<% Festival_num = 5 %> The Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival History

The 5th PiFan was held for 9 days from 12 July , 2001 to 20 July and it was successfully undertaken with the great response in terms of stable event operation, improvement of audience service, systematic activities of the volunteers and others. The event had the assessment that the satisfaction of audiences was heightened from the previous year with substantiated performance. Looking into the top notch works that PiFan discovered <Sorum> that was first introduced the

overseas officials in film festivals that were three awards in the 22nd Fantasporto Film Festival of Portugal with Special Award from Reviewing Committee, Director Award, Female Actress Award (Jang Jin-young) and <The Butterfly> also won the Female Actress Award (Kim Ho-jeong) and Young Critics' Award from the 54th Rocarno Film Festival for their outstanding works. During the Film Festival period, the opening movie of <Requiem for a Dream> and closing movie of <Amelie from Montmartre> had passionate reaction from the audiences as well as <Memento> and <The Hole> that had the success in theaters that it proved the great selection of PiFan for movies. Many genre movies such as <Battle Royale> and <Common Wealth>t hat had the opportunity to introduce in Korea was another great result of PiFan as well. In addition, <Visitor Q> and other Troma Production works brought refreshing shock to the audiences who have been encountered with the habitual commercial movies only.『Hogeumjeon Reminiscing Exhibition』 that PiFan had prepared for its ambitious special program was the opportunity to look onto the source of strength in martial art movies that began from <Bicheonmu> to reach its peak in <Wahojangryong>. The program that had the attention of the press media by the participation of a number of movie personnel and general audience, 『Mega Talk』, brought the discussion on 「Our Question for Cultural Diversity」and the issue of how we are able to defend against the supremacy hegemony by defending our cultural sovereignty under the crisis of cultural diversity. 『Midnight Movie』 and 『Rock Concert』also had the greatest reaction as well as the 'Green Concert' and 'Fantasy Marathon' with the Bucheon citizens.

When: 12 - 20 July, 2001 (9 days)
Screening Venues: Bucheon City Hall, Citizen's Hall, Boksagol Cultural
         Center, Sohyangkwan / Bucheon City Hall Front Lawn Outdoor Screen.
         Total 5 places, total 2,951 seats
Screened Films: 140 films from 35 countries (feature 75, short 65)
Opening Film: Requiem for a Dream (USA, Darren Aronofsky)
Closing Film: Sorum (Korea, Yoon Jong-chan),
          Amelie from Montmartre (France, Jean-Pierre Jeunet)
Invited Guests: 984 guests (domestic 911 guests, foreign 73 guests)
GA (Q&A with directors): 48 times
Total Number of Audience: 86,762 people
MegaTalk: 4 times, participant 281 people
         "Lloyd Kaufman's Delightful Lecture on Films"
          (Lloyd Kaufman, Kim Hong-joon)
         "King Hu the Man and the Films"
          (King Hong-joon, Steven Teo, Peter H. Rist, Tony Rayns)
         "Discourse on Cultural Diversity; Dangers Imposed by Globalization"
          (Moon Sung-keun, Lee Hyun-seung, Bertrand Tavernier, Pierre Rissient,
           Lee Chung-jik)
         "Remembering John Berry: After the Screening of Boesman and Lena"
          (Danny Glover, Pierre Rissient)         
Cine-Rock Night:
         Faust - Crash, No Brain, Ann
         Wild Zero - Kim Chang-Wan, Bulldog Mansion, Huckleberry Finn
         Suspicious River - Lee Tzche, Uhuhboo Project, Co Core
         Bangkok Dangerous - Jaurim, Hwang Bo-Ryung, Hanumpa
Festival Lady: Jang Jin-young

 Award Winners:
Best of Puchon: The Price of Milk (New Zealand, Harry Sinclair)
Jury's Choice: Tears of the Black Tiger (Thailand, Wisit Sananatieng)
Best Director Choice: Hideyuki Hirayama (Japan, Turn)
Best Actor Choice: Boris Aljinovic
         (Germany, Three Chinamen with a Double Bass)
Best Actress Choice: Kang Hye-jeong (Korea, The Butterfly)
Citizen's Choice: Three Chinamen with a Double Bass
         (Germany, Klaus Kraemer)
Grand Prize for Short Film: The Tale of the Rat That Wrote
         (UK/Ireland, Billy O'Brien)
Kodak Award-Jury's Choice for Short Film: Copy Shop
         (Austria, Virgil Widrich)
Citizen's Choice for Short Film: Rejected (USA, Dong Hertzfeldt)