Maeng Soojin is a film critic and programmer of Seoul Eco Film Festival. She received a PhD from the Department of Theater and Film, Dongguk University. She previously worked as a member the executive committee for the Seoul Independent Film Festival, a member of the steering committee for the Association of Korean Independent Film & Video, a staff critic for the weekly film magazine Movie Week, and the programmer of Jeonju International Film Festival, DMZ Docs and EBS International Documentary Festival. She wrote several books on Korean independent films including Truth or Fake: Documentaries on the Border and Issues of Korean Short Films.
The Asia Pacific Screen Academy expresses its respect for and acknowledgement of the South East Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of country, including the custodial communities on whose land works are created and celebrated by the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. We acknowledge the continuing connection to land, waters and communities. We also pay our respects to Elders, past and emerging. We recognise the integral role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and First Nations peoples continue to play in storytelling and celebration spaces.