According to centercinemapress , quoted by Variety, the Busan International Film Festival ended its 25th edition this Friday with the announcement of the award winners of the competitive sections.
In the competitive section, the main prize was awarded to “One Balance” by Japanese director Harumoto Yujiro and “Three” by Pak Ruslan from Kazakhstan, Korea and Uzbekistan jointly.
The “Kim Jaiseok” award was also jointly awarded to “Death in Pure Water” by Navid Mahmoudi, a joint production of Afghanistan/Iran, and “Kashtargah” by Abbas Amini from Iran.
While this festival was held in a mixed format and most of its events took place online due to the Corona virus, it is reported that during the 10-day event that started on October 21, more than 20,000 visitors watched the films of this festival. Watched online. More than 30,000 online visitors of the festival have been reported, who participated in the festival meeting, the Asia Awards ceremony, the Asian Film Awards and the lectures of the master classes.
The organizers of the festival also announced that the number of movie audiences in cinemas was equal to 18,000 people due to the use of 25% of the capacity of each movie theater, which shows the audience’s love and support for the Busan International Film Festival.
It was also announced that 9 movies out of 10 tickets were sold in full, including “Soul”, “Summer 85”, “Der Mood Eshgh” and “Asadas”.
This festival hosted 90 guests online and 45 guests in person, in total 135 events with the presence of festival guests.
The award winners of this festival are:
New stream award
Winner 1: “A Balance” by Harumoto Yujiro (Japan)
Winner 2: “Three” by Pak Ruslan (Kazakhstan, Korea and Uzbekistan)
Kim Jaiseok Award
Winner 1: “Dying in Pure Water” by Navid Mahmoudi (Afghanistan/Iran)
Winner 2: “Slaughterhouse” by Abbas Amini (Iran)
BIFF Mecenat Award
Winner 1: “The Art of Life in Danger” directed by Mina Keshavarz (Iran / Germany)
Winner 2: “Ji’s Sister” by Lee Sojong (Korea)
Special mention: “Self-portrait 2020” by Lee Dong-woo (Korea)
Winner 1: “Georgia” by Jill Pak (Korea)
Winner 2: “Mountain Cat” by Lekhagudulam Porf-Uchir (Mongolia / UK)
Actor and Actress of the Year Award
Winner 1: Jisoo for “Our Happy Summers” (Korea)
Winner 2: Lim Seung-mi for “The Fighter” (Korea)
Flash forward award voted by the audience
Winner: “Tigers” by Ronnie Sandal (Sweden / Italy / Denmark)
Winner: “Summer Darkness” by Han Shuai (China)
Winner: “Warrior” by Jeru Yoon (Korea)
Winner 1: “Youth Matters” by Lee Hwan (Korea)
Winner 2: “Good Person” by Yong Wook (Korea)
CGV Arthouse Award
Winner: “Good Man” by Yong Wook (Korea)
Winner 1: “Snowball” by Lee Woo Jung (Korea)
Winner 2: “Youth Matters” by Lee Hwan (Korea)
KBS Independent Film Award
Winner: “Limecrime” by Lee Sung-kwan and Yoo Ji-wook (Korea)