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Busan International Film Festival Awards 2013: 18th Annual Winners

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The winners of the 18th Annual Busan International Film Festival Awards have been announced. The 2013 Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), “held annually in Haeundae-gu, Busan, South Korea, is one of the most significant film festivals in Asia…The focus of the BIFF is introducing new films and first-time directors, especially those from Asian countries. Another notable feature is the appeal of the festival to young people, both in terms of the large youthful audience it attracts and through its efforts to develop and promote young talent.  “recognize excellence in the primetime entertainment programming.”

The full listing of the 2013 Busan International Film Festival Awards winners:

New Currents Awards
Joint winner: “Pascha” Dir: AHN Seonkyoung (Korea)
Joint winner: “Remote Control” Dir: Byamba SAKHYA (Mongolia/Germany)
Special Mention: “Transit” (pictured) Dir: Hannah ESPIA (Philippines)

Sonje (Short Film) Awards
Winner (Asia): “A Lady Caddy Who Never Saw a Hole in One” Dir: Yosep ANGGI NOEN (Indonesia)
Winner (Korea): “In the Summer” Dir: SON TaeDir: gyum (Korea)
Special Mention: “Temporary” Dir: Behzad AZADI (Iran)
Special Mention: “Sprout” Dir: YOON GaDir: eun (Korea)

BIFF Mecenat Award (Documentaries)
Winner (Asia): “Jalanan” (aka “Streetside”) Dir: Daniel ZIV (Indonesia)
Winner (Korea): “Non fiction Diary” Dir: JUNG Yoonsuk (Korea)
Special Mention: “Gureombi — The Wind is Blowing” Dir: CHO Sung-bong (Korea)

Busan Bank Award (Audience Award)
Winner: “Home” Dir: Maximilian HULT (Sweden/Iceland)

KNN Movie Award (Audience Award)
Winner: “10 Minutes” Dir: LEE Yong-seung (Korea)

FIPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics) Award
Winner: “10 Minutes” Dir: LEE Yong-seung (Korea)

NETPAC (Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema) Award
Winner: “Shuttlecock” Dir: LEE Yubin (Korea)

Busan Cinephile Award
Winner: “Father’s Garden –The Love of My Parents” Dir: Peter LIECHTI (Switzerland)

Citizen Reviewers’ Award
Joint winner: “Han Gong-ju” Dir: ju Dir: LEE Su-jin (Korea)
Joint winner: “Shuttlecock” Dir: LEE Yubin (Korea)

CGV Movie Collage Award
Winner: “Han Gong-ju Dir: LEE Sujin (Korea)

Source: Variety, Wikipedia

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