Asian Short Film & Video Competition
It is both hard and enjoyable to select the films for the ‘Asian Short Film and Video Competition,’ since we always have a great deal of unique and challenging films submitted every year. The total number of submissions increased to 157 (121 films from Korea and 36 films from other parts of Asia such as Singapore, Taiwan, Israel, India, Japan, China, and Hong Kong), proving the ever- increasing creativity and prolificacy of Asian women filmmakers once again.
<Oh! Beauriful Life > / Director KIM In-suk(Korea)
<The Ballads of Grandmothers> / Director LEE Ching-hui(Taiwan)
<She Loves to Massage Feet> / Director LEE Doh(Korea)
<The Secret Heaven> / Director SUN Koh/(Singapore)
- Kim Hye-seung
- Lim Sung-min
- Kwon Eun-sun
Jury of Finals
- Kay Armatage
- Jane Yu
- Ko Jeong Gap-hee
- Ellen Kim
- Jeong Jae-eun
The if Award is given to a new Korean filmmaker whose work is progressive and shows a new vision of women’s roles, among all the filmmakers whose work is featured in this year’s WFFIS. Trophy and cash prize of 1,000,000 won.
<A Smile> / Director PARK Kyung-hee(Korea)
Women’s News Award
Trophy and cash prize 1,000,000 won Intent on supporting the practices of feminism through filmmaking, the Women’s News Award is given to one of the collectives or individuals whose works are featured in the Feminist Film and Video Activism section.
<Turtle Sisters> / Director Women with Disabilities Empathy, Women Visual Collective WOM(Korea)
Documentary Ock Rang Award
This year’s WFFIS premieres two awardees of the 1st Ock Rang Award. The Ock Rang Award is a support project for documentary films made by women, which was inaugurated during the 4th WFFIS in the year 2002. It is designed to support women creating, experimenting and developing new cinematographic language which will reveal and help change the life of women. WFFIS started this in collaboration with the Ock Rang Cultural Foundation in an effort to value women documentary makers’ passions to record the reality of women’s lives in front of the camera, and transform it into cinematic language as well strengthen the courage of women to choose documentary filmmaking as a means to expose the unjust reality that women are often forced to accept.
<Life Goes On> / Director RYU Mi-rye(Korea)
- KIM Eun-sil
- Ahn Sung-gi
- Byun Young-joo