BIFF Mecenat Award

The 27th Busan International Film FestivalBIFF Mecenat Award

The BIFF Mecenat Award is granted to the best documentary from Korea and Asia in Wide Angle competitive section.
The winner will be granted 10,000,000 KRW.

A Table for Two

KIM Boram Korea

Jury Comment
The Korean awardee for the BIFF Mecenat Award is A Table for Two by Kim Boram. The emotional strength shown in the first half of the film, the deep and secretive inner-self, and the complicated period of affection and conflict between a mother and daughter, is meticulously and elaborately captured in images

The Football Aficionado


Jury Comment
The Asian recipient of the BIFF Mecenat Award is The Football Aficionado by directors Sharmin Mojtahedzadeh and Paliz Khoshdel. This is a film that shows the will to change the reality that Iranian women are subjected to through the protagonist and her love and energy for football, with a pleasant and well-organized composition, while strongly criticizing the gender discriminatory reality and history in Iran.

The 27th Busan International Film FestivalBIFF Mecenat Award Special Mention

Dear Mother, I Meant to Write about Death

CHEN Siyi United States / China

Jury Comment
A film that earnestly examines the topic of life and death through the subject of illness and caring between a mother and daughter with a colorful image and steady format.