2018 JURY

Min Sook Lee

Xiao Sun

Xiao Sun is a Chinese-Canadian actress based in Los Angeles. She began her career as a dancer and was selected to be in Cirque Du Soleil's touring show "Amaluna." Her acting credits include Darren Aronofsky's Mother!, Incorporated (CBS), Being Human (SyFy), and Les 3 P'tits Cochons. Xiao also works in film acquisitions, attending the biggest film festivals/markets in the world to bring films from US and around the world to China. Xiao has previously served on festival juries including the Montreal Short Film Festival and Beijing Independent FIlm Festival.
Janet Poole

Sunho Ko

Sunho Ko is a PhD candidate in the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Toronto. He studies and teaches modern Korean history and culture with a special focus on food history at the intersection of total war, colonialism, and everyday life. He is currently completing his PhD dissertation, tentatively titled, “Productive Farms and Homes: Food Politics on the Homefront, 1937-1945.”
Amil Niazi

Karina Rotenstein

Karina Rotenstein is an independent film and events producer, programmer, and creative development advisor in documentary and fiction. Her film titles include: Academy Award® Nominated Edith + Eddie (2018), Lucky (2014); 10% - What Makes A Hero? (2013); and the upcoming Screen Time (2018).
She is currently serving as Producer of the Industry Conference at TIFF [Toronto International Film Festival], including featured masterclasses with Aaron Sorkin, Bong Joon Ho, Jill Soloway, Larry Wilmore, Ewan McGregor and Rob Reiner.
Ms. Rotenstein has a decade's worth of film festival programming experience, including a four-year role as programming and funds manager at Hot Docs, and has contributed programming to a number of international festivals.
Sang Mook Lee

Yong Sup Kim

Kim Yongsup has a long career that bridges diplomacy with the arts. He is currently the director of the Korean Cultural Centre, an institution established by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea to Canada with the mandate of enhancing relations between these two countries through culture and the arts. As of March of this year, he is also the First Secretary of the Korean Embassy in Canada. He is a graduate of the Seoul National University with a degree in French Literature, and previously served as the Second Secretary at the Korean Embassy in France.