The 2nd Wildflower Film Awards

The 2nd Wildflower Film Awards

The Wildflower Film Awards has unveiled the nominations for its second edition, with the prizes to be bestowed at a ceremony on April 9th in central Seoul.

The organisation is dedicated to celebrating the achievements of Korean independent cinema, as well as films that have a budget of less than 1 billion won. With the vertically-integrated nature of the commercial industry in Korea such films often have an arduous production and a battle to secure distribution, despite the incredible creativity and insight contained within.

The nominations were selected by a panel of film professionals and cineastes, headed by Korean cinema specialist director Darcy Paquet, a figure renowned for his contributions in promoting films from the region. The committee – which Hanguk Yeonghwa is proud to be a part of – chose the finalists from over 60 features and almost 30 documentaries released throughout 2014.

Out of the 21 films nominated July Jung’s A Girl at My Door leads with seven nods, while Lee Su-jin’s Han Gong-ju and Woo Moon-gi’s The King of Jokgu have five. Lee Yong-seung’s 10 MinutesZhang Lu’s Gyeongju, and Hong Sang-soo’s Hill of Freedom have four nominations each, respectively.

In the build-up to the awards ceremony, from April 6th~9th screenings of six of the nominees will occur at Seoul Theater, accompanied by Q&A sessions with the filmmakers involved.

Wildflower Screenings copy

For the full list of nominees, please see below:

Best Director – Narrative Films

Leesong Hee-il, Night Flight

Woo Moon-gi, The King of Jokgu

Zhang Lu, Gyeongju

July Jung, A Girl at My Door

Lee Su-jin, Han Gong-ju

Lee Yong-seung, 10 Minutes

Hong Sangsoo, Hill of Freedom

Best Director – Documentaries

Kelvin Kyung Kun Park, A Dream of Iron

Park Moon-chil, My Place

Park Chan-kyong, Manshin

Lee Sang-ho & Ahn Hae-ryong, The Truth Shall Not Sink With Sewol

Lee Chang-jae, The Hospice

Jung Yoonsuk, Non-fiction Diary

Hong Jae-hui, My Father’s Emails

Best Actor

Park Hae-il, Gyeongju

Song Sae-byuk, A Girl at My Door

Ahn Jae-hong, The King of Jokgu

Jung Eui-gap, The Dinner

Kase Ryo, Hill of Freedom

Best Actress

Kim Saeron, A Girl at My Door

Moon Sori, Hill of Freedom

Bae Doona, A Girl at My Door

Shin Min-a, Gyeongju

Chun Woo-hee, Han Gong-ju

Best Screenplay

Kim Tae-gon, The King of Jokgu

Kim Da-hyun, 10 Minutes

Lee Su-jin, Han Gong-ju

July Jung, A Girl at My Door

Hong Sangsoo, Hill of Freedom

Best Cinematography

Kim Hyunseok, A Girl at My Door

Kelvin Kyung Kun Park & Stone Kim, A Dream of Iron

Cho Young-jik, Gyeongju

Jee Yune-jeong, Lee Sun-young, Yoo Ji-sun, Manshin

Hong Jae-sik, Han Gong-ju

Best New Director

Park Chan-kyong, Manshin

Woo Moon-gi, The King of Jokgu

Lee Su-jin, Han Gong-ju

Lee Yong-seung, 10 Minutes

July Jung, A Girl at My Door

Best New Actor

Kwak Siyang, Night Flight

Baek Jong-hwan, 10 Minutes

Byun Yo-han, Tinker Ticker

Lee Jeajoon, Night Flight

Choi Woo-shik, Set Me Free

Best New Actress

Kong Ye-ji, Shuttlecock

Kim Su-an, Mad Sad Bad – Picnic

Park Joohee, The Wicked

Lee Yoo-young, Late Spring

Hwang Seung-un, The King of Jokgu

To visit the official Wildflower Film Awards website, please click here.

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