Director JO SUNG-HEE



After majoring in industrial design at Seoul National University, Jo Sung-hee joined the Seo Taiji Company and Olive Studio, a children's animation company. During his time at these companies, he worked on numerous music videos and animated films as an assistant director. He also directed the 52-episode animated television series Barnacle Lou (따개비 루), which aired on EBS in 2007.
Jo then studied film directing at the prestigious Korean Academy of Film Arts (KAFA).
In 2008 he wrote and directed the 43-minute short film Don't Step Out of the House (남매의 집), in which two impoverished children are menaced by strangers in the basement of a house. The short won several awards in 2009, including Best Picture at the Mise-en-scène Short Film Festival and the Seoul Independent Film Festival, the Eastar Jet Award (Best Korean Short Film) at the Jeonju International Film Festival, and Third Prize at the Cinéfondation section of the Cannes Film Festival. It was later included in the omnibus Nice Shorts (released in 2009).

As his graduation film for KAFA, Jo made his feature debut in 2010 with End of Animal (짐승의 끝), starring Lee Min-ji and Park Hae-il. Part apocalypse, part horror, part mystery movie, the plot follows a young woman in the last month of her pregnancy who runs into a series of ordeals and uncanny misfortunes while trying to get to her hometown to give birth. The film drew acclaim from local critics and in the international film festival circuit.

Jo surprised the film industry in 2012 with his second feature. Unlike his previous films which delved into the intricacies of the human psyche and had been called "dark, even grotesque," A Werewolf Boy (늑대소년) was a fantasy romance starring popular actors Song Joong-ki and Park Bo-young. It also retained the whimsical sense of humor and creeping sense of doubt that characterized his previous works. The coming-of-age film takes place in a rural Korean town in the 1960s, where a teenage girl meets a feral boy who can neither read nor speak. She teaches him civilized human behavior using a dog-training manual, and the two fall in love, but the mystery of his origins and the townspeople's fear threaten their idyll. After its world premiere at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, domestically the film reached nearly 7 million admissions to become the third best-selling Korean film of 2012 and currently the most successful Korean melodrama of all time. Jo received the 2013 Discovery Award from the Korea Film Reporters Association, and Best New Director from the 2013 Baeksang Arts Awards.    

Maike Mia Höhne


Maike Mia Höhne was born in Hanover in 1971. Between 1994 and 1999, she studied Visual Communication at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste (HfBK) in Hamburg, the Escuela de Bellas Artes in Havana, and the Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión (EICTV) in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba. After working in Buenos Aires, Argentina, she completed her post-graduate studies at the HfBK in Hamburg with a focus on film.
Since 2001, Maike Mia Höhne works as a curator, freelance writer, producer, photographer, and film director. She has curated the short film section of the Berlin International Film Festival, Berlinale Shorts, since the summer of 2007. For many years, she has been active as a lecturer at film schools and as a moderator at film events, and has produced features for French-German TV channel ARTE. She has been invited to numerous international festivals as a jury member.
Her short films have been shown at various film festivals and are distributed by arsenal experimental and KurzFilmAgentur Hamburg. Her first feature film, ¾, premiered at Filmfest Hamburg in 2014.
Maike Mia Höhne lives in Hamburg and Berlin with her partner and two children.

Filmography (as director):

2014: ¾
2011: Warum wir waren was wir waren (short film)
2005: Eine einfache Liebe (short film)
2002: Von der Hingabe (short film)
1998: Fin de siglo (short film)


Scriptwriter Kwon Sung Hui (권성휘)

Mr. Kwon Sung-hui graduated  from Chung-Ang University, ​he has ​Bachel​o​r of Film Studies​; ​Bachelor of History​ and​ Master’s course in History who is well-known for his outstanding filmography with such good movies like: The pot (2009); Elephant in the Room (2015); As One (2012); Ghost sweepers (2012).

He is famous in comedy and horror, psycho-social movie. With nearly 10 years of experiences in the scriptwriting industry, his knowledge and enthusiasm will surely inspire our talents.


The 4th Hanoi international film festival