Jinseok Kang Jinseok Kang

Programmer | DMZ International Documentary Film Festival | South Korea

Jinseok Kang majored film theory and visual anthropology at the Korea National University of Arts(Karts) and Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin. After working as a documentary film producer, he joined DMZ Docs as a programmer in 2021.

Institute/ Organization Profile
DMZ International Documentary Film Festival, also known as DMZ Docs, is a South Korean film festival for documentary films jointly presented by Gyeonggi Province, Paju and Goyang. Launched in 2009, the Festival showcases films dealing with peace, coexistence and reconciliation accompanied by events like seminars, conferences and pitch program for DMZ Docs Fund in Goyang and Paju city of the neighboring region with DMZ (Korean Demilitarized Zone). As one of leading international documentary film festivals in Asia, DMZ Docs aims to provide opportunities for growing Korean and Asian documentary filmmakers to have a field that cineastes and audience together celebrate the festival through documentaries promoting peace, life and communication. The 12th DMZ Docs was held from September 17th to 24th, 2020, presenting 122 movies from 33 countries. Despite its short history, DMZ Docs is growing as one of the most important documentary festivals in Asia.