Actors of the Year

The 27th Busan International Film FestivalActors of the Year

Actors 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 section. 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 a cash prize of KRW 5,000,000 (approx. USD 4,300) each which is sponsored by BIFF Supporters Association.

KIM Youngsung

Big Sleep Korea

Jury Comment
It has been a wonderful time watching the splendid films at the 27th Busan International Film Festival, appropriate to the stature of the festival. Watching the impressive acting of the Actors of the Year candidates as a jury member, I was able to take the chance to ruminate my own acting, as well as become aware of the numerous hidden gems in our films, who have yet to be discovered. I send my congratulations to the awardee and hope that the Busan International Film Festival may shine brighter as a festival for us all.

KIM Geumsoon

Star of Ulsan Korea

Jury Comment
I wish to send a big round of applause to Kim Geumsoon, who displayed an Ulsan-sea-like acting, wide and deep, and also blame my ignorance for being unaware of such brilliant talent. She is an amazing actress, young and refreshing, who is worthy of wide recognition and high acclaim this year.