Born in Seoul in 1976, director Shin Yeon-shick dropped out of college to start his career as an independent filmmaker. He completed his first feature < Piano Lesson > in 2003 and premiered his sophomore work < A Great Actor > at the 10th Pusan International Film Festival.
JIFF 2013 Award Winners & Jury's Commentaries 2013/05/03,
1. JIFF 2012 Award Winners A. International Film Competition (1) SPECIAL JURY PRIZE (JBBANK PRIZE) : LOST PARADISE (Director : Eve DEBOISE) •Trophy and a cash award of 20 million KRW (approximately 18,000 USD) (2) BEST PICTURE PRIZE (WOOSUK PRIZE) REMIGES (Director : OZAWA Masato) •Trophy and a cash award of 5,000 USD MAMAY UMENG (Director : Dwein BALTAZAR) •Trophy and a cash award of 5,000 USD (3) SPECIAL JURY PRIZE (JBBANK PRIZE) : PRACTICAL GUIDE TO BELGRADE WITH SINGING AND CRYING (Director : Bojan VULETIĆ) •Trophy and a cash award of 7 million KRW (approximately 5,000 USD) B. Korean Film Competition (1) GRAND PRIZE (JJ-ST★R PRIZE) : "December" (Director : Park Jeong-hoon-I) •Trophy and a cash award of 10 million KRW (2) CGV MovieCOLLAGE PRIZE : "Dear Dolphin" (Director : Kang Jina) •Trophy, Guaranteed at least 2 weeks of commercial release at CJ CGV MovieCOLLAGE with 20 million KRW support on P&A and 10 million KRW cash award. "Lebanon Emotion" (Director : JUNG Young-heon) •Trophy and a cash fund of 10 million KRW (3) AUDIENCE CRITICS' PRIZE : "My Place" (Director : Park Moon-chil) •Trophy and a cash award of 2 million KRW C. Korean Short Film Competition (1) GRAND PRIZE : "Sweet Temptation" (Director : JEONG Han-jin) •Trophy and a cash award of 5 million KRW (2) BEST DIRECTOR PRIZE : "Mask and Mirror" (Director : MIN Boung-hun) •Trophy and a cash award of 3 million KRW (3) SPECIAL JURY PRIZE : "TWO GENTLEMEN" (Director : Park Jae-ok) •Trophy and a cash award of 2 million KRW D. The Best Asian feature film screened in World Cinemascape and Stranger than Cinema NETPAC PRIZE : FLASHBACK MEMORIES 3D (Director : ATSUE Tetsuaki) •Trophy and Certification,...More
SIFF showcases the big pleasures of small, independent films 2012/11/29, Source,
Notable films at the Seoul Independent Film Festival include, from top, "The Russian Novel", directed by Shin Yeon-shick; "The Big Picture", directed by Kwon Hyo; and "The Grand Discourse", directed by Park Se-ho.
Independent films are often forced to take a back seat to big-budget commercial movies, with fewer screenings and less publicity. At the 38th Seoul Independent Film Festival (SIFF), which got under way yesterday, indies will be in the spotlight for nine days. Ten feature films and 39 shorts will compete at this year's festival, which attracted 82 feature submissions and 691 shorts, the most ever. A notable addition this year is the "New Choice" category, where 10 new indie directors, including actress Yoon Eun-hye of "The Knitting", will vie for the top award of 5 million won ($4,600). The category is aimed at highlighting young up-and-coming directors and their work,...More
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