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New Currents Award

The Busan International Film Festival New Currents Award is given to the two best feature films selected from the first or second works of new Asian directors introduced in the New Currents section (a competitive section of BIFF for Asian films). A grand prize of 30,000 USD is awarded to each film. The jury consists of world-renowned film experts who will choose winners to discover and encourage the hidden jewels of Asian cinema.

Winner
After My Death Director | Uiseok KIM(Korea)
Blockage Director | Mohsen GHARAEI(Iran)

Kim Jiseok Award

Winner
Malila: The Farewell Flower Director | Anucha BOONYAWATANA
The Scythian Lamb Director | Daihachi YOSHIDA(Japan)

Sonje Award

This award is granted to the best Korean and Asian short films in the Wide Angle Competition section. Winners are granted 10,000,000 KRW (approx. 10,000 USD) each with the purpose of assisting in their next production.

Winner
A Hand-written Poster Director | Eunmi KWAK(Korea)
Madonna Director | Sinung WINAHYOKO(Indonesia)

BIFF Mecenat Award

This award is granted to the best Korean and Asian documentary pictures in the Wide Angle Competition section. Winners are granted 10,000,000 KRW (approx. 10,000 USD) each with the purpose of assisting in their next production.

Winner
Soseongri Director | Baeil PARK(Korea)
Sennan Asbestos Disaster Director | Kazuo HARA(Japan)

Actor & Actress of the Year

Actor & Actress of the Year is the award to focus on first-time actors in the independent Korean films among the New Currents and Korean Cinema Today Vision. The top-class Korean actor and actress select one actor and one actress with outstanding performance. The winners will be awarded at the closing ceremony with cash prize of 5,000,000 KRW (approx. 5,000 USD) each.

Winner
Hit the Night actor | PARK Jonghwan (Korea)
After My Death actor | JEON Yeobeen (Korea)

KNN Award

This award is given to the film that gained most acclaim from festival audiences, among the films introduced in the New Currents section. The award is granted by the KNN foundation and its winner is awarded 20,000 USD.

Winner
End of Summer Director | Quan ZHOU(China)

Busan Bank Award

This award is given to the film that is most highly rated by festival audiences. Approximately 10 films from the Flash Forward section are selected beforehand to participate in this competition. A total of 20,000 USD is granted by the BNK Busan Bank. 10,000 USD is awarded to the director and the other half is used to support the distribution of the film in Korea. BIFF character, Pine Tree sign , will be marked next to the eligible candidates.

Winner
Pulse Director | Stevie CRUZ-MARTIN(Australia)

Citizen Critics Award

Citizen critics from the Busan Cinematheque choose the best film from those screened in the Korean Cinema Today Vision section and its director is granted the award. The winner is awarded 10,000,000 KRW (approx. 10,000 USD) with the purpose of assisting in their next production.

Winner
Possible Faces Director | Kanghyun LEE(Korea)

CGV Arthouse Award

This award was newly created in 2011 in collaboration with CJ CGV Arthouse to shed new light on the Korean Cinema Today Vision section. The award aims to provide independent films, indie films, new films, and low budget films with distribution and screening opportunities.

Winner
A Free Man Director | Andreas HARTMANN(Germany, Japan)

CGV Arthouse Award

This award was newly created in 2011 in collaboration with CJ CGV Arthouse to shed new light on the Korean Cinema Today Vision section. The award aims to provide independent films, indie films, new films, and low budget films with distribution and screening opportunities.

Winner
Microhabitat Director | Gowoon JEON(Korea)

Vision-Director's Award

Vision-Director Award goes to two most outstanding Korean films from Korean Cinema Today-Vision section with grant of KRW 5,000,000(approx. USD 5,000) for each winner, which is sponsored by MEGABOX.

Winner
February Director | Joonghyun Kim(Korea)
Hit the Night Director | Gayoung JEONG(Korea)

NETPAC Award

This award is given to the year셲 best Korean film from either the New Currents or the Korean Cinema Today Vision section. NETPAC is an international organization founded in 1990 devoted to the expansion of Asian film distribution and screening.

Winner
February Director | Joonghyun Kim(Korea)

FIPRESCI Award

The FIPRESCI Award (Prize of the International Federation of Film Critics) is awarded to well-made works that reflect its experimental and progressive spirit, among those presented in the New Currents section.

Winner
Last Child Director | Dongseok SHIN(Korea)

The Asian Filmmaker of the Year

This award is granted to the Asian filmmaker who has made the most significant contribution to the advancement of Asian film industry and culture throughout the year.

Winner
SUZUKI Seijun (1923~2017)

Director / Japan

Suzuki Seijun was born in Tokyo in 1923. He enrolled in the film department of the Kamakura Academy in 1946 and worked as an assistant director at several studios. Debuted as filmmaker with Cheers At the Harbor: Triumph In My Hands (Minato no kanpai: Sh척ri o waga te ni) in 1956, he directed over 40 works until 1967 and named as a significant figure in Japanese New Wave. Suzuki셲 yakuza thrillers and pop-art cinematic style influenced future filmmakers including Wong Kar Wai, Quentin Tarantino and John Woo. His representative works include Gate of Flesh (1964), Tokyo Drifter (1966), Branded to Kill (1967), Zigeunerweisen (1980). Princess Raccoon (2005) was screened at the 10 th Busan International Film Festival.

Korean Cinema Award

This award is granted to the notable figure that has made significant contribution in promoting Korean cinema worldwide.

Winner
Christoph TERHECHTE

Head of Berlin International Film Festival Forum / Germany

Christoph Terhechte was born in 1961, in the city of M체nster, Germany. He studied political science and journalism at the University of Hamburg and started his career as a film journalist in 1984. After he worked as a writer of 쐔az, a daily newspaper in Germany, Terhechte moved to Paris, working as a freelance journalist. He also worked as a head editor in the film section at the Berlin city magazine 쐔ip. He promoted European cinema by working on the film selection and editorial work of the European Low Budget Film Forum in Hamburg. Christoph Terhechte has been a member of the selection committee of the Berlin International Film Festival Forum since 1997 and was appointed head of the Berlinale section in 2001. Working as a head of the International Forum of New Cinema of the Berlin International Film Festival, Christoph Terhechte has actively introduced Korean cinema to European audiences.

ARTISTRY
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