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Jang Kun-jae (born November 26, 1977) is a South Korean film director, screenwriter and cinematographer. Jang debuted with Eighteen (2010) which won the grand prize win as part of the 2009 Vancouver International Film Festival's Dragons and Tigers Award. His second feature Sleepless Night (2013) picked up JJ-Star Award (Grand Prize) and JIFF Audience Award (Korean Film Competition) at the 2012 Jeonju International Film Festival.[2][3] His third feature A Midsummer's Fantasia (2015) received several nominations, including Best Director (Narrative Films) and Best Screenplay at the 3rd Wildflower Film Awards.[4]

Jang Kun-jae
Born (1977-11-26) November 26, 1977 (age 41)
Alma materKorean Academy of Film Arts - cinematography
Chung-Ang University
OccupationFilm director,
Spouse(s)Kim Woo-ri[1]
Korean name
Revised RomanizationJang Geon-jae
McCune–ReischauerChang Kŏnchae

Personal lifeEdit

Jang studied cinematography at the Korean Academy of Film Arts and received an M.F.A. in Film & Image Production from Chung-Ang University. In 2009, he and producer-cum-wife Kim Woo-ri founded the independent film production company Mocushura and has produced films including Eighteen (2010), Sleepless Night (2013) and A Midsummer's Fantasia (2015).[5][6]

He is currently an assistant professor for the Film Department at Yong In University.




  1. ^ Lee, Hyo-won (29 October 2013). "INTERVIEW: Filmmaker Jang Kun-jae's Impressionist Landscapes". Louise Blouin Media. Retrieved 2016-08-19.
  2. ^ Conran, Pierce (30 November 2012). "Interview: Jang Kun-jae Talks SLEEPLESS NIGHT". Retrieved 2016-08-19.
  3. ^ D’Sa, Nigel (16 October 2009). "Eighteen Wins Top Prize at Vancouver". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2016-08-19.
  4. ^ Conran, Pierce (23 March 2016). "3rd Wildflower Film Awards Unveil Nominees". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2016-08-19.
  5. ^ "JANG Kun-jae". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2016-08-19.
  6. ^ "MOCUSHURA". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2016-08-19.
  7. ^ "A Midsummer's Fantasia". IndieStory. Retrieved 2016-10-16.
  8. ^ Conran, Pierce (12 January 2016). "A MIDSUMMER'S FANTASIA Scoops Best Korean Indie Prize". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2016-08-24.

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