New Currents Award
The only featured competition at PIFF is awarded in ‘New Currents’ section. The New Currents Award serves to promote emerging film talent in Asia by selecting the best new film by an Asian director. Selected by a jury of eminent film professionals, the awards guarantee a 10,000 USD cash award to the winning director.
A cash award of 10,000,000 KRW is granted to the best Korean short film from Wide Angle section for the purpose of assisting the next production by its director.
A cash award of 10,000,000 KRW is granted to the best Korean documentary film or video from Wide Angle section, for the purpose of assisting the next production by its director.
FIPRESCI Award (Prize of the International Film Critics) is awarded annually at PIFF to a new Asian film from ‘New Currents’ section for its experimental and progressive spirit by the Association of Internal Film Press.
The NETPAC (Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema) Award is presented to the best Korean feature film by the NETPAC Jury. NETPAC was founded as an international body in 1990 with a mission to promote and to distribute Asian films, and to introduce the outstanding achievements of Asian cinema overseas.
PSB Award (Audience Award)
The PSB Award is given to most popular film in the ‘New Currents’ section of PIFF, with an audience award of 10,000 USD presented by the Pusan Broadcasting Cultural Foundation.
Korean Cinema Award
The Korean Cinema Award is presented annually to those who have made significant contributions to Korea films by introducing them to the global film industry.
In recognition of the importance of finding an International audience for Korean cinema, the Korean Cinema Award is granted by PIFF's Organizing Committee to those who have made significant contribution in introducing Korean films to the international film community. This year's recipient is Alain Jacques Louis Patel, the president of Festival du Film Asiatique de Deauville. With its short history of 4 years, being the representative European Film Festival screening exclusively Asian films, Festival du Film Asiatique de Deauville has been an excellent window in presenting Asian, especially Korean films to Europe. Alain Patel selected 4 Korean films including A Flower in Hell by Shin Sang-ok for the first edition of the festival and films such as Nowhere to Hide, Joint Security Area and Failan successively won the major awards each year at Deauville.