Asian Cinema Fund 2018
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2016 AND Program Schedule
- Date : Oct 10th (Mon) – Oct 13th (Thu)
- Venue : Dongseo University Centum Campus (DSU)
- Special Lecture : Professional lecture on a topic providing practical advices based on real production project
- Talk & Share : Group session to share ideas and information about production environment and to build a network among the 2016 AND Fund recipients
- AND Clinic : Documentary experts’ one-on-one mentoring session for the recipients of the 2016 AND Fund
- ND Party : A networking party for the fund recipients and documentary experts
2016 AND Guest Mentors
AND and its handpicked documentary experts provide AND recipients with individual consultations tailored to each of project’s needs in terms of creativity and market potential.
- Mary STEPHEN France / Canada / Hong Kong, China - Film Editor & Filmmaker
- Born in Hong Kong Mary studied Communication Arts in Concordia University, Canada. She was for more than 20 years Chief Editor for French New Wave director Eric Rohmer. Recent editing works include award-winning fiction and documentary films in China, Turkey, France and Canada : Blind Mountain (2007, Li Yang), Judge (2009, Liu Jie), Night in China (2008, Ju Anqi), Wild Grass of Qingdao (2008, Lina Yang), Back to the Border (2005, Zhao Liang), Umbrella (2007, Du Haibin),1428 (2009, Du Haibin), A Young Patriot (2015, Du Haibin), Last Train Home (2011, Fan Lixin), My Marlon and Brando (2007, Hüseyin Karabey), Majority (2010, Seren Yüce), and The Apology (2016, Tiffany Hsiung, 2016 BIFF) as well as The Great Escape (in progress, Ann Hui). She continues to direct, including Vision from the Edge: Breyten Breytenbach Painting the Lines and teach in film schools in France and Asia. Mary is also an associate-producer and script-advisor on many of the recent films she edited.
- Morana KOMLJENOVIĆ Croatia - Managing Director, Taskovski Films
- Morana KomljenoviĆ works at Taskovski Films as managing director dealing with acquisition, sales and distribution, she previously worked as the leading creative producer and CEO with Fade In for 6 years. In 20 years of professional filmmaking, production and distribution, she produced films presented at worldwide film festivals. She directed several experimental and documentary films. Her debut film Naked Soul was screened at the Sundance Film Festival in 2001 as part of the Generation Y program. She is a member of the Croatian Producers’ Association and Croatian Filmmakers’ Association.
- Ruby CHEN Taiwan / Hong Kong, China - CEO, CNEX Studio
- Ruby Chen is the Co-Founder and CEO of the non-profit CNEX Foundation Limited, the CEO of CNEX Studio, and the Executive Supervisor of Chinese Image Visual Industry and Creation Society. She is also the Senior Advisor of Executive Education of China Europe International Business School. She had been working in McKinsey & Company since 1992, and left as the Director of Leadership Institute in China prior to joining Peking University Business School as the executive director for Executive Education in 2009. With her passion to explore talent, support and promote Chinese documentary films internationally, she has acted as executive producer for almost 70 documentaries, including the award- winning Chinese Mayor (2015), A Young Patriot (2015), Look Love (2015), etc.
- KOTANI Ryota Japan - Executive Producer, International Business Centre, NHK Enterprises, Inc.
- Since 1986, Kotani Ryota is working in NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) mainly in documentaries and news operations such as NHK Morning News. He directed the documentary European Picnic Plan Breaking the Iron Curtain (1993). As a producer, he commissioned many productions, including many films which were screened at the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, such as Why Democracy (2007), Please Vote for Me by Chen Weijun, Indian Short Films Series 1&2 (2007&2008) including Chronicle of Amnesiac by Anirban Datta and Char… The No-Man’s Island (2012). His commissioned productions “New Chinese” (2007&2009) including Spiral Stairs by Ji Tang and Japan; Love & Hate (2009, Sean McAlister) won awards at the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival.
- Simon KILMURRY UK - Executive Director, International Documentary Association
- Simon Kilmurry is the executive director of the International Documentary Association (IDA). He joined IDA in June 2015 and oversees all IDA programs, including filmmaker services, educational programs the IDA Awards, and advocacy. Kilmurry serves on the board of jurors of the George Foster Peabody Awards, as an international advisor to the Greenhouse Fund and is on the board of screeners of the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards. He is a member of the Producers Guild of America, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Prior to joining IDA, he served from 1999–2015 in various roles at American Documentary | POV, including 9 years as the executive producer of POV, the PBS showcase of independent documentaries. He has received 15 Emmy Awards, more than 60 Emmy nominations, 6 Peabody Awards, and 4 Du Pont Awards.
- KIM OkyoungSouth Korea - President, Story On & Documentary writer
- Kim Okyoung has written documentary series for Korean major broadcasters such as KBS, MBC, YTN on the subject of modern and contemporary history. She served as adjunct professor in School of Communications & Media of Seoul Women’s University and Film, TV & Multimedia School of Korean National University of Arts. She also has been jury member or mentor for various documentary-related award and events. She was the chairman of the board of Korean TV & Radio Writers Association from 2008 to 2012. She is currently the president of “Story On”, and also oversees documentary production.
- HONG Hyungsook - South Korea - Director
- Hong Hyungsook started her career as a documentary director in 1987 as part of Seoul Visual Collective, a representative independent film collective in Korea. She is currently working in a documentary production company, Gamuin Film. She directed a number of documentaries including Doomealee: A New School is Opening (1995), On-Line: An Inside View of Korean Independent Film (1997), The Border City (2002), The Border City 2 (2009), and has also served as the producer of Forest Dancing (2012, Kang Seok-pil) and Boys Run (2015, Kang Seok-pil, BIFF Mecenat Award). She is currently working on new documentaries Stick over the Cloud (Working Title) and Two Weeks (Working Title).
- KIM Dongryung South Korea - Director
- After graduating from Korean Academy of Film & Arts, she has been continuing her film works based on her interest in the lives of women living in camp towns near U.S. military base in Northern Gyeonggi Province. Her first feature documentary American Alley, completed 2008, was invited to major international film festivals including the Busan International Film Festival and was awarded the Ogawa Shinsuke Prize at Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival. Her second feature, co-directed with Park Kyoung Tae, Tour of Duty (2012) was also invited to the International Competition Section of Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival in 2013, winning the Special Prize. The work was invited to the Busan International Film Festival, Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, and Museum of Modern Arts in New York.
2016 AND Special Lecture
Each year, AND hosts an array of special lectures and films on documentary topics. AND Special Lecture covers key issues in documentary filmmaking that filmmakers need to ponder and address. AND calls in a guest lecturer who can share one’s experiences and ideas related to the selected topic.
- 2016 AND TOPIC
- Do Documentaries Lie? - Ethics in Documentary Filmmaking
Suppose someone smiles. Would you describe it as a snigger, or a grin? The writer’s judgment determines the reader’s impression. There are no objective, fair truths here. A perspective always filters our perception of reality. In short, there’s only interpretation. We also know that the gatekeepers of so-called objectivity shift with changing times and governing systems. Today, Japanese society seems to be turning into a world defined by simple dichotomies, to the uncomplicated analysis. To what will sell more. To what will get more votes. There’s truth and there’s lies. Black and White. Justice and Vice. Destroy the enemy. Justice shall prevail. As we allow ourselves to surrender to the fever of the pack, we will repeat the fateful error of the last century all over again. In order to avoid this scenario, what is the role of the media and what kind of literacy do we need to equip ourselves with?
- Guest Lecturer
- MORI Tatsuya | Japan
Filmmaker and writer Mori is renowned for A (1998) and A2 (2001), documentaries which looked at the Aum Shinrikyo cult and the aftermath of its 1995 nerve gas attacks in Tokyo subways, taking a totally different perspective from mainstream media. His film A (1998) was premiered at Berlin International Film Festival’s Forum for New Cinema and shown around the world, while his other film A2 (2001) was awarded at Yamagata Documentary Film Festival. The controversial 311 (2011, 2012 AND Fund recipient), made in collaboration with three other filmmakers, was condemned for being inconsiderate to the feelings of the bereaved after the 2011 Tohoku earthquake disaster. Winner of the Kodansha prize for non- fiction, Mori has published over 30 best-selling books on social issues and the media. For his newest film Fake (2016), Mori chose a celebrity deaf composer as the protagonist who became the target of nationwide criticism after his music was disclosed to be written by someone else. The film disputes the scandal and its justifying claims to so-called truth. During the AND Special Lecture, Mori will use footage from his films and his experiences to discuss his take on ethics in documentary filmmaking.