Awards 13 Categories and 2 Special Recognitions
Yesterday, on the second evening of the Busan International Film Festival
, the Buil Film Awards took place at 5pm in the Haeundae Grand hotel’s Ballroom. The moderators for the evening were actors GWON Yool
and RYU Hyun-kyung
. The winners of the previous year came along with a few other actors and filmmakers to attend and celebrate the evening. Here are the winners to the awards.
The all-time domestic box office number #1, Roaring Currents
took the Best Film Award. Director KIM Han-min
was very happy and expressed his thanks. As the film had the biggest budget last year, there were a lot of pressure on director KIM but the end results have been satisfactory.
Among other events throughout the evening, there were four shows including new k-pop group Smile G and The One who lighted up the stage with music and dances. In addition, special awards were presented to director KIM Dong-won for YU Hyun-mok
Film Arts Award in recognition of supporting art films, and the Buil Readers’ Jury Award to The Attorney’s YANG Woo-suk. YANG mentioned that the award is more meaningful in that the film was shot in Busan and it received the award in Busan which was voted by Busan audiences.
The Buil Film Awards has been a signature award ceremony that has recognized quality Korean films and their filmmakers.