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Jury & Awards


  • Michael RENOV

    Michael RENOV, Ph.D. Chairperson of the Jury

    Professor of Critical Studies and Vice Dean for Academic Affairs. In 1993, Renov co-founded Visible Evidence, a series of international and highly interdisciplinary documentary studies conferences that have, to date, been held on five continents. He is one of three general editors for the Visible Evidence book series at the University of Minnesota Press since 1997. He has served as a jury member at documentary festivals including Sundance, Silverdocs and DocLisboa in Portugal, etc. He is the author of Hollywood’s Wartime Woman: Representation and Ideology (1988) and The Subject of Documentary (2004), editor of Theorizing Documentary, and co-editor of Resolutions:Contemporary Video Practices (1995), Cinema’s Alchemist: The Films of Peter Forgacs (2011), etc.

  • KIM Ok-young

    KIM Ok-young

    Kim Ok-young worked as a documentary writer for KBS, MBC, and EBS. She won the Korea TV & Radio Association Award (1992), the Citation of the Minister of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Korea Content Awards (2013), the Best Writer Award of Korea 3D Awards (2013), and the Best Writer Award of Korea Communication Commission Awards (2014). She served as an adjunct professor of the Division of Communications & Media of Seoul Women’s University and the School of Film, TV & Multimedia of Korea National University of Arts. She served as a chairman of the board of Korea TV & Radio Association. Since 2012, she has been working as the representative of STORYON, a documentary production company and produced documentaries, including Piano on the Road, Where am I Living With?, Fashionable (UHD) and Walking into the Cosmos (UHD). Currently, she is a member of the executive committee of DOCS PORT INCHEON.

  • Charles OFFICER

    Charles OFFICER

    His debut feature, Nurse.Fighter.Boy, premiered at TIFF in 2008, screened in Berlin and at MoMA, and garnered 10 Genie nominations. His first feature documentary, Mighty Jerome, won four Leo Awards and a 2012 Regional Emmy Award. Charles has also directed episodes of the acclaimed television series, such as Private Eyes, starring Jason Priestly, Rookie Blue and Saving Hope. He returned to fiction filmmaking with the crime drama Akilla’s Escape, slated for release in 2017. Korean audience may be familiar with him as the actor, who appears in Born to Be Blue.

  • Inge DE LEEUW

    Inge DE LEEUW

    Inge de Leeuw works as a programmer for the International Film Festival Rotterdam and is acquiring films for the French world sales company Stray Dogs. She studied Cultural Studies in Rotterdam and Film & Television Studies in Utrecht. Besides working in film production, she started working at IFFR's programme department in 2005, becoming a programmer in 2010. For IFFR she selects films from North America, Great Britain and Ireland and curates thematic programmes that focus on the relationship between cinema and other disciplines, for example Everyday Propaganda (2015).

  • HYOUNG Gunny

    HYOUNG Gunny

    HYOUNG Gunny received the Post BA and MA in TV & Film from Wayne State University. He completed the New Media Production course of the RNTV, the Netherlands. He was a producer for the ABU (Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union). He also worked as a jury member of the documentary section of the Emmy Awards, the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival in Brazil, and the Shanghai International Film & TV Festival in China. He served as the executive director and programmer for the 1st EBS International Documentary Festival. As part of EBS, he produced numerous documentaries and won the Korean PD Awards in 1996 and 2011.

Festival Choice Preliminary Juries

  • BAE Juyeon

    BAE Juyeon

    Completed Ph. D. program in Film and Television Studies, Nottingham University, UK., and lecturing at Korea National University of Arts. Worked at Sangsang Madang Cinema as a programmer, Jeonju International Film Festival as the Program Team Leader and a member of Critics Committee. Currently on researches about women's films, depicting minorities, and East Asian films.

  • LEE Hyunjung

    LEE Hyunjung

    Documentary director. Filmography includes 192-399:a story about the House Living Together (2006) and the letter (2014).

Mobile Shorts Competition Juries

  • KIM Jeehyun

    KIM Jeehyun

    Graduated Dongguk University, majoring Buddhist studies, and ESEC, a professional film school in Paris, France. Directed The Long Way Home (1997), The Smile (2000), Another Love Story (2000), Ramen (2001), Popee (2002), The Mountain in the Front (2009), A Trip to Gyeongju (2010), and Yosemite and I (2011).

  • BYUN Sungchan

    BYUN Sungchan

    Won Cine21’s Critics Award in 2002 and has been writing about films since. Currently working as INDIEFORUM programmer from 2008 and a member of executive committee of SIDOF Festival (Seoul Independent Documentary Film & Video Festival) from 2009.

  • LIM Chul

    LIM Chul

    Joined EBS in 1997 and directed Live Show with BoniHoni, MAYA, Behind the Myth, and others. Served as a former EIDF Executive Director.

EIDF 2017 Awards

  • Grand Prix : USD 15,000
  • Spirit Award : USD 7,000
  • Special Jury Award : USD 5,000
  • Audience Award (Goyang Award) : USD 3,000

Mobile Shorts Competition

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