Canadian director DenisCote's Drifting States and Stories From The North, from Thaidirector Uruphong Raksasad, picked up the top prizes at South Korea's Jeonju InternationalFilm Festival (April 27 - May 5).
Drifting States was awarded the Indie Vision Woosuk Award for films by first andsecond-time directors while documentary StoriesFrom The North took the Digital Spectrum JJ-Star Award for digital films.Both awards include a $10,000 prize for the recipients.
Geared toward independent,digital and newcomers' films, the Jeonju festival is
International guestsincluded Jafar Panahi, whose
The latter three each contributeda 30-minute film to a digital omnibus entitled Talk To Her which has been selected for competition at the upcoming
Other prizes included theAudience Award which went to Yash Chopra's Veer-Zaarawhile exhibitor CJ CGV's award of post-production, marketing anddistribution support went to Lee Chang-jae's Between.
The festival closed withfirst-time filmmaker Kim Young-nam's Korea-Japan co-production Don't Look Back.