[BIFF Press Release] Busan International Film Fesitval (21)_(2018.09.13)
23rdBusan International Film Festival Announces 9 Nominees for Kim Jiseok Award
The 23rdBusan International Film Festival announced 9 official candidates for Kim Jiseok Award, established in 2017.
This year, Kim Jiseok Award is granted to nominees from A Window on Asian Cinema, a section introducing films produced by active and talented Asian directors or those in worldwide recognition already. Among the section, 2 finalists will be chosen and awarded 10,000,000 KRW (approximately 10,000 USD) each.
Kim Jiseok Award was established last year to remember Kim Jiseok, the Program Director of Busan International Film Festival who dedicated himself to fostering new Asian films, discovering and supporting up-and-coming Asian directors. Justin Chang of American film critic, Eric Khoo of Singaporean film director and Hayashi Kanako of Japan will serve as jurors for the Kim Jiseok Award at the 23rdBusan International Film Festival.
■2018 Kim Jiseok Award Nominees
(*Titles in Alphabetical Order)
Rona, Azims Mother
The Secret of a Leader
Dare to stop us
27 Steps of May
Widow of Silence
*WP: World Premiere *IP: International Premiere
The 23rd Busan International Film Festival will be held from October 4, 2018 to October 13, 2018. Asian Film Market will be held from October 6, 2018 to October 9, 2019. Asian Project Market will be held from October 7, 2018 to October 9, 2018.