Seok-geun Oh
KOFIC
Korea (South)
2018

Korean Film Council

Seok-geun
Oh

Chairman

The Busan-born Oh directed “The 101st Proposal” in Seoul’s old film capital, Chungmuro, but returned home to become the first GM of the Busan International Film Festival. Helping the festival grow into the biggest showcase for Asian films, he made the Korea-Japan-Thailand co-production “Camellia” before becoming director of the Busan Film Commission. That organization, as head of the Asian Film Commissions Network, was decidedly proactive. In 2018, Oh was appointed to reposition the Korean Film Council, the state regulator and financier tarnished by a political policy of blacklisting talent amid a turbulent time for the country that saw the impeachment of the South Korean president. Among Oh’s plans for KOFIC: a pan-Asian film-industry network.

Career

  • Korean Film Council
  • Busan Film Festival
  • Busan Film Commission

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Oh Seok-geun Appointed for Healing Role as KOFIC Chairman

Oh Seok-geun Appointed for Healing Role as KOFIC Chairman

Filmmaker-turned-administrator Oh Seok-geun has been appointed chairman of the Korean Film Council (KOFIC), South Korea’s film industry regulator and funding body. The position had been vacant for six months following the resignation in dubious circumstances of Kim Sae-hoon.Oh takes up the post with immediate effect, according to an announcement by the Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism. He has a three-year term running until January 2021.The council has been buffeted by the political and economic scandals that led to the...

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