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Grand Bell Awards

The Grand Bell Awards
Awarded for Excellence in cinematic achievements
Country South Korea
Presented by The Motion Pictures Association of Korea
First awarded 1962
Official website
Grand Bell Awards
Revised Romanization Daejongsang Yeonghwajae
McCune–Reischauer Taejongsang Yŏnghwaje

The Grand Bell Awards (Hangul대종상 영화제; RRDaejongsang Yeonghwajae), also known as 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]

Though the festival has often been marred by controversy, stemming from bribery and political pressure, the Grand Bell Awards retain prestige as the oldest continuous film awards held in South Korea, and have been called the Korean equivalent of the American Academy Awards.[3][4][5]


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]


  • Best Film
  • Best Actor
  • Best Actress
  • Best New Actor
  • Best New Actress
  • Best Supporting Actor
  • Best Supporting Actress
  • Best Director
  • Best New Director
  • Best Screenplay - Original
  • Best Screenplay - Adapted
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Editing
  • Best Art Direction
  • Best Lighting
  • Best Costume Design
  • Best Music
  • Best Visual Effects
  • Best Sound Effects
  • Technical Award
  • Best Planning
  • Special Jury Prize
  • Best Short Film
  • Lifetime Achievement Award for the Advancement of Cinema


See also


  1. ^ "Korean Film Awards, 1962-present". Retrieved 2013-07-19.
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External links

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

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