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  • KIM Gok wins Grand prize at Seoul fest
  • by Yi Ch' ang-ho (KOFIC) /  Dec 24, 2008
  • KIM Gok wins Grand prize at Seoul fest


    Director KIM Gok’s Exhuasted  received the Grand prize from the Seoul Independent Film Festival which ended on December 19. Exhuasted is a film about a prostitute in an industrial area.


    The Best film award went to PARK Ji-youn’s animation The Things She Can’t Avoid in the City. The imaginative story of a struggling woman in the city previously competed at the Melbourne International Animation Festival, Women’s Film Festival in Seoul, and Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival.


    KIM Gok directed the 2006 productions Geo-Lobotomy and a short film which is part of the omnibus film If You Were Me 3, both co-directed with KIM Sun.


    Yi Ch’ang-ho (KOFIC)


    Remaining awards:

    Kodak award: Land of the Scarecrows (ROH Gyeong-tae)

    Award for excellence: 3xFTM (KIM Il-rhan), 125 Jeon Seung-chul(PARK Jung-bum)

    Special award: AHN Seul-ki

    Maverick award: Self-Referential Traverse (KIM Gok, KIM Sun)

    Audience award: Old Partner (LEE Chung-ryoul)

    English subtitles support: Lioness(es) (HONG Jae-hee), Crane Elephant (JUNG Ji-suk),

    Fish (BYUN Byung-jun), Life on Call (CHOI Chang-hwan)


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