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24th(2019)

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New Currents Award

New Currents Award is given to the two best feature films selected from the first or second feature of new Asian directors introduced in the New Currents section (a competitive section of BIFF for Asian films). A grand prize of USD 30,000 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.

Awards
Rom by Tran Thanh Huy (Vietnam)
Haifa Street by Mohanad Hayal (Iraq)

Kim Jiseok Award

It is to remember and honor the late Kim Ji-seok who passed away this year after devoting his whole life to discovering young Asian directors and supporting the growth of Asian cinema. A grand of prize of USD 10,000 is awarded to two films.

Awards
Circus of Life by Sarmad Sultan KHOOSAT (Pakistan)
Market by Pradip KURBAH (India)

Sonje Award

Sonje Award is given to the best Korean and Asian short films in the Wide Angle section, to assist them in producing next project by providing KRW 10,000,000(approx. USD 10,000) to each director.

Awards
Hello by JIN Seong-moon (Korea)
Dragon′s Tail by Saeed KESHAVARZ (Iran)

BIFF Mecenat Award

BIFF Mecenat Award is granted to the best documentary from Korea and Asia in Wide Angle competitive section. The winner will be granted KRW 10,000,000(approx. USD 10,000) with the purpose of assisting their next production.

Awards
Underground by KIM Jeong-keun (Korea)
Noodle Kid by HUO Ning (China)

Actor 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.

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The Education KIM Junhyung (Korea)
The Education MUN Hye-in (Korea)

FIPRESCI Award

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Running to the Sky by Mirlan ABDYKALYKOV (Kyrgyzstan)

NETPAC Award

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Moving on by YOON Danbi (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 KNN foundation and its winner is awarded USD 20,000.

Awards
An Old Lady by LIM Sun-ae (Korea)

Busan Bank Award

This award is given to the film that is most highly rated by festival audiences from Flash Forward section. A total of USD 20,000 is granted by the BNK Busan Bank. USD 10,000 is awarded to the director and the other half is used to support the distribution of the film in Korea.

Awards
Fabulous by Mélanie CHARBONNEAU (Canada)

KTH Award

Awards
Moving on by YOON Danbi (Korea)
Lucky Monster by BONG Joon-young (Korea)

KBS Independent Film Award

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LUCKY CHAN-SIL by KIM Cho-hee (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.

Awards
LUCKY CHAN-SIL by KIM Cho-hee (Korea)

Directors Guild of Korea Award

Awards
Moving on by YOON Danbi (Korea)
LUCKY CHAN-SIL by KIM Cho-hee (Korea)

CGK&삼양XEEN상

Awards
Kyungmi's World Shoot by KIM Gilja (Korea)

Citizen Critics' Award

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Moving on by YOON Danbi (Korea)

Busan Cinephile Award

Awards
Que Sea Ley (Let It Be Law) by Juan SOLANAS (Argentina)

Asian Filmmaker of the Year Award

수상자
KORE-EDA Hirokazu

Director / Japan

Kore-eda Hirozaku was born in Tokyo, Japan. After graduating from Waseda University where he studied literature, Kore-eda had intended on a career as an author before going into documentary television and later filmmaking.His filmography as director includes his directorial debut Maborosi (1995), Afterlife (1998), Distance (2001), Nobody Knows (2004), Hana (2006), Still Walking (2008), Air Doll (2009), I wish (2011), Like Father, Like Son (2013), Our Little Sister (2015), After the Storm (2016), The Third Murder (2017), and Shoplifters (2018). Kore-eda’s film Shoplifters, a stunning masterpiece dramaabout family bonds, won the Palme d'Or – the highest prize – at the 71st Cannes Film Festival in 2018. Kore-eda’s new film The Truth (2019),his first feature shot outside Japan with Catherine Deneuve, Juliette Binoche and Ethan Hawke, has been selected to open the OfficialCompetition of the 76th Venice Film Festival, drawing attention from cinephiles and moviegoers all around world.

Asian Filmmaker of the Year Award

수상자
BAE Yongjae

President and Co-founder of Festival du Film Coréen à Paris / Korea

After working for the Culture and PR department at Daewoo Group in the 1990s, he went to France to study film. He studied communication at Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3 and has worked as the president of Festival du Film Coréen à Paris since its first edition in 2006. The festival has experienced periodic difficulties; however, he has always strived for the growth of the festival. Thanks to his endless efforts, the Festival du Film Coréen à Paris was awarded the Prix Culturel France-Corée in 2015 for promoting Korean culture in France.
YOO Dongsuk

Former Festival Director of Festival du Film Coréen à Paris / Korea

After studying aesthetics at Seoul National University, Yoo Dongsuk left to France and graduated from Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3 with bachelors and master in cinema. He started working for Festival du Film Coréen à Paris as a Deputy Executive Officer for its first edition in 2006. After taking the positions of Program Director and Artistic Director in 2009 and 2010 respectively, he monitored and directed the festival as a Festival Director until 2017. Returning to Korea in 2018, he is now in charge of directing various artistic content as a Planning Director at the cultural complex ‘The Forest’ in Sanggye-dong, Seoul.