Celebrating Korean Cinema: Highlights from the 32nd Buil Film Awards

The 32nd Buil Film Awards celebrated Korean cinema with stars like Kim Seon Ho and Lee Byung Ho. Notable winners included Kim Seon Ho for Best New Actor and "Concrete Utopia" for Best Film.

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32nd Buil Film Awards

32nd Buil Film Awards

The 32nd Buil Film Awards, a prestigious event in the world of Korean cinema, unfolded on October 5 in Busan, South Korea, with actress Esom as the host. The red carpet dazzled with the stars of the industry, setting the stage for an unforgettable evening.


Organized by Busan Ilbo, the awards ceremony brought together luminaries like Kim Seon Ho, Lee Byung Ho from "Squid Game," Go Min Si from "Youth Of May," and EXO's D.O. from "The Moon."

The 2023 Buil Film Awards recognized excellence in 16 categories, and here are some of the notable winners:

  • Best New Actor: Kim Seon Ho for "The Childe"

  • Best Art Direction: Jin Jong Hyun for "The Moon" (VFX)

  • Best New Director: Lee Ji Eun for "The Hill of Secrets"

  • Best New Actress: Kim Si Eun for "Next Sohee"

  • Popular Star Award (Male): Do Kyung Soo (EXO's D.O.) for "The Moon"

  • Yu Hyun Mok Film Arts Award: Bae Doona for "Next Sohee"

  • Best Supporting Actress: Go Min Si for "Smugglers"

  • Popular Star Award (Female): Park Bo Young for "Concrete Utopia"

  • Best Supporting Actor: Kim Jong Soo for "Smugglers"

  • Best Cinematography: Cho Hyung Rae for "Concrete Utopia"

  • Best Music: Kang Ki Young (Dalpalan) for "Phantom"

  • Best Film: "Concrete Utopia"

  • Best Director: Jung Ju Ri for "Next Sohee"

  • Best Actress: Kim Seo Hyung for "Green House"

  • Best Actor: Lee Byung Hun for "Concrete Utopia"


The 32nd Buil Film Awards showcased the remarkable talent and creativity within the Korean film industry, honouring those who have contributed to its continued success

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