D.O.V., 24min,. South Korea,
Directed by Jay Park
Jun-young is an Myungsook University freshman with a lively and cheerful personality and tries to practice Youtube Vlogs with a new secondhands camera. He started practicing camera shooting with Sung-min, an older & mysterious classmate. While filming She discovers that she is transgender, having suffered from her trauma in the military. Joon-Young starts filming a documentary featuring her sincere voice.while filming.
Get to know the filmmaker:
1. What motivated you to make this film?
- D.O.V. is based on a true story of Korean transgender issues - a Transgender Student University Abandonment Case
& Forced discharge of transgender soldier in 2020 - and sexual violence in the military reported
by the Amnesty International Korean branch.
The ending of both stories are sad. The transgender student had to give up her University entrance on her own,
and the transgender soldier ended her life by suicide.
I wanted to remember them and convey my consolation to everyone through the movie.
2. From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make this film?
- It took about two weeks to write a script.
3. How would you describe your film in two words!?
- Visualization & Solidarity
4. What was the biggest obstacle you faced in completing this film?
-There was no particular difficulty. I've received a lot of help from the LGBTQ+ community.
5. What were your initial reactions when watching the audience talking about your film in the feedback video?
-They understood almost everything I intended to make a movie. I was amazed.
They could have enjoyed watching the movie more if they had known the situation in Korea
6. When did you realize that you wanted to make films?
-I saw a queer movie workshop announcement on Facebook in 2020.
I thought it was a queer movie-watching group, so I joined
but discovered it was a movie-making group. I had no choice but to do my best to make a movie.
7. What film have you seen the most in your life?
My husband is a movie buff, so We watch almost every movie in the cinema.
These days, I look up movies from the 80s through O.T.T.
8. What other elements of the festival experience can we and other festivals implement to satisfy you and help you further your filmmaking career?
- I hope that many Korean and Asian films can be introduced
to Canada and North America through your film festival.
9. You submitted to the festival via FilmFreeway. How have your experiences been working on the festival platform site?-
your experience working on the festival platform site?
- I introduced Film Freeway by San Francisco Pride Film Festival's main programmer,
who visited the Seoul Pride Film Festival last year.
I think it is an excellent platform to introduce my movie to a worldwide audience.
10. What is your favorite meal?
- My main job is a Mediterranean franchise restaurant brand director, not a movie director.
I enjoy cooking. Babsangilgi on Instagram - Foody Diary in Korean - is my Foody account.
I also cooked the scary kimchi fried rice that was in the movie.
11. What is next for you? A new film?
The next movie will also be produced through workshops.
It will be a short film and a story about the source of sexual minority hatred.
Please look forward to it.