Magazine article Screen International

Director Oh Seok-Geun Appointed Head of Korean Film Council

Magazine article Screen International

Director Oh Seok-Geun Appointed Head of Korean Film Council

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His predecessor Kim Sae-hoon resigned last June after the blacklisting scandal.

Oh Seok-geun

South Korea’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has named film director Oh Seok-geun as chairman of the Korean Film Council (KOFIC).

His predecessor Kim Sae-hoon resigned last June, unable to finish his term after being implicated as one of the executives responsible for carrying out blacklisting efforts for ex-president Park Geun-hye’s administration in the arts and culture sector.

A founding member of the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), Oh was the event’s inaugural general manager for several years. More recently, he was director of the Busan Film Commission (2010-2016) and president of the Asian Film Commissions Network.

He is also one of the leaders of the movement to support BIFF in the face of blacklisting. …

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