South Korean Women’s Cinema Conference – 23-25 September 2021
The South Korean Women’s Cinema (SKWC) conference will take place online, from Thursday 23 September to Saturday 25 September 2021, hosted online by Dr Chi-Yun Shin of Sheffield Hallam University and funded by The Academy of Korean Studies.
While the profile and popularity of Korean cinema abroad has peaked with the success of Parasite at the 92nd Academy Awards in 2020, women’s cinema and women filmmakers’ wide-ranging contribution to Korean cinema have been consistently overlooked by film audiences and academics alike. As the first major English-language conference focused solely on Korean women’s cinema, the SKWC conference aims to celebrate all things women in Korean cinema.
In addition to talks and discussions (topics ranging from the Kaidu Club to recent independent films such as House of Hummingbird and Lucky Chansil), the conference programme includes film screenings and a workshop event on Teaching Korean Women’s Cinema overseas. We’re also super excited to announce that filmmakers Kangyu Garam 강유가람, Lee Kyung-mi 이경미 and Yim Soon-rye 임순례 will be attending the conference. Please register your interests on the Eventbrite here, and links to the event and its website will be sent to you.
The South Korean Women’s Cinema Conference
Thursday 23 September to Saturday 25 September
Held online – register on Eventbrite here for more information.
Image credit: The still image above is from Kangyu Garam’s documentary Us, Day by Day (우리는 매일매일, 2019).
Dr Chi-Yun Shin is a Principal Lecturer in Film Studies at Sheffield Hallam University.