1. The Filmic Story of Life

  • Events
    The ‘Filmic Story of Life’ is DMZ International Documentary Film Festival’s special project for seniors. Through the combination of their oral history and documentary production, seniors can look back on and share their life stories. We screen the in-progress films of this project and have conversations about the meaning of ‘self-recording’ and ‘archiving one’s own history’ through this section.
  • Date
    Sep 23rd SAT 15:30
  • Venue
    Megabox Baekseok Comfort 6
  • Moderator
    Hong Soon-chul (Director)
  • Panel
    Kim Yeong, Jang Jae-yong, Cho Myeong-nyeo, Cho Yong-seo, Han Sang-yeon (Seniors project ‘Filmic Story of Life’ participants), Yun Chung-ro (Researcher of The Academy of Korean Studies), Lee Yeong-nam (Professor of Hanshin University), Lee Chang-min (Director), Huh Cheol-nyeong (Director)

2. Why North Korea? : The Disquieting Look and Enthusiasm towards North Korea

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    North Korea is a mysterious place so much that we don’t know well about it. Not enough to know about anything, it could be the source of the fear and also the cause of a strange excitement. The more the North Korea conceals itself, the more we want to learn it. Here is the documentaries that could film the North Korea through all sorts of hard works. In this forum, we invite the audience to explore the various sides of the films dealing the issues of the North Korea and have a discussion about the disquieting look and the strange enthusiasm towards it.
  • Date
    Sep 23rd SAT 19:30
  • Venue
    Megabox Pajubookcity 3
  • Panel
    Lee U-yeong (University of North Korean Studies), Lee Hyang-jin (professor of Rikkoyo University)
  • Co-Host
    SSK (Social Science Korea) Research, University of North Korean Studies

3. Assignments Remained from Director Park Hwan-sung’s Death

  • Events
    Director Park Hwan-sung passed away on the 14th of July 2017 while shooting in Republic of South Africa. As an unrivaled expert in the barren domain of Korean nature documentaries, Park strived to protect the rights of independent producers by exposing the exploitation and production customs of broadcasting companies. This forum diagnoses the production environment of independent producers and creators and discusses improvement plans for a fairer broadcast environment system.
  • Date
    Sep 25th MON 19:00
  • Venue
    Megabox Baekseok 7
  • Moderator
    Han Gyeong-su (Producer)
  • Panel
    Park Bong-nam (Director), Choi Yeong-gi (Producer), Choi Seon-yeong (Professor of Ewha Women’s University)
  • Co-Host
    Korean Independent Producers & Directors Association

4. Open Discussion to Secure Social Safety Nets and Health Rights for Participants of Independent Documentaries

  • Events
    Recently, the demand for awareness in social safety nets and health rights of independent documentary participants are high on the rise. Though this was not at all a new issue for a long time, it was the individuals who were constantly pressured to take care of themselves. We hope to grasp the reality of documentary directors and provide alternative policies and specific studies for independent documentary participants through this open discussion.
  • Date
    Sep 26th TUE 19:00
  • Venue
    Megabox Baekseok 4F
  • Moderator
    Byun Gyu-ri (Director)
  • Panel
    Kangyu Ga-ram (Director), Song Yun-hyeok (Director)

5. ‘Personal Docu’ – Reappropriation of Concept and Flow of Present

  • Events
    Focusing on personal documentaries produced in the past two to three years, the language of female documentary producers will be captured, and young documentary directors’ thoughts about aesthetic value and the changing trend of recent ‘personal docu’ will be analyzed. Furthermore, the language and formality of criticism towards personal documentary will be discussed, and language that may be exchanged through personal documentary will be shared.
  • Date
    Sep 26th TUE 17:30
  • Venue
    Megabox Baekseok Comfort 6
  • Panel
    Kim Sook-hyun (Director), Byun Sung-chan (Film critic), Yun Ga-hyun (Director), Jeong Su-eun (Director), Hwang Miyojo (Film critic)
  • Co-Host
    Docu Femi