Korean and Iranian Films Share Top Prize at BIFF


“After My Death” by Kim Uiseok and “Blockage” by Mohsen Gharaei shared the top prize in the New Currents category at the 22nd Busan International Film Festival.

Other notable award winners at the festival included:

Kim Jiseok Award

Winner: Malila: The farewell Flower / Anucha BOONYAWATANA (Thailand)

Winner: The Scythian Lamb / YOSHIDA Daihachi (Japan)

BIFF Mecenat Award

Winner (Korea): Soseongri / PARK Baeil (Korea)

Winner (Asia): Sennan Asbestos Disaster / HARA Kazuo (Japan)

Sonje Award

Winner (Korea): A Hand-written Poster / KWAK Eunmi (Korea)

Winner (Asia): Madonna / Sinung WINAHYOKO (Indonesia)

Actor & Actress of the Year Awards

Actor of the Year: PARK Jonghwan / Hit the Night (Korea)

Actress of the Year: JEON Yeobeen / After My Death (Korea)

KNN Award

Winner: End of Summer / ZHOU Quan (China)

Busan Bank Award

Winner: Pulse / Stevie CRUZ-MARTIN (Australia)

Citizen Critics’ Award

Winner: Possible Faces / LEE Kanghyun (Korea)

Vision – Director’s Award

Winner: February / KIM Joonghyun (Korea)

Winner: Hit the Night / JEONG Gayoung (Korea)

CGV Art House Award

Winner: Microhabitat / JEON Gowoon (Korea)

Jeff Liebsch
Jeff Liebsch has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Eurobasket, Tribal Football and Yonhap News. He can be followed on Twitter at @chevybusan.

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