This award is established to support short film directors in Korean cinema. A short film chosen from Wide Angle-Korean Short Competition section will be given a cash prize of KRW 5,000,000 (approx. USD 3,700). This cash prize is sponsored by Watcha.
Whilst the film progresses with dialogues between characters in a limited space, Other Life succeeds to be immersive with excellent directive skills and elements of suspense. The acute portrayals of the power dynamics between the one who paid and the other who got paid, and the relationship that is fragile enough to break apart with just a few words of a stranger, are outstanding.