CV

Filmography

  • <Grace Period> | 2015 | DCP | 62min | Documentary
  • <Futureless Things> | 2014 | DCP | 108min | Fiction
  • <Stateless Things> | 2011 | DCP | 120min | Fiction
  • <SEX/LESS> | 2010 | DV&16mm film | 22min | Installation
  • <A Cheonggyecheon Dog> | 2008 | HD | 61min | Fiction
  • <Faceless Things> | 2005 | DV | 65min | Experimental
  • <Peace in Me> | 2005 | DV | 15min | Experimental
  • <Me and Doll-Playing> | 2004 | DV | 20min | Documentary

Awards and Grants

  • 2019 The Samuel and Blanche Koffler Travel Grant, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • 2018 New Artist Society, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • 2017 The David and Rosamond Putnam Grant, The MacDowell Colony, USA
  • 2014 Indie Filmmaker of the Year Award, The Association of Korean Independent Film & Video
  • 2014 Futureless Things, Independent Film Award, Korean Association of Film Critics
  • 2014 Futureless Things, Best Director Award, Muju International Film Festival
  • 2013 Futureless Things, Promising Thirteen Artists, a Cultural Magazine MUINE, South Korea
  • 2012 Futureless Things, Production Grant, Korean Film Council
  • 2012 Stateless Things, Best Ten Films of the Year, Korean Film Archive
  • 2012 Stateless Things, Best Feature Film Award, Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival
  • 2012 Stateless Things, Diversity Film Release Grant, Korean Film Council
  • 2012 Stateless Things, Production Grant, Korean Film Council
  • 2011 Grace Period, Production Grant, DMZ Int’l Documentary Film Festival
  • 2009 Stateless Things, Production Grant, Korean Film Council
  • 2007 A Cheonggyecheon Dog, Production Grant, Korean Film Council
  • 2007 A Cheonggyecheon Dog, Production Grant, Seoul Film Commission
  • 2006 Faceless Things, Dragons and Tigers’ Special Mention Award, Vancouver Int’l Film Festival
  • 2005 Faceless Things, Indie Spirit Award, Seoul Independent Film Festival
  • 2005 Me and Doll-Playing, Grand Prize, Seoul Int’l New Media Festival
  • 2004 Me and Doll-Playing, Executive Committee Award,Seoul Independent Film Festival
  • 2003 Me and Doll-Playing, Production Grant, Next Generation Foundation

Residencies and Fellowships/Scholarships

  • 2017 The MacDowell Colony, USA
  • 2017 Creative Writing Residency, Toji Cultural Foundation, South Korea
  • 2013 Film Production Office Zone, Seoul Film Commission, South Korea
  • 2012 Director’s Creative Zone, Seoul Film Commission, South Korea
  • 2011 Kyoto Filmmaker’s Lab, Japan
  • 2008 58th Berlinale Talent Campus, Berlin International Film Festival, Germany

Retrospective Screening

  • 2016 Indie Space, Special Screening: KIM KyungMook, South Korea
  • 2013 Black Movie Film Festival, The Taste of Others, Switzerland
  • 2012 Taipei Int’l Film Festival, Director in Focus, Taiwan
  • 2012 Festival du Film Coréen à Paris, Portrait: KIM KyungMook, France

Jury

  • 2018 47th International Film Festival Rotterdam, ‘Tiger Award’ Jury Member
  • 2017 Korean Academy of Film Arts, ‘Feature Project’ Jury Member
  • 2017 Korean Film Council, ‘Art Cinema Production’ Jury Member
  • 2016 34th Seoul Independent Film Festival, Jury member for Preliminaries
  • 2014 14th Seoul Int’l New Media Festival, ‘Main Competition’ Jury Member
  • 2014 Seoul Film Commission, ‘Independent Movie Production’ Jury Member
  • 2012 38th Seoul Independent Film Festival, ‘New Choice’ Award Jury Member
  • 2012 6th Great Short Film Festival, Jury Member for Preliminaries

Lecture and Presentation

  • 2018 The Freedom Lecture, De Balie, Amsterdam
  • 2018 Artist Talk, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam
  • 2016-18 Creative Media Workshop, Mediact, Seoul
  • 2017 Screening Tour: Columbia University, The University of Chicago, The University of Vermont, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and Sarah Lawrence College, USA
  • 2012 Creative Media Workshop, Chungmuro Media Center, Seoul
  • 2012 Creative Media Workshop, Small Talk, Seoul
  • 2011 Guest Lecturer: Young In University, Hanyang Unversity, South Korea
  • 2010 TEDxSeoul Speaker, Seoul

Publication Works

  • 2001-present with the pen-name Kyum, he worked as a journalist and a columnist for the numerous publications, Hankyoreh, Outsider, Education and a number of other publications
  • 2006–2008 Editorial Writer, quarterly magazine ‘Independent Film Magazine’
  • 2004–2005 Columnist, weekly magazine ‘Hankyoreh 21’

Film Workshop

  • 2018 Intensive Program for Screenwriters, Filmmaker On-the-Job Training, Korean Academy of Film Arts
  • 2013 Intensive Program for Producers, Filmmaker On-the-Job Training, Korean Academy of Film Arts
  • 2009 Handmade Film Workshop, Space Cell, South Korea

Screenings

Grace Period
2015 | DCP | 62min | Documentary | Co-director: Caroline Key
Production Support by DMZ Int’l Documentary Film Festival

  • 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial, Justice Hotel at 6018North, Chicago
  • 2018 School of the Art Institute of Chicago, E-merge: Liberation Issue, Chicago
  • 2018 London Korean Film Festival, Artist Video, London
  • 2018 Exhibition of Exhibition of Exhibition, Cecil Theater, Seoul
  • 2016 Images Festival, solo screening at Whippersnapper Gallery, Canada
  • 2016 Indie Space, Special Screening: KIM KyungMook,South Korea
  • 2016 San Diego Underground Film Festival, USA
  • 2016 Union Docs, solo screening, New York, USA
  • 2016 Chicago Underground Film Festival, USA
  • 2015 Society for Visual Anthropology Film and Media Festival, USA
  • 2015 ARKIPEL Jakarta Int’l Documentary and Experimental Film Festival, Indonesia
  • 2015 New Museum, R&D: Speculation, USA (New York)
  • 2015 15th Seoul lnt’l New Media Festival, South Korea
  • 2014 40th Seoul Independent Film Festival, South Korea
  • 2014 7th DMZ Int’l Documentary Film Festival, South Korea

Futureless Things
2014 | DCP | 108min | Fiction
Production Support by Korean Film Council
(Released in June, 2014)

  • 2016 Indie Space, Special Screening: KIM KyungMook, South Korea
  • 2015 Silk Screen Asian American Festival, Invitation, USA
  • 2014 New York Korean Film Festival, Invitation, USA
  • 2014 Korean Cinema Today, Invitation, Japan (Tokyo)
  • 2014 Festival Du Film Coreen a Paris, Paysage, France
  • 2014 Warsaw Int’l Film Festival, Competition, Poland
  • 2014 Independent Film & Video Makers’ Forum, Invitation, South Korea
  • 2014 Seoul Int’l New Media Festival, Invitation, South Korea
  • 2014 Muju Int’l Film Festival, Competition, South Korea
  • 2014 Jeonju Int’l Film Festival, Korean Cinemascape, South Korea

Stateless Things
2011 | DCP | 120min | Fiction
Production Support, Independent Film Support, Independent Release Support by Korean Film Council

  • 2020 Emerging Korean Storytellers, Indiana University, USA
  • 2018 Seoul Pride Film Festival, Open Pride, Seoul
  • 2017 US Screening Tour: Columbia University, The University of Chicago, The University of Vermont, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and Sarah Lawrence College
  • 2016 Sydney Int’l Film Festival, Korea on the Verge, Australia
  • 2016 Indie Space, Special Screening: KIM KyungMook, South Korea
  • 2013 Korean Film Archive, Best Ten Films of the Year, South Korea
  • 2013 Black Movie Film Festival, The Taste of Others, Switzerland
  • 2012 Toronto Reel Asian Int’l Film Festival, International Competition, Canada
  • 2012 Festival du Film Coréen à Paris, Portrait, France
  • 2012 Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Korean Film Today, USA
  • 2012 Osian’s Cinefan Film Festival, Competition, India
  • 2012 Puchon Int’l Fantastic Film Festival, Vision Express, South Korea
  • 2012 New Horizon Int’l Film Festival, International Competition, Poland
  • 2012 Taipei Int’l Film Festival, Director in Focus: KIM KyungMook, Taiwan
  • 2012 Buenos Aires Independent Film Festival, Panorama, Argentina
  • 2012 Istanbul Int’l Film Festival, Minded Zone, Turkey
  • 2012 Independent Film & Video Makers’ Forum, Invitation, South Korea
  • 2012 Hong Kong Int’l Film Festival, Young Cinema Competition, Hong Kong
  • 2012 Prague Int’l Film Festival, Another Shore, Czech Republic
  • 2012 Int’l Film Festival Rotterdam, Spectrum, Netherlands
  • 2011 Seoul Independent Film Festival, Competition, South Korea
  • 2011 BFI London Film Festival, World Cinema, UK
  • 2011 Vancouver Int’l Film Festival, Dragons and Tigers, Canada
  • 2011 Venice Film Festival, Orizzonti Competition, Italy

SEX/LESS
2010 | DV&16mm film | 22min | 2CH Installation

  • 2016 Indie Space, Special Screening: KIM KyungMook, South Korea
  • 2013 Black Movie Film Festival, The Taste of Others, Switzerland
  • 2012 Taipei Int’l Film Festival, Director in Focus, Taiwan
  • 2012 Festival du Film Coréen à Paris, Portrait: KIM KyungMook, France
  • 2010 Seoul Int’l New Media Festival, South Korea
  • 2010 Independent Film & Video Makers’ Forum, South Korea
  • 2010 Int’l Film Festival Rotterdam, Invitation, Netherlands

A Cheonggyecheon Dog
2008 | HD | 61min | Fiction
Production Support by Korean Film Council and Seoul Film Commission

  • 2016 Indie Space, Special Screening: KIM KyungMook, South Korea
  • 2013 Black Movie Film Festival, The Taste of Others, Switzerland
  • 2012 Taipei Int’l Film Festival, Director in Focus, Taiwan
  • 2012 Festival du Film Coréen à Paris, Portrait: KIM KyungMook, France
  • 2009 Split Film Festival, Croatia
  • 2009 Seoul Int’l New Media Festival, South Korea
  • 2009 Mullae Art Festival, South Korea
  • 2009 Independent Film Show Case, South Korea
  • 2009 Image Forum Film Festival, Invitation, Japan(Tokyo)
  • 2009 Liberia Chinese Independent Film Festival, Invitation, China(Beijing)
  • 2009 New Film Festival Of Denmark (CPH:PIX), Middle East, Denmark
  • 2009 Int’l Film Festival Rotterdam, Bright Future, Netherlands
  • 2008 Korean Film Archive, Independent Film Screening, South Korea
  • 2008 Jeon-Book Independent Film Festival, Invitation, South Korea
  • 2008 Seoul Independent Film Festival, Feature Competition, South Korea
  • 2008 Cinema Digital Seoul, Feature Competition, South Korea

Faceless Things
2005 | DV | 65min | Fiction&Documentary

  • 2016 Indie Space, Special Screening: KIM KyungMook, South Korea
  • 2013 Black Movie Film Festival, The Taste of Others, Switzerland
  • 2012 Taipei Int’l Film Festival, Director in Focus, Taiwan
  • 2012 Festival du Film Coréen à Paris, Portrait: KIM KyungMook, France
  • 2008 Seoul Independent Film Festival, Invitation, South Korea
  • 2008 Pleasure Dome: Express and Extreme Film Festival, Canada
  • 2008 Inside Out LGBT Film Festival, Canada
  • 2007 Split Int’l Film Festival, Blue Night, Croatia
  • 2007 MAFIA Int’l Film Festival, Netherlands
  • 2007 InDPanda Int’l Film Festival, Hong Kong
  • 2007 Buenos Aires Independent Film Festival, Parallel Competitive, Argentina
  • 2007 Sydney Int’l Film Festival, Australia
  • 2007 Int’l Film Festival Rotterdam, Cinema of the Future, Netherlands
  • 2007 Exhibition: Alternative Space Loop, Seoul Int’l New Media Festival, South Korea
  • 2006 Exhibition: Space and Love, Arko Arts Center, South Korea
  • 2006 Korean Film Archive, Special Screening, South Korea
  • 2006 Vancouver Int’l Film Festival, Dragons & Tigers Competition, Canada
  • 2006 Image Forum, Korea Independent Films Week, Japan
  • 2005 Seoul Independent Film Festival, Competition, South Korea

Me and Doll-playing
2004 | DV | 20min | Documentary
Production Support by Next Generation Foundation

  • 2018 London Korean Film Festival, Artist Video, London
  • 2016 Indie Space, Special Screening: KIM KyungMook, South Korea
  • 2013 Black Movie Film Festival, The Taste of Others, Switzerland
  • 2012 Taipei Int’l Film Festival, Director in Focus, Taiwan
  • 2012 Festival du Film Coréen à Paris, Portrait: KIM KyungMook, France
  • 2009 Exhibition: Ilmin Museum of Art, South Korea
  • 2007 Independent Filmmakers’ Forum, South Korea
  • 2007 Jeonju Int’l Film Festival, South Korea
  • 2007 Buenos Aires Independent Film Festival, Argentina
  • 2006 Vancouver Int’l Film Festival, Canada
  • 2006 Image Forum, Korea Independent Films Week, Japan
  • 2006 Korean Film Archive, South Korea
  • 2006 Kansai Queer Film Festival, Japan
  • 2005 Seoul Independent Documentary Film&Video Festival, South Korea
  • 2005 Seoul Int’l New Media Festival, South Korea
  • 2005 Korea Queer Culture Festival, South Korea
  • 2005 Seoul Int’l Film Festival, South Korea
  • 2005 Jeonju Citizen Film&Video Festival, South Korea
  • 2004 Seoul Independent Film Festival, South Korea