SIWFF Best Feature
with monetary award of USD 20,000 and a trophy
SIWFF Special Jury Award
with monetary award of USD 10,000 and a trophy
SIWFF Best Director
with monetary award of USD 5,000 and a trophy
Filmmaker and Actor
KIM studied theatre at university and started her acting career. She won Best New Actress at the Busan Film Critics Association in 2009. Her short film The Visitor (2012) was screened at the Mise-en-Scène Short Film Festival in 2012. Her second short, Nothing (2014) won the Audience Award at the DMC Short Film Festival in 2014. After starting a master’s program at the Korea National University of Arts in 2017, she directed shorts On Deferring Fair Play (2017) and The Monologue. With her first feature, Kim Ji-Young, Born 1982, she won Best New Director at Baeksang Arts Awards and Chunsa Film Festival in 2020.
Film critic and member of the BUSAN Film Critics Association, often providing commentary on classic films at the Cinematheque at the Busan Cinema Center. Writes for Critic b, FILO.
CEO of Harbin Films, Adjunct Professor of Korea National University of Art
Lee is a film producer based in Seoul, Korea. She made her debut in 2000, serving as executive producer of the film Die Bad. She founded Angel Underground Inc. in 2002, and produced the black comedy film Bewitching Attraction (2005), Later in 2009, she developed and produced the horror fantasy film Yoga Class. In 2015 Lee established Harbin film Inc., where she and Warner Bros. co-produced the film The Age of Shadows. Recently, she is planning a film about the ‘single-handed care’ of unmarried women in South Korea.