Two Korean features are to compete in the upcoming Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) (June 12 – 20), in the Asian New Talent Award Film Competition. The section, which offers cash prizes of US $22,000 to best film and best director, seeks to "search and promote young Asian film talents to stimulate regional vitality in the film industry".
The selected films are "The Executioner", directed by Choi Jin-ho, which premiered last October at Pusan and had its local release in November of last year, and "Ae-ja", directed by Jeong Gi-hoon, a drama released in September of 2009. The New Talent section presents films in a variety of genres by first and second-time directors.
On the jury of the section is noted Korean auteur Heo Jin-ho, director of "Happiness" and the China-set "Season of Good Rain". SIFF also holds a World Main Competition section, however, no Korean films were selected for 2010.
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