Sandcastle in competition at Vancouver festival
Three filmmakers – South Korea’s Bong Joon Ho, China’s Jia Zhang Ke and Canada’s Denis CÃ´tÃ© – will form the jury of the Dragon & Tigers competition at this year’s Vancouver International Film Festival (30 Sept – 15 Oct).
Local film Sandcastle, as directed by Boo Junfeng, has been nominated for the competition.
The Dragon & Tigers award is for first-time filmmakers, and the eight competing films are among 43 features and 21 short films which will screen as part of a section dedicated to East Asian cinema. The screening films range from blockbuster Aftershock to Cannes-winner Uncle Boonmee Who Can See His Past Lives.
The eight nominees running in competition are:
Bi! Don’t Be Afraid ; Dir. Phan Dang Di [Vietnam] End of Animal ; Dir. Jo Sung hee [South Korea] Good Morning to the World!! ; Dir. Hirohara Satoru [Japan] Icarus Under the Sun ; Dirs. Abe Saori & Takahashi Nazuki [Japan] Insects in the Backyard; Dir. Tanwarin Sukkhapisit [Thailand] Kimu; The Strange Dance ; Dir. Park Dong-hyun [South Korea] Rumination ; Dir. Xu Ruotao [China] Sandcastle ; Dir. Boo Junfeng [Singapore]