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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 :
September 7th (Fri.) – September 11th (Tue.)

Venue :
Incheon Art Platform (10-1 Haean-dong 1-ga, Jung-gu, Incheon, Korea)

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
KIM Il-rhan
(Documentary Director)
KIM Il-rhan is an activist of Sexual Minority Cultures and Human Rights Solidarity Pinks. Based on Feminism, she has participated in various cultural movements including documentary production. She directed Mamasang: Remember Me This Way, 3xFTM, Two Doors and The Remnants, a sequel to Two Doors, a documentary on the Yongsan Disaster as a co-director with LEE Hyuk-sang. She Worked as a producer of The Time of Our Lives, Miracle on Jongno Street, Nora Noh and Milyang, A Welcome Guest.
LEE Hyuk-sang
(Documentary Director)
Since 2003, Lee Hyuk-sang has been an active member of the media activism group Pinks, and produced a number of documentaries about social issues incuding Mamasang: Remember Me This Way(2005), 3xFTM (2008), The Time of Our Lives(2009), and Nora Noh(2012). For his full-length directorial debut, Miracle on Jongno Street(2010) – a documentary about gay men and the meaning of coming out – he won BIFF Mecenat Award at the Busan International Film Festival and the Independent Film of the Year Award selected by the Association of Korean Independent Film & Video. He was Creative Director for Two Doors(2011), a documentary about 2009 Yongsan tragedy. In 2016, he co-directed the sequel The Remnants, which won awards at the DMZ International Documentary Film Festival (Best Korean Documentary and Audience Award) and the Seoul Independent Film Festival as well as the Independent Film of the Year selected by the Association Korean Independent Film & Video. He is currently working as producer for the fourth project in the ‘coming out’ series by Pinks, The Way to You, and preparing his first feature film His Son, Our Sun.
HAN Kyung-soo
(Documentary Producer)
Since 1999, he has produced and directed documentary films for Korean TC Channels, and recently focuses on working as a producer to introduce Korean documentaries to international audience. My Love, Don’t Cross That River-directed by JIN Mo-young, and co-produced with DRTV(Denmark)-has been invited to many international film festivals such as Hot Docs and DOK Leipzig, and awarded Best Documentary Award(LA), Special Jury Award(Millenium) Audience Award(DMZ, Vision du Reel, Moscow, TRT). With or Without You-directed by PARK Hyuck-jee, and co-produced with ZDF/Arte(Germany/France), DRTV(Denmark), Aljazeera Documentary Channel(Quatar), BOS(Neetherland)-has been invited to DOK Leipzig.

- International Tutors
(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.
Emma Davie
(Documentary Director)
Emma has made a wide variety of documentaries for national and international broadcasters and most recently co-directed a feature documentary called Becoming Animal (2018) with Peter Mettler. It was nominated for best feature documentary at CPH DOX, Documenta Madrid, Edinburgh Film Festival, Docs Against Gravity, Bildrasuch. Her previous film I am Breathing (2013) co-directed with Morag MacKinnon won a Scottish BAFTA for Best Director and played in over 50 countries. She currently teaches at Edinburgh College of Art where she is head of Postgraduate Documentary Directing. She also works as mentor and story advisor and regularly teaches on workshops and gives seminars internationally. She programmed documentaries for the Edinburgh Film Festival, was on the board of EDN for 4 years and taught at the European Film College in Denmark for a year. She has also written widely on documentary making practice. For many years she ran a performance company called Clanjamfrie, which specialized in immersive large scale shows incorporating performance and film, often in unusual spaces. Emma was educated at Oxford University where she studied English literature and then studied theatre in Paris.
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 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. Currently has finished a new film in Tian Shan mountains Women and the Glacier.
Tan Pin Pin
DocumentaryDocumentary Director
Tan Pin Pin has carved a career making films that question the idea of Singapore. From traversing the world to speak with her political exiles to traversing Singapore itself to find out how long it takes to cross the island, 38 mins, her films question gaps in history, memory, and documentation. They include Singapore GaGa(2005), Invisible City(2007), To Singapore, with Love(2013), and IN TIME TO COME(2017). They have screened at the Berlinale, Hot Docs, Busan, Visions du Réel, SXSW, and at the Flaherty Seminar as well as a retrospective at RIDM. She has won or been nominated for more than twenty awards including awards from Cinema du Reel and Taiwan International Documentary Festival. She is a co-founding member of filmcommunitysg, an advocacy group for independent filmmakers. She is currently a board member of the Singapore International Film Festival, as well as a former board member of the National Archives of Singapore. In 2018, she was one of two Singaporeans to be invited to join the Acadamy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, USA.
(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 (2017), Recipes for Disaster (2008), What Comes Around (2005), Rooms of Shadow and Light (2001), Don’t Tell Daddy (1995) and Suckers (1993).