GRACE KIM is a Korean-American filmmaker and interdisciplinary artist who takes a lens to the mundane and minutiae to explore the universal human experiences of loneliness, loss, isolation, and ultimately, the never-ending search for connection. Her films and video work are characterized by a soft, bloomy and dreamlike palette as she tonally flits between the tender and the absurd, finding grand significance through close examination of the quotidian. As a filmmaker, she works across many mediums, digital and analog, as well as animation and found footage. Grace's visual art (drawings and paintings) functions primarily as abstractions of the 'universal human experience' that she tries to examine in her video work.
Grace's short films have screened nationwide at festivals such as the Hamptons International Film Festival, Sidewalk Film Festival, and Tall Grass Film Festival amongst others. Outside of festivals, her work has screened at the Museum of the Moving Image, Syndicated Theater, Firehouse Cinema, Stuart Cinema, and the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport. Her work has been supported by the Atlanta Film Society for the Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, NYC Women's Fund, administered by the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment and New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Local Arts Fund administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council. She is a ViacomCBS Viewfinder Emerging Director Fellow and has held residency with the Saltonstall Foundation.
2022 Commercial Directors Diversity Program Semi-finalist
2022 Sony Pictures Television Diverse Directors Program Finalist
2021 Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, Artist-in-Residence
2020 Commercial Directors Diversity Program 50/50 Mentee
2020 Adult Swim ‘Development Meeting’ 1st Place Winner (The Grand Tammy)
2020 Screen Craft Short Film Fund Semifinalist (Fissura) 2020
2020 NYC Women’s Fund Grant, New York Foundation of the Arts - 'The Weeds in this Garden'
2020 Local Arts Fund Grant - Brooklyn Arts Council - 'Objects of Heartbreak'
2020 Airport Shorts Grant - Atlanta Film Society, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport - 'Heart Tick Kaboom'
2020 ViacomCBS Viewfinder Emerging Director Fellowship
2020 Sundance Film Festival Horizon Award Finalist (Loveseat)
2019 - 2020 Picture Farm Commercial Director Fellowship
2019 Ghetto Film School Emerging Director Fellowship Semi-finalist
2019 Audience Choice Award - Indieworks - 'Loveseat'
2019 Best Director - Revolution Me Film Festival - 'Loveseat'
2018 Screen Craft Short Film Fund Quarterfinalist - 'Loveseat'
PUBLICATIONS & REVIEWS
2022 Film Fest Magazine - 'Meet Filmmaker Grace Kim'