Awards/Jury Members

International Competition

Grand Prix for Best Picture 10,000,000 KRW and a trophy Awarded to the most outstanding film in International Competition
Excellence Award for Best Picture 5,000,000 KRW and a trophy Awarded to an exceptional film in International Competition
Jury Prize 2,000,000 KRW and a trophy Awarded to a film in International Competition that received special acknowledgement from the jury
Busan Cinephile Award A prize and a trophy Awarded to a film in International Competition chosen by an audience jury appointed by BISFF

Korean Competition

Grand Prix for Best Picture 5,000,000 KRW and a trophy Awarded to the most outstanding film in Korean Competition
Excellence Award for Best Picture 3,000,000 KRW and a trophy Awarded to an exceptional film in Korean Competition
Jury Prize 1,000,000 KRW and a trophy Awarded to a film in Korean Competition that received special acknowledgement from the jury
Busan Cinephile Award A prize and a trophy Awarded to a film in Korean Competition chosen by an audience jury appointed by BISFF
Best Acting Award A prize and a trophy Awarded to an actor/actress in a film in Korean Cometition whose acting was the most outstanding

NETPAC Award

NETPAC Award A prize and a trophy 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 Best Picture 1,000,000 KRW and a 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 for Best Picture A prize and a trophy Awarded to an exceptional film among college students’ works supported by production funds for film and media majors in Busan
Lim Jaecheol
Lim Jaecheol

Lim graduated in Journalism from Seoul National University and received his masters in Film at the City University of New York. While working as a reporter for Joongangilbo, he was also the editor-in-chief of ‘Film Culture’, chief programmer for the Gwangju International Film Festival, and president of Seoul Cinematheque. He currently works as a film critic. Some of his translation works include Film as Social Practice (1994), and Scorsese on Scorsese (1994). He also authored Alain Resnais (2001) and Jean-Marie Straub Daniele Huillet (2004).

Michael Bennett
Michael Bennett

Michael Bennett (NgātiPikiao, NgātiWhakaue) is an award-winning screenwriter, TV and film director, author (In Dark Places;Helen and the Go-Go Ninjas) and screenwriting teacher. His short films Cow (2001), Kerosene Creek (2005) and feature film Matariki (2010) have screened at numerous festivals including Cannes, Berlin, Toronto. His first screenplay, the short comedy Michelle's Third Novel, was chosen to accompany the US premiere of Pulp Fiction at the 1994 New York Film Festival. 2018 will see the release of his latest feature film, an adaptation of In Dark Places. His feature films projects include a Korea/NZ wartime love story, The Love Song.

Hervé Demers
Hervé Demers

Hervé Demers is a Canadian filmmaker based in Montreal. His earlier short films were selected by over a hundred international competitions and festivals, including the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, France. Retrospectives of his body of work from the period between 2007 and 2016 were recently presented in Morocco, in Ukraine and in South Korea. Demers is currently working on the screenplay for his first fiction feature, while also writing his Master’s thesis on the aesthetics of memory in film at the Université de Montreal.

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