Docu wins Red Chameleon prize and $20,000
SEOUL — The third edition of Korea’s Cinema Digital Seoul (CinDi) film festival wrapped on Tuesday, awarding the top Red Chameleon prize and $20,000 cash to Chinese helmer Xu Tong’s documentary “Wheat Harvest.”Pic follows a girl working as a prostitute in Beijing who visits her family in Hebei Province. Doc was selected by a jury of international directors including Lou Ye, Darezhan Omirbayev, Abolfazl Jalili, E J-yong and cinematographer Ki S. Hwang. The Blue Chameleon Award, chosen by a jury of international critics, went to Chinese helmer Liu Jia Yin’s Directors’ Fortnight player “Oxhide II.” Pic, about a family who make dumplings, also received an audience award. A jury of Korean critics gave the Green Chameleon Award to Japanese helmer Mashima Riichiro’s “Tokyo Onlypic,” an animated feature about a fictional sports event in Tokyo, which also screened at Rotterdam. CinDi unspooled 92 films from 17 countries, 15 in competition, in seven days.