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PARK Hoon-jung  
PARK Hoon-jung
Director, Executive Producer, Screenwriter

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Gender : Male

Nationality : South Korea

With no prior experience or formal education in film, PARK Hoon-jung fell into the film industry by accident. Having been expelled from university, he started writing scenarios for video games as a way to make a living, before taking a stab at movies and even comics. He was quickly noticed by some of the most preeminent Korean directors and ended up writing the scripts for KIM Jee-woon’s <I Saw The Devil> (2010) and RYOO Seung-wan’s <The Unjust> (2010), the latter of which won him Best Screenplay at the Blue Dragon Film Awards. He made his directorial debut with <The Showdown> (2010), a historical chamber piece set during the 17th century war between the Manchus and the Ming dynasty. While his first directing effort wasn’t met with success, PARK’s follow-up <New World> (2012), a gangster thriller intended as the first of a trilogy and starring CHOI Min-sik, LEE Jung-jae and HWANG Jung-min, was a commercial and critical hit. The film was sold to a large number of worldwide territories and travelled to many festivals, picking up along the way the Jury Prize at the Beaune International Thriller Film Festivals and Best Film of the Focus Asia section at the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival. He tackled a bigger project with the Colonial Era drama <The Tiger> (2015), which featured CHOI Min-shik as a hunter tracking down the last tiger on the Korean Peninsula during the Japanese occupation. The film served as the closing film of the Udine Far East Film Festival in 2016, but failed to break even. After founding his own film production company in 2016, he teamed up with Warner Bros to produce his following film <V.I.P.> (2017), an action thriller about a North-South joint operation to stop a North Korean serial killer, as well as his latest output <The Witch : Part 1. The Subversion> (2018) which saw him tackle the fantastic genre.
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Filmography

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The Witch : Part 1. The Subversion (2018)
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V.I.P. (2017)
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The Tiger (2015)
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New World (2013)
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The Showdown (2011)
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I Saw The Devil (2010)
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The Unjust (2010)
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Awards and Invitation

  1. · <The Witch : Part 1. The Subversion> Fantas Porto - Oporto International Film Festival (2019) - Fantasy Cinema Official
  2. · <The Witch : Part 1. The Subversion> Cleveland International Film Festival (2019) - International Narrative Competition
  3. · <The Witch : Part 1. The Subversion> Florence Korea Film Fest (2019) - Orizzonti Coreani
  4. · <The Witch : Part 1. The Subversion> Fantas Porto - Oporto International Film Festival (2019) - Orient Express Official - Best Film Orient Express
  5. · <The Witch : Part 1. The Subversion> Fribourg International Film Festival (2019) - Midnight Screenings
  6. · <The Witch : Part 1. The Subversion> Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival (2019) - Spamflix Asian Film Award
  7. · <The Witch : Part 1. The Subversion> Imagine Film Festival (2019) - Things To Come
  8. · <The Witch : Part 1. The Subversion> Gerardmer International Fantastic Film Festival (2019) - Compétition Longs Métrages
  9. · <The Witch : Part 1. The Subversion> DAEJONG FILM AWARDS (2018) - Best New Actress
  10. · <The Witch : Part 1. The Subversion> London East Asia Film Festival (2018) - Horror Special - Rising Star Award
  11. · <The Witch : Part 1. The Subversion> The Seoul Awards (2018) - Best New Actress
  12. · <The Witch : Part 1. The Subversion> The Blue Dragon Awards (2018) - Best New Actress
  13. · <The Witch : Part 1. The Subversion> Director's Cut Awards (2018) - Best New Actress
  14. · <The Witch : Part 1. The Subversion> Lund International Fantastic Film Festival (2018) - Closing Film
  15. · <V.I.P.> Fantasia International Film Festival (2018) - Selection 2018
  16. · <The Witch : Part 1. The Subversion> Hawaii International Film Festival (2018) - Extreme Asia
  17. · <The Witch : Part 1. The Subversion> Trieste Science+Fiction Festival (2018) - Neon - Out of Competition
  18. · <The Witch : Part 1. The Subversion> Busan International Film Festival : BIFF (2018) - Korean Cinema Today - Panorama
  19. · <The Witch : Part 1. The Subversion> Buil Film Awards (2018) - Best New Actress
  20. · <The Witch : Part 1. The Subversion> Fantasia International Film Festival (2018) - Cheval Noir Competition - Best Actress
  21. · <V.I.P.> Cleveland International Film Festival (2018) - International Narrative Competition
  22. · <The Witch : Part 1. The Subversion> International Film Festival & Awards • Macao (2018) - Flying Daggers
  23. · <V.I.P.> London East Asia Film Festival (2017) - Official LEAFF Selection
  24. · <V.I.P.> Paris Korean Film Festival (2017) - ÉVÉNEMENTS
  25. · <V.I.P.> Filmasia Film Festival (2017)
  26. · <V.I.P.> AFI Fest (2017) - Midnight
  27. · <New World> London Korean Film Festival (2017) - Special Focus: Korean Noir, Illuminating the Dark Side of Society
  28. · <The Tiger> Korea Gold Awards Festival (2016) - Best Film
  29. · <The Tiger> Udine Far East Film Festival (2016) - Competition Section - SOUTH KOREA - Opening Film
  30. · <The Tiger> Asian Film Festival of Dallas (2016)
  31. · <The Tiger> SITGES – International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia (2016) - Òrbita
  32. · <The Tiger> Korean Film Festival in Hungary (2016)
  33. · <The Tiger> DAEJONG FILM AWARDS (2016) - Best Visual Effects
  34. · <The Tiger> Korea Gold Awards Festival (2016) - Best Director
  35. · <New World> Korean Film Festival in Hungary (2015)
  36. · <New World> Audi Dublin International Film Festval (2014) - Special Presentation
  37. · <New World> New York Asian Film Festival (2014)
  38. · <New World> Vancouver International Film Festival (2013) - Dragons & Tigers
  39. · <New World> Atlanta Korean Film Festival (AKFF) (2013)
  40. · <New World> San Sebastian International Film Festival (2013)
  41. · <New World> Fantasy Filmfest (2013) - Focus Asia
  42. · <New World> Art Film Fest Kosice (2013) - Eastern Promises
  43. · <New World> Moscow International Film Festival (2013) - Korean Cinema Showcase
  44. · <New World> Transilvania International Film Festival (2013) - Supernova
  45. · <New World> Jeonju International Film Festival : JIFF (2013) - Korea Cinemascape
  46. · <New World> Udine Far East Film Festival (2013) - Competition
  47. · <New World> Buil Film Awards (2013)
  48. · <New World> BFI London Film Festival (2013) - Thrill
  49. · <New World> Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival (2013) - Asian Window
  50. · <New World> Stockholm International Film Festival (2013) - Asian Images
  51. · <New World> SITGES – International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia (2013) - Focus Àsia - Best Feature Film in the Focus Àsia
  52. · <New World> Beaune International Thriller Film Festival (2013) - Competition - Jury Prize
  53. · <New World> The Blue Dragon Awards (2013) - Best Actor
  54. · <The Showdown> Udine Far East Film Festival (2011) - South Korea
  55. · <The Unjust> The Blue Dragon Awards (2011) - Best Screenplay
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