Two Audience Awards and Special Mention for Animation
Three Korean films received accolades at the Fantastic International Film Festival, which recently brought its 18th edition to a close. The animation The Satellite Girl and Milk Cow
earned a Special Mention of the Jury for the Satoshi Kon Prize for Excellence in Animation while Miss Granny
and Han Gong-ju
placed first and second in the Audience Award rankings for Best Asian Film.
Taking first place in the Audience Award for Best Asian Film was the family comedy Miss Granny
. HWANG Dong-hyuk
’s hit features a breakout performance by SHIM Eun-kyoung
as an elderly woman trapped in a girl’s body. The film drew 8.63 million viewers following its Lunar New Year holiday release and previously picked up the Grand Prize at the Okinawa International Movie Festival.
Adding to its bounty of awards with a second place finish in the Audience Award for Best Asian Film was LEE Sujin
’s blistering drama Han Gong-ju
. Following its debut at the Busan International Film Festival
last year, the film has picked up the top prizes at the Marrakesh, Rotterdam and Fribourg International Film Festivals, in addition to numerous other prizes.