Winner, Jury Grand Prize, 2015
Park Jung-bum began his career with the internationally award-winning short films Templementary and 125 Jeon Seung-chul. He was assistant director to Lee Chang-dong on his film Poetry, which won Best Screenplay at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, the 2010 APSA for Achievement in Directing and was nominated for Best Feature Film and Best Screenplay. In 2009, Park completed his debut feature The Journals Of Musan, which won both the New Currents and FIPRESCI Awards at the 2010 Busan International Film Festival. The film received international attention, winning the Grand Prize at Marrakech International Film Festival and the Tiger Award at International Film Festival Rotterdam. Alive, written, directed by and starring Park, is his second feature film.
The Asia Pacific Screen Academy expresses its respect for and acknowledgement of the South East Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of country, including the custodial communities on whose land works are created and celebrated by the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. We acknowledge the continuing connection to land, waters and communities. We also pay our respects to Elders, past and emerging. We recognise the integral role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and First Nations peoples continue to play in storytelling and celebration spaces.