Bora Lee Kil

Bora Lee Kil

Master of Film

Bora Lee-Kil is a writer and filmmaker who believes that being born to and raised by her deaf parents have given her the best gift of storytelling. She dropped out of school at the age of sixteen, and traveled to South East Asia. The experience of the trip inspired first documentary, 'Road-Schooler' (2008) that also resulted in a book 'Road is School' (2009). Bora’s recent work, 'Glittering Hands' (2014) portraying the glittering world of her deaf parents, seen from the perspective of the daughter/director. She also published a book 'Glittering Applause'(2015). Bora is currently working on the next film, <A War of Memories> based on the Vietnam War.

Previous Education

  • 2016 B.A. in Broadcasting - School of Film, TV, & Multimedia
  • Korea National University of Arts 



Road-Schooler 2008|44 min|Documentary|Director, Producer, Editor

  • 2008 The 8th Korea Youth Media Festival – Competition / Audience Award (Korea)
  • 2009 The 11th International Women's Film Festival in Seoul - I-TEENS (Korea)

Glittering Hands 2014|80 min|Documentary|Director, Producer, Editor 

  • 2014 The 15th International Women's Film Festival in Seoul - Okrang Award & Audience Award(Korea)
  • 2014 The 15th Persons with Disabilities Film Festival - Competition / Grand Prize (Korea)
  • 2014 The 11th EBS International Documentary Film Festival - Festival Choice(Korea)
  • 2014 The 6th DMZ International Documentary Film Festival - Korean Docs Showcase (Korea)
  • 2014 The 40th Seoul Independent Film Festival - New Choice (Korea)
  • 2015 Shanghai TV Festival _ STVF Magnolia Awards nominated (China)
  • 2015 Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival – New Asian Current –Special comment (Japan)



Bora Lee-Kil. Road is School. Seoul: Hankyoreh Publication, 2009 

Bora Lee-Kil. Glittering Applause. Seoul: Hankyoreh Publication, 2015
*Recipient: Supporting grant for authorship and publication - Publication Industry Promotion Agency of Korea (2015) 

Contributing Essay
Bora Lee-Kil. “The Hill to Lean On: The Royal Tomb of Queens.” Eds. Gogeulli. Road- Schooler. Seoul: Alternative Culture Press, 2009
*Recipient: Supporting grant for youth authorship and publication(2009) 

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