New Currents Award

The 27th Busan International Film FestivalNew Currents Award

The 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 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.

a Wild Roomer

LEE Jeong-hong Korea

Jury Comment
We were particularly sensitive to the lightness and subtlety of the director's view of his characters. Through his innovative cinematography, he creates original circulations between the characters within a house, and builds a very contemporary universe.

Shivamma

Jaishankar ARYAR India

Jury Comment
We appreciated the originality and intensity with which the director was able to tell this very contemporary story. Here documentary and fiction meet in an organic and spirited way of making cinema. The generosity of the actors and the scenes create a closeness with this universal story that takes place in an Indian village.