JURY OF FEATURE LENGTH FILMS

1. Mr. KoheiOguri –  Director and Screenwriter (Japan) – Head of the Jury

Born in 1945, in Gunma prefecture, Kohei Oguri graduated from Waseda University. His first film Muddy River made in 1981, received many award in Japan: A Japan Academy Prize for Director of the year and a citation in the Director Guild of Japan New Directors Award. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, and won Second Prize at Moscow International Film Festival. His next films: Kayako received Georges Sadoul Award and Sting of Death won The Grand Prix and the International Critics Prize at Cannes 1990. Kohei Oguri was a member of the Jury at the 14th Moscow International Film Festival. He has also authored several books.
The lastest films: Sleeping man, 1996 , Buried Forest, 2005, and Foujita, 2015.

 
2.   Mr. Allan Starski - Production designer and set decorator (Poland) - Member

Allan Starski as Allan Mieczysław Starski was born in Warsaw in 1943. He is the son of Ludwik Starski, screenwriter and songwriter of Jewish descent who was very popular in the 1930s and ’40s. In 1969, he graduated with a degree in architecture from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, and in 1973 he debuted as PD on Ryszard Bera’s Boys, which Andrzej Wajda saw and invited him to work on his 1976 film The Shadow Line. They later collaborated on ten films, including Man of Marble, Man of Iron (the 1981 Venice Golden Lion Award winner), and Danton (1982), a big French co-production starring Gerard Depardieu, which opened the door of Europe to him.
He worked with Agnieska Holland on Europa Europa and Washington Square, with Krzysztof Kieslovwski on No End, with Jerzy Stuhr on Love Stories, but his greatest success came in 1993 when he won the Academy Award for Best Art Direction/Set Decoration (shared with Ewa Braun) for Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List. In 2002, Starski won the French Cesar Award for Roman Polanski‘s The Pianist, and together they also made Oliver Twist (2005).
His latest projects are the American films Hannibal Rising, 2007 and Snow Princess, 2008. Allan Starski’s latest work was on Fatih Akin’s The Cut.

3. Mr. Shahram Mokri – Director (Iran) - Member

Born in Iran, Shahram Mokri is a graduate of Cinema from Tehran’s Soureh College. He started making short films since 2000 and he’s also edited 8 TV dramas, 2 TV series and more than 20 short and documentary films. His short films brought him national and international recognition and Ashkan, The Charmed Ring And Other Stories is his debut feature film which had its international premiere at Busan IFF in 2009. Shahram’s second feature film, Fish and Cat (2013) turned to be the phenomenon of Iranian cinema in 2013 & 2014 and gabbed Jury Special Award for Creativity at Venice Film Festival in 2013 and screened in more than 80 prestigious films festivals and collected 15 awards too. This film was a box-office hit in Iran as well. Invasion (2017) is his third feature film and it was for first screen in Berlin Film Festival(2018).
Filmography: Electric Shock And Fly (short film, 2000), Dragonfly Storm (short film, 2002), Limit of Circle (short film, 2005), This is the Question (documentary, 2006), Ando-C (short film, 2007), Ashkan, The Charmed Ring And Other Stories (feature film, 2009), Raw, Cooked and Burnt (short film, 2010), Fish & Cat (feature film, 2013), Invasion (feature film, 2017).


4. Mr. Lee Dong Ha - Producer (Korea) - Member

Lee Dong Ha, born in 1972. After a few years working for the Independent Film Association, he flew to France to do a bachelor’s degree in philosophy at University of Paris VIII and later received a master’s degree in philosophy and film from the New Sorbonne University. While staying there, he ended up working as a local fixer for Byun Daniel H.’s Interview (2000), which allowed him to get his first contacts with the Korean film industry. After nine years spent in France, he eventually came back to Korea in 2002 and joined production company PINEHOUSE FILM, where he made use of his knowledge and experience acquired in France to produce Ounie Lecomte’s French-Korean drama film A Brand New Life (2009). The film was screened in Cannes. He then worked on Lee Chang Dong’s Poetry (2010), which won Best Screenplay at the Cannes Film Festival, and Hwayi: A Monster Boy (2013). In 2014, he set up his production company REDPETER FILMS and started working with animation studio Dadashow and its animation director YEON Sang-ho on Seoul Station and Kai. Following this good collaboration, he executive produced Train to Busan, which was the top-ranked film in the box office in Korea in 2016 and achieved excellent results of overseas sales from 156 countries. He received the prize as the only one selected Asian producer at ‘Variety’s 10 to Producers to watch’ at the Variety Awards ceremony held at the 70th Cannes Film Festival.

5. Mrs. Ngo Thanh Van – Actress, Director, Producer (Vietnam) - Member

Veronica Ngo, also credited as Ngo Thanh Van, born in 1979.  She began her career as singer, fashion model. Taking a role as Thuy on action movie The Rebel, Ngo Thanh Van awarded Best Actress at the 15th Vietnam Film Festival, 2007. After that, she was on two hit movies as Calsh (2009), and Once Upon a Time in Vietnam, 2013. Ngo was not only on Vietnam films as Two in One, Pearls of the far East, House in the Alley but also on international projects as  Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (2016).
In 2015, Ngo Thanh Van began her new role of producer on The Lost Dragon that she took a part on it, too.
In 2016, she was a cameo on Bicotin Heist (director Ham Tran) and director her first feature film Tam Cam: The Untold Story (nominated for category of A Window on Asian Cinema – the 21th Busan International Film Festival. The 3rd work she produced, The Tailor, was world premiered at the Busan International Film Festival in September 2017 and official submission of Vietnam for the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 91th Academy Awards in 2019.
In 2018, Ngo is a producer of Going home for Tet and The Tax box (a nomination for Best Asian Future film Award at the 31th Tokyo International Film Festival in November 2018. The last work she stars named Hai Phuong will arrive soon.

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