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‘Squid Game’ Producer Receives Top Series Movie Award at Bifan Opening Night | New

The 26th Bucheon (Bifan) International Film Festival opened on Thursday (July 7th) with festival director Shin Chul presenting his first series film award to squid game producer Kim Ji-yeon.

Addressing the various series and short works in video and XR that have proliferated lately and which Bifan is also presenting, Shin said, “I believe that film should embrace these new creations and give them the name of film. Like the story of the split between North Korea and South Korea, there is a story where – after the movies were made – one side went to movies and the other side went to broadcasting. They became like separate families but after the development of digital technology, they realized that they were entirely the same.

Upon accepting the award, Kim, the founder and director of local production company Siren Pictures, joked, “I’m Kim Ji-yeon, a filmmaker who made a series.”

” I was wondering if squid game had to go to a film festival in Korea, where it would be most appropriate, and I thought Bucheon would be,” she added. “And of course the festival was the quickest to thank us with this award and I’m very grateful.

“For the first time in so long [since the pandemic]there are fireworks and falling rain, and it feels like we can enjoy the film festival with an even more fantastic feeling.

Opening night of Bifan 2022

A downpour caused the ceremony to take place under tents on the lawn of Bucheon City Hall. Earlier, the erratic weather changed from mild to pouring rain only to stop momentarily just as director and dean of this year‘s fantasy film school Brian Yuzna walked the red carpet with the actress Korean Sim Hyejin, the star of landmark 90s films such as green fish and The Ginkgo bedwho is part of the Bucheon Choice: Features international jury.

Other guests included international jury leader Harada Masato, directors Hiroki Ryuichi, Mattie Do and Park Ki-yong, as well as actor showcase star Sul Kyung-gu and actor Choi Min-ho ( aka rapper Minho) who features in Jung Bum-shik’s new normalwhose world premiere will be the closing film of the festival on July 14.

The festival opened with horror A24 by Alex Garland Menwhich would have usually screened outdoors but screened at the City Hall Theater during its R-rated rating.

Bifan will run from July 7-17, screening 268 films from 49 countries, and will present its awards on July 14.