Lee Jung-jin is mentoring young filmmakers
Actor Lee Jung-jin has been appointed one of the student ambassadors of the Asian Film Awards Academy. He is the first Korean to hold the position.
The actor made his appearance at a press conference for the 12th Asia Film Awards held last Thursday in Hong Kong. The Awards ceremony will be held on March 17. The event is organized by the Awards Academy.
In an interview the actor said, “Not only artists from Korea and Hong Kong, but if those from across Asia cooperate together, especially young artists including students, more fantastic and creative works will be produced.”
Lee was appointed as one of the student ambassadors in October, but the position was not announced until last week. As an ambassador, he will mentor young filmmakers.
The Academy was co-founded by the three major international film festivals in Asia - Busan, Hong Kong and Tokyo - with the objective to promote and develop Asian cinema.
By Hong You-kyoung