Grand Bell Awards

The Grand Bell Awards (Korean대종상 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]

Grand Bell Awards
Current: 58th Grand Bell Awards
Awarded forExcellence in cinematic achievements
CountrySouth Korea
Presented byThe Motion Pictures Association of Korea
First awarded1962
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59th →
Grand Bell Awards
Revised RomanizationDaejongsang Yeonghwajae
McCune–ReischauerTaejongsang Yŏnghwaje

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]


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]


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  1. ^ "Film Awards Ceremonies in Korea". Retrieved 27 October 2020.
  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 21 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Gwanghae sweeps Korean Oscars". The Korea Times. 31 October 2012. Archived from the original on 14 July 2015. Retrieved 18 November 2012.
  4. ^ "Gwanghae reigns supreme at S. Korea film awards". AsiaOne. 31 October 2012. Retrieved 28 November 2012.
  5. ^ Woo, Jaeyeon (1 November 2012). "Masquerade Swept the Daejong Film Awards". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 28 November 2012.
  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.

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