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GKS 2022 undergraduate major in film. "Being a part of something special makes you special, right?"


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Sep 20, 2021   #1

application essay for gks 2022



- Motivations with which you apply for this program- Family and Education background
- Significant experiences you have had; risks you have taken and achievements you have made, persons or
events that have had a significant influence on you
- Extracurricular activities such as club activities, community service activities or work experiences
- If applicable, describe awards you have received, publications you have made, or skills you have acquired,

"Surrender, as I surrendered. Dive into what you don't know as I did. Don't worry about understanding, living surpasses any understanding." I read this quote by writer Clarice Lispector a few days before I started preparing for this scholarship three years ago, when I knew myself enough to know I was ready and confident to accomplish something as grand as moving to Korea and getting the best possible education and that they could develop skills and improve myself in a professional and personal way that studying in my country would not give me.

After watching a Korean film for the first time and being dazzled by the cinema of that country, I started to delve into the history of Korean cinema and realized how much it could help me to develop cinema in my own country, and I believe that South Korea it is the best destination for students in terms of education, technology and a good culture to develop character.

In Brazil, there is currently not so much investment in cultural areas, which could limit my learning and my performance in the labor market, in addition to the lack of appreciation of the Brazilian people with their own cinema, and little space for smaller and national productions. However, the South Korean example makes clear the importance of a country providing the necessary support so that its film industry is strengthened and able to conquer its space globally.

After the war, South Korea was completely devastated and taken by poverty, and the way the country found to recover was investing in education and culture.

It was most evident when in 2020 the parasite film was the biggest winner at the Oscar ceremony, drawing the attention of Hollywood, who maintain a friendly relationship now that Korea has been making its mark on the American creative economy in recent years.

After my parents divorced when I was very young and I moved in with my grandmother, studying hard for school, movies and books became my greatest comfort, so reading about cinema my passion for the career came to the fore. I don't even remember when I wasn't sure I wanted to be a filmmaker, always looking for ways to learn as much as I could, as I've always known that education in this area in my country is very scarce.

Once when my father, to whom I was always very distant, had cancer I decided to visit him in his hospital bed. For the first time he asked me while holding my hand what I wanted from the future, so I shared all my dreams with him. of studying and working with something that could bring joy to the world, besides being an industry that is always developing I could always be discovering new things and innovating and being able to make my mark in the world.

I was surprised that he yelled at me that I would be a nobody in life and that I would remain poor if I did movies instead of becoming a doctor or lawyer, in a way that everyone in the hospital could hear. I felt humiliated for him, but not for a second was I ashamed of what I knew was my greatest purpose in the world. I knew it wouldn't be easy. People around me constantly questioned my ambitions, reminded me that in a country like Brazil my chances were close to zero - it just made me even more desperate and sure of achieving those goals.

I was raised by strong and intelligent women like my mother and grandmother, who even with few financial conditions raised me to be free and independent, as well as encouraging me to discover my skills and follow my dreams, even if I went through difficulties for that.

My biggest inspiration was my mother, she always helped me get involved in helping the community, together we did some volunteer work such as food distribution in poorer regions, we visited an orphanage near my house and promoted fun activities, in Beyond one of the my favorite hobbies, rescuing and finding new homes for abandoned kittens, I saved eight stray animals, including my own cat.

When I was ten years old I used to be very shy and my mother sacrificed herself so that I could develop in every way possible, she put me in jazz dance, and in just one year I managed to be in the advanced class and did dance performances in several festivals and completely improved my shyness and created a real connection with different types of dance, improving the way I expressed myself.

It was also when I was ten years old that I started to fall in love with the English language. I decided to leave jazz, since my mother would not be able to afford both activities and I focused on the language. I was always the best in the class and helped those who had difficulties.

That's when I discovered how easy it was to learn, I always developed quickly in the activities I proposed and this was the biggest incentive for me to get interested in the GKS scholarship, to ensure that I'll make good use of the investment the government would make in me, both in language classes and at university.

After three years of taking English classes, I decided to stop and try to develop a method to achieve fluency on my own, as I always love studying and because I want to devote more hours to English than just a few hours of class per week. Which I really made a lot of progress on, but recently decided to come back to finish my final year of English and get my certificate, take a proficiency test and be able to teach the language to people who can't afford private tuition.

When I started high school, I entered a technical school where I could be taking a course in audiovisual, and I discovered that I had a gift for the area. I had experiences of developing works such as short films, video editing, producing video clips and so on.

I was always in the top three in the class until they elected me as class leader.
My familiarity with leadership made me realize that I can never be just a follower. I was the leader of my team in a scientific work about musical prejudice and we won third place in the entire school, which filled me with pride because everyone trusted in me doing the job right. I'm good at recognizing people's abilities and putting them on the right path and in the activity that I think they do best, with more care and wisdom, that's what makes me a good leader.

My desire is to become a great art director and overcome the title question of the essay by American art historian Linda Nochlin, "Why have there been no great female artists?".

I find myself in the context of living in a country that would not invest in my talent and willpower to learn, in addition to the low visibility of women in the audiovisual sector.

The opportunity given by the Korean government can change my reality and give me the opportunity to excel in my career and give visibility and encourage women artists.

"Being a part of something special makes you special, right?"-Rachel Berry, Glee
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Sep 22, 2021   #2
The language discussion does not belong in this statement. heate a far more intricate language study history in the appropriate and seperate essay. That way you can spend more time creating a historical presentation of your language learning style. This statement should focus more on your background and course related interests. As far as course related interests are concerned, you do not do a very good job of proving a serious pursuit of film -making. Beyond an interest in watching movies and quotes from television characters, there is no evidence ofa basic skill development, any amateur success that would prove a potential to suceed and reason to award a scholarship cannot be found either. So in terms of the following , the essay fails to leave a mark:

If applicable, describe awards you have received, publications you have made, or skills you have acquired,

This not really included as a suggestion although it is presented as such. Unless you can prove an early interest and pursuit of felmaking , the essay does not work. Yes, it was mentioned as apart of the high school track, then nothing. There was no real continuing skills development to prove you deserve the sponsorship.


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