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Banpark Jieun

Banpark Jieun is a documentary filmmaker, producer, and visual artist. She is based in Seoul and Berlin.

Jieun's first feature documentary Life Unrehearsed screened at the Busan International Film Festival and won the New Choice Award at the 48th Seoul Independent Film Festival.

She studied Fine Arts in Seoul and Narrative Film at the University of the Arts Berlin with Thomas Arslan.

Jieun continues to make artwork from a queer feminist perspective. Beginning with an interest in the socially marginalized and forgotten, her work exists to question socially and systemically solid notions of society that are difficult to challenge. In particular, she documents what is old and marginalized and forgotten from memory, what is culled from the race of capitalist society, and what is beautiful and useless.

반박지은은 다큐멘터리 영화감독이자 제작자, 시각에술가이다. 서울과 베를린을 오가며 활동 중이다.
반박지은의 첫 장편 다큐멘터리 <두 사람>은 부산국제영화제에서 상영되었고, 48회 서울독립영화제에서 새로운 선택상을 받았다.
서울에 있는 대학에서 미술을 공부하고, 베를린에 있는 베를린예술대학에서 예술과 미디어과의 내러티브 필름을 Thomas Arslan 교수와 전공했다.
그는 퀴어페미니즘의 시각으로 만든 작품을 지속해오고있다. 지은의 작업은 사회적으로 소외되고 잊혀져가는 것에 대한 관심을 시작으로, 사회적, 시스템적으로 거스르기 힘든 견고한 사회의 관념에 질문을 던지기 위해 존재한다. 특히 오래되고 소외되어 기억에서 잊혀져가는 것에 대해, 자본주의 사회의 경주에서 도태되어 버린 것에 대해, 아름답고 쓸모없는 것에 대해 기록한다.

Education 

2023

Absolvent in Art and Media, Berlin University of  the Arts, Germany

2011

BFA in Fine Arts, Seoul National University of Science and Technology, Seoul, Korea

Selected Exhibitions & Screenings

2024         Auf Station und unter Tage Koreanische Arbeitsmigration in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Zeughauskino, Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin, Germany

2024         We Were Always Here - LGBTQ+ History Month by Queer East, London, UK

2023         Women's Film Festival in Gwangju, Korea

2023         Urban Film Festival, University of Seoul, Korea

2023         Vinokino - Toisin katsoen, Korjaamo Kino, Helsinki / Kino Diana, Turku, Finnland

2023         Beautiful Hapcheon Independent Film Festival, Hapcheon, Korea

2023         Asian Queer Festival, Grüner Salon, Berlin, Germany

2023         Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Montreal, Canada

2023         FilmFestival for Women's rights, Artnine, Seoul, Korea

2023         PrideFull Fest, Firehouse, NYC,  USA

2023         ChunCheon Film Festival, MEGABOX NamChunCheon, ChunCheon,  Korea

2023         Seoul International Women's Film Festival, MEGABOX SangamWorldcup, Seoul,  Korea

2023         Incheon Women's Film Festival, Cinespace Juan, Incheon, Korea

2023         Seoul Independent Women's Film Festival, Arirang Cinecenter, Seoul, Korea

2023         Diaspora Film Festival, Incheon Art Platform, Ae Kwan Theater, Incheon, Korea

2023         Daegu Queer Film Festival, 55Cine, Daegu, Korea

2023         Seoul International Senior Film Festival, Daehan Cinema, Seoul, Korea

2023         BFI Flare London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival, London, UK

2022         Seoul Independent Film Festival, CGV  Apgujeong, Seoul, Korea                    

2022         Incheon Human Rights Film Festival, Cinespace Juan, Incheon, Korea

2022         Busan International Film Festival, CGV Centum City / Busan Cinema Center    Cinematheque, Busan, Korea

2021         Fault Line: Strike-Slip at fluctoplasma, Thalia Gaußstraße, Hamburg, Germany

2021         Sieben Frauen im Videoporträt-Frauenmärz, Museen Tempelhof-Schöneberg, Berlin

2020         Female Filmmakers Festival Berlin, Movimento, Berlin, Germany

2019         ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival, KulturBrauerei, Berlin, Germany

2019         Seoul International Newmedia Festival, Lotte Cinema, Hongik Univ., Seoul, Korea

2019         OpenEyes Filmfest, Theater Neben Dem Trum, Marburg, Germany

2019         International Documentary Film Festival 'It's All True', São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2019         Dreisam, Offener Kunstverein Potsdam, Germany

2018           Seoul Independent Film Festival, CGV Apgujeong, Seoul, Korea

2015           Korea Queer Film Festival, Lotte Cinema Sinsa, Seoul, Korea

2015           3355 Film Festival, Seoul, Korea

2014           Korea Queer Film Festival, Sungmisan Theater, Seoul, Korea

2013           Here Come Queer, Gallery Toma, Daegue, Korea

2010           Put, Seoul, Korea

Publications

2016         The Story about Making Independent Films, Seoul

2013           Finding Sea Horses, Sam, Seoul

2013           People like us, Seoul

Projects

2020           Project 'StilBruch - Empowern, Begegnen und Verstehen', GePGeMi e.V.

2013           People like us, Seoul

2011           Here Comes Lesbians!, Lesbian Artivist Group [ITDA]

Awards

2023         Life Unrehearsed, Audience Award at the 5th Seoul Independent Women's Film Festival

2022         Life Unrehearsed, New Choice Award at the 48th Seoul Independent Film Festival

2022         Life Unrehearsed, SJM Cultural Foundation RoughCut Booster

2022         Life Unrehearsed, EIDF First Cut Choice

2021         Life Unrehearsed, SIWFF Award in Pitch&Catch at the 23rd Seoul International Women Film Festival

Other Careers

Since 2023   Public work, GePGeMi e.V., Berlin, Germany

2023             Construction work, Open air cinema by Yorck-kino, Berlin, Germany

2022             Sound Recorder, PEN, Web Series

Since 2022   Producer, Guest Workers, Documentary film

2010-2016   Staff, Seoul Queer Culture Festival, Korea

2015               Producer, The Jinju Hair Salon, Film

2013              Title Designer, Music, What to Say, Film

2013              Staff, Mapo Rainbow Residents's Solidarity, Seoul, Korea

2011-2013   Executive secretary, Medics with Vietnam and Peace

2011               Patent design analysis team, Wips

2009-2011   Editor, Cartoonist, Rainbow Ring Magazine

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