South Korea's Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism has appointed Kang Han-sup as the new chairman of the Korean Film Council (KOFIC).

A well-known critic, Kang has been a professor of film at Seoul Institute of Arts since 1994. His experience also includes serving on the Media Ratings Board in the 90s.

Kang, 49, has a DEA from the University of Paris II in media communications, an MA from Sogang University in mass communications, and a BA from Kyunghee University in French.

His term runs May 28, 2008 - May 27, 2011.

KOFIC's new executive council will be appointed by the Ministry of Culture by mid-June.