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International Competition

Grand Prix
10,000,000 KRW and the trophy

Awarded to the most outstanding film in International Competition

Excellence Award(NII)
5,000,000 KRW and the trophy

Awarded to an exceptional film in International Competition

Jury Award
2,000,000 KRW and the trophy

Awarded to a film in International Competition that received special acknowledgement from the jury

Audience Award
A prize and the trophy

Awarded to a film in International Competition chosen by the festival audiences

Korean Competition

Grand Prix(KAFA)
5,000,000 KRW and the trophy

Awarded to the most outstanding film in Korean Competition

Excellence Award
3,000,000 KRW and the trophy

Awarded to an exceptional film in Korean Competition

Jury Award
1,000,000 KRW and the trophy

Awarded to a film in Korean Competition that received special acknowledgement from the jury

Audience Award
A prize and the trophy

Awarded to a film in Korean Competition chosen by the festival audiences

Best Acting Award
A prize and the trophy

Awarded to an actor/actress in a film in Korean Competition whose acting was the most outstanding

NETPAC Award

NETPAC Award
A prize and the certificate

Awarded by NETPAC (Network for the Promotion of Asia Pacific Cinema) to the best Asian film in Competition sections.

Operation Kino

(Sponsored by Jung-gu District Office, Busan Metropolitan City)

Operation Kino
Grand Prix
1,000,000 KRW and the trophy

Awarded to the most outstanding film among college students' works supported by production funds for film and media majors in Busan

Operation Kino
Excellence Award
500,000 KRW and the trophy

Awarded to an exceptional film among college students' works supported by production funds for film and media majors in Busan

Jury

Shin Suwon

Shin Suwon's feature directorial debut, Shin Suwon’s feature directorial debut, the self-produced independent film Passerby #3 (2010), was released in 2010: it won the Best Asian-Middle Eastern Film Award at the 2010 Tokyo International Film Festival. Her next project was the short film Circle Line (2012), invited to participate in the 2012 Cannes Critic’s Week and won the Canal+ Award for short film. Pluto (2013), which explores the competitive nature of the Korean education system, premiered at the 2012 Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) and later won a special mention at the Generation 14plus Section of the 2013 Berlin International Film Festival. In 2015, her third feature Madonna (2015) was invited to screen in the Un Certain Regard section of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, and her fourth feature Glass Garden (2017) was the opening film of the 2017 BIFF.

Huang Haojie

Curator at the Kaohsiung Film Festival since 2007, Huang Haojie became the deputy director of the Kaohsiung Film Archive in 2017 where he’s responsible for planning the International Short Film Competition in Kaohsiung Film Festival as well as the “Kaohsiung Shorts” and “Kaohsiung VR Film Lab” subsidy project.

Mark Olexa

Mark Olexa is a Swiss director and producer. He is one of the two founders of “DOK MOBILE”, a film production company based in Fribourg, Switzerland. Together with Francesca Scalisi, he directed and produced Moriom (2015) and Black Line (2017), two short films which received many awards and were screened in more than 60 festivals around the world. His mid-length documentary Half-life in Fukushima (2016) premiered at Visions du R?el and Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival. In 2019, together with Francesca, he produced his first feature length Digitalkarma (2019).