The feature-length animated film ‘Tae-Il (directed by Hong Jun-pyo)’ won the Focus Award at the 10th Seoul International Children’s Film Festival in the Feature Kids Focus category.
After winning the Special Jury Prize at the 46th Annecy International Animation Film Festival, ‘Tae-Il’, which achieved meaningful results in Korea, has penetrated the hearts of audiences around the world with its completeness and meaningful message.
Director Hong Jun-pyo, who won the Grand Prize in the Kids Focus section of the Seoul International Children’s Film Festival this time, said, “I heard that the children who saw ‘Tae-il’ through this festival held a program to discuss children’s human rights after watching the movie. At eye level, I am proud that the message of ‘Taeil’ has been conveyed without difficulty, and it seems to have been recognized by a wide range of age groups, so the award at this festival is even more meaningful,” he said.
The Seoul International Children’s Film Festival, which celebrated its 10th anniversary this year, submitted 2253 films from 108 countries, a record high, and 157 films from 47 countries were screened. Held under the slogan of ‘Listen to Children’, this festival held a variety of programs for children to participate in, such as a parade for the declaration of children’s rights, a children’s docent explaining children’s films, and a poster exhibition to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Children’s Day.
Reporter Kim Seon-woo, Entertainment News Team [email protected] (Content Business Headquarters)