Fest Brief

Hungarian helmer Istvan Szabo will head the competition jury at the Pusan Film Festival, which runs Oct. 12-20.

The New Currents section focuses on movies by young and emerging Asian talent and carries a $30,000 cash prize.

Other jury members are Hong Kong-based producer-helmer Daniel Yu, South Korean actress Moon So-Ry, French helmer Bruno Dumont and Iranian helmer Abolfazl Jalili.

Docu helmer Kim Tae-il and industry execs Kim Nansook and Won Seung-hwan will be jury members for the Sonje and Woonpa Funds, which award prizes to the best Korean short film and docu in the Wide Angle sidebar.

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