YOON GA-EUN was born in 1982. After graduating in History and Religious Studies, Yoon studied film directing. She lectured at film clubs in secondary and high schools in Seoul, after which she worked at the Korean Film Museum as an educator for children and youth. Her films show her interest in the lives of children, provide an intimate experience of their world, their intrinsic worries and troubles. Children are her principal protagonists. Her short film Son-nim (Gust, 2011) was the first Asian film to win Grand Prix at the prestigious international short film festival - Clermont-Ferrand. Her following short film Kong-namul (Sprout, 2013) won the Best Short Film (Crystal Bear) Award at Berlinale (Generation section). The World of Us was premiered at Berlinale 2016.