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15 Short Films you cannot miss at the Seoul International Women’s Film Festival

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We present a list of 15 Short Films worth watching at the Seoul International Women’s Film Festival that will take place from June 2nd – 8th in Seoul (South Korea).

Between

Between by Kim Da-bin – South Korea | 2015 – 20 min.
Fiction | I-TEENS Section

There is a girl called A-yeon who gets bored with her friends. One day, she became interested in So-min who has a little glass bottle containing lavender. A-yeon suggests So-min to hang out with her friends but So-min feels uncomfortable around them.

Schedule
06.04.2016 – Megabox Sinchon 4 – 10:00 am
06.07.2016 – Megabox Sinchon 4 – 10:00 am

Eternal Daughter

Eternal Daughter by Kim Ha-na – South Korea | 2015 – 37 min.
Fiction | Asian Short Film & Video Competition

Hong-mae seems like an average woman in her twenties. Except that she lives with a father who has lost a leg. As his disability would not allow him a job, Hong-mae the good, and his only daughter has to live on as her father’s leg.

Schedule
06.04.2016 – Megabox Sinchon 5 – 16:30 pm
06.06.2016 – Megabox Sinchon 5 – 19:30 pm

Female Directors

Female Directors by Yang Mingming – China | 2012 – 42 min.
Mokumentary | New Currents Section

After graduating from filmmaking school, Ah Ming and Yueyue can find no work, so they decide to make a film of their own lives. While working in a theater, Yueyue falls for the play’s male lead. The two girls gradually work out the preliminaries of their shooting plan until one day something unexpected happens.

Schedule
06.03.2016 – Megabox Sinchon 2 – 10:30 am
06.03.2016 – Megabox Sinchon 4 – 21:00 pm

First Love

First Love by Kang Ji-sook – South Korea | 2016 – 28 min.
Fiction | Queer Rainbow Section
Two girls at the same school fell in love with each other and their love has lasted for forty years. They couldn’t express their love to the world but they have lived a happy life. One day, however, a sudden death strikes their relationship.

Schedule
06.05.2016 – Megabox Sinchon 7 – 21:30 pm
06.07.2016 – Megabox Sinchon 4 – 14:30 pm

Your Little Sister

Your Little Secret by Park Yun-soo – South Korea | 2015 – 11 min.
Fiction | I-TEENS Section

A member of the school athletic club, Woo-hyun has a secret that he cannot tell anyone. It is the fact that he is an ‘otaku’ (mania) for cute teddy bears, Rilakkuma. His desk mate, Ye-ju found out his secret and the two become best otaku-friends.

Schedule
06.04.2016 – Megabox Sinchon 4 – 10:00 am
06.07.2016 – Megabox Sinchon 4 – 10:00 am

Last Words

Last Words by Jenny Man Wu – China | 2013 – 14 min.
Experimental | New Currents Section

In this 14-minute monologue, a girl is talking directly to the camera about her experience of being beaten by her boyfriend and her fantasy about suicide having lasted since her childhood. Her judgments towards the external world, her lovers, her parents and her friends are somehow quite extreme.

Schedule
06.03.2016 – Megabox Sinchon 2 – 10:30 am
06.05.2016 – Megabox Sinchon 4 – 21:00 pm

Leeches

Leeches by Payal Sethi – India | 2016 – 27 min.
Fiction | Asian Short Film & Video Competition

Raisa lives with her Ammi and three younger sisters in the ghettos of Hyderabad’s Old City. When Ammi promises her 13-year old daughter, Zainab, in marriage to a foreign businessman, Raisa decides that she must save her little sister. She hatches a dangerous and irreversible plan involving an archaic remedy that promises to restore a girl’s virginity.

Schedule
06.05.2016 – Megabox Sinchon 5 – 16:10 pm
06.07.2016 – Megabox Sinchon 5 – 20:00 pm

MerryGo Around

Merry-go-round Horses by Bae Eun-ju – South Korea | 2015 – 21 min.
Fiction | Asian Short & Video Competition

Hyun-Ji, a daughter in the family, tries to get away from her family which is like an old prison covered with thick mold. She struggles to attest that she’s different from those people who she belongs to. However she ends up defeated like them and it makes her to think that it’s all because of the way she grew up and the people she lives with. Hyun-Ji feels contempt and skepticism of her family which randomly assigned to her, and then suddenly a ‘game changer’ comes in but everything goes back to the zero point like merry-go-round horses.

Schedule
06.04.2016 – Megabox Sinchon 5 – 16:30 pm
06.06.2016 – Megabox Sinchon 5 – 19:30 pm

Oh My Sweet Sixteen

Oh My Sweet Sixteen… by Lee Ha-yun – South Korea | 2015 – 9 min.
Experimental | I-TEENS Section

Cheerful sixteen-year-old teenage girls live everyday, laughing and chatting with their friends at school. However, the most unfitting captions evoking despair and pain suddenly appear on the screen and become juxtaposed with these happy and blissful scenes.

Schedule
06.04.2016 – Megabox Sinchon 4 – 10:00 am
06.07.2016 – Megabox Sinchon 4 – 10:00 am

Pan Zhog

Pan Zhog by Chen Hsin-Wei – Taiwan | 2015 – 33 min.
Fiction | Asian Short Film & Video Competition

‘Pan Zhog’ is a sentimental narrative short film about saying goodbye. Mori-so & Gim were neighbors, friends and partners of banquet catering for decades. One day Mori-so got a mid-night phone call sending the message of her best friend’s death. The end of life suddenly approached so near. Daily life seemed revolving as usual afterwards yet Mori-so was well aware of the missing one. Mori-so decide to cater a supper for Gim and her families to say goodbye in the way Mori-so and Gim both familiar with.

Schedule
06.05.2016 – Megabox Sinchon 5 – 16:10 pm
06.07.2016 – Megabox Sinchon 5 – 20:00 pm

Sudam

SUDAM by Kim Eun-hyung – South Korea | 2015 – 15 min.
Fiction | I-TEENS Sections

One day, So-young joins Yoo-jee’s Go club. Yoon-jee, who is social and friendly learns how to play Go from a quietintrovert, So-young and they slowly open up to each other.

Schedule
06.04.2016 – Megabox Sinchon 4 – 10:00 am
06.07.2016 – Megabox Sinchon 4 – 10:00 am

The Best Director

The Best Director by Moon So-ri – South Korea | 2015 – 29 min.
Fiction | New Currents Section

Actress Sori arrives at the funeral of a film director she had once worked with. Apart from the wife and young son of the deceased, the only person present at the funeral parlor is Jeong-rak, who had co-starred with Sori in the director’s film. He is more than happy to see Sori in a long time, but tensions brew when a budding actress, Seo-young, joins the gathering.

Schedule
06.04.2016 – Megabox Sinchon 5 – 19:00 pm

The Road Not Taken

The Road Not Taken by Lee Yoo-ree – South Korea | 2016 – 24 min.
Fiction | Asian Short & Video Competition

A person who has always been quietly walking my own way, ‘I’ suddenly find myself at a crossroads and have to make a decision. The family that pressures ‘me’, the precious relationships that are falling apart, and a gloomy future that leaves me at a loss. ‘I’ face a dilemma, wondering if I should choose the easy and convenient way that everyone travels by, or carve out my own way even if it proves to be more arduous.

Schedule
06.04.2016 – Megabox Sinchon 5 – 13:30 pm
06.06.2016 – Megabox Sinchon 5 – 16:00 pm

The Running Actress

The Running Actress by Moon So-ri – South Korea | 2014 – 29 min.
Fiction | New Currents

A long day of a well-known actress, who is not getting many casting offers at the moment. She gets a bank loan, checks on her mother-in-law in hospital and takes free promo shots for a dentist as her mom asked her to. After meeting film producers who ask her to make a cameo appearance, she comes home drunk and exhausted. Her husband looks worried, while her crying child needs her care. The actress runs and runs, just to live another day of her ordinary life.

Schedule
06.04.2016 – Megabox Sinchon 5 – 19:00 pm

Under the Sea

Under the Sea by Koh Eun-hye – South Korea | 2015 – 17 min.
Fiction | Queer Rainbow Section

Ji-ah and Na-young go to the sea to meet old friend Dong-hae. Ji-ah does not enter the water because of Allergy to seawater, but friends don’t believe it. After the sun sets, they start talking about past love.

Schedule
06.05.2016 – Megabox Sinchon 7 – 21:30 pm
06.07.2016 – Megabox Sinchon 4 – 14:30 pm

For more information please visit the official website of the festival here: Seoul International Women’s Film Festival

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