BUSAN — Multi-talented Taiwanese actress, director and screenwriter, Sylvia Chang (“Murmur of the Hearts”) will head the New Currents Asian film competition jury at the upcoming Busan International Film Festival.
Fellow jury members include prominent Indian director Anurag Kashyap, “Late Autumn” director Kim Tae-yong, Golden Globe-winning German actress Nastassja Kinski, and 2015 Pulitzer-nominated Village Voice film critic Stephanie Zacharek. The jury will award $30,000 prizes to two winners of the New Currents competition at the festival’s closing ceremony on Oct 10.
New Currents is open to Asian films by first-or second-time directors. Former winners include China’s Jia Zhangke (“Pick Pocket,” 1998), Korea’s Park Chan-wook (“Jealousy is My Middle Name,” 2002), and Thailand’s Aditya Assarat (Wonderful Town, 2007).
The ten-day festival will run Oct 1—10.