‘A Stability’ and ‘Three’ Win Busan Festival’s Competition Awards


The Busan Worldwide Movie Competition concluded its twenty fifth version on Friday with the announcement of prizes throughout its a number of sections. The aggressive New Currents part noticed the highest prize shared between “A Stability” from Japanese director Harumoto Yujiro and “Three,” a Kazakhstan-Korea- Uzbekistan co-venture directed by Pak Ruslan.

The pageant operated a hybrid format, with most occasions shifted on-line as a result of coronavirus outbreak alongside a handful of in-person screenings on the Busan Cinema Heart. It reported that over its ten day run (Oct. 21-30) it had attracted 20,100 guests to its onsite screenings. Its combination on-line guests numbered simply 30,200 for its BIFF Discussion board, Asia Contents Awards, the Asian Movie Awards, and the Grasp Class lecture.

“Though the full variety of pageant audiences remained roughly 18,000 attributable to 25% occupancy for every theater, it was a noteworthy quantity that reveals the love and help of the viewers for the Busan Worldwide Movie Competition,” pageant organizers mentioned in an finish of session report. “9 out of 10 movies that screened on the Busan Cinema Heart BIFF Theater have been offered out, together with ‘Soul,’ ‘Summer season of 85,’ ‘Within the Temper for Love,’ and ‘The Asadas.’ Movies that obtained acclaim from abroad movie festivals, reminiscent of ‘Minari,’ have been additionally offered out.

The pageant organized 90 on-line visitor visits and 45 in-person visitor visits in Busan, making a complete of 135 such occasions. “Simultaneous screenings held in Vietnam, Thailand and Busan with stay visitor visits have been notable as a brand-new format, crossing borders in disconnected instances. Director Yoon Sung-hyun’s ‘Time to Hunt’ visitor go to was live-streamed on Youtube… Such new approaches point out the pageant has thrived even within the COVID-19 period with devotion to its authentic core worth,” the report continued.

The Asian Contents & Movie Market noticed 205 establishments and enterprise from 20 international locations take part by way of using on-line cubicles, registering and buying and selling 833 content material merchandise. Organizers mentioned that was a rise of 5 corporations in contrast with the earlier yr. On-line screenings allowed entry to 118 official alternatives from the pageant.

2020 Busan Competition Prize Winners

New Currents Award
Winner 1: “A Stability” dir. Harumoto Yujiro (Japan)
Winner 2: “Three” dir. Pak Ruslan (Kazakhstan/Korea/Uzbekistan)

Kim Jiseok Award
Winner 1: “Drowning in Holy Water” dir. Navid Mahmoudi (Afghanistan/Iran)
Winner 2: “The Slaughterhouse” dir. Abbas Amini (Iran)

BIFF Mecenat Award
Winner 1: “The Artwork of Residing in Hazard” dir. Mina Keshavarz (Iran/Germany)
Winner 2: “Sister J” dir. Lee Soojung (Korea)
Particular Point out: “Self-portrait 2020” dir. Lee Dongwoo (Korea)

Sonje Award
Winner 1: “Georgia” dir. Jayil Pak (Korea)
Winner 2: “Mountain Cat” dir Lkhagvadulam Purev-Ochir (Mongolia/U.Ok.)

Actor & Actress of the Yr Award
Winner 1: Jisoo in “Our Joyful Summer season Days” (Korea)
Winner 2: LIM Seong-mi in “Fighter” (Korea)

Flash Ahead Award (voted for by viewers members)
Winner: “Tigers” dir. Ronnie Sandahl (Sweden/Italy/Denmark)

Winner: “Summer season Blur” dir. Han Shuai (China)

Winner: “Fighter” dir. Jero Yun (Korea)

DGK-Megabox Award
Winner 1: “Younger Grownup Issues” dir. Lee Hwan (Korea)
Winner 2: “Good Particular person” dir. Jung Wook (Korea)

CGV Arthouse Award
Winner: “Good Particular person” dir. Jung Wook (Korea)

KTH Award
Winner 1: Snowball dir. Lee Woo-jung (Korea)
Winner 2: “Younger Grownup Issues” dir. Lee Hwan (Korea)

KBS Impartial Movie Award
Winner: “Limecrime” dirs. Lee Seunghwan, Yoo Jaewook | Korea



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