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KIM Eui-suk, the newly appointed chairman of the Korean Film Council
Mar 31, 2011
KIM Eui-suk, a movie director and the acting chairman of the Korean Film Council, was elected as the newly appointed chairman of the Korean Film Council at 30th March, 2011.On the morning of this day, JUNG Beong-guk, the minister of the Ministry Of Culture, Sports And Tourism, presented chairman KIM Eui-suk with the letter of appointmen requested that he create a turning point for the takeoff of the Korean film industry. At the inaugural ceremony held in the afternoon at the Korean Film Council, chairman KIM Eui-suk said, “With firsthand knowledge of the movie industry, I will do my best to promote the development of the film industry of Korea.” On the strategy of future developments for the film industry of Korea, Chairman KIM Eui-suk emphasized the importance of the globalization of Korean films by saying, “The Korean Film Council will support Korean films, having reached the limit in the domestic market, to make inroads into foreign countries. Emphasis will be placed in the advancement into the Chinese film market.”
Director Kim Eui-Suk graduated from the Department of Theater and Film from Chung-Ang University and graduated with the first term students from the Korean Academy Of Film Arts, an affiliate of the Korean Film Council. He debuted successfully with <Marriage Story> in 1992. As a director, he produced six feature-length movies including <The Great Chef> and <Sword In The Moon>, and two omnibus films including <Twentidentity>, and <Sword In The Moon>, his most well-known production, was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes Film Festival. Also from year 2003 until 2010, he was professor in charge of cinema directing at the Korean Academy Of Film Arts, his alma mater, from 2006 until 2010, he was chairman for Jeonju Film Commision, and from 2010, he was the vice-chairman for the Korean Film Council. The term of office is until 29th March, 2014.