3th DMZ Docs(2011)
I AM DOCU
Anke Leweke was born in 1962 in D?sseldorf and Studied Law in Berin. From 1988 to 92 she worked for the cultural editorial office at the autonomous radio station, Radio 100. After that she became a freelance film critic for RBB (TV), Deutschland Radio Kultur, the Berlin city-guide TIP and the newspapers TAZ and Die Zeit among others. Additionally, Leweke works as author of TV portraits, film reviews, festival reports and film essays for WDR (TV) and programer of International Forum of Young Cinema, Berlinale. she was awarded the golden Prometheus as the best radio journalist in 2008.
Lee Seon-gyou was born in Chuncheon in 1936, and majored in social welfare at Hallym University. He is a videographer/producer with experience in both TV and films, and specializes in India, Nepal and Mongolia. My Barefoot Friend, his latest work about Indian rickshaw runners, was nominated in the ‘competition for feature-lengh documentary’ section at the 2010 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. Currently he teaches in the Department of Film, TV & Multimedia, Sungkyunkwan University.
Tan Pin Pin is one of Singapore’s best known filmmakers and holds an MFA from Northwestern University, USA. Her works have won Numerous awards and nominations. Her film Moving House (2001) was the first documentary conceived and produced by a Singaporean that was shown on Discovery Channel in Asia. Meanwhile, Singapore Gaga (2005), a documentary about sounds of Singapore is the first Singapore documentary to have a theatrical release screening to sell out audiences. It was also invited to Inernational Film Festival of Rotterdam and the Berlin House of World Cultures. Her second feature documentary Invisible City (2007) screened at Berlinale and Busan International Film Festival and won Taiwan International Documentary Festival. Her latest work The Impossibility of Knowing, funded by DMZ Docs Projects 2009, was invited to Vision du R?el Nyon and Oberhausen International Short Film Festival.
Lee Chang-jae was born in Masan, Gyeongnam, in 1967, and majored Law at Hanyang University. With a biew to contributing to culture movements, he joined Q Channel, where he refined his skills as a documentary director. In 2001, he went abroad to study at the School of the Art Insitute of Chicago (SAIC), and became a prominent figure in the documentary scene, as his film from his SAIC days, Edit, received official invitations from the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, Denver International Film Festival and MOMA’s Documentary Fortnight 2004. Currently, he is a professor at the Graduage School of Advanced Imaging Science, Multimedia & Film, Chung-Ang University.
Born in 1976, Director Mun majored in architecture and motion pictures at university. He has been with Purn Production, an independent documentary production firm, since 2003, working on various documentary film productions. Among other films, he directed Grandmother’s Flower, which won the Best Documentary Award at the 12th Busan International Film Festival. His recent film Yongsan, funded by DMZ Docs Project 2009, has been invited to Dubai International Film Festival and Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival.
Wook Steven Heo received his MFA in filmmaking from Syracuse University. His short films and documentaries that deal with the theme of identity have been exhibited internationally including the United States, Japan, Germany, and France. He has taught various film courses at Syracuse University, University of Nevada in Las Vegas and Asian Film Academy in Busan International Film Festival. Currently Heo is Associate Professor of Film Department at Yong In University in Korea and Co-founder & Programer of several independent film festivals including Experimental Film and Video Festival in Seoul and, Seoul Independent Documentary Film Festival and Seoul Independent Film Festival.
Kim Sang-ah was born in 1994, and is a student at Jeongok High School. Since her childhood, she has demonstrated great interest and passion for cinema. she enjoys films of all sorts, but these days she is learning towards documentaries, a genre which looks back on the contemporary society in a clear and truthful light. She enjoys writing film critiques, and that was one of the reasons she joined the jury.
My name is Youn Hee-ju. I was born in Chuncheon in 1996. My interests are feature and documentary films. I’m running a cinema blog on a portal site, and I am so a passionate viewer of documentary programs that I have put the documentary channel on my TV’s favorite list. Why don’t you join me in the world of documentary films?
Jeong Sung-won is a student at Seoul Visual Media High school. Since he found his first interest in video arts, he has produced a variety of documentary films, short films, UCC’s, Vj programs and music videos. His dream is to become a documentary director who has the power to influence people and touch them with love by directing human documentary films.
I have been going to the theater to watch films by myself since elementary school. I like cinema and want to be a film director. I wat to make a film full of life. I will not back away from making films that might be uncomfortable to some people. I believe in the power of cinema. I am a high school student living in Busan.
Hwang In-ji a senior at the department of visual arts, the School of Performing Arts Seoul. Her Dream is to be a documentary film director of the next generation. She has directed two fictional films. She is attracted to the infinite Competition category. She will perform her duty on the jury with objectivity and a wide perspective.
After studied Mass Communication in Korea, Kim moved to USA in 1995 to attend Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, with Visual Art and Television major. Upon returning to Korea in 2007, Kim participated in Chungmuro International Film Festival in Seoul until 2008. Kim currently works for Green Film Festival in Seoul as programmer.
Huh Eun-kwang has directed two documentary films for Labor News Production, Our Seasons and Two Strikes. He received a doctoral degree in cinema from the University of Kent, UK, for his thesis on participatory documentary films in Korea, and is currently teaching documentary theory and production in various schools including Korea National University of Arts. He is serving as international programmer of the Seoul Independent Documentary Festival, and works for of the Incheon Foundation for Arts & Culture.
Yang Cheol-jin is a teacher at Gajwa High Shcool in Goyang. He served as the president of the Society of Integrative Media Education Research & Practice, and designed media education programs for the Goyang Cultural Foundation. He also worked as a media instructor for Korea Press Foundation, and also participated in media education project at Korea Arts & Culture Education Center.
After beginning her career as a TV scriptwriter, Kim Nan-sook worked for Daewoo Video and Record, in charge of cinema investment & purchasing. After working at Dong-soong Art Center, she founded Jin Jin Pictures in 2006, and has been its president ever since. Also, she manages Cinecode Seon-jae, an art film cinematheque. She has served as a member of the Korean Film Council’s the Committee of Cultural Diversity for Cinema, and as a consultant for the Asian Film Market at Busan International Film Festival.
Kim Mi-re has directed many documentary films, the list of which includes Always Dream of Tomorrow, Worker or No Worker, Nogada, Weabak: Stayed Out All Night. Her works have been invited to various film festivals including the International Women’s Film Festival in Seoul and Busan International Film Festival. She received the Documentary Film Award in the Festival International de Films de Fribourg with Worker or No Worker in 2003, the Independent Film of the Year Award in the Seoul Independent Film Festival with Nogada in 2005, and the Women’s Documentary Award with Weabak: Stayed Out All Night.
Kim Ok-young has been a documentary writer since 1982. She taught as an adjunct professor in the broadcasting and video department of Korean National University of Arts from 1999 until 2008, and is serving as the chair of the board of the Korean Radio & TV Writers Association since 2008. She has served on the jury of the PD Awards, KIPA Awards, Korean Broadcaster Association Awards, and Korean Radio & TV Writers Awards, and has been collaborating with Jeonju International Film Festival, EIDF, Broadcasting Contents Promotion Foundation and DMZ Docs on the pitching jury and as a mentor. Kim received numerous awards, including the Korean Radio & TV Writers Award, Ondus Award, PD Award, Korean Broadcasting Award, Catholic Broadcasting Award, Grand Prize in East Asia Producer Forum, KIPA Award, Paeksang Arts Award, Jury’s Choice Award in Shanghai TV Festival, and Italy Award.