1st Asia Contents Awards at BIFF 2019

Asian cinema and TV have a lot to offer; interesting stories, acting and a well-polished technical side too. With a vast variety of genres to choose from, there is something for everyone. Visually stunning productions such as delicate, warm stories from Japan, suspenseful thrillers from Hong Kong and South Korean horror dripping with violence, have always engaged with international and domestic viewers. While TV dramas bring their own charm into the film business, as The Philipines, Thailand, Japan and South Korea have always delivered shows of strong quality.


Kim Jae Joong – Photo © Asia Contents Awards 

This year, during the 24th Busan International Film Festival, the newly established Asia Contents Awards of the Asian Film Market announced its winners. There were 9 Award categories consisting of the Best Creative, Best Asian Drama, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Writer, Best Rising Star, New Comer, and Lifetime Achievement Award and Excellence Award, an award presented to a figure in honour of broader activities and significant contributions throughout South Korea, China and Japan.


The Hormones, The Series – Photo © Asia Contents Awards 

The red carpet event was rolled out for the biggest Asian stars to grace the Asia Contents Awards. Teo Yoo (Vertigo), Sae Yeon (2019 Miss Korea), Sananthachat Thanapatpisal, Kim Jae-joong (Actor and Singer), Kim Nam-gil (Actor), and many more, attracted the audience’s attention.  Amidst hearty cheer, the impressive lineup of guests made appearances at the Awards Ceremony. Musician Jung Dong-ha opened the ceremony with a striking show, followed by celebratory performance by Korean girl group, AOA. The ceremony was engaging and a great way to celebrate TV shows from different corners of the Asian continent. Until next year!

Winners of the Asia Contents Awards of the Asian Film Market 2019:

Category Winner Title
New Comer Kemisara Paladesh (Actress, Thailand)
Sananthachat Thanapatpisal (Actress, Thailand)
<The Hormones, The Series>
Jin Xionghao (Director)
Zhuang Dafei(Actress)
<Mountains and Ocean>
Morita Misato(Actress, Japan) <The Naked Director>
Best Rising Star Fang Rong (Actress, Singapore) <Faculty>
Best Writer Lu Shih-yuan (Producer and writer) <The World Between Us>
Park Hae Young (Writer, Korea) <My Mister>
Best Actor Lei Jia Yin (Actor) <The Longest Day in Chang’an>
Kim Nam Gil (Actor, Korea) <The Fiery Priest>
Yamada Takayuki (Actor, Japan) <The Naked Director>
Best Actress Yao Chen (Actress) <All Is Well>
Maja Salvador (Actress, Philippines) <Wild Flower>
Lifetime Achievement Award Raymond Lee Wai Man
<Flying Tiger>
Best Asian Drama <The Hormones, The Series> (Thailand) <The Hormones, The Series>
<Faculty>(Singapore) <Faculty>
Best Creative Yongkyu Kim (Chief Producer)
Studio Dragon
<Mr. Sunshine>
<Mr. Sunshine>
Excellence Award Kim Jae Joong
(Actor and Singer, Korea)

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