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Brillante Mendoza‘s latest film Gensan Punch wins Kim Jiseok first prize award with Aparna Sen’s “The Rapist.” In the same section, a special mention was made for “The Bargain,” by China’s Wang Qi.

The 26th Busan International Film Festival was held from October 6 to October 15 in South Korea.

Here are the list of winners:

New Currents

“Farewell, My Home Town” dir. Wang Er Zhuo (China) (joint winner)


“The Apartment With Two Women” dir. Kim Se-in (South Korea) (joint winners)

Kim Jiseok Award

“The Rapist” dir. Aparna Sen (Joint winner)

“Gensan Punch” dir. Brillante Mendoza (Joint winner)

Special mention: “The Bargain” dir. Wang Qi (China)

BIFF Mecenat Award (documentary films)

Korea section: “206: Unearthed” Dir. Heo Chul-nyung (Korea-Thailand)

Asia section: “Self Portrait: Fairy Tale in 47KM” dir. Zhang Mengqi (China)

Sonje Award (short films)

“A Winter Glove” Dir Lee Hyeonju (Korea) (Joint winner)

“The Sea Calls for Me” Dir. Tumpal Tampubolon (Indonesia) (Joint winner)

Special mention: “Sarira” Dir. Li Mingyang (China)

Actor of the Year Award

Kwon Daham in “Through My Midwinter” (Korea)

Actress of the Year Award 

Im Jee-ho in “The Apartment With Two Women (Korea)

KB New Currents Award (audience prize)

“The Apartment With Two Women” Dir. Kim Se-in (Korea)

Flash Forward Audience Award

“Mass” Dir. Fran Kranz (U.S.)


“The Apartment with Two Women” Dir. Kim Se-in


“Seire” Dir. Park Kang

Busan Cinephile Award

“I?m So Sorry” Dir. Zhao Liang

CGK Award

“Chorokbam” Cinematographer: Choo Kyeong-yeob

DGK Megabox Award

“Through My Midwinter” Dir. Oh Seongho

“A Lonely Island in the Distant Sea” Dir. Kim Miyoung

Critic b Award

“Hot in Day, Cold at Night” Dir. Park Songyeol

CGV Arthouse Award

“Chorokbam” Dir. Yoon Seo-jin

KBS Independent Film Award

“Hot in Day, Cold at Night” Dir. Park Songyeol

Watcha Award

“Through My Midwinter” Dir. Oh Seongho

“The Apartment With Two Women” Dir. Kim Se-in

Citizen Critics’ Award

“Chorokbam” Dir. Yoon Seo-jin

Congratulations to all the winners specially to our very own Brillante Mendoza.

Brillante Mendoza, Film Festival, Philippine Cinema

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