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JiYoon Park is expanding the boundaries of documentaries. Defamiliarisation and recontextualisation is her main filmmaking style, subverting fixed perspectives that people are already familiar with. Through utilizing the method of juxtaposition, she has created multi-layered meanings that are hidden and unexpected. Image, narration-text and sound are disparately intertwined with each other, and they co-exist by complementing one another.

In her works, the main character seems to be “The Third Existence”, which is non-human, and it observes and stares at the specific person or situation. Through this, a paradoxical and supernatural atmosphere is created, which transcends time-space dimension and presents a feeling of in between dream and reality.  The films she directed, produced and edited have been screened worldwide, including IDFA, AFI DOCS and Ji.hlava IDFF.  She is currently based in Seoul, South Korea and developing a character-driven feature documentary film.

Selections & Screenings  
- Art Support Grant, Seoul Foundation of Arts and Culture 
- Tape Collective, London, UK / programe with UCL Film Soc’s Fest
- Nowness Asia / online publishing as Nowness Experiments
- Grants for Researching Int’l Art Platforms, ARKO Arts Council Korea
- San Diego Asian Film Festival, San Diego, US / official selection
- Ji.hlava IDFF, Jihlava, CZ / short film competition
- EBS Int’l Documentary Festival, Goyang, KR / official selection
- Equinoxio Film Festival, Bogota, CO / official selection
- Otherfield Film Festival, East Sussex, UK / official selection 
- Lago Film Fest, Revine Lago, IT / official selection
- Pragovka Gallery, Prague, CZ / special screening
- Seoul Ind Women’s Film Festival, Seoul, KR / short film competition
- AFI Docs, Washington, D.C., US / short film competition
- Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival, Glasgow, UK / official selection
- Alchemy Film and Arts Festival, Hawick, UK / official selection
- Echoes of 24th Ji.hlava IDFF, Jihlava, CZ / special screening
- Future Now Symposium, York, UK / special screening 
- Grants for Participating in Int’l Film Festivals, Korean Film Council
- Selected for the Ind Film Archive Collection Project, Korean Film Archive
- Grants for Preparing Creative Activities, Korean Artists Welfare Foundation
- DMZ Short Docs Award, DMZ Docs (Dir, Prod and Ed ‘The Way We Wait’)
- Women Filmmakers Support Fund, Seoul Int'l Women’s Film Festival
- Cairo Int'l Film Festival, Cairo, EG / short film competition
- IDFA, Amsterdam, NL / student documentary competition
- Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York, UK / official selection
- Ji.hlava IDFF, Jihlava, CZ / competition for experimental films
- DMZ Docs, Goyang, KR / short documentary award winner
- Seoul Int'l Women’s Film Festival, Seoul, KR / opening film
- Open City Documentary Festival, London, UK / UK short film award nominee

2019 MA - Film Directing, Edinburgh College of Art, UK
2017 BA - Television and Film & Art History, Ewha Womans[sic] University, KR
2014 Exchange Programme in Art History, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, ES

2022 a member of Louise the Women - Network of Female Artists in Visual Arts

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