Busan International Film Festival Announces New Deputy Director and Programmers

Kang Seungah, the former senior editor of the Busan Ilbo, has been tapped as the new deputy director of the Busan International Film Festival.

Kang, who carved out a fulfilling career at the Busan Ilbo, worked as a journalist covering various divisions such as society, economics, culture, and international affairs, as well as served as the head of education, culture and the editorial division.

Kang Seungah, along with her associate Kim Bokkeun, the current deputy director, will focus on administering the affairs of the organization and take the lead in strengthening cooperation with strategic partners. In particular, she is expected to enable smooth communication between the festival and the local community.

The Busan International Film Festival, with its established dual deputy director structure, is expected to create a more efficient and congruent communication channel that can better cooperate with film-related agencies, institutions, organizations and local communities.

New programmers have joined the Busan International Film Festival

The selection committee, which often remained vacant, is now currently filled.

Under the leadership of program director Nam Dong-chul, Pak Dosin and Seo Seunghee are now in charge of World Cinema, Park Sun Young, Park Sungho and Chae Bohyun will take the helm of Asian Cinema and Jung Hanseok will work as the Korean Cinema Programmer. Kang Sowon is appointed to program the Wide Angle section that shows short films, documentaries, and experimental films and Jung Mi is now responsible for ‘Community BIFF’, an audience-driven, civic participation event that takes place in the central area of Busan, Jung-gu.

With the newly joined deputy director and programmers breathing new life into the organization, the Busan International Film Festival is stepping up its preparations for the 24th edition of the festival.

This year’s edition will take place from October 3rd to 12th.

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