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Awards

Guam International Film Festival

2013 Nominated
Grand Jury Award
Best Narrative Feature
Jiseul (2012)

Istanbul International Film Festival

2013 Won
Special Prize of the Jury
Human Rights in Cinema
Jiseul (2012)

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

2014 Nominated
Independent Camera
Haneul e hwanggeummacha (2014)

Pusan International Film Festival

2012 Won
Netpac Award
Jiseul (2012)

For focusing on a dramatic historical event in an understated way, with stunning B/W cinematography... More

For focusing on a dramatic historical event in an understated way, with stunning B/W cinematography bringing out the pathos and the psyche of the victims as well as the aggressors.

Won
DGK Award
Director
Jiseul (2012)
Won
Citizen Reviewers' Award
Jiseul (2012)
Won
Movie Collage Award
Jiseul (2012)

Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival

2013 Nominated
New Visions Award
Best Motion Picture
Jiseul (2012)

Sundance Film Festival

2013 Won
Grand Jury Prize
World Cinema - Dramatic
Jiseul (2012)

The poetry of its images manage to convey an intensity of emotion that affected us all very deeply.... More

The poetry of its images manage to convey an intensity of emotion that affected us all very deeply. The director creates a world that extends far beyond a specific historical situation of its protagonist creating a story that transcends time and place.


Vesoul Asian Film Festival

2013 Won
Golden Wheel
Jiseul (2012)

The story of the 1948 massacre in an island of Korea, a reminder of the many killings of common ... More

The story of the 1948 massacre in an island of Korea, a reminder of the many killings of common people in today's intolerant world. The film portrays a game of violence with sheer competence in all areas of filmmaking.


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