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Awards Category & The Jury

Program, Individual
Program Grand Prize 1 award
Best TV Movie Up to 2 awards per each category through preliminary and final selection by the jury
Best Mini Series
Best Serial Drama
Special Prize Jury’s Special Prize 1 awards by the jury’s selection with a special meaning apart from the judging criteria
1 award selected by the organizing committee with a special meaning
Individual Best Director 1 award per each category through preliminary and final selection by the jury
Best Screenwriter
Best Actor
Best Actress
Program, Individual
Program International Invitation  Up to 2 awards selected by the organizing committee for the worldwide recognition
Individual Outstanding Asian Stars  Up to 6 top celebrities from 6 Asian region selected by the international fan voting only
Korean Drama
Program, Individual Category
Program Outstanding Korean Drama Up to 2 awards selected by the international fan voting and evaluation of the jury for the contribution to the Korean wave(Hallyu)
Individual Outstanding Korean Actor 1 award per each category through the international fan voting and evaluation of the jury.
Outstanding Korean Actress
Outstanding Korean OST


  • Sukman Ko Former President, EBS

    - Former President, Korea Creative Content Agency

    - Former General Manager, EXPO 2012 Yeosu Korea Organization

    - Former Chief of Executive Committee, JIFF

    - Director of Drama <Chief Inspector>, <Three Kim Generation>, <3rd Republic>, etc.

  • Carole Della Valle Producer, Banijay Studios France

    - Producer of Drama <Skam France S10>, <Germinal>, etc.

    - Developed Drama <Pep’s>, <Watch Me Burn>, etc.

    - Former Artistic producer, Ango Production

  • Chanil Jeon Film Critic

    - Member, Fipresci Korea and Korean Association of Film Critics

    - Expert adviser, Busan Contents Market

    - Adjunct Professor, School of Global Arts at Chung-ang University

    - Former Director and Programmer, BIFF

  • Patrick Frater Asia Bureau Chief, 《Variety》

    - Co-founder of 《Film Business Asia》

    - Former International Editor, 《Screen International》

    - 20 years of experience writing about and analysing the international entertainment industry

  • Satoru Watanabe Senior Producer of Drama Center, NHK

    - Producer of Drama <Yoru Dora>, Show <Asa-Ichi>, <Let's become a family>, etc.

    - Senior Producer of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics

    - Deputy Chief Editor, 《GALAC》, NPO

    - Lecturer, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at University of Tokyo

  • Taewoong Yoo Actor

    - Executive Director, Korea Broadcasting Performers' Rights Association

    - Adjunct Professor, School of Performing Arts at Dongyang University

    - Former Juror, Korea-China International Film Festival

    - Appearance of Drama <Military Prosecutor Doberman>, <Vincenzo>, <Athena: Goddess of War> <Rustic Period>, <Immortal Admiral Yi Sun-sin>, etc.

  • Ying Dai Senior Vice President, iQIYI

    - General Manager of the Original Drama Division, iQIYI

    - Created 'Mist Theater', a popular library series of suspense thriller

    - Producer of Drama <Burning Ice>, <The Bad Kids>, <The Thunder>, <Luoyang>, etc.

    - The series she produced won multiple awards and generated over 10 billion views in total.

  • Hyunjik Lee Head of Drama Department, Studio S

    - Director of Drama <Warrior Baek Dong Soo>, <ob/gyn>, <Lobbyist>, <The Woman>, <Daughter of Butcher>, etc.

    - CP of <The City Hall>, <Tazza>, <Chaser>, etc.

    - Award Platinum Remi at the 34th Houston film festival.

    - Award Grand Prize for TV sector at the ABU

  • Jaehun Jang Chief Producer of Drama Planning Team, MBC

    - Former Deputy Managing Director of Drama, MBC

  • Taewoo Jung Actor

    - Appearance in Drama <The King of Tears, Lee Bangwon>, <The Merchant: Gaekju 2015>, <Comrades>, <Dae Jo-yeong>, etc.

    - Appearance in Film <Tiger Mask>, <Fighter in the Wind>, <Jukdo Surfing Diary>, etc.

    - Award Best Supporting Actor, Best Youth Actor, and Best Child Actor at the KBS Drama Awards

  • Miroljub Stojanović Chief Editor, Film Center Serbia

    - Film Critic, Magazine 《NIN》

    - National expert for Asian cinema, especially for Indian and Japanese.

    - Writing articles and contributions for more than 40 film magazines, newspapers, and periodicals.

  • Koksuk Seo Professor, Division of Theater & Film at Cheongju University

    - Executive Director, Korean Film Critics Association

    - Chief Editor, 『Critique M』

    - Former Secretary General, Fipresci Korea

    - Former Juror, JIFF, BIFAN, and BIFF

  • San Jeon Vice President of Drama Category, IMTV

    - Adjunct Professor, Graduate School of Mass Communication & Public Relations at Konkuk University

    - Former Vice President, Drama Business Department, Pan Entertainment

    - Former PD/CD, Drama Department, KBS

    - Director of Drama <A Sunny Place of the Young>, <There Are Blue Birds>, <Ruby Ring>, etc.

  • Soonsik Choi Screenwriter

    - Member of Korea TV & Radio Writers Association

    - Emeritus Professor, DongSeo University

    - Award, Dong-A Ilbo Scenario <Whale’s Dream>, MBC Bestseller Screenplay Competition

    - Screenplay <Please Come Back, Soon Ae>, <Bad Couple>, <Can Anyone Love>, etc.

  • Joowon Koh Professor, School of Film and Media, Seoul Institute of the Arts

    - Video Director, The opening and closing ceremony of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Paralympics

    - Former PD, KNTV (JAPAN)

    - Minister Prize, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism

    - Minister Prize, Ministry of Science and ICT

  • Jegy Ra Film Reporter, Hankook Ilbo

    - Editor, Newspaper Department, Hankook Ilbo

    - Manager, Culture Desk, Hankook Ilbo

    - Manager, Entertainment Desk, Hankook Ilbo

    - Jury Member, JIFF, DMZ International Documentary Film Festival, etc.

  • Junyong Ahn Head of Contents Creating Team, Drama Center, KBS

    - Director of Drama <Inspiring Generation>, <Oh My Geum Bi>.

    - Director of TV movie <Siren>, <Ugly Love>, <Fake Family> etc.

  • Seunghee Han Team Leader of Global Business, Content Wavve

    - Settled a large volume of content deals including NBCU(Peacock) and WB(HBO) series

    - Former member, Acquisition Department, POOQ

    - Bachelor, Department of economics, Yonsei University