Yeon Sang-ho won the best director award for his film "Train to Busan" at the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival in Spain, which ended on Sunday.
"Swiss Army Man" was named best film, while "The Autopsy of Jane Dow" won the special jury award.
The Korean thriller also won for best special effects. Two other Korean films picked up awards -- "The Wailing" by Na Hong-jin (best cinematography) and Park Chan-wook's "The Handmaiden" (grand audience award).
The film fest is one of the world's foremost international festivals specializing in fantasy and horror films.