Gloria Ui Young Kim
A Self-Distribution Workshop
Born in Seoul, Korea, writer/director Gloria Ui Young Kim comes from a long line of media makers. She’s an alumni of the Canadian Film Centre’s Director’s Lab, TIFF Talent Lab, NSI, and WIDC. She recently directed, wrote and produced her first feature, Queen of the Morning Calm, which won the William F. White Reel Canadian Indie, the DGC Ontario Best Director Award, Special Jury Best Breakthrough Performance Award at the Canadian Film Festival. The film's script placed in the second round at the Sundance Screenwriting Lab and earned Gloria both the Spotlight on Screenwriters and Telefilm Canada New Voices Award. She has directed for Heartland (CBC, Netflix) and Coroner (CBC, CW), as well as directed multiple episodes of television for Sinking Ship, Fifth Ground, Riverbanks, and BGM, Back Alley, Muse and Cineflix. She was chosen by Women in View as one of the 2017 Five in Focus, and was on the Board of Directors for Women in Film and Television-Toronto. Her next feature, The Banquet (Hawkeye Pictures) recently received the CFC/Netflix Accelerator.