[HanCinema's News] Ku Hye-sun Selected as Judge for Bucheon International Animation Festival
By William Schwartz | Published on
On September 8th the Bucheon International Animation Festival (BIAF) announced its ten judges for this year's film competition. Ku Hye-sun was among the judges, and had mentioned the previous day in a social media post how encouraging it was that over half the judges this year would be women. Ku Hye-sun also expressed appreciation for how the number of women directors in the field of animation has increased in recent years.
The Bucheon International Animational Festival will take place from October 23rd to October 27th in Busan. Kim Bora, best known for directing "House of Hummingbird", is also a judge. Lee Seong-gang, of the animated films "My Beautiful Girl, Mari" and the upcoming "Princess Aya" will also be a judge. Park Cho-rong of Apink will also be a judge, having previously appeared as an ambassador for the BIAF in 2017.
Written by William Schwartz
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org. He also has a substack at williamschwartz.substack.com where he discusses the South Korean film industry in broader terms and takes suggestions for future movies to review.