KIM Dong Ho
The Chairman of the Busan International Film Festival Corporation, KIM Dong Ho majored in Law at the Seoul National University and received MA in Administration at the Hanyang University. Mr.Kim had consecutively filled various government posts at the Ministry of Culture and Tourism (formerly known as Ministry of Culture and Information) for 27 years. In addition, he served as the president at the Korean Motion Picture Promotion Corporation and at the Seoul Arts Center. He worked as the vice-Minister at the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. After 15 years as the festival director of the Busan International Film Festival, now KIM Dong Ho is the Chairman of the Busan International Film Festival Corporation.
KIM Dong Ho has been awarded many cultural medals in recognition of his achievements and efforts in the cultural development in South Korea as well as in the international society. The Chairman has served as the jury in the many other prestigious film festivals such as Cannes Film Festival, Rotterdam Int’l Film Festival.
Born in 1964 in Phnom Penh. Led a harrowing existence in a Khmer Rouge rehabilitation camp from 1975 until fleeing to Thailand in 1979. Reached Paris one year later, where he subsequently graduated from the Institut des Hautes Études Cinématographiques (IDHEC). Won the Amiens International Film Festival’s Grand Prix for his 1989 feature-length documentary “Site 2”. His first fiction film “Rice People” (94) was screened in competition at Cannes, and his second “One Evening After the War” (98) was selected for Cannes’ Un Certain Regard section. Documentaries “The Land of Wandering Souls” (00) and “S21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine” (02) won awards at the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival and many other festivals. HIs previous film “The Missing Picture” (13), which was screened as the closing film at that year’s TOKYO FILMeX, won the top prize in the Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard section, and was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards.
Director, producer and script-writer born in Banyoles.
PhD in Literary Theory & Comparative Literature and BA in Spanish Philology.
He writes and directs Honour of the Knights and Birdsong both premiered at the Directors' Fortnight in Cannes. He directs the The Names of Christ for MACBA and Lord Worked Wonders in Me for CCCB. He receives the LUMA Award, granted by the LUMA Foundation, Recontres d'Arles 2011. He takes part in dOCUMENTA (13) with the project The Three Little Pigs, especially conceived for the venue. He writes and directs Story of My Death, premiered at Locarno Film Festival Festival, awarded the Golden Leopard for the Best Film. Centre Pompidou (Paris), Bozar Center (Brussels), Arsenal Institut (Berlin) and Indie Festival (Sao Paulo), Tate Modern (London), Filmforumfestival (Undine) entrust him with a carte blanche and a retrospective of all his films. The government of Catalonia awarded Andergraun Films in 2014 for its career. He is selected to represent the Catalan pavilion for the Venice Biennale of Art 2015, with the piece Singularity. His last feature film Last Days of Louis XIV, with Jean-Pierre Léaud staring the King in his deathbed, was premiered in Cannes Film Festival, official selection.
Born in 1960. Animated Film Director.
Director of works such as Kono Hoshi no Ue ni, Black Lagoon, Maimai Shinko to Sennen no Mahou, and the animated version of Hana ga Saku. Special speaker for the Cinema Department and Graduate School of Film at the Nihon University College of Art. Also a member of the Japan Society of Image Arts and Sciences, the Japan Society for Animation Studies, and the Japan Animation Association.
Born in Kure city, Hiroshima in 1952 May.
Yukitomo Tochino spent his childhood in Hiroshima city where the home of the baseball team Hiroshima Toyo Carp and Okonomiyaki. He made a debut as an actor in college days in the Toei Studios Kyoto film “Battle Without Honor and Humanity”. In his 30s, he started body paint tattoo business and also working as a gun effects coordinator, both of which made a big success.
Lately, young staff at film production thinks he loves to appear in films, and teases him by saying “You shouldn’t act like a professional!”
Now that being in 60s, he is considering coming back as an actor again. In the film “In the corner of this world”, he worked as a dialect trainer, and also as a voice actor for 6 characters such as the military police officer, the boatman, and the old lady at the black market.
Born on February 16th 1976 in Okayama.
In 2003, Joe Odagiri played as leading actor for the first time in his carrier in “Bright Future” directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa which was entered into competition category of the 56th Cannes Film Festival. After that, he won the Japan academy award, and Elan d'or Prize as the best new actor for “Azumi”(2003) directed by Ryuhei Kitamura, followed by winning the best supporting actor in 28th Japan academy award and Blue Ribbon award for “Bone and Blood”(2004) directed by Yoichi Sai, best leading actor in Japan academy award for “Sway”(2006) directed by Miwa Nishikawa, and “Tokyo Tower: Mom and Me, and Sometimes Dad”(2007) directed by Joji Matsuoka. He also received the best supporting actor for “The Great Passage”(2013) directed by Yuya Ishii.
For oversea works, he played in “Dream”(2009) directed by Kim Ki-duk, “Plastic City”(2009) directed by Yu Lik-wai, “The Warrior and the Wolf”(2011) directed by Tian Zhuangzhuang, “My Way”(2012) directed by Kang Je-gyu, “Mr. Go”(2014) directed by Kim Yong-hwa and so on. And for TV work, TBS drama “Okashi no ie(House of Candy)”(2015), and “Sleepeeer Hit!”(2016).
His recent works are “Over the Fence”(2016), “Her Love Boils Bathwater”(2016), “Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories”(2016) and so on. His new film “Pumpkin and Mayonaise“(2017) is schedule to be released.