Grand Bell Awards

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Grand Bell Awards
55th Grand Bell Awards
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Awarded for Excellence in cinematic achievements
Country South Korea
Presented by The Motion Pictures Association of Korea
First awarded 1962
Website http://www.daejongfilmaward.kr/
Grand Bell Awards
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Daejongsang Yeonghwajae
McCune–Reischauer Taejongsang Yŏnghwaje

The Grand Bell Awards (Hangul대종상 영화제; RRDaejongsang Yeonghwajae), also known as the Daejong Film Awards, is an awards ceremony presented annually by The Motion Pictures Association of Korea for excellence in film in South Korea.[1][2]

The Grand Bell Awards retains prestige as the oldest continuous film awards held in South Korea, and has been called the Korean equivalent of the American Academy Awards.[3][4][5]

History

The ceremony has been hosted by the Ministry of Culture and Information since 1962. The awards ceased for a couple years beginning in 1969, but were revived in 1972 after the establishment of the Korea Motion Picture Promotion Association, in an effort to stimulate the then stagnant film industry.[6]

Awards

See also

References

  1. ^ "Korean Film Awards, 1962-present". Koreanfilm.org. Retrieved 2013-07-19.
  2. ^ Baek, Byung-yeul (16 November 2014). "Roaring Currents, Attorney vie for Daejong Film Awards". The Korea Times. Archived from the original on 21 November 2014. Retrieved 2014-11-21.
  3. ^ "Gwanghae sweeps Korean Oscars". The Korea Times. 31 October 2012. Archived from the original on 14 July 2015. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  4. ^ "Gwanghae reigns supreme at S. Korea film awards". AsiaOne. 31 October 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-28.
  5. ^ Woo, Jaeyeon (1 November 2012). "Masquerade Swept the Daejong Film Awards". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2012-11-28.
  6. ^ Lee Young-il (1988). The History of Korean Cinema. Translated by Richard Lynn Greever. Seoul: Motion Picture Promotion Corporation. pp. 275–278. ISBN 89-88095-12-X.

External links

  • Official website (in Korean)
  • Grand Bell Awards at Naver (in Korean)
  • Grand Bell Awards at Cinemasie
  • Grand Bell Awards at the Internet Movie Database
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