Korean actress Park Shin-Hye poses at the 2013 Chinese Film Festival's red carpet event held at Yeouido CGV, Seoul on June 16, 2013. [TenAsia/ Gue Hye Jung]

Korean actress Park Shin-Hye poses at the 2013 Chinese Film Festival’s red carpet event held at Yeouido CGV, Seoul on June 16, 2013. [TenAsia/ Gue Hye Jung]

Korean actress Park Shin-hye will be recognized for her great popularity at a Korean film festival.

The Hallyu star will receive popularity awards, dubbed “Fantasia Awards,” from the Puchon Fantastic Film Festival (PiFan) opening its 11-day festivity with a star-studded opening ceremony at the Bucheon Gymnasium tonight.

The awards are given to the face that the citizens of Bucheon picked as wanting to see the most at the opening ceremony of the genre film festival. Last year the honor went to actor Lee Jae-hoon and actress Min Hyo-lyn.

Park will grace the red carpet event and deliver an acceptance speech tonight after Lee Byung-hun and Jun Ji-hyun, winners of producer’s choice accolade “Producer’s Choice.”

Hosted by Sooyoung of Girl’s Generation and Shin hyun-joon, the opening ceremony will also be participated by the festival’s PR ambassadors Lee Hyun-woo, Mina Fujii, “Horror Stories 2” cast Go Gyeong-pyo, Lee Soo-hyuk and Kim Ji-won.

The unique PiFan, first held in 1997, represents marginalized film genres by highlighting horror, phycho-thriller, sci-fi, and sexually themed films.

* Correction: The winner of Fantasia Award at the 17th Puchon Fantastic Film Festival is only Park Shin-hye, not including actor Kim Soo-hyun as TenAsia has reported in the past.

Reporter. Lee Hye Ji hjlee@tenasia.co.kr
Photographer. Gue Hye Jung photonine@tenasia.co.kr
Editor. Jessica Kim