The Korean Film Producers Association (KFPA) successfully hosted its 10th annual awards ceremony. Held on the 15th, the event was emceed by actress Lee Hye Eun, presenting a total of 17 awards across various categories including Best Film, Best Direction, Best Actor, Best Actress and more.
Cobweb emerged as the evening’s biggest winner, clinching four awards in the categories of Best Director, Cinematography, Art Direction, and Music, thereby securing its spot as the most-awarded film at the 10th KFPA Awards.
Director Kim Jee Woon expressed his gratitude, “I have always wanted to win the Director Award from the Korean Film Producers Association. Receiving this award at the Myung Films Art Center, where I produced my debut work, The Quiet Family, makes it even more special. I believe Cobweb is a film that provides comfort and strength to many creators, not just directors, and I am thankful for this recognition and vow to continue being a director who earns the respect of producers.”
Kang Ha Neul, who won the Best Actor for Love Reset, shared his thoughts with a touch of humor, “I won’t work just for awards in the future, but I promise to be a comfortable and cooperative actor who the people here can approach with scripts.” He added, “More than being a good actor, I aim to be a good person first,” receiving a warm response from the audience.
Kim Jong Soo, the Best Supporting Actor winner for Smugglers, shared his joy, “I only did theater and made my film debut at 43 with Secret Sunshine, and now I’ve won my first award for Smugglers. When I debuted, I vowed to become an actor who would be on the list when casting actors in their 50s. Receiving this award feels like I’ve made it onto that list. I promise to act even more diligently.”
Jung Yu Mi, the Best Actress for Sleep, sent a video message as she could not attend in person. “I am happy to be recognized by the producers. I am well-prepared, so please send me lots of good stories and scripts,” she said delightfully.
Below is the full list of winners:
Best Director: Kim Jee Woon (Cobweb)
Best Screenplay: Hyun Gyu Ri, Ahn Tae Jin (The Night Owl)
Best Leading Actress: Jung Yu Mi (Sleep)
Best Leading Actor: Kang Ha Neul (Love Reset)
Best Supporting Actor: Kim Jong Soo (Smugglers)
Best Supporting Actress: Go Min Si (Smugglers)
Best New Director: Jason Yu (Sleep)
Best New Actor: Kim Si Eun (Next Sohee)
Special Contribution Award: Chung Ji Young (The Boys)
Best Cinematography: Kim Ji Yong (Cobweb)
Best Art Direction: Jung Yi Jin (Cobweb)
Best Music: Mowg (Cobweb)
Best Lighting: Hwang Soon Wook (The Moon)
Best Editing: Kim Sun Min (The Night Owl)
Best Sound: Park Yong Ki (The Night Owl)
Best Technical Achievement: Eun Jae Hyun (Concrete Utopia)
Source: Korean Film Producers Association