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Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony

Date 19:00 9th Aug(Thu), 2018
Venue Cheongpung Lakeside Stage
ContentsOpening Announcement, Greeting from Honorary Ambassador, Awards Ceremony of Jecheon Asia Film Music Honorary Award`s winner, Special Performances, Screening Opening Film
Opening Film American Folk



An actor KIM JI SUK has pushed the boundaries of his acting into various genres. He made his debut with a sitcom Among Agasshi and Ajumma in 2004. He has been awarded the 32nd Golden Cinema Award for the New Actor as acting Kang Chil-gu in Take Off. He has shown his charms well through KBS1 Drama Likeable or Not, KBS2 Drama The Slave Hunters, and tvN drama I Need Romance 2012 and Another Miss Oh. When he appeared tvN entertainment show Hot Brain: Problematic Men, he showed his high intelligence, too. Mr. KIM received Top Excellence Award, Actor at the 10th Korea Drama Awards with a drama Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People and received Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Monday-Tuesday Drama at the 2017 MBC Drama Awards with Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People and 20th Century Boy and Girl.


An actress EL who is active in various fields including movies, dramas, and plays made her debut with a drama Good Job, Good Job. After that, she has become an irreplaceable scene stealer by building her acting career through numerous works, which are dramas Detectives in Trouble, The Princess’ Man, 7th Grade Civil Servant, Mother’s Garden, Liar Game, More than a Maid, Imaginary Cat, Monster, Guardian: The Lonely and Great God, Black, A Korean Odyssey, and so on and movies Secret, The Yellow Sea, Peacemaker, Masquerade, Man on High Heels, Inside Men, What a Man Wants, and so on.

Special Performer


JOE PURDY is an internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter who has released fourteen albums over the last fifteen years. His latest album, “Who Will Be Next?” is deeply rooted in the tradition of artists such as Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Phil Ochs, Bob Dylan and others as a searing commentary of our turbulent times. Purdy’s determination to honor the giants of American folk music while applying his formidable skills as a writer and vocalist reveal Joe as a compassionate observer and participant in our times. American Folk marks Joe’s first foray into acting.

Amber Rubarth

Amber Rubarth became a fixture in New York's indie scene, named Best NYC Songwriter by Deli Magazine and grand prize winner of NPR's Mountain Stage New Song Contest. Over the past 7 years Amber has toured Europe, Japan and the US, including recent appearances at Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center Atrium. She also composed the score for the documentary Desert. Her songs have attracted enthusiastic praise from NPR All Songs Considered, The Huffington Post, BBC Radio, Acoustic Guitar Magazine, and a Sun Studio Session airing nation-wide on PBS. She has shared the stage with many artists including Loudon Wainwright III, Jason Mraz, Roger McGuinn (The Byrds), Colin Hay, Martin Sexton and Lisa Loeb. Rubarth now composes for films as well, most recently writing music with Paul Brill for the highly acclaimed Sundance Film Festival winner Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work.