Bora Lee-Kil
Based in Seoul and Fukuoka

Bora Lee-Kil is a South Korean writer and filmmaker who believes that being born to and raised by deaf parents has given her the best gift of storytelling. She dropped out of school at the age of sixteen and traveled South East Asia for 8 months. This experience inspired her first film, Road-Schooler(2008) which also resulted in a book, Road is School(2009). Following this, she studied filmmaking at Korea National University of Arts. Glittering Hands(2014) is an award-winning documentary based on her stories of growing up moving back and forth between two worlds – one of silence and one of sounds. She has been selected for Berlinale Talents 2020 and her new https://bstincontri.it film project Our Bodies was selected for Doc Station of Belittle Talents 2020. Recently, she won the YAA(Young Art support Amsterdam) Award.

2017-2019 Master of Film – Netherlands Film Academy, Amsterdam University of the Arts
2009-2016 B.A. in Broadcasting, School of Film, TV, & Multimedia, Korea National University of Arts

Grant and Awards
2020 Young Art support Amsterdam Award
2015 Emerging Cultural Artist Award for Women, Women & Culture in Network
2015 Support female leaders who make changes, Korea Foundation For Women
2013 Promising https://bstdating.de Art Project Grants, Hyundai Card/Capital

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