Wildflower Film Awards

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Wildflower Film Awards
Awarded for Excellence in Independent and Low-budget Films
Location Seoul
Country South Korea
Presented by Wildflower Film Awards Korea
First awarded 2014
Website http://www.wildflower-awards.com/
Wildflower Film Awards
Hangul 들꽃영화
Hanja 들꽃映畫
Revised Romanization Deulkkon Yeonghwasang
McCune–Reischauer Tŭlkkon Yŏnghwasang

The Wildflower Film Awards (Hangul들꽃영화상) is an awards ceremony recognizing the achievements of Korean independent and low-budget films. The awards, presented by the Wildflower Film Awards Korea - a grassroots effort by a group of film critics led by founder and organizer Darcy Paquet (with the participation of Oh Dong-jin), aims to create more publicity in Korea and abroad for filmmakers working outside of the mainstream commercial film industry. Awards are handed out annually to films released in the previous year.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

The name "Wildflower Film Awards" is meant to symbolize the creative fertility and diversity of the independent film sector, which grows and thrives despite difficulties in funding and distribution where the local industry is dominated by vertically-integrated studios.[7]

In 2016, Best New Actor and Actress categories were merged and a new Best Supporting Performer section was added.[8]

In 2018, a new category for Best Music and Best Producer were added.[9]

Categories[edit]

  • Grand Prize
  • Best Film
  • Best Director (Narrative Films)
  • Best Director (Documentaries)
  • Best Actor
  • Best Actress
  • Best Screenplay
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best New Director
  • Best New Actor
  • Best New Actress
  • Special Commendations

Grand Prize[edit]

# Year Film Director
1 2014 N/A N/A
2 2015 Han Gong-ju Lee Su-jin
3 2016 Alive Park Jung-bum
4 2017 The World of Us[10] Yoon Ga-eun
5 2018 Bamseom Pirates Seoul Inferno Jung Yoon-suk

Best Film[edit]

# Year Film Director
1 2014 (Narrative Films) Jiseul O Muel[11]
(Documentaries) Scenery Zhang Lu

Best Director (Narrative Films)[edit]

# Year Director Film
1 2014 Yeon Sang-ho The Fake
2 2015 Hong Sang-soo Hill of Freedom
3 2016 Shin Su-won Madonna
4 2017 Kim Soo-hyun Beaten Black and Blue
5 2018 Hong Sang-soo The Day After

Best Director (Documentaries)[edit]

# Year Director Film
2 2015 Park Chan-kyong Manshin: Ten Thousand Spirits
3 2016 E Il-ha A Crybaby Boxing Club
4 2017 Kim Jung-keun The Island of Shadows
5 2018 Moon Chang-yong, Jeon Jin Becoming Who I Was

Best Actor[edit]

# Year Actor Film
1 2014 Nam Yeon-woo Fatal
2 2015 Ahn Jae-hong The King of Jokgu
3 2016 Jung Jae-young Right Now, Wrong Then
4 2017 Park Jong-hwan The Boys Who Cried Wolf
5 2018 Gi Ju-bong Merry Christmas Mr. Mo

Best Actress[edit]

# Year Actress Film
1 2014 Jung Eun-chae Nobody's Daughter Haewon
2 2015 Chun Woo-hee Han Gong-ju
3 2016 Lee Jung-hyun Alice in Earnestland
4 2017 Jeong Ha-dam Steel Flower
5 2018 Lee Min-ji Jane

Best Screenplay[edit]

# Year Screenwriter Film
2 2015 July Jung A Girl at My Door
3 2016 Shin Yeon-shick The Avian Kind
4 2017 Kim Jin-hwang The Boys Who Cried Wolf
5 2018 Cho Hyun-hoon, Kim So-mi Jane

Best Cinematography[edit]

# Year Cinematographer Film
1 2014 Yang Jeong-hoon Jiseul
2 2015 Kelvin Kyung Kun Park, Stone Kim A Dream of Iron
3 2016 Fujii Masayuki A Midsummer's Fantasia
4 2017 Kim Byung-jung Alone
5 2018 Cho Young-jik Jane

Best Music[edit]

# Year Music Film
5 2018 Flash Flood Darlings Jane

Best Producer[edit]

# Year Producer Film
5 2018 An Bo-young Ash Flower

Best New Director (Narrative Films)[edit]

# Year Director Film
1 2014 Lee Don-ku Fatal
2 2015 Lee Yong-seung 10 Minutes
3 2016 Hong Seok-jae Socialphobia
4 2017 Kim Dae-hwan End of Winter
5 2018 Lim Dae-hyeong Merry Christmas Mr. Mo

Best New Director (Documentaries)[edit]

# Year Director Film
3 2016 Gu Ja-hywan Red Tomb
4 2017 Lee Dong-ha Weekends
5 2018 Kim Young-jo Still and All

Best New Actor[edit]

# Year Actor Film
1 2014 Lee Joon Rough Play
2 2015 Choi Woo-shik Set Me Free

Best New Actress[edit]

# Year Actress Film
2 2015 Kim Soo-an Mad Sad Bad "Picnic"

Best New Actor/Actress[edit]

# Year Actor/Actress Film
3 2016 Kwon So-hyun Madonna
4 2017 Lee Sang-hee Our Love Story
5 2018 O Seung-hun Method

Best Supporting Actor/Actress[edit]

# Year Actor/Actress Film
3 2016 Gil Hae-yeon In Her Place
4 2017 Choi Moo-sung Snow Paths
5 2018 Kim Sun-young Communication & Lies, Happy Bus Day

Special Commendations[edit]

# Year Category Recipient Film
1 2014 Documentary Jury Prize Jeong Jae-eun City: Hall
2 2015 Achievement Award Jung Sang-jin, CEO of Atninefilm
Special Jury Prize Shin Min-a Gyeongju
3 2016 Jury Honorable Mention Jang Hee-sun My Fair Wedding
Special Achievement Award Gu Yun-hee Scary House
Appreciation Award Lee Seong-gyou
4 2017 Special Achievement Award KwangHwaMoon Cinema
Appreciation Award Jeon Moo-song Curtain Call

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kim, Su-yeon (31 March 2015). "Darcy PAQUET, Director of the Wildflower Film Awards Korea: "I want Korean independent films to be watched by more"". Korean Cinema Today. Retrieved 2015-04-11.
  2. ^ Limb, Jae-un (26 March 2014). "American critic creates award for Korean indie films". Korea.net. Retrieved 2015-01-21.
  3. ^ Conran, Pierce (7 February 2014). "New Wildflower Awards Recognize Independent Korean Cinema". Twitch Film. Retrieved 2015-01-21.
  4. ^ Cremin, Stephen (18 March 2014). "Wildflower Awards celebrates Korean indies". Film Business Asia. Retrieved 2015-01-21.
  5. ^ Lee, Claire (31 March 2014). "Wildflower Film Awards Korea to dole out first gongs". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2015-01-21.
  6. ^ Frater, Patrick (9 April 2015). "Han Gong-ju Wins Korea's Wildflower Film Award". Variety. Retrieved 2015-04-11.
  7. ^ Bechervaise, Jason (1 April 2015). "A Girl at My Door gets 7 Wildflower Awards nominations". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2015-04-11.
  8. ^ Conran, Pierce (23 March 2016). "3rd Wildflower Film Awards Unveil Nominees". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2016-07-28.
  9. ^ Kil, Sonia (13 April 2018). "Documentary Bamseom Pirates Wins Korea's Wildflower Awards". Variety. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  10. ^ Kil, Sonia (12 April 2017). "World of Us Wins Korea's Wildflower Film Awards". Variety. Retrieved 2017-04-18.
  11. ^ Frater, Patrick (1 April 2014). "Jiseul Plucks First Wildflower Korea Award". Variety. Retrieved 2015-01-21.

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