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  • Gorden QUINN

    Gorden QUINN *Chairperson of the Jury

    Artistic Director and founder of Kartemquin Films, Gordon’s documentaries include Home for Life, Taylor Chain, The Last Pullman Car, Golub, Hoop Dreams, Vietnam, Long Time Coming, Stevie and The New Americans. Some other credits, Five Girls, In The Family, Milking the Rhino, recently he directed Prisoner of Her Past, A Good Man and 63'Boycott and was EP on The Interrupters, As Goes Janesville, The Trials of Muhammad Ali, The Homestretch, Almost There, On Beauty, Unbroken Glass, Life Itself , and Oscar nominated Edith and Eddie and Abacus. Gordon helped create the Documentary Filmmakers Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use and speaks on Public media, Fair Use and documentary ethics.

  • Ruby CHEN

    Ruby CHEN

    Ruby CHEN is the Co-Founder and CEO of the non-profit CNEX Foundation Limited and the CEO of CNEX Studio. She is also the Senior Advisor of Executive Education at CEIBS (China Europe International Business School). With her passion to explore talent and support and promote Chinese documentary films internationally, she has been the executive producer for almost 90 documentaries. In addition, she also serves as the Executive Supervisor for Chinese Image Visual Industry and Creation Society and as a member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), where she is part of the Oscar selection committee for documentaries.

  • Joost DAAMEN

    Joost DAAMEN

    Joost DAAMEN is a senior programmer at International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam(IDFA). He holds an MA in Film Studies from the University of Amsterdam. He has worked for IDFA’s program department since 2005 and selects films for its Feature Length Competition and for Paradocs, the experimental film section of the festival. Over the years he also (co)-curated special programs like Based on the Same Story, Framing Reality, Sounds Real and Camera in Focus.

  • JEONG Jae-eun

    JEONG Jae-eun

    JEONG Jae-eun’s first feature film was Take Care of My Cat(2001), which told the story of the friendship and growth of four 20-year-old women. JEONG also made a short film titled The Man with an Affair(2003), which was included in the omnibus film project for human rights, If You Were Me. Her second feature was The Aggressives(2005), a film about urban youngsters who participate in aggressive in-line skating around Seoul and which was also invited to be a part of the Generation section of the Berlinale. With an interest in urban space and the environment, she has produced the construction documentary trilogy, Talking Architect(2012), Talking Architecture, City: Hall(2013), and Ecology in Concrete(2017).

  • KIM Hyung-joon

    KIM Hyung-joon

    KIM Hyung-joon has been working at EBS since 1997, planning, directing and producing its TV programs. His first directorial documentary project was the 2009 TV series Docuprime: The Design of Life. In particular, the five-part series Civilization and Mathematics(2011) garnered favorable reviews for its reconstruction of the history of human civilization through the trajectory of mathematics, and earned him numerous awards including the Baeksang Arts Award(Best Education/Cultural TV Show), the Korea Communications Commission Broadcasting Award(Presidential Prize), the Korea Broadcasting Award(Best Producer), the Korea Science and Culture Award and the Korean Mathematics Society Mathematics Award. He co-directed Physics of Light(2013), which went on to win the Prize of the Jury at the Science Film Festival in Thailand and was selected as the closing film for the UN Year of Light program. He won numerous awards for Numbers (2015) and Apply Philosophy (2017). He is currently the Chief Producer in Educational Documentary Department of EBS.

Festival Choice Preliminary Juries

  • JEONG Min-ah

    JEONG Min-ah

    JEONG Minah is a professor in the Department of Theater and Film at Sungkyul University, a film critic, Executive Director at the Korean Association of Film Critics, Editorial Director for the Korean Cinema Association, a member of the distribution committee at Indie Film Seoul, advisor for the Film Festival for Women’s Rights, and editor for Extreme Movie, a website specializing in cinema. She regularly contributes to various newspapers and magazines. She previously worked as a programmer for the EBS International Documentary Festival(EIDF), and has been invited to serve as a jury member for a number of international film festivals including the Busan International Film Festival.

  • LEE Seung Min

    LEE Seung Min

    A film critic and documentary film researcher, LEE Seung Min is interested in various forms of creative records based on reality. She works as a film festival programmer, researcher, planner, critic and academic. She majored in documentary cinema in the Department of Cinema & Media Arts at York University, Canada, and received both her master’s and doctoral degrees from the School of Advanced Imaging Science, Multimedia and Film at Chung-Ang University. Her publications include Distribution of Korean Documentary Films and Development of Overseas Markets, Korean Documentary Cinema Today, Film and Space: Aesthetic Practice of Contemporary Korean Documentary Cinema, and Asian Documentary Cinema Today

Mobile Shorts Competition Juries

  • JEONG Minah

    JEONG Minah

    JEONG Minah is a professor in the Department of Theater and Film at Sungkyul University, a film critic, Executive Director at the Korean Association of Film Critics, Editorial Director for the Korean Cinema Association, a member of the distribution committee at Indie Film Seoul, advisor for the Film Festival for Women’s Rights, and editor for Extreme Movie, a website specializing in cinema. She regularly contributes to various newspapers and magazines. She previously worked as a programmer for the EBS International Documentary Festival(EIDF), and has been invited to serve as a jury member for a number of international film festivals including the Busan International Film Festival.

  • KIM Jin Hyuk

    KIM Jin Hyuk

    KIM Jin-hyuk started working as a producer at Korea Educational Broadcasting System(EBS) in 2002. He has directed Knowledge Channel e, Newstapa Minidocu, and Seven Years – Journalism without Journalists among many others. He won the Experimental Mindset Prize at the 2006 Korean Producer Awards and Best Cultural Program the following year. His publications include The Birth of EQ, Suggestions by Knowledge, and Five Minutes. He is a professor in the Department of Broadcasting at Korea National University of Arts.

EIDF 2018 Awards

  • Grand Prix : USD 12,000
  • Spirit Award : USD 7,000
  • Special Jury Award : USD 5,000
  • Audience Award : USD 3,000
  • World Vision Special Award : USD 2,500

Mobile Shorts Competition

  • First Priz : KRW 3,000,000
  • Second Prize KRW : KRW 1,000,000