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The 4th CinDi Wraps up

2010/08/27 | 180 views | Permalink | Source

The 4th Cinema Digital Seoul Film Festival, known as CinDi, wrapped up August 23 with an awards ceremony that saw its top prize, the Red Chameleon Award going to Chinese director Li Hongqi's Winter Vacation, an honor worth $16,700 in cash.

The fest, which opened August 18th with the Korean premiere of 2010 Cannes Palme D'Or winner Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, by Thai master Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL, ran for 7 days presenting105 films from 27 countries.

The Red Chameleon jury consisted of WEERASETHAKUL, Raya Martin, Zhang Xian Min and Korean actress Moon Sori. A jury of international film critics gave out the second place Blue Chameleon Award to Japanese film Miyoko by Yoshifumi Tsubota, while Korean critics and journalists handed out a third prize Green Chameleon to China's Piercing I directed by Liu Jian.

In addition, the fest's chief sponsor, Korean studio CJ Entertainment handed out three "Butterfly Awards" to Korean rookie directors Jang Cheol-soo of "Bedevilled", Ham Kyoung-rock of "Elbowroom", and RYU Seong-kyu of the short film Monster, giving them each the chance to have their next project developed by the major Korean studio.

Nigel D'Sa (KOFIC)

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