The Funan director will participate in the feature film competition jury.
The 21st Bucheon International Animation Festival (BIAF2019) has announced that the official poster and trailer will be created by Denis Do, the director of BIAF 2018 Jury Prize-winning feature Funan.
A graduate of acclaimed French animation school Gobelins, Denis has earned several prestigious awards Annecy2018 Cristal, and the Grand Prize and Audience Award from Animation Is Film Festival in L.A.
Funan recounts the survival and struggle of one family under the terrible regime of the Khmer Rouge, poignantly invoking the great Cambodian tragedy which claimed more than 2 million victims. The film features the voices of Louis Garrel and Bérénice Bejo, César winner and Oscar nominee for best supporting actress in The Artist.
Denis Do will also participate in the BIAF2019 as part of the feature film competition jury.
It is not the first time that a French director is involved in the Korean festival's visual identity. Sébastien Laudenbach created the 2017 BIAF Poster, while the 2018 visual identity was provided by Japanese director Sunao Katabuchi -while Sarah Saidan (Beach Flags) was responsible for the 2016 edition.
BIAF2019 has the status of the Academy Award® qualifying film festival, and is scheduled to run October 18-22, 2019.