Zhang Lu to Head Busan Film Festival’s Academy – Global Bulletin
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Zhang Lu to Head Busan Film Festival’s Academy – Global Bulletin

Busan Dean Appointment

Zhang Lu, the Chinese Korean director, was appointed as 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 including “Grain in Ear” (2005), which won the New Currents Award at Busan, “Desert Dream” and the recent “The Shadowless Tower.” He was also a professor at Yonsei University for eight years.

Indonesia’s Kamila Andini was announced as the Academy’s directing mentor, while Urata Hideho is set as cinematography mentor.

The Academy’s 20-day curriculum runs Sept. 22nd to Oct. 11th. The main festival runs Oct. 2-11 and the Asian Film Market (Oct. 5-8).

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