Hong-Joon Kim is an award-winning director and screenwriter. His films include Jungle Story and La Vie En Rose. Kim Hong-Joon started as an assistant to veteran director Im Kwon-Taek, and is now a leading figure in Korean film culture: he's the director of the PiFan Fantastic Film Festival, Bucheon and is currently into his second term as a Commissioner for the Korean Film Commission. He has introduced a number of `forgotten' Korean film classics on TV, and his highly personal video series My Korean Cinema stems from those introductions. He is the Artistic Director of Gangneung International Film Festival. He is currently teaching at Korea National University of Arts.