USD 20,000 cash award and a trophy
USD 10,000 cash award and a trophy
Special Jury Prize
USD 5,000 cash award and a trophy
LIM Soon-Rye is a director who has received widespread recognition from the media and audience for her delicate yet powerful filmmaking, such as Waikiki Brothers, Forever the Moment, South Bound, and Whistle Blower. Having established herself as a producer through Glory Day and Sorry, Thank you, LIM makes her return as a director after 4 years with Little Forest.
Monika TREUT was born in 1954 Monchengladbach, Germany. She studied literature and politics at Philipps-University, Marburg. In the mid-seventies she began working with video. In the mid-eighties TREUT started to write, direct and produce award-winning independent features and documentaries which screened at numerous film festivals throughout the world. TREUT's first feature, co-directed with Elfi MIKESCH, was the controversial Seduction: The Cruel Woman (1985), which since has become a cult classic. In 1992 TREUT began directing documentaries : Female Misbehavior (1992), Didn't Do It For Love (1997), Gendernauts (1999), and Warrior of Light (2001). TREUT runs the independent film production company, Hyena Films, with offices in Hamburg, Germany.
Lizzie FRANCKE is a Senior Production & Development Executive at the BFI Film Fund. Films that she has recently overseen include Lynne RAMSAY’s You Were Never Really Here, Andrew HAIGH’s Lean On Pete, Clio BARNARD’s Dark River, Andrea ARNOLD’s American Honey, Ben WHEATLEY’s Free Fire and William OLDROYD’s Lady Macbeth. Lizzie formerly oversaw the First Feature programme for the UK Film Council’s Development Fund, developing such projects as Clio BARNARD’s The Arbor and Gillian WEARING’s Self Made. She started her career as a film critic contributing to The Guardian and The Observer amongst others. During this period she also wrote Script Girls: The History of Women Screenwriters in Hollywood (1994, BFI Publishing). In 1997 she was appointed Artistic Director of the Edinburgh International Film Festival, and after 5 years, moved into production in 2001, first for Little Bird, then as Executive Producer for EM Media.