KRW 6,000,000 cash award and a trophy
KRW 4,000,000 cash award and a trophy
A trophy for the short film chosen by the audience
Gina MARCHETTI teaches courses in film, gender and sexuality, critical theory and cultural studies at the University of Hong Kong. She is the author of Romance and the "Yellow Peril": Race, Sex and Discursive Strategies in Hollywood Fiction(University of California, 1993), From Tian’anmen to Times Square: Transnational China and the Chinese Diaspora on Global Screens (Temple University Press, 2006), and The Chinese Diaspora on American Screens: Race, Sex, and Cinema (Temple University Press, 2012), Andrew Lau and Alan Mak’s INFERNAL AFFAIRS-The Trilogy (Hong Kong University Press, 2007), and Citing China: Politics, Postmodernism, and World Cinema (University of Hawaii, 2018).
Film director BOO Jiyoung is a graduate of the Korean Academy of Film Arts (KAFA). Her first feature film, Sisters On The Road(2008), was invited to film festivals including Karlovy Vary, Busan, Seoul Int’l Women’s FF and Tokyo, and earned the Best Director and Best Screenplay awards at the 2009 Women In Film Korea Festival. Her second feature CART (2014) was invited to various film festivals including Toronto, Rotterdam, Far East FF and Busan, and was selected among the year’s 10 best films at the 35th Korean Association of Film Critics Awards. She is currently working on her 3rd feature film.
KIM Minjoung is a veteran actress who has appeared on screens for the past 29 years. She has played various female characters through more than 40 movies and TV dramas, including Forbidden Quest, The Scam, Flying Boys and Queen of the Night. Her performance in the independent and active role of KUDO Hina in TV series Mr. Sunshine was well received.
JEONG Jihye is a film critic, currently serving as an executive committee for Seoul Independent Documentary Festival and as an advisory committee member for DMZ International Documentary Film Festival. She is also a writer for the film webzine called Reverse. She was a preliminary judge for Korean Short Films for the 2018 Busan International Film Festival, as well as for Korean Short Films for the 2019 Jeonju International Film Festival. She worked on Cinema with You (2018; co-author), The Handmaiden Archive Book (2017; co-author and executive editor), and Independent Film My Star (2018; co-author).
A graduate of School of Film, TV & Multimedia at the Korea National University of Arts, CHA Sungduk received public attention when she received the Special Jury Mention at the 13th Seoul International Women’s Film Festival with her short film Vanished Night. She worked as a script supervisor for Crush and Blush, and The Truth Beneath, and as an adapter and dramatizer for Juror 8. Her feature debut Youngju was released in theaters in November 2018, after premiering at the 23rd Busan International Film Festival to acclaim.
HWANG Miyojo is a feminist film critic and researcher focusing on gendered representations and spectatorship. She worked as a programmer for the International Women's Film Festival in Seoul from 2011 to 2014, and participated in producing documentaries such as The Road to the Baghdad (2003) and New Woman: Her First Song (2004)