Aimed at up-and-coming documentary producers interested in venturing into the global market, the Global Pitching Academy was newly launched this year. In addition to lectures by renowned documentary producers, directors, and experts from Korea and abroad, the Academy offers a specialized and personalized curriculum, especially through its one-toone mentoring service.
|7/26||Cross Pitching||KAM Gary Byung-seok, KIM Sun-ah, OH Hee-jung, CHOI Woo-young, HA Si-nae, HAN Sun-hee|
|History and Mode||HAN Sun-hee|
|Group Discussion 1|
|7/27||Pitching 1||KIM Sun-ah|
|Panel Talk||HAN Sun-hee|
|Forum & Market|
|8/3||Production Plan 1||HA Si-nae|
|Production Plan 2|
|8/9||Budgeting and Financing||OH Hee-jung|
|Distribution & Sales|
|8/10||Trailer||KAM Gary Byung-seok|
|Group Discussion 2|
|8/20||Case Study 1||In-soo RADSTAKE|
|Case Study 2||John LINDSAY|
|Trailer 2 / Pitching Trial||KAM Gary Byung-seok, KIM Sun-ah, OH Hee-jung , HA Si-nae, HAN Sun-hee|
|8/21||Pitching 2||In-soo RADSTAKE|
|IPitching 3||John LINDSAY|
KAM Gary Byung-seok
KAM Gary Byung-seok has produced a number of documentaries such as Masterpiece: The Arch of Enlightenment (2010), Korea, Impossible Unification?! (2013), Breathing Underwater (2016) and Planet of Snail (2011), which won the Best Feature-Length Documentary Award at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA). He is currently working on various projects, including Crossing Beyond, the official film of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, In the Absence and Touching the Colour , while directing his first feature-length documentary, On High Ice .
KIM Sunah received her MA in Film from the California State University, LA, and started producing narrative films in New York in 2006. The films she produced were invited to many film festivals around the world. For the last few years, she has participated in numerous documentary workshops both in Korea and in Europe, including IDFA, Hot Docs, and Crossing Borders. Currently she serves as a selection committee of AND of Busan International Film Festival and works as a mentor for various documentary workshops in Korea.
OH Heejung worked at a global consulting firm where she oversaw several overseas and Asian projects for both South Korean and international clients. Later, while working at an international distribution agency, she was in charge of the overseas distribution of such outstanding South Korean documentaries as Factory Complex and The Hospice . Based on her regional sensibilities and global perspective, she hoped to serve as a bridge between the East and the West, and thus began her career in documentary production with For Vagina's Sake(2017). Having produced The Plan(2017) and Intention(2018), she is currently working on quality documentaries that feel more fictional than fiction and are set to strike a chord with audiences worldwide.
After completing her first international co-production documentary, Here Comes Uncle Joe (2013), HA Sinae founded the documentary production company Boda Media Group. Drawing on her experience, she co-produced Reach for the SKY with a Belgian production company a film that follows several Korean high school seniors and graduates throughout their 2-year journey in preparing for the national university entrance exam. The film was screened in the competition section of the Busan International Film Festival in 2015. As of 2018, she is directing The Primate Citizen, a creative documentary about the orangutan Sandra who is considered a non-human person.
After working as the producer of acclaimed documentary films Talking Architect (2011) and MANSHIN: Ten Thousand Spirits (2013), she founded Plain Pictures and produced The Basement Satellite (2013) and MBC Special The Master Tailor (2015). She also directed and produced Old Days (2016) which was invited to Jeonju International Film Festival and Udine Far East Film Festival. She currently teaches at International Film Business Academy of Busan Asian Film School.
John LINDSAY is a senior director of broadcast content. He received major awards for 63 productions including three Columbia DuPont Awards, three Peabody Awards and seven national Emmys. He produced over 500 hours of local, regional national and international primetime television programming. Currently, he has created a new on-going documentary series, Reel Midwest, for Illinois Public Media and is a president/CEO of Untapped Capital, LLC, helping U.S. and International media production companies secure program funding and media tax credits for documentaries such as Homeland, Mardi Gras and Living St. Louis.
In-soo RADSTAKE(Seoul, 1979) started his career working as a producer and director for several Dutch public and commercial broadcasters, as well as for KBS Korea. RADSTAKE directed the feature-length documentary Made in Korea , which had its world premiere at Busan International Film Festival and received awards at EBS International Documentary Festival. His feature film Spy of Orange was theatrically released in over 100 cinemas in the Netherlands, February 2009 and at IDFA2010, his documentary Paradox received the nomination for Best Dutch Documentary.