Zhang Lu to lead Busan Film Festivals Academy – Global Bulletin

Busan dean appointment

Zhang Lu, the Chinese Korean director, has been appointed as the dean of the Chanel x Biff Asian Film Academy, part of the Busan International Film Festival.

Zhang has been making feature films since 2004, when his “Tang Poetry” won acclaim at the Locarno and Vancouver festivals. He has since made titles such as “Grain in Ear” (2005), which won the New Currents Award in Busan, “Desert Dream” and recently “The Shadowless Tower”. He was also a professor at Yonsei University for eight years.

Indonesia’s Kamila Andini was announced as the academy’s director mentor, while Urata Hideho is set to film mentor.

The academy’s 20-day curriculum runs from 22 September to 11 October. The main festival runs from 2-11 October and the Asian Film Market (5-8 October).

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