Korean Edition
Newsletter Vol.1  |  20 June 2019
Kang Seungah, the former head of culture division of the Busan Ilbo, has been tapped as the new deputy director of the Busan International Film Festival. Kang Seungah, along with her associate Kim Bokkeun, the current deputy director, will focus on administering the affairs of the organization and take the lead in strengthening cooperation with strategic partners.

The selection committee, which often remained vacant, is now currently filled. Under the leadership of program director Nam Dong-chul, Pak Dosin and Seo Seunghee are now in charge of World Cinema, Park Sun Young, Park Sungho and Chae Bohyun will take the helm of Asian Cinema and Jung Hanseok will work as the Korean Cinema Programmer. Kang Sowon is appointed to program the Wide Angle section that shows short films, documentaries, and experimental films and Jung Mi is now responsible for ‘Community BIFF’, an audience-driven, civic participation event that takes place in the central area of Busan, Jung-gu.
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House of Hummingbird directed by Kim Bora, which first premiered at the 23rd Busan International Film Festival is winning awards at various world-class film festivals.

- Official Competition Grand Jury Prize at the 45th Seattle International Film Festival
- Best Feature Film Award and FIPRESCI Critics’ Prize at the 48th Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival
- Festival Grand Jury Prize for International Narrative at the 35th Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
- International Feature Best Actress, International Feature Best Cinematography, Best International Feature at the 18th Tribeca Film Festival
- Special Jury Award at the 17th Cyprus Film Days
- Golden Tulip Award for Best International Film at the 38th International Istanbul
- Grand Prix Award of the Generation 14plus International Jury for the Best Film at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival
- Film New Choice Award and SIFF Committee Award at the 44th Seoul Independent Film Festival
- NETPAC Award and the KNN Audience Award at the 23rd Busan International Film Festival
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