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Director JANG Yun-mi

  • His Mind (2013): Director
  • The Old Lotus (2016): Director
  • The Old Lotus (2016): Director
  • Anxiety of Concrete (2017): Director
  • Under Construction (2018): Director, Editor, Cinematographer
  • * The Best Korean Documentary Award at the 10th DMZ International Documentary Film Festival
  • Flag, Blue Sky, Party (2019): Director
  • Does a Cat Pretend to Sleep (2020): Director, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, Editor
Introduction of PARK Nam-ok Award
PARK Nam-ok Award commemorates the first Korean female filmmaker Park Nam-ok and the realities, perspectives, and desires Korean women face as portrayed in Park’s 1955 film, The Widow. Jury members deliberate on new films created by women between the end of the last SIWFF and this year’s festival as well as the filmmaker’s life and works in coming to a decision. The winner is awarded a 10 million KRW in prize money and a trophy.

Award

with monetary award of KRW 10,000,000 and a trophy

The Jury Members of PARK Nam-ok Award 2021
  • JANG Hye-yeong

    Member of the National Assembly
    She directed the documentary film, Grown Up (2018), portraying her younger sister’s life after leaving a residential facility for people with disabilities and won the PARK Nam-ok Award in 2019. She has been socially active in a variety of ways, as a writer, a content-creator, and a disability-rights advocate, etc. As a member of the Justice Party, she was elected as a member of the 21st National Assembly and was recently selected as one of the “100 Next 2021” by TIME Magazine.

  • KIM So-young

    Professor

    Professor in the Cinema Studies Department at Korea National University of Arts, Director of Trans: Asia Screen Culture Institute She worked as a Program Director of the 1st SWIFF and as a co-Festival Director in the 2014 SIWFF. Her filmography includes the “Exile” trilogy, “Women’s History” trilogy, a feature film Viewfinder (2009), SFDrome (2018) and Harvesting the Light: The Graves of Diaspora (2021), which were exhibited at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art and the Seoul Museum of Art. She has been editing the 10-volume series Korean Cinema in Global Context as the chief editor and published monographs, including Cartography of Catastrophe and The Primal Scene of Modernity. Her new monograph in English, Korean Cinema in Global Context is forthcoming from Amsterdam University Press.

  • BAE Ju-yeon

    Research Professor

    Research Professor at the Critical Global Studies Institute, Sogang University, A member of the executive committee of SIWFF. 
    She studies Cine-media memory, especially focusing on gendered experience, genocide, and diaspora in East Asian films.

  • BYUN Jai-ran

    Film Critic and Professor
    She has been teaching film theories, criticisms, and media policies at Soonchunhyang University since 1998 and is currently working as a professor in the Department of Film and Theater. She began working at SIWFF as a programmer in 1997 and after working as a co-Festival Director she is now a chair of the organizing committee. Her publications include “Women Filmmaker ‘s Dictionary (co-authored)” and “A Film History (translated).”

  • LEE Byeong-won

    Producer
    She graduated the School of Film, TV, and Media at the Korea National University of Arts and produced the 2002 documentary film, I’ll be Seeing Her: Images of Korean Cinema (directed by KIM So-young). Since then, Lee has produced various transnational projects and designed and produced multiple VR/AS projects including Wedding Diary (directed by HEO In-mu, starred DENG JiaJia, YU In-na, AN Jae-hyun) which she created hand in hand with the East Light Media Group in China. She is currently working as a director and a producer of KBS Production Fund’s documentary film, My Funeral, and as a producer of the OTT series show of original online-based graphic novel the documentary is based on.

Previous Winners of PARK Nam-ok Award
1st (2008) Director YIM Soon-rye
She created Forever the Moment in 2008, which revitalized the Korean film industry which was in a downward slump at that time. The film was acclaimed for its beautiful portrayal of the female athletes’ friendship and solidarity, and Korean female filmmaker’s confidence and pride.
2nd (2017) Director KIM Mi-jeong 
She directed Shadows in the Palace (2007) and wrote the screenplay for movies such as The Concubine (2012).
3rd (2018) Director PARK Chan-ok
Her film To Be (1996) won the Second Place Prize and the Audience Award at the 1st Seoul International Women’s Film Festival and Heavy (1998) won the Seonjae Award at the 3rd Pusan International Film Festival. With her feature debut film, Jealousy Is My Middle Name, she won the Tiger Award at the 2003 International Film Festival Rotterdam and the New Current Award at the 2002 Pusan International Film Festival.
4th (2019) Director JANG Hye-yeong
A Proportional Representative of Justice Party at the 21st National Assembly Member She created her documentary film, Grown Up in 2018 and is currently running a Youtube channel titled “Serious_Sister2,” whose contents focus on women’s issues, welfare, care and labor. She is also a writer and a singer.
5th (2020) Director IM Sun-ae
She worked as a storyboard artist for over 50 films over the span of two decades before creating her own feature debut film, An Old Lady in 2020. This film portrays social prejudice toward senior women in Korea and their suffering, which drew empathy from the audience.