The 24th edition of the Far East Film Festival ended last night with the victory of the Golden Mulberry by the South Korean film Miracle: Letters to the President by director Lee Jang-hoon . In second and third place we find the Chinese Return to Dust by Li Ruijun and To Cool to Kill by Xing Wenxiong .
Holders of the Black Dragon accreditation voted for Return to Dust , while the MYmovies site reader award went to Byun Sung-hyun ‘s South Korean Kingmaker .
The jurors of the first feature award, the Manetti Bros. and Vanja Kaludjercic (director of the Rotterdam Film Festival) awarded the Gelso Bianco to Too Cool to Kill , and the Mulberry for Best Screenplay to the Japanese Love Nonetheless by Jojo Hideo .
The award ceremony to Takeshi Kitano
Live streaming from Tokyo, Friday 29 April Takeshi Kitano virtually collected the Golden Mulberry for Lifetime Achievement. The filmmaker promised:
“Now I’m working on the editing of my new film and I hope to come to Udine to present it to you”.
The numbers of the 2022 edition
There were 1338 accredited students this year , with numerous film students from Hungary, England,
France, Slovenia, Croatia and Austria (as well as Italy).
About 10 thousand people took part in the FEFF Events, scattered throughout the city center, and 250 professionals from all over Europe (and connected online from the rest of the world) for the Focus Asia industry sessions.
The FEFF online, on the platform managed by MYmovies, recorded over 10 thousand visitors from 24 countries.