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Asian Festival of Children’s Content
23–26 May 2024

Since her first book, 2020 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award winner Baek Heena has continually captivated audiences with her innovative storytelling style. Her picture books are miniature worlds, created out of diverse materials that set the stage for the characters to tell their stories.

Join in this lecture where she will delve into how she uses techniques from film animation, sculptural and lighting design to bring depth and complexity to her works.

This session will be in Korean and English. 

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Baek Heena

Baek Heena (South Korea)

Heena Baek identifies herself as a storyteller rather than strictly an illustrator or author. Her passion lies in captivating audiences through the collaboration of pictures and text, utilizing various mediums. This passion is rooted in her studies in Educational Technology and Animated Films, which fuel her interest in the world of children.

Heena incorporates filmmaking techniques into her picture books, creating a refuge from the harshness of the real world. The primary motivation behind her creations is personal happiness, both as a picture book maker and reader. Her ultimate goal is to bring joy, particularly to children and those facing challenges, considering it the most honorable aspect of her creative journey.

Programme dates and times are subject to change.