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International Competition

RA Jegy

Korea / Hankookilbo Film Journalist

Ra Jegy is a film journalist since 1999. He built his career working as a cultural journalist, the Deputy manager of the cultural affairs team, the chief manager of the entertainment office and as the Editor-in-Chief in the Korea Times. He now writes two columns, Ra Jegy & Shot, and Rajegi’s Cinematic. He graduated from Sussex University with a MFA degree in Film studies. He’s also the writer of "Films that pose questions".

MIN Byung-hun

Korea / Director

Min Byung-hun graduated from VGIK. With The Flight of the Bee (1998), Let’s Not Cry (2001), Pruning the Grapevine (2007) , he won at Torino Film Festival, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, and Thessaloniki International Film Festival. Touch (2013) was chosen as the Movie of the Year by the Korean Film Archive and won many awards. He is now working on Promise which is a human documentary project based in Jeju Island, after completing the trilogy about life, The Emperor (2018), Miracle (2020), and Phantom (2021).

 

JEONG Hye-yun

Korea / CBS PD

As a CBS radio producer, Jeong Hye-yun dreams of magical journalism and has been making radio documentaries. In 2019, she won the Best Show at the Korea Broadcasting Awards for  The Gift of Those Left behind , the Best Show in the Radio Category at the Korea Producer Awards for Secrets of Suicide Rate , and in 2020, the Best Show at the Korea Broadcasting Awards for A Korean War Criminal's 75 Years of Solitude.

 
 

Asian Competition

Emmanuel Moonchil PARK

Korea / Director

Emmanuel Moonchil Park is a documentary director. His features My Place (2013), Blue Butterfly Effect (2017), Queer053 (2019), Comfort (2020)  played in Hot Docs in Canada, DMZ Docs, Jeonju IFF and more. He continues his career discussing the topics of the individual’s role in a society and vice versa.

LEE Soojung

Korea / Director

Lee Soojung graduated from KAFA. She participated in the Democratic Independent Film Movement in the late 80s and continued her career as a TV and feature film producer in the 90s. Since her first documentary feature Jinsuk & Me (2012), she has directed and produced numerous independent films about the relationships of labor, money and art. Sister J (2020) won Mecenat Award at Busan International Film Festival and Special Film Committee Award at Seoul Independent Film Festival.

THONG Kay Wee

Singapore / Singapore International Film Festival Programme Director

Thong Kay Wee is a cultural worker and moving image curator based in Singapore. He is currently the Programme Director at the Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF), where he is responsible for the festival’s overall programming strategy. He was previously the Programmes and Outreach Officer at the Asian Film Archive (AFA) from 2014 to 2021, in charge of overseeing partnerships and AFA’s regular film programmes at its new dedicated cinematheque since 2019.

 

Korean Competition

KANGYU Garam

Korea / Director

Kangyu Garam was the assistant director and a distributor for the feature film documentary The Girl Princes (2012). The director won the 3rd DMZ Docs Award for her film My Father’s House (2011). She also won at Wildflower Film Awards Korea for her feature Itaewon (2016). Candle Wave Feminists (2017) follows feminist movement during the impeachment of the previous Korean president Park Keunhye. In 2019, Us, Day by Day  received an award in SIWFF. She is continuing her work on transition of women’s space and history.

LEE Ranhee

Korea / Director

Lee Ranhee was an actress and a planner in the theatre company "Hangang" for eight years since 1996. She performed as an actress in If I were You 6 (2012), Daytime Dreaming (2008) and Geo-lobotomy (2005). She directed numerous shorts including A Perm (2009), A Night Before Wedding (2014) and A Tent (2016). Her feature film A Leave (2020) won the Grand Feature Award and Special Award in Seoul Independent Film Festival 2021.

Jane Jin KAISEN

Denmark / Director

Jane Jin Kaisen is a visual artist, experimental filmmaker, and Professor at the School of Media Arts, the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. She is known for her visually striking, multilayered, performative, poetic, and multi-voiced feminist works through which past and present are brought into relation. Kaisen represented Korea at the 58th Venice Biennale in 2019 with the film installation Community of Parting (2019).

 

Shorts Competition

KIM Jung-in

Korea / Director

Kim Jung-in studied documentary in both undergraduate and graduate programs at the Korea National University of Arts, School of Film, TV & Multimedia. He also worked on official development assistance (ODA) and international development-related projects at World Vision for five years. He has produced films including Heavenly Salmon (2009), Dearest, Hanok Village (2016), and A Long Way to School (2020).

SON Kyung-hwa

Korea / Director, Cinematographer

From 2007 to 2012, Son Kyung-hwa took part in the women's video production group "Vaneda." She directed The Blossom of Youth? (2009, co-director), The Day that Bastard Became President (2011), How to Become a Chair (2014), and worked on Let's Dance (2014) and Us, Day by Day (2021) as a cinematographer. She is working with an interest in power that keeps people going without breaking them into parts.

AHN Sohyun

Korea / Indie Space Programmer

Born in Busan, Ahn Sohyun participated as a continuity supervisor for My Own Breathing (1999), Ardor (2002), and Flying Boys (2004). She also worked in the marketing and planning departments of film companies, and since 2015, she has been working for Indie Space, the first independent film theater in Korea.

 

Special Awards

KIM Hwantae

Korea / Director

Kim Hwantae is a filmmaker working in a documentary group “Docu Story," who has a steady interest in anti-war, peace, and minority human rights issues. He has made People Who Don't Take Up Arms (2003), 60 Years of Atomic Bomb, And... (2006), Room 708, The Letter from a Private (2004), The Nuclear Mafia (2016), and Sewol oJeok (2017). He won the Best Korean Documentary Award at the 12th DMZ Docs for Men Who Won't Pick Up Guns 2: Breaking a Taboo (2020).

MOON Seok

Korea / Jeonju International Film Festival Programmer

Moon Seok spent 15 years as a film journalist at JoongAng Daily and an editor at film magazine Cine 21. He also managed "Funding 21" proejct at Cine Lux, a Korean distribution company. He served as the industry programmer at Bucheon Fantastic International Film Festival in 2017. Currently, he is one of the programmers for Jeonji International Film Festival.

YOUN Sung-eun

Korea / Film Critic

Youn Sung-eun is a film critic. She started working professionally after finishing the Film Studies Ph.D. program at Hanyang University in 2010 and winning the new Film Critic Award the following year. She has met filmmakers and audiences through various mediums, TV, newspapers and magazines. She co-wrote "Understanding Videos," “Story, Be the Transformer," and "Tale of Three Cities". She started a new production studio BokCheung Entertainment in 2020.

 

Youth Docs Showcase

AHN Hyunjun

Korea / Director, DMZ Youth Documentary Production Workshop Mentor

After studying visual arts at university, he directed the feature documentary Dear, My family  (2017). He was also involved in filming and assistant directing of The Pregnant Tree and the Goblin (2019) and is currently working as a cinematographer at a film production site.

HONG Da-ye

Korea / Director, DMZ Youth Documentary Production Workshop Mentor

She completed the 3rd and 4th DMZ Youth Documentary Production Workshop. Her Start Point (2014) was invited to the youth competition section of the 7th DMZ Docs and won the grand prize.