This award is established to support new directors in Korean cinema. Two Korean films chosen from the New Currents and the Korean Cinema Today - Vision section will be given a cash prize of KRW 10,000,000 (approx. USD 7,400) respectively. This cash prize is sponsored by Aurora Media.
Greenhouse demonstrates a catastrophe and dramatically portrays devastating relationships surrounding socially marginalized individuals through its main character Moonjung. By depicting the drastic crisis of today’s society as a solemn and compelling drama, the film made great cinematic achievements.
Big Sleep is a warm and solid film. Simple and skillful directing and acting by Kim Youngsung, who played the role of Kiyoung, brilliantly accomplishes the theme of healing and salvation. Children’s lanterns in the film linger for a while.