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February 28, 2007 10:35 AM
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Pusan Appoints New Co-Director; Names New Programmers

Lee Yong Kwan has been appointed co-director of the Pusan International Film Festival, joining current director, Kim Dong Ho, the festival announced recently. Additionally, Ahn Byung Yul, from broadcasting company MBC and PIFF programmer Jay Jeon will serve as deputy directors. Huh Moon Yung resigned as programmer for Korean cinema and will be replaced by Cho Young Jung and Lee Sang Yong. Cho is currently a program coordinator for Korean Cinema Retrospective, and Lee is a renowned film critic in Korea. Lee Soue Won, a professor at both Seoul and Pusan Universities, was also appointed as programmer for special Programs in Focus. Dosin Pak, meanwhile will join the programming team for the festival's Midnight Passion section. He is currently a program coordinator for PIFF. The 12th Pusan International Film Festival will be held October 4th to 12th and the Asian Film Market is slated for Oct 8th to 11th. [Brian Brooks]

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