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Korean trio honoured by APN

The Asia-Pacific Producers Network sticks solidly with local talent for its 2015 awards. Three Koreans will be honoured next week at an event running alongside the Bucheon International Film Festival (BiFan) and project market NAFF.

Kim Hye-soo, Ahn Sung-ki and JK Youn

From left: Kim Hye-soo, Ahn Sung-ki and JK Youn

Actress Kim Hye-soo (best-known internationally for The Thieves, and currently on the festival circuit in Coin Locker Girl), actor Ahn Sung-ki (Revivre and currently opposite Cliff Curtis in Kazuaki Kiriya’s Last Knights) and director JK Youn (whose tearjerker Ode to My Father played here earlier this year) will be presented with this year’s APN Awards. 

The APN held its 2011 symposium in Auckland, hosted by Film Auckland, and has a number of NZ producers as members. This year’s BiFan has selected five titles with strong NZ links, Turbo Kid and Steven Baker’s short A Love Story in competition, ABCs of Death, I Survived A Zombie Holocaust and Slow West out of competition.

The Bucheon International Film Festival (BiFan) runs 16 – 26 July. The APN Congress runs 17 – 19 July.