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KIM Gok wins Grand prize at Seoul fest

2008/12/22 Source

Director Kim Gok's "Exhausted" received the Grand prize from the Seoul Independent Film Festival which ended on December 19. "Exhausted" is a film about a prostitute in an industrial area.

The Best film award went to PARK Ji-youn's animation "The Things She Can't Avoid in the City". The imaginative story of a struggling woman in the city previously competed at the Melbourne International Animation Festival, Women's Film Festival in Seoul, and Seoul International Cartoon & Animation Festival.

Kim Gok directed the 2006 productions Geo-Lobotomy and a short film which is part of the omnibus film "If You Were Me 3", both co-directed with Kim Sun.

Yi Ch'ang-ho (KOFIC)

Remaining awards:

Kodak award: "Land of the Scarecrow"s (Noh Kyeong-tae)

Award for excellence: "3xFTM" (Kim Il-rhan), "125 Jeon Seung-chul" (Park Jung-bum)

Special award: Ahn Seul-gi

Maverick award: "Self-Referential Traverse" (Kim Gok, Kim Sun)

Audience award: "Old Partner" (Lee Chung-ryoul)

English subtitles support: "Lioness(es)" (Hong Jae-hee), "Crane Elephant" (JUNG Ji-suk),

"Fish" (BYUN Byung-jun), "Life on Call" (CHOI Chang-hwan)

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