KBS documentary on comediennes awarded at Women's International Film Festival
KBS's documentary "Gag Women: The Story of Korean Comediennes" (2020) won an Outstanding Excellence award at the WRPN (Wide Reduced-Precision Networks) Women's International Film Festival on April 25.
"Gag Women: The Story of Korean Comediennes" was directed by Lee Eun-gyu and aired on June 18 last year, featuring six of Korea's top female comedians Lee Sung-mi, Seong Eun-i, Kim Sook, Kim Ji-min, Park Na-rae and Oh Na-mi.
The six comedians talked about their impact on the male-centered industry and pioneering their own paths.
Last year, it was awarded the Grand Prize at the Gender Equality Media Award by the Korean Institute for Gender Equality Promotion and Education, a public organization under the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family. It was also invited to the seventh Korean Film Festival Canada which was held from Oct. 29 to Nov. 2.
"This is the first time for the Women's International Film Festival to award a Korean video with the Outstanding Excellence award, which makes it more meaningful for us," said KBS.
"We will endeavor to spread Korean documentaries touching on female issues in the world."
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