We present a list of 20 Short Films you can’t miss at the Seoul International Extreme-Short Image & Film Festival that is taking place from September 29th – October 4th in Seoul, South Korea.
A everyday matters by Park Sangkyun
South Korea | 2016 – 14:48 min.
Mom who has a disability staying at home all day and Myung-ran who doesn’t like her. Due to stress from both society and home her temper erupted and argues with her mom. However she resolves confict with her mom and comes back to ordinary life.
A God for Every Sin by Cosima Littlewood – US | 2015 – 11:28 min.
1970s, Japan– a portable religious shrine salesman is drawn into the house of a mysterious foreigner when making a sales call. After hearing her lamentable tale of past torments at the hands of Japanese soldiers, he finds he is unable to leave her house.
A Small, Good Thing by Hwang Jieum – South Korea | 2016 – 15:00 min.
Mingun’s mother would like to meet Mingun’s ex-teacher. The mother goes to the school where the teacher transferred. She has something to give to her.
Asphalt by Sanghak Lee – South Korea | 2016 – 10:55 min.
Aerim comes to her senses on the asphalt and finds a man bleeding to death.
Attention by Lee Jong il – South Korea | 2015 – 1:00 min.
A sexy woman was running in the park. A man was passing by and saw the woman. Eventually, she stopped running.
Bargain by Chung-hyun Lee – South Korea | 2015 – 14:07 min.
A man and a virgin school girl get together to have a sexual relationship. He continually baragins a ransom for her.
Dear My Sister by Cha Hyunjun – South Korea | 2015 – 14:40 min.
Sister needs a pen. And brother would like to have junk food. But the money they have is not enough.
Demilitarized Zone by Minu Lee – South Korea | 2015 – 9:32 min.
A run-away soldier from South Korea jumps into DMZ. Although he has a narrow escape from MPs, he realizes his circumstances and tries to commit suicide. However, he senses someone’s presence that moment, look around, and discovers another soldier walking near him.
Encounter by Jung Yangji – South Korea | 2016 – 2:54 min.
On the way back home, he encountered his ex-fiancee.
Horror Vacui by Shanchez Chamorro Daniel
Spain | 2016 – 15:00 min.
Why not fill that emptiness with something? Please, buy all you can!
Kill it 4 the Kids by Chris Ullens – UK | 2015 – 3:10 min.
A cute and colorful handmade town sees the arrival and consequences of capitalism hit the town in bold and comic stop-motion animated footage synced on “Kill it 4 the Kids”!
Like a B1 by Yann Kerloc’h – South Korea | 2016 – 15:00 min.
In Seoul, a Korean girl is passing the french oral exam DELF, but the examiner’s questions lead her to speak about her difficult family story. Her low level of french gets worse with the stress, and unconsciously, she starts to express herself with gestures, in front of a puzzled examiner.
Pantheon Discount by Stephan Castang – France | 2016 – 14:43 min.
In 2050, a machine has replaced medicine: the Sherlock. A kind of super scanner that not only diagnoses but also heals depending on the patient’s means. Doctors have became financial advisers who propose health insurances and…more or less drastic solutions.
Sonar by Salam Mohammad – Iraq | 2016 – 9:04 min.
The film tries to focus on the idea of trading of Arabian children. The film is approximately similar to the thousand of movies that have used children to pass their idea under the pretext of humanitarian. The film starts by a pregnant minor girl who brings us to the idea of marriage of minors, but when the girl enters to a small cinema tent, we will discover that she was carrying her brother on her stomach to be able to get the tent in by one ticket. The film maintains the childhood rights in use of childish tricks and keeps them a way of troubles around them.
The Culprit by Michael Rittmansberger
Germany, Austria | 2015 – 3:00 min.
A young man is accused of a crime. He confesses and doesn’t show a sign of regret. On the contrary – the young man seems to be proud and fully
The Nanshan Noodles by Shen Wang – China | 2016 – 4:39 min.
Wenzhou Ruian Nanshan Village has it history of making Suomian (Nanshan noodles) more than 300 years, and they made it become beautiful scenery.
The Sea, The God and The Man by Kevin Yeh – United Kingdom | 2016 – 15 min.
An ancient Asia god of water, abandoned by his worshippers, returns to the boat that brought them West many years previously in search of someone to believe in him again. There he finds a man who has made the boat his home to escape from the encroaching threat of urbanisation.
The Source of Trouble by Youngchan Cho
South Korea | 2016 – 3:10 min.
A highschool student Min-Gook wisits a counseling center to solve his concerns. Min-Gook smokes in the counseling room. The counselor gets confused and keep fails to reach the point.
The Story of the Little Girl Who Loved Butterflies by Du Gelly Paula
US | 2016 – 4:00 min.
Where she wanted to go, she couldn’t take anybody with her. Specially her past…
Uncanny Valley by Federico Heller – Argentina | 2016 – 8:52 min.
In the slums of the future, virtual reality junkies satisfy their violent impulses in online entertainment. An expert player discovers that the line between games and reality is starting to fade away.