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Busan Wraps with Prizes for PASCHA and REMOTE CONTROL

Oct 14, 2013
  • Writerby Pierce Conran
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18th BIFF Hands Out Awads, Discovers New Asian Films
 
 
AHN Sun-kyoung’s Korean indie Pascha and the Mongolian Remote Control from director Sakhya BYAMBA shared the top prize from the New Currents section this year at the Busan International Film Festival. Each film received USD 30,000 from the competition section reserved for debut or sophomore films from Asian filmmakers.
 
The jury, which included directors Rakhshan BANIETAMAD, AOYAMA Shinji and critics Scott Foundas and Charles Tesson, also awarded a special mention to Hannah ESPIA’s Transit, a Filipino film set in Israel.
 
Other big winners in Busan included the Indonesian A Lady Caddy Who Never Saw a Hole in One and SON Tae-gyum’s In the Summer, which won the Sonje Award for best shorts. Documentaries Streetside Jalanan, also from Indonesia, and JUNG Yoon-suk’s Non-Fiction Diary picked up the Mecenat Awards. New Currents film 10 Minutes, by director LEE Yong-seung, picked up the KNN and FIPRESCI prizes while LEE Yu-bin’s Shuttlecock won the NETPAC award. Shuttlecock also shared the Citizen’s Reviewers Award with HAN Gong-ju from director LEE Su-jin, the latter also picking up the CGV Movie Collage Award.
 
Following ten days of film and events, the 18th Busan International Film Festival came to an end on Saturday, October 12th, with a closing ceremony and screening of closer The Dinner, a new indie from KIM Dong-hyun. Coming in at just shy of 220,000 admissions, attendance was in line with last year.

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