Director JANG Hun's "The Front Line" was the big winner at the 31st Korean Association of Film Critics (KAFC) Awards. The ceremony was held at the Seoul Press Center on the evening of Friday, Nov. 11.
South Korea's submission to the Academy Awards best foreign language film nominations, The Front Line snapped up a total of four KAFC awards - Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best New Actor. (See below for full list.)
Director of the Shaw Brothers production "Five Fingers of Death", CHUNG Chang-hwa - also known alternately as JEONG Chang Hwa, CHENG Chang Ho and JENG Cheong Woh– was awarded for his lifetime Contribution to Cinema. His many other films include Korean historical drama "Jang Hee Bin" (1961) and Hong Kong film "Temptress of a Thousand Faces" (1969).
For her contribution to the popularization of Korean animation with "Leafie, A Hen Into The Wild
", producer Jaime SHIM, CEO of Myung Films,also won a Special Mention.
KAFC was established in 1960 and its awards were started in 1980.