15th DMZ International Documentary Film Festival.
|Official Title||15th DMZ International Documentary Film Festival|
|Characteristic||International film festival with competitive section|
|Vision||Becoming the leading documentary film festival in Asia with the theme of peace, communication, and life|
|Dates||September 14(THU) - 21(THU), 2023 (8 days)|
|Scale||about 148 films from 54 countries|
|Screening Venues||CGV Goyang Baekseok, Megabox Baekseok Bellacitta|
|Hosted by||Organizing Committee of DMZ International Documentary Film Festival|
|Managed by||Executive Committee of DMZ International Documentary Film Festival|
|Sponsored by||Gyeonggi-do, Goyang City, Paju City, Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, Korean Film Council|
DMZ International Documentary Film Festival (DMZ Docs) is a Korean film festival specialized in Documentaries. Since 2009, DMZ Docs has been introducing excellent documentary films to Korea and has established itself as one of the leading documentary film festivals in the world.
DMZ Docs has brought together many Asian talents and international industry professionals for business cooperation and emotional connection. In addition, through its Industry program, DMZ Docs has been discovering new Asian projects and providing them with fund and awards which have been a lifeline for many Asian filmmakers.
DMZ Docs strives to expand the public and social functions of the documentary genre and continue our support to struggling documentary filmmakers around the world.
The DMZ International Documentary Film Festival, as one of the leading international documentary film festivals in Asia, aims to provide opportunities for growing to Korean and Asian documentary filmmakers and to give a field that cineastes and audience together celebrate the festival through the documentary
Snow Goose, the rare migratory bird visiting the DMZ. They live primarily on the West Coast and East Coast of North America and we can find the records that they have passed the winter in some areas of Korea. But only a tiny number, about ten of them, visits Korea. The DMZ, in which we could see Snow Goose, is a treasure trove of wildlife naturally-preserved and there inhabit several species of endangered animal and plant as well. Snow Geese visit the DMZ every year and freely cross over the border on the long-divided peninsula, which men are forbidden to cross at will. The DMZ International Documentary Film Festival names Snow Goose ‘Baekrogi’, symbolizing the spirit of creative freedom, and makes it a symbol having the value of the Festival: peace, communication and hope for life. The ‘Snow Goose Trophy’ will be presented to the award-winning directors in the competitions of the Festival