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  • PARK Chan-ok Named Best Femme Filmmaker
  • by Nigel D’Sa (KOFIC) /  Dec 24, 2009
  • PARK Chan-ok Named Best Femme Filmmaker

     

    Women in Film Korea, an association of female film professionals named Paju director PARK Chan-ok their choice for Female Cineaste of the Year.  PARK’s sophomore feature drew wide critical acclaim when it premiered at the Pusan International Film Festival this October, winning the NETPAC prize.   

     

    Paju went on to be selected as the opening film of the upcoming International Film Festival Rotterdam, taking place Jan 27, 2010.   PARK’s second feature was a labor of love that came seven years after her highly praised debut, Jealousy is My Middle Name (2002). 

     

    The award ceremony took place Dec 15 in conjunction with the two-day 2009 Women in Film Korea festival, which highlights Korean films in which women listed in the closing credits had a strong creative presence.   The event was held at the Cine Cube specialty multiplex in central Seoul.

     

    Nigel D’Sa (KOFIC)

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