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K-Pitch

K-PitchKorean Project Pitch

Korean Project Pitch will introduce outstanding Korean documentary projects aiming at TV broadcast and theatrical release domestically and internationally. Projects which have gone through Docs Lab and mentoring program provided by the eminent documentary experts will have opportunities to pitch in front of decision makers from international documentary industry and be given practical business support.

  • - Date : Nov. 3st.(Sat.), 2018, 9:30
  • - Venue : Diamond Hall(2F), Olympos Hotel
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    206 Unearthed

    • Director : HEO Cheol-nyung
    • Producer : JO So-na
    • Production Country : Republic of Korea
    • Production Status : Production
    Synopsis

    At dawn on the 25th of June 1950, the Korean War broke out. Tens of thousands of people died and lost their family. Now, almost seventy years later, while leaders of the North, South and the United States discuss the possibility of peace, the full extent of the atrocities committed during the war remain unknown. But there are bones in the ground that can reveal what really happened during the war. In 2005, The Truth and Reconciliation Commission(a.k.a. TRC) uncovered 168 unknown massacres. However, suspected political biases arose within the TRC and by 2010, the commission was dissolved. Haunted by the unsolved murders, these former investigators and the bereaved family restarted a project at an area called Bright Snow Mountain (Seolhwa san) to uncover the truth on their own. They suspect that at least 200 civilians were slaughtered at the mountain. As they dug into the ground, scorched black soil spilled out. Beneath the soil laid bones. focuses on the recovery operation of the massacre site while examining how we as humans keep record, collectively remember, and sometimes willfully forget our own history.

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    Areum Married

    • Director : PARKKANG A-reum
    • Producer : KIM Moon-kyung
    • Production Country : Republic of Korea
    • Production Status : Production
    Synopsis

    Film director Areum makes an autobiographical documentary Areum, which helps her overcome her obsession with her outer appearance and see herself in a positive light. She then meets Seong-man and gets married. Hoping to become a good daughter-in-law, she moves in with Seong-man’s parents and lives with them for the next two years. When Areum decides to study abroad in France with all the money she’s saved, Seong-man accompanies her. Once in France however, Seong-man feels depressed that the only thing he is capable of is doing housework. As Areum’s unexpected pregnancy puts them under further economic strain, the couple runs into conflict. Areum comes up with an idea for a home restaurant called ‘Oegil Restaurant’ and hopes that this will empower Seong-man. The project takes off, but as their economic hardship worsens after the arrival of their baby, so does the tension between the two. Seong-man grows more and more depressed until one day he declares a strike.

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    Campaign

    • Director : MIN Hwan-ki
    • Producer : Nam Yeon-kyoung
    • Production Country : Republic of Korea
    • Production Status : Production
    Synopsis

    A woman in her 30s named KO Eun-young runs for Jeju governor as the Jeju Green Party’s candidate. Normally, the electorates of Jeju would cast their votes based on who the candidates are and what networks they have, rather than which parties they belong to. Inevitably, immigrant woman KO Eung-young vowing to prevent the construction of a 2nd airport on Jeju Island is a strange new figure. However, her participation in a series of TV discussions leaves a favorable impression on people and quells their doubts. KO Eun-young starts to raise her profile through popular support. As she garners more support, and her chance of winning the election increases, the party members launch an attack of other candidates and turn a blind eye to criticism about their election campaign from within. While the other party members devote all their energy to winning as many votes as possible, KO Eun-young emerges as a star politician equipped with the right qualities and qualifications. KO Eun-young starts to see herself that way too.

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    E.S.P.

    • Director : JUNG Jae-hoon
    • Producer : Ko Yoohee
    • Production Country : Republic of Korea
    • Production Status : Pre-Production
    Synopsis

    “I am Kim Na-yeon, Jessica, Shan, Merche, and Merhim.” In this documentary, Na-yeon can be anything she wants and create any story she likes. In the open world set up within the documentary, Na-yeon/Merhim makes new friends. They put together at the community titled ‘E.S.P.’ and finally embark upon an adventure. Going back and forth between their schools, homes, part-time jobs and the open world, the stories they create present many twists and turns. E.S.P. explores a new perception of the teenage ego and existence, and at the same time records stories that unfold in young people’s psychological landscape.

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    On High Ice

    • Director : Gary Byung-seok KAM
    • Producer : Naama Pyritz
    • Production Country : Republic of Korea
    • Production Status : Production
    Synopsis

    In India which seems to be covered in the heat all the time, there are women who play their unbridled passion on the ice. Ice hockey is almost unheard of in India, but they have been fighting for their right to get on the ice in Ladakh at the height of 3,500 meters. The girls have been playing ice hockey for more than ten years, but the girls are still struggling to keep playing. In a society where girls and women were used to be excluded from the sports, men are insisting on their privilege to use the frozen pond, and women’s teams are suffering from the shortage of equipment and support. This film follows their struggle to uplift the stature of the women in India through sports. This is an empowering film that represents the hope for a better life, and that shares the story of the courageous women, full of passion, leading social change.

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    Speed of Happiness

    • Director : PARK Hyuck-jee
    • Producer : PARK Hyuck-jee
    • Production Country : Republic of Korea
    • Production Status : Production
    Synopsis

    Hiro and Nori are the Bokka who deliver the supplies to mountain cabin in Oze National Park, Japan. In here, Hiro is trying to adapt to nature, but on the other hand, Nori is dreaming for the future, establishing the business‘ Japanese Young Bokka Team’. When the harsh winter begins, Hiro also works at the brewery and Nori leaves the village and promotes the Bokka work in the big cities. The next spring comes. They begin their usual Bokka works again at Oze. In the mean time, Nori feels something wrong with his health and often skips the works. Then finally he decides to go to Osaka where is his hometown. 

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    The Trials of My Body

    • Director : LEE Ko-woon
    • Producer : Ko Woon Lee
    • Production Country : Republic of Korea
    • Production Status : Production
    Synopsis

    122 women filed a state claim against the Republic of Korea government. The plaintiffs are women who have made a living by prostitution around USFK bases in Korea. Those women who were documented as ‘US military comfort women’ on the official documents of the government have been subjected to a 30-year compulsory sexually transmitted disease checkups, qurantine and forced treatment in detention centers. The documentary follows a five-year trial process with a focus on the US military and the Government of the Republic of Korea's organizational sexually transmitted disease management. Two survivors, KIM Yeon-ja (76) and PARK Young-ja (62), began the legal battle to break through the shame and silence that the state imposes through forced sexually transmitted diseases management. They finally decided that they want to become the real owner of their bodies and voices. The painful and humiliating experiences of life that KIM Yeon-ja and PARK Young-ja testify at the trial are undeniable evidence of the national crime.

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    Where is KIM?

    • Director : JUNG Su-eun
    • Producer : KIM Sang-kyu
    • Production Country : Republic of Korea
    • Production Status : Pre-Production
    Synopsis

    In 1951, at the height of the Korean War, KIM Chai-pill from the North Korean People’s Army finds an injured American pilot named Miller. KIM Chai-pill saves Miller’s life, and then they both get rescued by the US troops. Severely injured Miller is taken back to the States, and later when he has a daughter, he names her Kim. KIM Chai-pill who was clad in North Korean military uniform at the time of his rescue, was sent to the Geojedo POW camp. In the final days of the war, Miller searches for KIM Chai-pill and the two get in touch again. The two exchange letters and build a friendship. After some 70 years, Miller’s daughter Kim travels to Korea to seek the history behind her name and meets KIM Chai-pill’s daughter, Ok-bin.

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