Welcome to the first part of Asian Art Publication Lab’s “Korean Film & Media Conference in North America,” taking place concurrently with Korean Film Festival Canada 2020. The purpose of this conference is to highlight, applaud, and discuss the perspectives of women filmmakers, drawing attention to their accomplishments and sharing their stories through a symposium-like setting known as ART-talks. The topics explored relate to the two-year KFFC theme, “Narratives Beyond Borders: The Korean New Wave Cinema by Women Directors (1950-2020, Series I).
Our two panels are organized by topic, based on video submissions. Each video ranges from 15 to 20 minutes wherein a director, artist, curator, critic, or scholar discusses their thoughts and research on the topic of “Perspectives of Women in Film.” The panelists have complete creative freedom over the content of their videos, allowing the presentation style to range from interview to video essay (image with voiceover) to paper presentation.
The artists, directors, film critics, and scholars who will be present at ART-Talks include: Helen Lee, Minsook Lee, Caroline Sojung Lee, Soon-rye Yim, Su Won Shin, Hee-young Koh, Hyunyoung Park, Youngmee Roh, Ju Young Ahn and Eun-gyu Lee.