Jecheon Film Music Honorary Award(the Honorary Award) is given to the most applauded film music composer and/or musician, music director who has great contribution in film music history. From 2006 till 2016, Jecheon International Music & Film Festival(JIMFF) presented the Honorary Award to 11 film music composers who left significant marks on the field of Korean film music history. From 2017 to 2019, the Honorary Award was expanded its horizon from Korea to Asia, and JIMFF presented it to Kawai Kenji, Tan Dun and Lim Giong. This year, the 18th Jecheon International Music & Film Festival will broaden the Jecheon Film Music Honorary Award to worldwide. This year, Jecheon Film Music Honorary Award 2022 presents it to Justin Hurwitz.
Justin Gabriel Hurwitz is an American film composer and a television writer. He is best known for his longtime collaboration with director Damien Chazelle, scoring each of his films: Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench (2009), Whiplash (2014), La La Land (2016), and First Man (2018).
He won two Academy Awards: Best Original Score and Best Original Song as well as the Golden Globe Awards for Best Original Score and Best Original Song for La La Land (2016), and the BAFTA Award for Best Film Music.