About KIXFF

Home is where your camera is

“Waygukin” is the Korean word for foreigner. I’d prefer the word “expat.”  1.5 million foreigners live in South Korea. Nearly half are Chinese, 9.3% of those are American, while many Japanese, Thai, and Vietnamese call Korea “home” as well. Either way we’re here to stay… and often bored and drinking. So why not a festival?

Korea International Expat Film Festival, or KIXFF, is the only expat film festival on Earth. KIXFF is for low-budget independent filmmakers focusing on the expat film movement. Nearly 50 films in three days. Telling stories without borders. 2015 was the inaugural year for KIXFF.

1st Expat Film Competition In The World

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KIXFF Team

  • Kevin Lambert
    Kevin Lambert Festival Director
  • Pablo Fuentes Gómez
    Pablo Fuentes Gómez Art Director
  • Stella Kim (김현숙)
    Stella Kim (김현숙) Board Member, KR Press Relations
  • Lynne van der Merwe
    Lynne van der Merwe Event Coordinator

KIXFF Judges

  • Pierce Conran
    Pierce Conran

    Producer, writer, film critic and consultant Pierce Conran teamed up with Director Lee Sang-woo to form 2Mr Films in 2014, through which he has produced seven feature films to date. In addition to producing he also wrote the NAFF-awarded feature project Cannibal Granny, worked as a writer on a French-Korean TV mini-series treatment with Director Kim Jee-woon and consults for American production company XYZ Films.

    As a journalist, Pierce continues to write for the Korean Film Council (KOFIC), Time Out Magazine and ScreenAnarchy in addition to working as a programming consultant for the Fribourg International Film Festival.

We are always looking for great people to join our team!

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