dongkuk University and Sejong University on cinema and image, writes critiques on ‘Cine 21’. His books include 'Korean cinema meets Sexuality' and 'Maximilian Oppenheimer'


SONG Kwang Ho

He joined Yonhap News in 2004. He has been working in sports, regionals and international department and currently is in culture department since 2008. He was in charge of academics for one year and is in charge of films since 2009.


Preliminary Jury for Korean Shorts


KIM Jong Chul

Kim Jong Cuhul was a s editor in chief of 'DVD Prime,' and 'Cine 21 DVD Topic' . Currently, he manages 'Extreme Movie,' the genre film webzine and writing about horrors.


PARK Sin-woo

Graduated from Hongik University, Visual Arts Design Department. Currently attending graduate school of Korea National University of Arts, in Film, TV and Multimedia Department. He became famous as an aspiring new filmmaker for his short film About a Bad Boy which won the Jury's Special Award at the 4th Mis-en-scene Short Film Festival. His feature debut is Into The White Night, based on a novel written by HIGASHINO Keigo.


JU Sung Chul

Currently working as chief reporter for 'Cine 21'. He has interviewed Hong-Kong filmmakers and actors including Jackie Chan, Jonnie To, Wong Kar-wai, Wai Keung Lau, Ann Hui, Stanley Kwan Kam-Pang, Daniel Lee and wrote articles on them professionally. He is the author of 'If I were to go to Hongkong for a second time'.

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