KRW 10,000,000 cash award and a trophy
KIM Eunyoung is a professor of Literature and Visual Communications at Chugye University for the Arts in Korea. After working at Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and film business division of Samsung Entertainment Group, she produced several feature films including Into the Mirror (2003), Blossom Again (2005) and co-produced Mirrors(2008, Regency, US). Her achievements include planning the Seoul Short Film Festival and publishing books such as Film Business Handbook (2014), Copywriting Handbook for Korean Films (2015), and more. Currently she is a member of the festival committee for the Ulju Mountain Film Festival (UMFF).
LEE Young founded the women’s film group Wom in 2001 and helmed numerous documentary films, and experimented with reproducing images and visuals for feminism stories and hidden people. She filmed Turtle Sisters (2002), Lesbian Censorship in School 1 (2005), Out: Smashing Homophobia Project (2007), Troublers (2015) and more. She won the Best Documentary Award at the Women in Film Korea Festival in 2016, the Independent Film Support Award from the Korean Association of Film Critics Awards and the Docs Choice at the DMZ International Documentary Film Festival in 2017 for Troublers.
Dr Sian MITCHELL is a festival director of the Melbourne Women in Film Festival and senior lecturer at SAE Creative Media Institute in Australia. She completed a masters of Cultural Heritage from Deakin University and a PhD in Film Studies from Monash University. MITCHELL's research explores diversity in Australia’s screen industry with publications in Historic Environment, Camera Obscura and the NFSA online.