Director Biography – Hyonok Kim (WEEPING WATER)

Hyonok Kim is Award winning choreographer and director. Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards Winner, Gold Award Dance on Camera for Teile dich Nacht, New York, International New York Film Festival Best Experimental Award, Grand Prix Teruel International Video Competition, Spain, Winnie Award Equus Film Festival, Canada Shorts-Canadian & International Short Film Fest Award. Her films were Official Selected by Brooklyn Film Festival, Berlin Film Festival, Cinedans Dance Screen Amsterdam, Festival International of Film on Art Montreal, Canada, Jumping Frames Dace Video Festival Hong Kong, Moving Image Film Festival, Toronto, Canada, Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema, Riff Festival Norway, Europa Film Festival, LA Independent Film Festival Awards, Jumping Frames International Dance Video Festival, Screen Dance International.
Her films have been broadcasted by Canal + TV (France), Kanal 4 (Germany), ABC(Australia),the Shanghai National TV(China), KBS (Korean National TV), VPRO-TV (Netherlands), No TV & Movies (USA). She had taught in the Dance department at Keimyung University, South Korea.
She received PhD on Art at Universite de Paris I and studied dance at Universite de Paris IV, she also studied film directing at New York Film Academy. She taught at Keimyung University Dance Department in South Korea.
She has choreographed and directed 15 dance films such as Weeping Water, For Sunrise, Dance with Horses, ODE ON A KOREAN URN, ISLE OF WAITING SOULS, PASSION & REBIRTH, SOUTH SEA TO ISANG YUN, L’HEURE DU COQ, etc.

Director Statement

What I want to create in my films is the effect of silent film. Instead of using dialogue, I want to create a new language depending on the union of expressive dance movements, music, set, atmosphere with film as the medium to express interaction between these. I am concerned with conveying profound emotions: to externalize inner experience through circumstances in a way that could stir similar responses in the viewer.

In film I want to juxtapose dance, civilization and nature. I am searching time and timeless, the instant and the eternity by which a certain rhythm of life is comprehended and a spiritual vision is manifested to bear on reality.

Author: experimentalfilmfestival

Festival occurs 4 times a year. Showcased the best of experimental short films and music videos from around the world.

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