The 6th PiFan was held for 10days from 11 July, 2002 to 20 July was considered as a great success in terms of quantitative result, showing the audience increasing rate of approaching 50% and the qualitative result in heightened audience satisfaction. In particular, through the motto of 'Audience Conscious Film Festival,' the effort was made for the upgraded audience service that brought the meaningful result to the Film Festival audience, movie makers, the Film Festival staffs and others.

The summer of 2002 had the fever of nation shaking 2002 World Cup with the concern of lowering the interest on PiFan in relative term because of the World Cup, thirsty people on festival culture was led to the explosive interest on the Film Festival that was held with much easier and sleek ways than the previous years. Another value discovered was that the Korean movie industry has made qualitative growth and the steady development of several domestic film festivals led the matured audience culture as well. Looking into the hot movies discovered by PiFan, there were movies that had great reaction from audience for <The Eye> that was impressive for audience with its specialized marketing during the Film Festival and led to the boom of the horror movie afterwards, <The Phone> that was performed by the Festival Lady Ha Ji-won that recorded the highest horror movie success after the 1990s, <Inner Senses> that attracted more topics from people due to the suicide of Leslie Cheung and <Dark Water>, the hit movie from the combination of Nakada Hideo and Suzuki Cozi.

The boom of horror movies that were hit in the main stream of Korean movie was really resurrected from Puchon last year. In addition, <Donnie Darko> and <Kissing Jessica Stein> also were the loved works from audiences from the words of mouth from Bucheon. Among the special programs that PiFan ambitiously prepared, the Mieke Dakashi Special Exhibition introduced the world of Monster Director Mieke Dakashi in systematic fashion and the director Dieke Dakashi personally come to the Mega Talk event site with director Kim Ji-woon and the mega talk that was focused on the remake boom of Korean movie in Hollywood had the theme on 'Hollywood, Focusing on Korean Movies: Remake of Korean Movies' attracted special attention.

The 'Special Showing and Seminar on Blue Movies' was the meaningful event to open the rating, review, censorship and discourse on, and it was taken as a new type of outdoor event for PiFan data for directors and actors together with the audiences in one place including director Park Chan-wook, director Lee Chang-dong, director Kim Dong-won, Ha Ji-won, Lee Jeong-jin, Moon So-ri and others. In addition, the publication works for 'Verner Hairjoke' and 'Mega Talk 2001' introduced through the special exhibition was also the great outcome from PiFan2002.


Puchon Choice Awards