Award Winners

The 28th Busan International Film FestivalWatcha Short Award

This award is established to support short film directors in Korean cinema. Two short films chosen from Wide Angle - Korean Short Competition section will be given a cash prize of KRW 5,000,000 (approx. USD 3,800). This cash prize is sponsored by Watcha.


JEON Dohee, KIM Sohee Korea

Jury Comment
The film delicately captures discrimination and discomfort experienced by the protagonist with a hearing impairment in her everyday life. It exhibits a high level of cinematic craftsmanship, with a warming atmosphere surrounding the film and actor’s natural performance.


CHOI Soohyuk Korea

Jury Comment
The film’s unique cinematography, music, and art style, reminiscent of classic movies, make this film captivating. The witty expression and skillful direction maintaining a dramatic tension throughout, were outstanding. We look forward to the director's subsequent work.