Film x Gender is a short film production support program, hosted by the Korean Institute for Gender Equality Promotion and Education and organized by the SIWFF. Every year, two short films with creative perspectives of female filmmakers are selected to receive production support. The two films selected last year, A Silent Night
(2020) directed by Kim Boram and White Night
(2020) directed by Yeum Moonkyoung, will be screened alongside this year’s selections, Unknown Legendary Girls
(2021) directed by Terry Kim and Chuz me!
(2021) directed by Jo Yeseul.
While last year’s two selected films focus on sexual assault using hierarchy and gender issues in family under the influence of the #MeToo movement, this year’s selections for Film x Gender focus on more subtle and complicated hierarchies and obstacles operating and unfold it within the context of daily life. The attempts of female filmmakers to look deeply into the human mind while staring at the world they face with rectitude will continue through Film x Gender. [LEE Sukgyung]