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Lab & Training

Docs Lab

Docs Port Incheon runs ‘Docs Lab’, the pre-training program for participants’ understanding of our whole event, so that they can develop their projects and prepare the final pitching. We invite the best professional and international documantary specialists to train our finalists in intenstive mentoring program.
Date/Time :
Sep. 15th(Fri) - Sep. 18(Mon) 09:30 - 22:00

Venue :
4F, Seoul Media Center

Contents :
Orientation, Group Tutoring, Master Class, Business-Matching, etc.

Orientation :
Explaination about our pitching, Introduction about Award list, Staffs, and official material requests, etc.

Group Tutoring :
Intensive Discussion Sessions will be held in with 4 Separated teams. It also aims to develop each of project in depth.

Business Matching :
Pre-meeting for matching with Decision Makers in Nov. Share finalists' interest and purpose of own-projects.

Mater Class :
1-2 screening of well-made documentaries will be held in the lab. After screening, we also provide Q&A Session with the directors


- Korean Tutors
Gary Byung-seok KAM
(Documentary Producer)
He began to produce broadcasting programs in 1995, and working as a documentary producer in 2006, he has participated in the production of documentaries for various international television channels like Arte TV, Sky Arts in the UK, and Discovery Channel as well as full-length documentaries. He has worked as a producer of Masterpiece: Arch of Enlightenment (2010), Planet of Snail (2011), Korea: The Impossible Reunification (2013), and Breathing Underwater (2016) among others. Currently, he is the producer of full-length documentaries of Shadow Flower and Memory of Absence and the director of On Desert Ice.
KIM Ok-young
(Documentary Producer & Writer, CEO of STORYON)
She has worked as a documentary writer for KBS, MBC, EBS etc. She was honored with Korea TV & Radio Writer Award (1992), Minister of Culture, Sports & Tourism’s Medal in Korea Content Grand Prize (2013), Writer Award in Korea 3D Awards - (2013), and Writer Award in Korea Communications Commission Broadcasting Grand Prize (1992). She has served as adjunct professor of Division of Communications & Media at Seoul Women’s University, adjunct professor of School of Film, TV & Multimedia at Korea National University of Arts, and Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Korea TV & Radio Writers Association. Since 2012, she has created documentaries for STORYON, which is specialized in documentary production. She has created Piano on the Road and Where am I living with?, and UHD documentaries of Fashionable and Walking into the Cosmos.
LEE Hyuk-sang
(Documentary Director)
Since 2003, he has worked for Yeonbunhong Chima, a media activist group, creating Mamasan (2005), 3xFTM (2008), The Time of Our Lives (2009), and Nora Noh (2012). Having debuted in the production of a full-length title with Miracle on Jongno Street (2011), a documentary on a gay person’s coming out, he worked as creative director for Two Doors (2011), a documentary on the Yongsan Disaster and was a co-director, with director Kim Il-ran, of The Remnants, a sequel to Two Doors. Currently, he is working on The Sun of Joseon, his first fiction project.
HONG Hyung-sook
(Documentary Director)
Since 1987 she has worked as documentary director with Seoul Visual Collective and currently works as a director for Gamuin Film, a documentary production company. She has directed a number of documentaries including Doomealee: A New School Is Opening, On-Line: An Inside View Of Korean Independent Film, The Border City, and The Border City 2, and worked as producer for documentaries of Forest Dancing and Boys Run.

- International Tutors
(Film director & Producer/ JW Documentaries / Finland)
Born in Finland of British parents, John Webster has been directing and producing documentary films for over 25 years. His films cover a wide area of subjects, but typical to his films are human interest stories with strong central characters whose lives are followed over a long period of time. Over the years his films have been broadcast to a wide international audience, screened and awarded at festivals, and two of his films have received the Finnish Jussi-award. When not making films John mentors and script doctors national and international documentary projects. Selected films include: Little Yellow Boots (95min, 2017), Recipes for Disaster (82min, 2008), What Comes Around (72min, 2005), Rooms of Shadow and Light (59min, 2001), Don’t Tell Daddy (59min,1995) and Suckers (54min, 1993).
(Producer / Eye Steel Film / Canada)
Bob Moore is co-president and producer at EYESTEELFILM in Montreal. He specializes in cinematic documentaries, having produced over 25 to date. He also oversees EYESTEELFILM’s dedicated theatrical distribution company and its newly formed creative reality lab, which explores meaningful interactive storytelling. Before producing, he obtained degrees in law, philosophy and printmaking, managed artists, consulted for record labels, worked with social and political organizations, and founded an art collective.
Audrius STONYS
Documentary Director, Producer / Lithuania)
Film director and producer. Professor in Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. Recipient of Lithuanian National Culture and Art Award. Member of European Documentary Network. Born 1966.04.28 in Vilnius, Lithuania. 1984-1989 studied film directing in Vilnius State Conservatorium. 1989 studied in Jonas Mekas Film Anthology Archive New York. His films got numerous international film awards. Among them Audience award in Nyon, Grand Prix in Split, prizes in Bornholm, Florence, Gyor, Neu Brandenburg, Oberhausen, Bilbao and San Francisco. In 1992 the documentary film “Earth of the Blind” was recognised by European Film Academy as the Best European Documentary Film of the Year and received Felix Award. 2004-2005 Documentary teacher in European Film College, Denmark. Lectures and master classes in Kolkata, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Tokyo, Berkeley, Stanford, Moscow, Belgrade, Barcelona, San Francisco, Carpi Modena, Paris. Film presentations in Switzerland, Russia, France, Israel, Czech Republic, Germany, USA, Belgium, Spain, Turkey, Colombia, Uruguay, Italy. Currently has finished a new film in Tian Shan mountains “Women and the Glacier”.
(Director / Docedge Kolkata /India)
Founder/President of Documentary Resource Initiative that organizes DocedgeKolkata, Asian Forum for Documentary, an intensive incubation cum pitching forum in Kolkata, India. DRI seamlessly works with Indian/Asian documentary filmmakers through mentoring, training and co-production guidance. Postgraduate from Film & Television Institute of India, Pune with specialization in Editing. Has been working as Writer, Director, Editor and Cinematographer. Attended international festivals, forums and workshops as jury, tutor and mentor. Presently he is the Director, Manipur State Film & Television Institute, Imphal, Manipur Recently he is honoured with EDN Award for making outstanding contribution to international documentary culture.