ExamiNation is a short documentary film about the notorious South Korean college entrance exam, Sooneung (수능). The film shows how one exam can dictate a culture and lifestyle in a country. Almost all high school students in Korea prepare for this rigorous and extremely competitive 8-hour exam that happens once a year. On this day, the whole country will pause for these students to take this “life-changing exam.” The film captures the experience of high school students through a day in the life of one student working toward this exam.
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Colors of Korea magazine: k-magazin.com/en/?p=11_inti_04
Korean Film Festival in Australia (KOFFIA) 2012: koreanfilmfestivalinaustralia.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/short-film-showcase-presents.html
Cambridge Cinema Shorts/ Strawberry Shorts Fair, 2014
Sidewalk Film Festival, 2012
Korean Film Festival in Australia - Sydney, 2012
Best Shorts Competition, 2012
Social Media Film Festival, 2012
Expo Film Festival, Northwestern U, 2012
Northwestern University Film Festival, 2011
Silver Telly Award, 2014
Highest Achievement Award at Northwestern University Film Festival, 2011
Merit Award at Best Shorts Competition, 2012
Audience Choice Award at Expo Film Festival, 2012
Culture Award at the European K-Pop Awards, 2012
The film was made in 2010/2011 by Judy Suh and her friends in their sophomore year. Judy graduated from Northwestern University with a B.A. in Radio/TV/Film and Art. As a Korean American, she was interested in telling a story from her cultural background through this documentary. She also makes narrative films, animations, and other experimental work as well.
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