Competition programme EurAsia
Cho Sung-Woo is a composer who has written musical scores to more than 30 South Korean films and TV dramas, debuting as a film composer in 1995. He established the professional system for film music production and has trained many music directors who are now actively working in the industry. Cho is a CEO of Music & Film Creation that he founded in 1999. Having a MA and PhD in Philosophy he is also an associate professor at Yonsei University. Cho has created score to the film “M” screening in the Korean film programme of festival’s current edition.
François da Silva
François da Silva managed several cinemas specialized on art-house films in France for almost 20 years. In 2002 he was the artistic director of Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes Film Festival. He is now working as artistic advisor for EuropaCorp, the biggest independent production company in Europe, founded by director Luc Besson. Da Silva travels around the world for EuropaCorp to find talents, projects, films for production or/and distribution worldwide.
Jaak Kilmi studied film direction at the Tallinn Pedagogical University. He
has made TV commercials, a couple of TV shows, short fiction films, two
fiction features (“Revolution of Pigs”, “Touched by the Unknown”) and
documentaries, but not a single animated film. The reason could lie in his poor talent in drawing or the upbringing by his father with the established gender roles claiming that only girls play with puppets. Thus in his films he plays with living human beings.
Ilkka Y.L. Matila
Ilkka Matila is Finnish producer and distributor. He is the co-owner of MRP Matila & Röhr Productions Oy since 1997, and co-founded a cinema exhibition and distribution company Bio Rex Cinemas in 2001. During the past years Ilkka Matila has also been lecturing about film and media at Finnish higher educational institutions. Matila has co-produced Estonian films “Names in Marble“, “Ruudi“ and “Georg“, several of his Finnish productions like “Ambush“,“Mother of Mine“,“Fire-Eater“ and “Lovers & Leavers“, have run successfully in BNFF in previous editions.
Julietta Sichel studied languages and literature in Salzburg, and film history and theory in Prague. She is an active film journalist and long-term member of the Czech FIPRESCI section. In 1995 Julietta Sichel joined the team at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and has been working in the Program Department since that time. At present she is the Festival’s Program Director.