The Busan International Film Festival has finished on Tuesday (April 28th). Here is some information about the festival and the winners of this year.
The BISFF was the first short film festival of South Korea, it started on the eighties with the name “Korea Short Film Festival”. After all this years the festival increased its popularity and is now considered one of the most important film festivals from Busan. Every year the festival catalogue offers the audience the possibility to discover new directors and the best international productions. This year two films were screened at the Opening Night; “Dawn in the city without name” from the Swedish director Knutte Wester and “The Last Session” by the Spanish director Natxo Fuentes.
For this edition more than 4.500 short films were submitted from more than 100 countries, most of them from European countries. Despite this there was an increase of the Asian submissions. It increase from 155 in 2014 to 429 in 2015.
This are the winners of this year:
|The Bigger Picture by Daisy Jacobs|
Grand Prix for Best Picture – The Bigger Picture by Daisy Jacobs – UK | 2014 - Animation
Excellence Award for Best Picture – Ganju by Wang Chia Chun - Taiwan | 2014 - Fiction
Jury Prize – Eden´s Edge by Gerhard Tremi y Leo Calice – Austria, US | 2014 - Documentary
Jury Special Mention
Hole by Martin Edralin – Canada | 2014 - Fiction
Ecce Homo by Dimitar Kutmanov – Romaine, UK | 2014 - Fiction
|Please by Lee Sangah|
Grand Prix for Best Picture – Please by Lee Sangah – 2014 | Fiction
Excellence Award for Best Picture – Mirror in Mind by Kim Seunghee – 2014 | Animation
Jury Prize – Mammoth Man, the Ancient Warrior by Heo Sejun – 2014 | Fiction
Grand Prix for Best Picture – Anchang Chinese Restaurant Since 1987 by Choi Hyeonji
Excellence Award for Best Picture – Asea Theater by Lim Minhyuk
Ketchup by Yan Baishen y Guo Chunning
BISFF Audience Choice
Busan Cinephile Award – Nothing C.O. by Albert Pintó y Caye Casas – Spain| 2014 - Fiction
Audience Award – The First Grade by Lee Junho – South Korea