Sangsun Choi

Sangsun ChoiSangsun Choi is a documentary filmmaker who specializes in the one-person production style. Driven by a desire to discover the unique meaning behind ordinary life, he utilizes careful observation and artistic representation in his work. Originally from South Korea, Choi has created numerous documentaries tackling important subjects such as child labor, North Korean defectors, people with disabilities, and immigrants.

His work has been widely recognized at prestigious film festivals, including the Atlanta Film Festival, Athens International Film and Video Festival, AmDoc, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, RiverRun International Film Festival, and the Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival. He has also received various awards, including the Best of Festival-King Foundation Award at the Broadcast Education Association Festival and the Gold Award at the AEJMC Festival of Visual & Interactive Media.

Currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication and Media at Kennesaw State University, Choi fosters a passion for community engagement. He actively collaborates with organizations to create impactful media projects through his classes. Under his guidance, students have produced successful PSA videos and documentaries in partnership with organizations like the Georgia Council on Recovery, Georgia Cancer Center, and various KSU entities.

Choi's dedication extends beyond the classroom. Since 2022, he has served as the director for two film festivals: the Kennesaw Film Festival and the Georgia Communication Association Film Festival. These festivals play a vital role in fostering dynamic communities for young filmmakers and cultivating appreciation for media work.

Please visit his filmmaker website to see his recent creative activities.