17th Jeonju International Film Festival Winds to a Close
Beyond Sand Storm, the International Competition jury also handed a Best Picture Prize for Ted Fendt’s Short Stay and a Special Jury Prize for Emir Baigazin’s The Wounded Angel. A Special Mention was also reserved for Mauro Herce’s Dead Slow Ahead.
In the Korean Competition, the Grand Prize was shared between the queer drama Our Love Story
, a feature production of the Korean Academy of Film Arts
(KAFA) and DELTA BOYS
, a comedy about four young men who form a quartet, which also won the CGV ARTHOUSE
Upcoming Project Support Prize. KO Hee-young
received a Special Mention and the CGV ARTHOUSE Distribution Support Prize for her Jeju diver documentary Breathing Underwater
. Meanwhile, CHOI Seung-ho
’s Spy Nation
, a documentary about Korea’s National Intelligence Service, won the Netpac Award for Best Asian Film as well as the festival’s inaugural Best Documentary Prize.
In the Korean Shorts Competition, in addition to Summer Night
’s Grand Prize win, PAIK Jongkwan
took home the Best Director Prize for Cyclical Night
while the Special Jury Prize went to KIM Kang-min
’s Deer Flower
, which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.
The Jeonju International Film Festival closed on May 7th with a screening of a remastered cut of RYOO Seung-wan
’s Die Bad