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Wildflower Film Awards Korea to dole out first gongs

By Claire Lee

Published : March 31, 2014 - 20:29

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The newly established Wildflower Film Awards Korea is holding its first awards ceremony Tuesday, recognizing the achievements of Korean independent and low-budget films.

Founded by film critic Darcy Paquet, who has written extensively on Korean cinema, the awards will hand out a total of nine trophies, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Documentary, the Documentary Jury award, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best New Actor or Actress, Best New Director and Best Cinematography.

A total of seven independent films have been nominated for Best Film and Best Director awards. They are: Lee Don-gu’s drama “Fatal”; Shin Yeon-shick’s unusual romance “The Russian Novel”; Shin Su-won’s brutal teenage tale “Pluto”; Yeon Sang-ho’s animated film “The Fake”; Um Tae-hwa’s action flick “Intoogi: The Battle of Internet Trolls”; Jang Kun-tae’s romance “Sleepless Night”’; and O Muel’s tragic Jeju tale “Jiseul.”

The award ceremony will take place at the Literature House Seoul on Tuesday.

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