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
SHIN Suwon’s first film Passerby #3 won the Best Asian-Middle Eastern Film award at the 23rd Tokyo International Film Festival. Her next project, the short film Circle Line, was invited to participate in the 65th Cannes Critic’s Week Film Festival and won the Canal+ Prize for best short film. Pluto premiered at the 17th Busan International Film Festival in 2013, and received a special mention at the Generation 14plus Section at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival. Her next film Madonna was selected for Un Certain Regard section of Cannes Film Festival and Glass Garden was the opening film of the 22nd Busan International Film Festival.
Director of Una Labo Actorology, movie journalist and actor researcher.
BACK Una has worked as a reporter for Cine 21 and as chief editor of Magazine T, 10 Asia. She also hosted the Olleh TV program, Movie Star Social Club, and BACK Una’s Actor Report. BACK currently hosts the KBS1 radio program BACK Una’s Movie Theater, JEONG Yeoul’s Library. She has served on many juries at Korean film festivals including Busan International Film Festival, Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, Cinema Digital Seoul Film Festival, Great Short Film Festival, Seoul Eco Film Festival and Baeksang Arts Awards. BACK has written a film essay, Hi, New York: 408 days with films (2006, Haenamu), which studies of actors and actresses, Our Time Korean Actor (2004, Haenamu), Faces of Actors and Actresses 24 hours (2008, Korean Film Archive), The Next Actor, PARK Jungmin (2019, Una Labo Actorology) and more.
Sarah KELLER is Associate Professor of Art and Director of the Cinema Studies program at University of Massachusetts Boston. She co-edited the collection Jean Epstein: Critical Essays and New Translations (Amsterdam UP, 2012), and her book Maya Deren: Incomplete Control (Columbia UP, 2014) examines the role of unfinished cinematic works by focusing on the Maya Deren oeuvre. KELLER’s current research projects are a book entitled Anxious Cinephilia, on the role of love and anxiety in encounters with cinema, and a book on the career of experimental filmmaker and artist Barbara Hammer.