Magazine article Screen International

BIFF-MPA Workshop Awards Zombie Comedy

Magazine article Screen International

BIFF-MPA Workshop Awards Zombie Comedy

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Kim Chang Hoon won the top prize at this year's BIFF-MPA Film Workshop for his take on a zombie black comedy, Home Sweet Home.

The prize came with a trip to Los Angeles to participate in a five-day film immersion programme that takes place in early November in the lead up to the American Film Market (AFM).

Mike Ellis, president and managing director Asia Pacific, Motion Picture Association (MPA), also awarded two President's Special Recognition Prizes to Kwon Hyuk Jun's Hwaran and Choi Sun Young's My Destiny.

Hwaran is a story about an infertile couple that enters into an arrangement to hire a surrogate mother. My Destiny is a fictional historical drama of how Lee Jiham, a counselor in the Joseon Dynasty, came to write Tojong Bigyeol, a well-known local book on fortune telling.

Kwon and Choi will attend the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSAs) in Brisbane, Australia, to engage with filmmakers from across the Asia Pacific, in December this year.

The BIFF-MPA Film Workshop involved master-classes, mentoring and a pitching competition at Dongseo University, held in conjunction with the 19th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) 2014. …

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