Chonju International Film Festival Names Japanese Film WinnerA Japanese film, "M/Other, M/Other" won the best film title at the "Asian Indie Cine Forum" category of the first Chonju International Film Festival (CIFF).
The filmfestival ended on May 4 after a 7 day run and named the movie by Suwa Nabuhiro the recipient of the "Woosuk" award given by the Woosuk University's committee board. Suwa won $10 thousand with the award. The film depicts the conflict between an unmarried couple when the man's son comes to live with them.
The public's favorite movie out of the 173 films shown at the festival was "Audition" by Takeshi Miike of Japan. Takeshi also took home a $10 thousand award. "Audition" sold 98 percent of the seat for its screenings.
For the N-Vision category, "Roit" by John Akomfrah from Britain won the best film, while Lee Ki-chol's "Scissors" won the grand prize for the Korean Short Film category.
On the last night of the filmfest, about 800 movie goers stayed in their seat for the 7 hour 18 minutes-run of "Satantango."
by Chang Tae-suk