Soyeon 'Dottie' Kim is a filmmaker, illustrator & educator. This is where Soyeon shares her stories about her art and life. Samples of Soyeon's work can be viewed at www.soyeonkimart.com. She also runs a Design/Animation studio, YELLOWSHED with her partner, Todd Hemker: www.yellowshed.com
Awards & Nominations: Winner: Best Animation, The 14th Santa Cruz Film Festival Winner: Best Animation, The 38th Big Muddy Film Festival Winner: Hasbro Inc Special Hospital Jury Award, The 7th Providence Children's Film Festival Nominated for Best Short Narrative: Monarch Film Festival Nominated for Best Animation: Directors Circle Festival of Shorts 2015 Jan. 22 - Feb. 7 The 10th Children's Film Festival Seattle (Seattle, Washington, US) Mar. 26 - Apr. 1 The 10th Athens ANIMFEST (Athens, Greece) May 20 & 22 Pickford Theatre: outreach program (Bellingham, Washington, US) Jun. 21 - 28 The 15th Melbourne International Animation Festival (Melbourne, Australia) Jul. 9 - 12 Comic-Con: The 12th San Diego Children's Film Festival (San Diego, California, US) Jul. 26 - 31 The 5th Supertoon International Animation Festival (Sibenik, Croatia) Sep. 17 - 22 The 11th Indie-AniFest (Seoul, Korea) Sep. 24 - 27 The 8th Animasyros International Animation Festival (Hermoupolis, Syros island, Cyclades, Greece) Oct. 8 - 15 The 10th Tacoma Film Festival (Tacoma, Washington, US) Nov. 5 - 15 The 24th St. Louis International Film Festival (St. Louis, Missouri, US) Nov. 6 - 12 The 15th Kansas International Film Festival (Overland Park, Kansas, US) Nov. 6 - 15 The 32nd Olympia Film Festival (Olympia, Washington, US) Nov. 23 - 29 The 13th International Animation Festival Tindirindis (Vilnius, Lithuania) Dec. 5 - 15 The 7th Directors Circle Festival of Shorts (Erie, Pennsylvania, US) Dec. 7 - 13 The 12th Animateka International Animated Film Festival (Ljubljana, Slovenia) Dec. 10 -11 The 4th Monarch Film Festival (Pacific Grove, California, US) Dec. 1-31 The 13th Mumia Underground World Animation Festival (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) 2016 Feb. 12 - 21 The 7th Providence Children's Film Festival (Providence, Rhode Island, US) Mar. 31 - Apr. 2 The 8th River Bend Film Festival (Goshen, Indiana, US) Apr. 1 - 10 The 18th Sarasota Film Festival (Sarasota, Florida, US) Apr. 21 - 24 The 16th DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival (Washington DC, US) Jun. 1 - 5 The 14th Santa Cruz Film Festival (Santa Cruz, California, US) Jun. 16 - 18 The 7th Hyart Film Festival (Lovell, Wyoming, US) Jun. 29 - Aug. 3 The 9th International Animation Festival Fest Anca (Zilina, Slovakia) Jul. 30 - Aug. 6 The 25th Woods Hole Film Festival (Woods Hole, MA, US) Sep. 2 - 4 The 11th Central Florida Film Festival (Orlando, Florida, US) Sep. 9 - 10 The 1st Staunton International Film Festival (Staunton, Virginia, US) Sep. 29 - Oct. 2 The 5th Watsonville Film Festival (Watsonville, California, US) Oct. ~ Jan. 17' MUMIA contemporary animations - 'Best of MUMIA' tour (Minas Gerais, Brazil) Monthly screening series: OZARK Short (Lamar, Missouri, US)
I held a puppet-making & animation workshop for children at the Days & Nights Festival, organized by Phillip Glass on Sep. 27th. Here are my initial idea sketches & a few pics from the event. The workshop's theme was 'Art & Science', so we made a few cardboard spaceships for kids to interact with the animated images. Children at the workshop also made paper puppets and animate them to travel the space!
Awards & Nominations: Best Short Narrative - Monarch Film Festival Best Animation - Hyart Film Festival Nominated for the Friese Award - 31st Hamburg International Short Film Festival Nominated for Best Animation - Carmel International Film Festival 2013
Aug. 4: The 10th San Diego International Children’s Film Festival (San Diego, California, US) Aug. 10-12: The 6th New Orleans International Children’s Film Festival (New Orleans, Louisiana, US) Sep. 26-30: The 9th Indie-AniFest: Korean Independent Animation Film Festival (Seoul, Korea) Oct. 2-6: The 3rd Days and Nights Festival (Carmel, California, US) Nov. 14-24: The 22nd St. Louis International Film Festival (St. Louis, Missouri, US) Nov. 23-24: Vancouver Art Gallery (Vancouver, Canada) Dec. 6-15: The 13th Anchorage International Film Festival (Anchorage, Alaska, US) Dec. 14-15: LACMA: The 9th Los Angeles International Children's Film Festival (Los angeles, California, US) Dec. 15- Jan. 15: The Film Skillet Winter 2013/2014 Animation Contest: Finalist
Jan. 23- Feb. 2: The 10th Children’s Film Festival Seattle (Seattle, Washington, US) Jan. 24- Feb. 9: The 1st Lisbon Children and Youth Film Festival (Lisbon, Portugal) Jan. 25-26: The 30th USA Film Festival: KidFilm (Dallas, Texas, US) Jan. 30- Feb. 9: The 29th Santa Barbara International Film Festival (Santa Barbara, California, US) Feb. 1-9: The 36th Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival (Clermont-Ferrand, France) Feb. 13-23: The 5th Providence Children Film Festival (Providence, Rhode Island, US) Feb. 18-23: The 36th Big Muddy Film Festival (Carbondale, Illinois, US) Feb. 20-23: Animac: Mostra Internacional de Cinema d'Animacio de Catalunya (Lleida, Spain) Feb. 22-23: The 16th BAMKids International Film Festival (Brooklyn, New York, US) Mar. 6-30: The 16th Mecal International Short Film and Animation Festival of Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain) Mar. 9-14: The 18th Freeze Frame International Film Festival for Kids of All Ages (Winnipeg, Canada) Apr. 4-11: The 16th Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) Apr. 10: Honolulu Museum of Art (Honolulu, Hawaii, US) Apr. 18-20: Comic-Con- San Diego International: Children's Film Festival (San Diego, California, US) May 12-18: The 5th Golden Kuker-Sofia International Children's Film Festival (Sofia, Bulgaria) May 27-31: The 7th Tissa Short Film Festival (Tissa, Morroco) Jun. 1-9: The 16th Mo & Friese Hamburg Children's Short Film Festival (Hamburg, Germany) Jun. 6-7: The 10th Blue Plum Animation Festival (Johnson City, Tennessee, US) Jun. 18-22: The 7th International Animation Festival Fest Anca (Zilina, Slovakia) Jul. 1-31: The 9th California Animation Festival (Central California Broadcasting event, US) Jul. 22-29: The 20th Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival (Seoul, Korea) Jul. 27- Aug. 1: The 4th Supertoon Animation Festival (Zagreb, Croatia) Jul. 29- Aug. 3: The 10th Traverse City Film Festival (Traverse City, MI, US) Aug. 22-24: The 15th Sacramento Film & Music Festival (Sacramento, CA, US) Oct. 2-5: The 7th Animasyros Int'l Animation Festival + Forum (Syros Island, Greece) Oct. 2-12: The 37th Mill Valley Film Festival (Mill Valley/San Rafael, CA, US) Oct. 3-12: The 9th Anim'est Int'l Animation Film Festival (Bucharest, Romania) Oct. 15-19: The 6th Carmel Int'l Film Festival (Carmel, CA, US) Oct. 23-28: The 7th Banjaluka Int'l Animated Film Festova; (Banjaluka, Bosnia & Herzegovina) Nov. 6-15: The 14th San Diego Asian Film Festival (San Diego, CA, US) Nov. 8-23: Animatic: Muestra De Cine De Animacion (Pamplona, Spain) Nov. 18-23: Istanbul Animation Festival (Istanbul, Turkey) Dec. 2-9: Bogota Short Film Festival (Bogota, Columbia) Dec. 10-11: The 3rd Monarch Film Festival (Pacific Grove, CA, US) All year around: The 5th WorldKids International Film Festival (Mumbai, India) All year around: PUCK cinema (traveling cities in Spain) All year around: Spike & Mike's Festival of Animation (traveling cities in US) 2015 Jan. 13-15: REELKids Film Festival (Peterborough, Canada) Jan. 16-25: Black Movie: Geneva International Independent Film Festival (Geneva, Switzerland) Feb. 7-8: The 6th Int'l Kinder Film Festival (Miyagi, Japan) Feb. 27-28: Anymasyros Touring Festival (Greece) Mar. 11-15: Festival Regard sur le court metrage (Quebec, Canada) Mar. 25: Monterey Museum of Art (Monterey, CA, US) Mar. 26-Apr. 1: Athens ANIMFEST (Athens, Greece) Apr. 14-19: The 27th FilmFest Dresden International Short Film Festival (Dresden, Germany) Apr. 12: International Children's Film Festival/ Manisa-Usak (Istanbul, Turkey) May 7-14: Green Film Festival in Seoul (Seoul, Korea) May 29 -Jun. 4: The 55th Zlin Film Festival (Zlin, Czech Republic) Jun. 27: Shastaland Children's Film Festival (Redding, CA, US) Jul. 16-Aug.4: Fantasia International Film Festival (Quebec, Canada) Sep. 11 -13 IN.S.A.N.E. animation film festival (Malmo, Sweden) Sep. 24 - 27 Festival de cinema des gens d'ici (Val d'Or, Canada) Oct. 24 - Nov. 30 International Festival of Animation Arts, 'Multivision' (St. Petersburg, Russia) Oct. 29 - Nov. 02 BOGOSHORTS: Bogota Short Film Festival (Bogota, Columbia) Dec. 1 - 31: The 13th Mumia Underground World Animation Festival (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) Dec. 5 - 15: The 7th Directors Circle Festival of Shorts (Erie, Pennsylvania, US) Dec. 12 - 13: The 8th Animasyros 'Best of selection-US produced independent shorts' (Larissa, Greece) Dec. La Turbine: The Cultural Center 'Evasion' (Lyon, France) 2016 Mar. 1-3: Durango Independent Film Festival (Durango, Colorado, US) Mar. 24 - 27 Tulsa Overground Film & Music Festival (Tulsa, OK, US) May 4 - 7 The 12th Rencontres entre le mondes (Chabeuil, France) Jun. 18 - 20 The 7th Hyart Film Festival (Lovell, Wyoming, US) Jul. 19 - 24 The 11th Busan International Kids & Youth Film Festival (Seoul, Korea) Jul. 19 - Aug. 16 The 1st International Children's Media Center (Chicago, Illinois, US) Jul. 22 - 28 The 4th Seoul Guro International Kids Film Festival (Seoul, Korea) Sep. 29 - Oct. 2 The 5th Watsonville Film Festival (Watsonville, California, US) Oct. 22-23 Tent Family Film Festival (Seoul, Korea) Nov. 4 - 10 The 16th Kansas International Film Festival (Overland Park, Kansas, US) Oct. ~ Jan. 17' MUMIA contemporary animations - 'Best of MUMIA' (Minas Gerais, Brazil) Monthly screening series: OZARK Short (Lamar, Missouri, US)
2017 Mar. 14 -19 The 23rd San Luis Obispo International Film Festival (San Luis Obispo, California)
2018 Apr. 13 -21 The 13th Rencontres du Film Court de Madagasikara (Madagasikara) Apr. 30 The 4th Faten Hamama Film Festival (Cairo, Egypt) Broadcast: 'Naver Ani-Theatre': online program (Korea) SBS: Seoul Broadcast Service network, 'Ani-World' (Korea)