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Gloria Ui Young Kim

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B: in Seoul, Korea

Gloria Ui Young Kim, often referred to as Gloria Kim, was born in Korea but grew up and lives in Toronto. With a degree in English Lit from the University of Toronto, she worked as a journalist at Maclean’s. She also attended Ryerson: Image Arts and the 2008 Canadian Film Centre’s Director’s Lab. Her short film, Rock Garden: Not a Love Story, described by Atom Egoyan as “absolutely beautiful”, has won numerous prizes including the CBC Canadian Reflections Award. Her CBC film, The Auction, premiered at the 2010 Sprockets TIFF, and won Best Short Film, the Audience Choice Award: 2012 WIFT Short Film Showcase and Children’s Jury Prize: Seattle Film Festival for Children, and is now part of the John VanDuzer Film Collection at TIFF Bell Lightbox. Her OAC-commissioned work, Why Do I Dance… has had almost a million views on Youtube since April, 2012. More recently she directed the Ontario Arts Council’s 50th Anniversary film, Live, Love Art…, which won Best Interview Film at PR Daily Video Awards and the twelve minute short Flamenco for CBC, which was nominated Best Short at the San Francisco Dance Film Festival and at KAFFNY. Her script, Debra and Mona won the 2013 Telefilm New Voices Award and was featured in the 2015 Spotlight on Screenwriters.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Rock Garden: A Love Story (2007, short)

The Auction (2010, short)
Why Do I Dance (2012, short)
Flamenco Movie (2015, short)
Debra and Mona (2017)

Credits as a Screenwriter:
Rock Garden: A Love Story (2007, short)

The Auction (2010, short)
Flamenco Movie (2015, short)
Debra and Mona (2017)

Credits as a Producer:
Rock Garden: A Love Story (2007, short)

The Auction (2010, short)
Flamenco Movie (2015, short)

Debra and Mona (2017)