Magazine article Screen International

S Korea's Jeonju Names Lee Choong-Jik Festival Director

Magazine article Screen International

S Korea's Jeonju Names Lee Choong-Jik Festival Director

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South Korea's Jeonju International Film Festival (JIFF) has appointed Lee Choong-jik as its new festival director.

Lee is a professor at Chung-Ang University's graduate school and previously served as head of the Korean Film Council (KOFIC, known at the time as the Korean Film Commission) from 2002-2005.

He will start his three-year term on August 1.

After graduating from Chung-Ang University's film and drama department for undergrad and graduate studies, Lee went to the Ecole Supérieur de Réalisation Audio-Visuelle (ESRA) in France and graduated as a film directing major.

His previous experience also includes serving as festival director at the first Seoul International Independent Film Festival; a jury member for the second Busan International Film Festival's Wide Angle section; head of KOFIC's committee to promote digital cinema when it was first being integrated in Korea; dean of Chung-Ang University's graduate school of Advanced Imaging Science, Multimedia & Film; and a member of the JIFF festival committee. …

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