Chairman of the Organizing Committee, Governor of Gyeonggi Province
Greetings to all the audiences and film professionals who came to the 13th DMZ International Documentary Film Festival. This is LEE Jae Myeong, governor of Gyeonggi-do.
I would like to show my gratitude to the Festival Director JUNG Sang Jin and all the festival staffs for their hard work. I would also like to send my word of encouragement to all the Volunteers’ participation in such a difficult time of COVID-19.
DMZ not only is a gift of nature, but it is also a tragic location with the wounds of war. It is our, the Gyeonggi-do’s responsibility to make such a divided territory into a land of peace and coexistence.
DMZ International Documentary Film Festival has become a representation of Asian Film Festival aiming to promote peace, coexistence and life as a message. We also made our best effort in changing the festival into a more peaceful environment by using the power of documentaries: sincerely overlooking at the routine of everyday life.
This year’s film festival featured a total of 975 films, 53 more submissions compared to last year. Among them, 126 domestic and International films are waiting to meet with the audience. This was possible because a lot of filmmakers worked hard to produce such an amount during the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope this occasion will attract more audience and great creators to have a better communication.
Gyeonggi-do will also support the development of Independent and artistic films, including documentaries. This year marks the 13thfilmFestival.Thanksforalltheinterestandsupportfromthefilmmakers,andwewillhopeDMZInternationalDocumentaryFilmFestivalallthebest.ThankYou
Gyeonggi-do Governor LEE Jae Myeong