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SIFF's top award won by director Kwon Woo-jung

2009/12/24 | Permalink | Source

Director KWON WOO-jung's documentary about female farmers "Earth's Women" received Seoul Independent Film Festival's (SIFF) grand prize. The award and the accompanying cash prize of KRW 15 million were awarded on 18 December in Northern Seoul.

First prize award and KRW 1 million went to director Hong Hyung-sook's "The Border City 2". Director Jo Sung-hee won the excellence award for the film "Don't Step Out of House" (part of "Nice Shorts").

In the independent star awards section, the actor awards went to Lee Chae-eun ("Dear Sujin") and Seo Jun-young ("Eighteen"). The audience award was won by the film "Turn It Up to 11" by director Baek Seung-hwa. The film is about the joyous daily life of an indie band.

"Earth's Women" follows young female farmers who dream of spearheading a peasant movement. The three fellow university students in the countryside are documented during one year. Previously, "Old Partner" - another Korean documentary about farmers became the most successful independent film and even topped the box office.

Yi Ch'ang-ho (KOFIC)

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