DMZ International Documentary Film Festival

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DMZ International Documentary Film Festival[1] (HangulDMZ국제다큐멘터리영화제), also known as DMZ Docs, is a South Korean film festival for documentary films jointly presented by Gyeonggi Province, Paju and Goyang.[2][3] Launched in 2009, it is held annually for seven days in September/October less than twenty kilometers from the Korean Demilitarized Zone, and showcases films dealing with "peace, coexistence and reconciliation."[4]

History[edit]

Films screened: 61 films from 33 countries
Opening film: The Heart of Jenin, Lior Geller and Marcus Vetter, Germany
Closing film:
  • 2nd DMZ Docs, September 9-13, 2010[2][7]
Films screened: 74 films from 35 countries
Opening film: Peace, Kazuhiro Soda, Japan
Closing film:
Films screened: 101 films from 30 countries
Opening film: After the Apocalypse, Antony Butts, Britain[11]
Closing film: The Tiniest Place, Tatiana Huezo, Mexico
Films screened: 115 films from 36 countries
Opening film: Ping Pong, Hugh Hartford, Canada
Closing film:
Films screened: 119 films from 38 countries
Opening film: Manshin: Ten Thousand Spirits, Park Chan-kyong, South Korea[20][21]
Closing film:
  • 6th DMZ Docs, September 17-24, 2014[22][23]
Films screened: 163 films from 33 countries
Opening film: Crying Boxers, E Il-ha, South Korea[24]
Closing film:

Awards[edit]

  • International Competition: White Goose Award (cash prize of ₩15 million); Special Jury Award (₩7 million)
  • Korean Competition: Best Korean Documentary Award (₩10 million); Special Jury Award (₩5 million)
  • Audience Award (₩3 million)[25]
  • Youth Competition: Best Youth Documentary Award (₩1 million); Excellence Award (₩500,000)[26]

White Goose Award[edit]

Year Title Director Country
2009 Defamation Yoav Shamir
2010
2011 The Tiniest Place[26] Tatiana Huezo Mexico
2012 With or Without Me[27] Tran Phuong Thao, Swann Dubus Vietnam
2013
2014
2015 Homeland (Iraq Year Zero) Abbas Fahdel Iraq

Special Jury Award[edit]

Year Title Director Country
2009
2010
2011 Bombay Beach Alma Har'el USA
2012
2013
2014

Best Korean Documentary[edit]

Year Title Director
2009
2010
2011 My Father's House Kang Yu Ga-ram
2012 Summer Days in Bloom Go U-jung, Roh Eun-ji
2013
2014

Audience Award[edit]

Year Title Director Country
2009
2010
2011 Goodbye Homerun Lee Jung-ho South Korea
2012 Turn It Up to Eleven 2: Wild Days Baek Seung-hwa South Korea
2013
2014 My Love, Don't Cross That River Jin Mo-young South Korea

Best Youth Documentary[edit]

Year Title Director Country
2009
2010
2011 Uncomfortable Eyes, Uncomfortable Truth You Seok-hyun, Park Ka-young South Korea
2012 Less Than 1%[28] Ha Seo-young South Korea
2013
2014

Excellence Award in Youth Competition[edit]

Year Title Director Country
2009
2010
2011 High School Student's Guide to Be a Filmmaker Kim Seul-gi South Korea
2012 I Want to Be a Nineteen Yu Min-ah, Jung Min-su,
Kim Su-min, Kim Seul-gi
South Korea
2013
2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ Previously known as DMZ Korean International Documentary Film Festival.
  2. ^ a b "Paju to host DMZ film festival". Korea JoongAng Daily. 12 August 2010. Retrieved 2014-12-13. 
  3. ^ Jang, Sung-ran (24 May 2013). "The 5th DMZ Docs to Be Held in Goyang". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2014-12-13. 
  4. ^ a b Lee, Hyo-won (28 July 2009). "Demilitarized Zone to Be Venue for Film Festival". The Korea Times. Archived from the original on 2014-12-13. Retrieved 2014-12-13. 
  5. ^ Lee, Hyo-won (18 October 2009). "DMZ Hosts 1st Documentary Festival". The Korea Times. Archived from the original on 2014-12-13. Retrieved 2014-12-13. 
  6. ^ "Documentary fest takes flight". Korea JoongAng Daily. 8 October 2009. Retrieved 2014-12-13. 
  7. ^ Lee, Hyo-won (7 September 2010). "Docu fest turns DMZ into peace symbol". The Korea Times. Archived from the original on 2014-12-13. Retrieved 2014-12-13. 
  8. ^ Taylor, Kirsty (14 September 2011). "DMZ Docs fest to provoke thoughts of peace in Paju". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2011-10-18. 
  9. ^ "Paju Prepares for Annual Documentary Film Festival". The Chosun Ilbo. 19 September 2012. Retrieved 2014-12-13. 
  10. ^ Lee, Hyo-won (20 September 2011). "Organizers hope film fest sheds light on NK". The Korea Times. Archived from the original on 2014-12-13. Retrieved 2014-12-13. 
  11. ^ "DMZ Docs 2011 opens with After the Apocalypse". Korean Film Biz Zone. 22 September 2011. Retrieved 2014-12-13. 
  12. ^ "The DMZ gets a floral facelift". Korean Film Biz Zone. 24 August 2012. Retrieved 2014-12-13. 
  13. ^ Jang, Sung-ran (4 September 2012). ""Hoping that the DMZ will be remembered in history"". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2014-12-13. 
  14. ^ "DMZ Docs boasts larger, diverse lineup". The Korea Times. 19 September 2012. Archived from the original on 2014-12-13. Retrieved 2014-12-13. 
  15. ^ Ji, Yong-jin (3 May 2013). "The 5th DMZ Docs Collects Entries for Competition Section". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2014-12-13. 
  16. ^ Ji, Yong-jin (29 May 2013). "Organizing Committee Meeting for 5th DMZ Docs Held". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2014-12-13. 
  17. ^ "DMZ Documentary Festival to Be Held in Mid-October". The Chosun Ilbo. 24 September 2013. Retrieved 2014-12-13. 
  18. ^ Sunwoo, Carla (27 September 2013). "DMZ Docs fest pushes documentary limits". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-12-13. 
  19. ^ Yun, Suh-young (16 October 2013). "DMZ film festival to open at Camp Greaves". The Korea Times. Archived from the original on 2014-12-13. Retrieved 2014-12-13. 
  20. ^ Lee, Claire (24 September 2013). "Film on Korean shaman to open DMZ Docs". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2014-12-13. 
  21. ^ Conran, Pierce (26 September 2013). "PARK Chan-kyong's MANSHIN to Open DMZ Docs". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2014-12-13. 
  22. ^ Tae, Sang-joon (2 May 2014). "DMZ DOCS Issues Call for Entry". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2014-12-13. 
  23. ^ Park, Shin-young (15 September 2014). "A Message of Freedom, Communication and Life from a Divided Land, DMZ Docs 2014 KoBiz Online Screening!". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2014-12-13. 
  24. ^ Jin, Eun-soo (19 September 2014). "DMZ movie fest launches its 6th event". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-12-13. 
  25. ^ Chosen from both International and Korean Competition sections.
  26. ^ a b "DMZ Docs 2011 closes with Tiniest Place top winner". Korean Film Biz Zone. 30 September 2011. Retrieved 2014-12-13. 
  27. ^ "7-day Festival of Documentaries Closes its Curtain". Korean Film Biz Zone. 2 October 2012. Retrieved 2014-12-13. 
  28. ^ Special Mention: Not for Nothing, Lee Ju-ri.

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