BIFF Winners: The Apartment With Two Women, India’s The Rapist Wins Major Awards

The Busan International Film Festival concluded on Friday, October 15, 2021. (Photo Credits: Instagram @busanfilmfest)

The Busan International Film Festival concluded on Friday, October 15, 2021. (Photo Credits: Instagram @busanfilmfest)

The 26th edition of the Busan International Film Festival, which concluded on Friday, announced winners for its prestigious categories – the New Currents section for emerging Asian filmmakers, and the Kim Jacques Award for work showcased by the region’s more established directors.

According to Variety, the Korean film The Apartment with Two Women and the Chinese film Farewell, My Hometown, jointly won the New Currents Award. While the Kim Jissok award was shared jointly by the brilliant Mendoza Jenson Punch and Indian filmmaker Aparna Sen’s The Rapist. China’s Wang Qi also earned a special mention for The Bargain.

In addition to receiving one of the coveted awards from the film festival, Kim Se-in’s The Apartment with Two Women hit the floor with several awards from other categories as well. The event was conducted offline with the COVID-19 protocol in place. It also included online events and elements.

According to the website, here is the list of winners from other categories.

BIFF Messinat Award for Documentary Films

1. 206: Detected (Korea-Thailand)

2. Self Portrait: Fairy Tale in 47KM (China)

Sonje Award for Short Films

1. Joint Winners: A Winter Glove (Korea) and The Sea Calls for Me (Indonesia)

2. Special Mention: Sarira (China)

Actor of the Year Award

Kwon Dahm for Through My Midwinter (Korea)

KB New Currents Award (Audience Award)

Two Ladies Apartment (Korea)

Flash Forward Audience Award

Mass (USA)

netpack rewards

Two Ladies Apartment (Korea)

FIPRECI Awards

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Busan Cinephile Award

I am sorry

CGK Awards

Chorokbam

DGK Megabox Award

1. Via My Midwinter

2. A lonely island in the distant sea

Critics B Award

hot during the day, cold at night

CGV Arthouse Award

Chorokbam

KBS Independent Film Award

hot during the day, cold at night

covenant prize

via My Midwinter

apartment with two women

Citizen Critics Award

Chorokbam

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