Director Park Chan-wook and the late actress Kang Soo-yeon receive the Eungwan Order of Cultural Merit

film <헤어질 결심>Director Park Chan-wook, who won the Best Director Award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, and the film <씨받이>Late actress Kang Su-yeon, who won the Best Actress Award at the 1977 Venice International Film Festival for “The Golden Globe”, receives the Silver Crown Order of Cultural Merit.

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism announced that at the 2022 Korea Popular Arts and Culture Awards held on the 24th, it will award presidential citations and prime ministerial citations to pop culture artists who have been active in various fields, including director Park Chan-wook and the late actress Kang Su-yeon.

The ‘Korea Popular Culture and Arts Awards’ hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and overseen by the Korea Creative Content Agency have been awarded every year since 2010 to encourage those who have contributed to the development of the popular culture industry and r the spread of the Korean Wave, while raising the social status of popular culture and the arts.

At the opening ceremony of this year’s Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) held at the Busan Cinema Center in Haeundae-gu, Busan, a memorial video for actress Kang Soo-yeon is played.

The field of popular culture and art is a core field in the content industry, which not only moves the hearts of people around the world and draws sympathy, but also raises the national image and leads exports.

In particular, exports of ‘K content (Korea content)’ have already surpassed exports of home appliances and display panels, becoming Korea’s top export item.

In response, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism selected the nominees for this award through public competition and expert recommendation to thank those who contributed to the development of culture and popular arts.

Then, a comprehensive review of various items was carried out, such as the length of nominations, performance of domestic and foreign activities, contribution to related industries, and social contribution, ▲ Cultural Medal (5 people) ▲ Presidential citations (6 people) ▲ Prime Minister’s Citation (8 people/team) ▲The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism A total of 28 people (teams) were announced, including the Minister’s Commendation (9 people/team).

First of all, the biggest honor of this year’s award ceremony, the Silver Crown Order of Cultural Merit, <헤어질 결심>Director Park Chan-wook, who has set the record for the most awards at the Cannes International Film Festival as a Korean filmmaker, will receive the Best Director Award at the Cannes International Film Festival.

Along with this, the late actress Kang Soo-yeon, who debuted in 1969 at the age of 3 and became the first Korean to receive the Best Actress Award at the Venice International Film Festival, will also receive an Order Silver Crown Cultural Merit.

Archival Cultural Merit Award <브로커>Song Kang-ho, the first Korean to receive the Best Actor Award at the Cannes International Film Festival for his film, and the KBS TV Literature Center in 1987 <점 점 점…>After debuting as a writer with <아들과 딸> Author Park Jin-sook, who wrote popular dramas such as.

<각시탈>, <아스팔트 사나이>, <미스터큐(Q)>, <타짜>, <식객> Writer Heo Young-man, who created various cartoons that were turned into films and plays, will also receive a Cultural Heritage Order.

There will be six people, including voice actor Hong Seung-ok, performer Byeon Seong-yong, actor Kim Yun-seok, singer Kim Hyeon-cheol, writer Park Hae-young, and the late music director Bang Jun-seok, receiving the Presidential Citation.

Eight people (teams) received the Prime Minister’s Commendation: actor Lee Seong-min, singer Jang Pil-soon, comedian Park Myung-soo, singer (team) Jaurim, director Yeon Sang-ho, producer Kim Ji-yeon, singer Zico, and writer Kim Bo-tong.

The Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Award was given to voice actor Kim Young-sun, musical actor Kim Sun-young, designer/producer Han Seung-won, actor Jeon Mi-do, comedian Hong Hyun-hee, choreographer Aiki, singer Paul Kim, singer (team) YFORY X TOGETHER, singer (team) Espa, etc. (team) to be.

A policy manager at the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said, “Now, Korean content is being evaluated as a game changer that changes the economic map of Korea.”

“The government will continue to provide policy support to create an environment where pop culture artists can fully showcase their talents and abilities, and create an environment where our content created in this way can continue to be loved by the world,” he said. .

Inquiries: Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Content Policy Department Popular Culture Industry Division (044-203-2468)

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