Haeundae-gu, Busan, Republic of Korea,
ALIVE Takes Grand Prize at 3rd Wildflower Film Awards
One of 11 awards given out in ten categories, the Grand Prize was chosen among contenders for both the Best Narrative Director prize and the Best Documentary Director prize. Those awards were won by SHIN Su-won’s Madonna and E Il-ha’s A Crybaby Boxing Club, respectively.
In other awards, HONG Seok-jae won Best New Narrative Director for Socialphobia, GU Ja-hywan took home Best New Documentary Director for Red Tomb, Madonna actress KWON So-hyun won Best New Actress, Best Supporting Performer went to In Her Place’s KIL Hae-yeon, SHIN Yeon-shick earned Best Screenplay for The Avian Kind and FUJII Masayuki was awarded Best Cinematography for his work on JANG Kun-jae’s A Midsummer’s Fantasia.
This year’s Wildflowers also gave out three special awards. The Jury gave an Honorable Mention to JANG Hee-sun’s My Fair Wedding, while a Special Achievement Award was given to director Yang Byoung-khan and actress GU Yun-hee for their film Scary House, and an Appreciation Award was accepted by JANG Sung-jin on behalf of the late documentary filmmaker LEE Seong-gyou (My Barefoot Friend, 2011), who passed away in 2013.