Another awards ceremony cancelled this year
Must be something in the water this year: Another award event has been cancelled (following the Korea Film Awards earlier this winter) with the Director’s Cut Awards announcing that it’ll be skipping what would’ve been its 14th annual event.
The Director’s Cut would’ve been the last film awards doled out in 2011, although they won’t be the last of this award cycle (Baeksangs come in spring). The only reason given for this decision, according to a source with the organization running the ceremony, the Korea Film Directors Network, is “internal issues.” Hmm, I’m putting my money on…well, money, as the culprit, which was also a big factor in the Korea Film Awards cancellation.
The source added that this isn’t a permanent cancellation, however, and that the organization intends to continue in the future. Too bad for that, since it’s always interesting seeing how different organizations select their honors, whether it’s a newspaper, broadcast station, producers’ organization, cinematographers, or directors. Maybe better luck next year.