PIFAN 2011: BLOODY FIGHT IN IRON-ROCK VALLEY and RUBBER take top awards

James Marsh, Asian Editor
The winners have just been announced at the closing ceremony of the 15th Pucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, with Quentin Dupieux's surreal comedy RUBBER taking the top award of Best Film, while Ji Ha Jean's low budget Korean thriller BLOODY FIGHT IN IRON-ROCK VALLEY is named both Best Korean Independent Film and Best Asian Genre Film.

Other winners include Na Hong Jin named Best Director for THE YELLOW SEA, Japanese comedy SLAPSTICK BROTHERS picking up the Audience Award, while Juno Mak took home Best Actor for his role in REVENGE: A LOVE STORY and Myanna Buring wins Best Actress for British Thriller KILL LIST.

Here is the list of winners in full:

Best Film:
RUBBER (France) - Director: Quentin Dupieux

Best Director:
Na Hong Jin - THE YELLOW SEA (Korea)

Best Actor:
Juno Mak - REVENGE: A LOVE STORY (Hong Kong)

Best Actress:
Myanna Buring - KILL LIST (Great Britain)

Fujifilm Eterna Award for Best Korean Independent Film: 
BLOODY FIGHT AT IRON-ROCK VALLEY - Director: Ji Ha Jean

The European Fantastic Films Federation Award for Best Asian Genre film:
BLOODY FIGHT AT IRON-ROCK VALLEY (South Korea) - Director: Ji Ha Jean
(Special Mention: RABIES)

Netpac Award for Best Asian Film:
HOSPITALITIE (Japan) - Director: Fukada Koji
(Special Mention: RINGING IN THEIR EARS)

NH Nonghyup Audience Award:
SLAPSTICK BROTHERS (Japan) - Director: Shinagawa Hiroshi

Jury Choice Award:
OPERATION TATAR (Mongolia) - Director: Bat-Ulzii Baatar

Best Short Film:
DEAD ON TIME (Greece) - Director: Kostas Skiftas

Best Korean Short:
THE ADULT'S FLESH - Director: Jeong Ki Jeong

Prugio Audience Award for Best Short Film:
THE SOUTHERN PLAINS (South Korea) - Director: Oh Dong Wok

Jury Choice (Short Film):
THE ORIGIN OF CREATURES (The Netherlands) - Director: Floris Kaayk

You can expect to see full reviews of all this year's winning feature films on these pages over the next few days.

Many thanks to Darcy Paquet (@darcypaquet) of www.koreanfilm.org for Live-Tweeting tonight's results from the ceremony.

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