The 2nd Wildflower Film Awards, a prestigious event honouring the very best of Korean independent film from the past year, was held at Seoul’s Literature House in the district of Chungmuro.
An array of film talent turned up to the celebration of indie cinema, including movie stars Park Hae-il (War of the Arrows, The Host) and Chun Woo-hee (Thread of Lies, Sunny).
The prizes were quite evenly spread throughout the pool of films released during the past 12 months, with director Lee Su-jin’s Han Gong-ju adding yet another two trophies to the already staggering number of awards received.
On a special note the Appreciation Award went to Jung Sang-jin of AtNineFilm, who has consistently supported Korean independent cinema for years through both the production wing of his company as well as in terms of distribution through his art house cinema Art Nine in Isu.
For the full list of winners, please see below.
Grand Prize – Han Gong-ju, dir. Lee Su-jin
Best Director: Narrative Film – Hong Sangsoo, Hill of Freedom
Best Director: Documentary – Park Chan-kyong, Manshin
Best Actor – Ahn Jae-hong, The King of Jokgu
Best Actress – Chun Woo-hee, Han Gong-ju
Best Screenplay – July Jung, A Girl at My Door
Best Cinematography – Kelvin Kyung Kun Park & Stone Kim, A Dream of Iron
Best New Director – Lee Yong-seung, 10 Minutes
Best New Actor – Choi Woo-shik, Set Me Free
Best New Actress – Kim Su-an, Mad Sad Bad – Picnic
Appreciation Award: Jung Sang-jin, atninefilm
Special Jury Award: Actress Shin Min-a, Gyeongju
To visit the official Wildflower Film Facebook page and see photos from the night, please follow the link here.