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Jinyoung Lee Won

Documentary Filmmaker
Founding Producer
Now Production Films

An award-winning journalist-turned-filmmaker, Jinyoung Lee Won earned her degree in Journalism and Multimedia from Ewha Womans University in Seoul, Korea. Since her relocation to Hawaii in 2005, she seamlessly transitioned from journalism to cinema, leveraging her extensive background in Korean media. In 2012, Jinyoung founded Now Production Films with a vision to create impactful films that bridge gaps between cultures and contribute positively to society. Her debut film, The Words of Wisdom from the Rainbow State (2021), received global acclaim and graced prestigious events like the 41st Hawaii International Film Festival. In her latest project, Songs of Love (2023), Jinyoung skillfully merges cultures through music, combining rare historic photographs with enchanting performances by world-renowned musicians. Beyond filmmaking, she contributes to her community orchestra as a dedicated cellist and serves on the board of the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra. Jinyoung’s exceptional talents have been recognized with accolades from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of South Korea’s Digital Contents Competition. She also earned the Best Emerging Filmmaker Award from the Liberty International Movie Festival and the Tagore International Film Festival. Fueled by boundless creativity and a profound love for storytelling, Jinyoung Lee Won continues to captivate global audiences, leaving an indelible mark on the world of cinema.

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