BiFan 2016: Local Hits THE WAILING and KARAOKE CRAZIES Lead Award Winners

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BiFan 2016: Local Hits THE WAILING and KARAOKE CRAZIES Lead Award Winners

The winners have just been announced at the 20th Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival in South Korea, with Na Hong-jin's fantastic thriller The Wailing scooping The Best of Bucheon award in the Bucheon Choice competition, as well as the NH Audience Award. Meanwhile, the LG HiEntech Best Korean Fantastic Film award went to Kim Sang-chan's Karaoke Crazies, and Jo Sung-hee's The Phantom Detective won the Korean Fantastic Audience Award.

Other notable wins include Babak Anvari's Iranian chiller Under the Shadow, which took the Bucheon Choice Jury award, Deepak Sampat was named Best Actor for Autohead, while Karin Viard won Best Actress for her role in 21 Nights with Pattie. Simon Cartwright's Manoman won Best Short Film, and Tim Ellrich's The Bathtub took both the Jury Award and the Audience Award in the Short film category.

Anurag Kashyap's Psycho Raman nabbed the EFFFF Asian Award, while the NETPAC Award went to Paul Spurrier's The Forest

For a full list of winners, see below:

2016 Award Winners
 
• Best of Bucheon: The Wailing (Directed by NA Hong-jin)
• Jury’s Choice: Under the Shadow (Directed by Babak ANVARI)
• Best Actress Choice: Karin Viard of 21 Nights with Pattie (Directed by Arnaud LARRIEU, Jean-Marie LARRIEU
• Best Actor Choice: Deepak Sampat of Autohead (Directed by Rohit MITTAL)
• NH Audience Award: The Wailing (Directed by NA Hong-jin)
• Best Short Film: Manoman (Directed by Simon CARTWRIGHT)
• Jury’s Choice for Short Film: The Bathtub (Directed by Tim ELLRICH)
• Audience Award for Short Film: The Bathtub (Directed by Tim ELLRICH)
 
• LG HiEntech Best Korean Fantastic Film: Karaoke Crazies (Directed by KIM Sang-chan)
※ Special Mention: Who Killed Kim Kwang-seok? (Directed by LEE Sangho)
• Korean Fantastic Best Actress: Bae So-eun of Karaoke Crazies (Directed by KIM Sang-chan)
※ Special Mention: Kim Hana of The Phantom Detective (Directed by JO Sung-hee)
• Korean Fantastic Best Actor: Park Keun-hyung of Grand Father (Directed by LEE Seo)
• Korean Fantastic Audience Award: The Phantom Detective (Directed by JO Sung-hee)
• Best Korean Short Film: How to Pick a Lock (Directed by KIM Kwangbin)
• Audience Award for Korean Short Film: Cliché Resistance (Directed by LEE Won-geun)
 
European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation (EFFFF) Asian Award
Psycho Raman (Directed by Anurag KASHYAP)
 
NETPAC Award
The Forest (Directed by Paul SPURRIER)
 
Save Energy, Save Earth Film Award
Captain Fantastic (Directed by Matt ROSS)
 
BIFAN Children’s Jury Award
Hang in There, Kids! (Directed by Laha MEBOW)
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