University of Southern California

USC Global Conference

Global Challenges for Humanity
Seoul, Korea
May 23-25, 2013

Jae-eun Jeong

Jeong Jae EunJae-eun Jeong graduated from the School of Film, TV & Multimedia of the Korea National University of Arts (K-Arts). Her first feature film was Take Care of My Cat (고양이를 부탁해, 2001), a story of friendship and growth among four women in their twenties. The film won the Netpac Award at the Busan International Film Festival; earned a special mention in the competition section of the Rotterdam International Film Festival, and was invited to the Young Forum section at the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale). It was also  released theatrically in Japan, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom and the United States, and received numerous awards including the Hong Kong International Film Festival’s International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) Prize, and the Cinema Jove International Film Festival’s Best Picture Award.

Jeong’s short film, The Man with an Affair (2003), was included as part of the film omnibus If You Were Me, commissioned by the National Human Rights Commission of Korea. Her second feature, The Aggressives (태풍태양, 2005)—a film about urban youngsters in the local inline skating subculture of Seoul—was shown at Berlin International Film Festival.

In 2009, Jeong pursued a new interest in documentary filmmaking, centering on urban, environmental, and architectural themes. Her first documentary film, Taking Architect, about Korea architect Chung Guyon, was completed in 2012. She is currently working on her second documentary film project, City: Hall, about the process of building the new Seoul City Hall.

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