Film Festival

Winners of the Seoul International NewMedia Festival 2016


We present the list of winners of the 16th Seoul International NewMedia Festival that took place from August 4th – 12nd in the city of Seoul.

NewMedia Alternative Cinema
Best Propose

Phil & Laurine

Phil & Laurine by Sander Breure and Witte Van Hulzen – UK | 2015 – 38 min.

The video Phi and Laurine is a portrait of the actors ánd lovers Phi Nguyen and Laurine Booij. Both are brought into the limelight by the camera from different perspectives and in different roles. The film itself can be seen as an attempt to dissect the protagonists in a figurative sense, as it were, looking for the answer to the question: who are Phi and Laurine? But the film also refers literally to the tradition of the “Anatomy Lesson” in the visual arts: the bodies of Phi and Laurine have been turned inside out, as it were, with imaging techniques – which are used more frequently in the medical world.

About the Director
Sander BREURE was born in 1985, Leiderdorp, The Netherlands. He obtained BA degree in Music Composition at Royal Conservatorie, THe Hague, 2010. Witte van HULZEN was born in 1984, Bolsward, The Netherlands. He obtained BA degree in Fine Arts at ArteZ Arnhem, 2009. In 2008, he worked for Jan Fabre as a director assistant.

Best Korean Propose

After Breaking the Silence
After Breaking the Silence by Park Baeil – South Korea | 2016 – 80 min.

Worker’s who worked in “SaengTak” are get to the struggle to require adjust of working environment for safely food, and guaranteed a Three Right of labors. Then. Worker’s tried to record there’s own struggle and launch forth to street, However, Law, Capital, unconcern of crowd and avoid of famille are swallow up them.

About the Director
PARK Bae-il is currently working in an independent film group, Ozifilm. Inspired by an old lady in his neighborhood, he made his first short documentary, Just Their Christmas (2007). Dreaming of a world without any discrimination against workers, women and the disabled, he is currently working on other documentary projects.

Audience Jury Award

Life in the Park
Life in the Park by Moon Sohyung – South Korea | 2016 – 14 min.

A thick layer of dust in the forest. People walk their dogs there. The leashes are tight. A dog, duck and the several people. The life in the park.

About the Director
She majored in Video art(MFA) at the Korea National University of Arts. She works on animation and video arts using techniques of Stop motion.

NewMedia Art Exhibition
Best Propose

Sound Drawing
Sound Drawing-Bughyeon-dong Ensemble by Kang Hyeonkoo
South Korea | 2015 – 4 min.

Description only in Korean – 작가는 악상기호로 가시화되는 ‘음(音)’을 드로잉의 도구로 사용한다. 눈에 비친 익숙한 풍경의 모습을 ‘그림 그리듯’ 악보에 옮겨 적어 곡을 만든다. 그리고 그 악보에 ‘그려진’ 선율들을 이용하여 화면을 구성한다. 보편적인 방식으로 만들어지지 않은 음악은 시각이 다른 감각으로 전이된 상태이다. 이것은 악상기호로 재현된 이미지와 더불어 하나의 결과물을 이루는데, 시각과 청각이 상호작용하도록 그려져 나가는 이미지와 오디오의 진행을 일치시킨다. 이로써 작가는 시각의 청각화와 청각의 시각화를 구현해낸다. 작가는 서로 다른 자극을 융합하여 공감각적 경험의 장을 구축하고, 세상을 새로운 감성의 리얼리티로 전환시킴으로써 그것을 마주하는 익숙한 태도에 새로운 방법론을 제시하고자 한다.

iGong Award

Flohzikus by Kim Baraon, Iran Gash and Kim Hyungjun
South Korea | 2015 – 10 min.

Flohzirkus consists of splendid comical circus scene, and ‘painful’ ‘motions’ of and ‘screams’ from objet caused by audience’s participation. The audience takes a conductor’s role and plays music of pain of object in the work. This work asks a question about the result made by the audience intervention in the work.

Audience Jury Award

Sound Drawing
Sound Drawing-Bughyeon-dong Ensemble by Kang Hyeonkoo
South Korea | 2015 – 4 min.

To know more about the festival you can see the FESTIVAL PROFILE or go to the official website to know all the screening times and dates HERE.

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