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  • Lee Chng-jae

    Lee Chng-jae *Chairperson of the Jury

    Lee is a documentary filmmaker and professor at Chung-Ang University’s Graduate School of Advanced Imaging Science, Multimedia & Film. His feature documentary EDIT was screened at Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, the International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, and the New York Museum of Modern Art. Other notable works by Lee include Between, On the Road, and Our President, which were screened at events including the Jeonju International Film Festival (JIFF), the Busan International Film Festival, and the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, and recorded top box office figures in their respective release years for documentaries. Lee has also served on the jury for film festivals including the JIFF and the DMZ International Documentary Film Festival.

  • Morten Traavik

    Morten Traavik

    Morten Traavik is a Norwegian director and artist. His works have been characteristically blurred distinction between art, activism and social issues. His beauty pageants for landmine survivors, Miss Landmine Angola (2008) and Miss Landmine Cambodia (2009) fueled discussions across the world. Traavik is also renowned for a series of controversial collaborations with North Korean artists and cultural authorities, as well as being an authorized cultural affairs liaison for that country. As a media commentator and public speaker, he has given lectures and keynote speeches on art, hyper-theatre and various social and political issues in forums such as the Nordic Council of Ministers, the Danish Parliament and many others. He is also an MP of the European Cultural Parliament.

  • Lixin Fan

    Lixin Fan

    Lixin Fan is the first Chinese director to win two Emmy Awards, and to win a Joris Ivens Award at IDFA. Lixin Fan ’s directing debut Last Train Home (2009) won a Joris Ivens Award at IDFA, two Emmys, three Independent Eye Awards, and a Los Angeles
    Critics Award. His another documentary, I Am Here, achieved a nationwide theatrical release with a box-office of over 1 million USD. He directed and co-produced the series Ways to School, and aired worldwide in 2016. In 2015, he took on the industry roll of Representative for Asian Side of the Doc, a branch market of the international documentary market Sunny Side of the Docs

  • Stella van Voorst van Beest

    Stella van Voorst van Beest studied Social History at Erasmus University and Documentary Filmmaking and Editing at the Dutch Film Academy. She works as a director and editor. The films she made in cooperation with the visual artist Freek Drent were shown as part of installations in the Kunsthal and Museum Boijmans van Beuningen. She has also made various short and long documentaries including Good Neighbours, which premiered at IDFA and will be shown in Dutch cinemas. In 1995 she founded Popifilm with Lukas Simonis, a non-profit foundation that set as a goal to show films that were seldom or never shown in the theaters such as experimental, art, and cult films.

  • Kim Hyung-joon

    Kim Hyung-joon

    Kim Hyung-joon has been working at EBS since 1997, planning, directing and producing its TV programs including the TV series Docuprime. In particular, the five-part series Civilization and Mathematics (2011) 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 is currently the chief director of the E-Documentary Production Department at EBS.

Preliminary Juries

  • Jeong Minah

    Jeong Minah

    Jeong Minah is a professor in the Department of Theater and Film at Sungkyul University, a film critic, the executive director at the Korean Association of Film Critics, editorial director at the Korean Cinema Association, a member of the distribution committee at Indie Film Seoul, and an advisor for the Film Festival for Women’s Rights and the EBS film program. As an editor for Extreme Movie, a website specializing in cinema, she regularly contributes to various newspapers and magazines. She co-wrote Han Suk-kyu: An Ordinary Actor Who Presents Us with Memories and Korean Cinema between Liberation and War, and translated The Matrix of Visual Culture: Working with Deleuze in Film Theory by Patricia Pisters and Filmcraft: Production Design by Fionnuala Halligan into Korean.

  • Jo Ji-hoon

    Jo Ji-hoon

    Jo Ji-hoon worked at the Jeonju International Film Festival (JIFF) as a programmer, and served as a member of the executive committee and producer at the Asian documentary project market Docs Port Incheon. Jo has been invited to serve as a judge for some 20 film festivals in Korea and abroad, including the Seoul Independent Film Festival, Seoul Eco Film Festival, Copenhagen International Documentary Festival (CPH:DOX), and International Film Festival Rotterdam. He currently works as a programmer and vice-chair of the executive committee at the Muju Film Festival, Senior Program Advisor for the Warsaw International Film Festival, and editor for the documentary magazine DOCKING.

  • Wook Steven Heo

    Wook Steven Heo

    Wook Steven Heo received an MFA in Film at Syracuse University. His unique shorts and documentaries dealing with the theme of cross-cultural experience have been exhibited internationally. He is currently teaching at Yong In University and also organizing several film festivals to promote independent and experimental films

Mobile Shorts Competition Juries

  • Lee Hyuk-sang

    Lee Hyuk-sang

    Lee joined the media activism group Pinks in 2003 and produced documentaries on social issues, including Mamasang: Remember Me This Way (2005), 3xFTM (2008), The Time of Our Lives (2009), and Nora Noh (2012). He made his feature-length directorial debut in 2010 with the coming-out film Miracle on Jongno Street (2010), which was awarded the 2010 Busan International Film Festival BIFF Mecenat Award and the Association of Korean Independent Film&Video’s Independent Film of the Year Award. Lee is a program planner at the annual Diaspora Film Festival in Incheon, and is currently working on his first film drama project The Sun in Joseon.

  • Jeong Minah

    Jeong Minah

    Jeong Minah is a professor in the Department of Theater and Film at Sungkyul University, a film critic, the executive director at the Korean Association of Film Critics, editorial director at the Korean Cinema Association, a member of the distribution committee at Indie Film Seoul, and an advisor for the Film Festival for Women’s Rights and the EBS film program. As an editor for Extreme Movie, a website specializing in cinema, she regularly contributes to various newspapers and magazines. She co-wrote Han Suk-kyu: An Ordinary Actor Who Presents Us with Memories and Korean Cinema between Liberation and War, and translated The Matrix of Visual Culture: Working with Deleuze in Film Theory by Patricia Pisters and Filmcraft: Production Design by Fionnuala Halligan into Korean.

Kocca-EIDF Documentary Fund Pitching Juries

  • Jee Hyewon

    Jee Hyewon is a documentary director who began her career in broadcasting in 1995. Her film Mom and Clarinet (2015) won the Gold Medal at the New York TV & Film Festival and the ABU Perspective Award Jee's international coproduction Singing with Angry Bird (2016) won the BCM Asia Documentary Awards Grand Prize, opened the Millennium Festival in Belgium, won the Audience Prize at the SOLE LUNA DOC Fest in Italy, was screened at the LA Asian Pacific Film Fest, and was invited to over 20 international film festivals including the IDFA and the Sheffield Doc/Fest. Jee is the director of Coming to You, Minu, which opened the 2018 DMZ International Documentary Film Festival.

  • 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 for discovering new talent and promoting Chinese documentary films internationally, she has worked as an executive producer for almost 90 documentaries. In addition, Chen currently serves as the Executive Supervisor for Chinese Image Visual Industry and Creation Society and a member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), where she is part of the Oscar selection committee for documentaries.

  • Stephanie McArthur

    Stephanie McArthur is a ten-year veteran of industry programming at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival. Stephanie oversees Hot Docs' Emerging Filmmaker Lab Doc Accelerator and manages the Hot Docs-Blue Ice Group Documentary Fund for African filmmakers, Hot Docs' own crowd-funding initiative Doc Ignite, the Canadian Storytellers Project which is supported by Netflix. Previously she worked in Singapore as Associate Producer of the Asia Factual Forum (2007); was Head of Programming for the inaugural DocFest Stratford (2008); and served a four-year term on the Toronto Fringe Festival Best of the Fest Jury.

EIDF2019 Awards

  • Grand Prix : USD 12,000
  • Documentary Goyang Award : USD 7,000
  • Special Jury Award : USD 5,000
  • Audience Award : USD 3,000
  • Kids Docs– World Vision Special Award : USD 2,500

Mobile Shorts Competition

  • First Prize : KRW 3,000,000
  • Second Prize (2 Films) : KRW 1,000,000

KOCCA-EIDF Documentary Fund

The winning projects will receive production support fund as well as marketing and distribution support.

  • Grand Prize : KRW 20,000,000
  • Excellence Prize (2 projects) : KRW 10,000,000
  • Participation Prize (2 projects) : KRW 5,000,000