2012 Festival News
Korean Cinema Forum 2012
7pm Friday 9th November at the Korean Cultural Centre UK
Free entry. Booking essential. To RSVP, click here.
The Korean Cinema Forum returns to the London Korean Film Festival 2012. This annual event provides audiences with the opportunity to discuss the history of Korean Cinema, its present and future with a selection of Asian Film specialists from the UK and Korea.
Joining the Korean Cinema Forum 2012 will be:
British born and based film critic, film festival programmer and occasional filmmaker has been writing about film for over forty years. Tony, one of the foremost experts in East Asian cinema, has worked over many varied publications with strong ties to the UK’s premier film magazine, Sight & Sound published by the BFI. He is heavily involved in programming a number of film festivals around the world including the London Film Festival and the Dragons & Tigers section of the Vancouver International Film Festival. As well as commentating and exhibiting Tony has also been involved in filmmaking with directing a documentary on Korean filmmaker Jang Sun-woo entitled The Jang Sun-woo Variations as well as co-writing San Tiao Ren with Cinematographer and director Christopher Doyle.
Dr. Mark Morris
A Lecturer within the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Trinity College, University of Cambridge. Dr. Morris is one of the UK’s leading specialists in Korean Cinema; he has been an adviser to the London Korean Film Festival for many years and has written widely on the development and growth of Korean cinema.
Dong-Jin Oh is a chairman of Jecheon International Music & Film Festival (JIMFF). He also is a famous film journalist and editor in Korea, working for Film 2.0, YTN, Yeonhap News, Munhwa Ilbo, nKINO among many others.
He started his career as a journalist for Cine21 in 1995 and has worked on the editorial staff of Film 2.0. He currently lectures at the Culture & Art Department of MyongJi University and has written numerous books including Asia Cinema Today (2012) and Four Rookie Directors (2008).
Primarily a Korean based film critic, Jeon Chan-il, was appointed to the position of programmer of World Cinema for Asia’s largest film festival, Busan. He will be visiting the festival to discuss with UK distributors what can be done to help increase the presence of Korean film in the UK.
RA joined Hankook Ilbo, a Korean daily newspaper in 1999. He works as a film journalist and the Entertainment Team Leader on the Culture Desk. He writes a series of weekly movie columns, Cinemania and served on the jury of the 5th Cinema Digital Seoul Film Festival and the Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival.
She is a well-knwon film journalist and editor for Cine 21, a Korean weekly film magazine. She has written books on films such as Stopping the Film (2008) and Talk to Her (2008). In 2008, she served on the jury of International Film Festival Rotterdam.
Dr Choi Jin-hee
A lecturer at King’s College London who specialises in East Asian cinema and the global film industry. She was originally educated at the Seoul National University gaining a BA and MA in Aesthetics before earning two Ph.Ds, one in Philosophy and another in Film Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in America.