Asian Film Festivals

Home » Film Festival » 10 Short Films you cannot miss at the Busan International Film Festival 2016

10 Short Films you cannot miss at the Busan International Film Festival 2016

busaniff_shorts

We present a list of 10 Short Films you cannot miss at the 21th Busan International Film Festival that is taking place from October 6th – 15th in Busan, South Korea.

Korean Short Film Competition

heart-of-fire
Heart of Fire by Sun Jonghoon – South Korea | 2016 – 22 min.

Yeonjeong is a would-be actress, and an audition for a firefighter’s role is suddenly scheduled. To show her passion for performance, she goes to the audition clad as a firefighter, only to be scolded by the AD and the scripter.

Schedule
10.11.2016 – Megabox Haeundae 1 – 16:00 pm
10.11.2016 – Megabox Haeundae 2 – 16:00 pm
10.12.2016 – CGV Centum City 2 – 16:00 pm

moms-rice-ball

Mom’s Rice Ball by Yoo Yong-ji – South Korea | 2016 – 22 min.

After the father’s funeral, a family decides to scatter the ashes into a river, as suggested by their mother. But when they reach the riverside, the son experiences inner conflict when looking at his father’s ashes.

Schedule
10.11.2016 – Megabox Haeundae 1 – 19:30 pm
10.11.2016 – Megabox Haeundae 2 – 19:30 pm
10.13.2016 – CGV Centum City 2 – 19:00 pm

parade

Parade by Na Jihyun – South Korea | 2016 – 24 min.

25-year-old Hyunji works at a restaurant to make money in order to go to Germany to study. The night before her departure, she finds a smaller amount than she expected has been deposited as her last salary, which causes a setback in her plan.

Schedule
10.12.2016 – Megabox Haeundae 1 – 16:00 pm
10.12.2016 – Megabox Haeundae 2 – 16:00 pm
10.13.2016 – CGV Centum City 2 – 16:00 pm

the-boy-is-with-us

The Boy is with us by Yoon Heewon – South Korea | 2016 – 23 min.

A son, Youngmin, disappears suddenly. One year later, to his parents’ relief, Youngmin is found. However, his mother begins to notice strange things about Youngmin, and gradually comes to believe that he is not her son.

Schedule
10.11.2016 – Megabox Haeundae 1 – 19:30 pm
10.11.2016 – Megabox Haeundae 2 – 19:30 pm
10.13.2016 – CGV Centum City 2 – 19:00 pm

the-distance-between-us

The Distance between us by Lee Jung-gon – South Korea | 2016 – 27 min.

Seonduk Arts High school sets a “moral distance rule”, forbidding physical contact between boys and girls. The school recommends Byeonchan and Seohyun, who have been meeting for 700 days, to transfer to another school because of this rule.

Schedule
10.11.2016 – Megabox Haeundae 1 – 19:30 pm
10.11.2016 – Megabox Haeundae 2 – 19:30 pm
10.13.2016 – CGV Centum City 2 – 19:00 pm

viewer

Viewer by Kim Soyoun – South Korea | 2016 – 19 min.

The owner of a laundry watches a boy dancing late at night through its CCTV. Noticing he is wearing a hearing aid, the owner assumes the boy has hearing impairment, and begins to imagine his life.

Schedule
10.11.2016 – Megabox Haeundae 1 – 16:00 pm
10.11.2016 – Megabox Haeundae 2 – 16:00 pm
10.12.2016 – CGV Centum City 2 – 16:00 pm

Asian Short Film Competition
supot

Supot by Phil Giordano – Philippines, US | 2016 – 12 min.

In some provinces in the Philippines, boys are circumcised at 10 by a man called mang tutuli. When Rene-boy, the son of mang tutuli Itoy, flees his circumcision, his shame forces him to face the ultimate challenge: proving to his macho father that he’s a man.

Schedule
10.12.2016 – Megabox Haeundae 1 – 19:30 pm
10.12.2016 – Megabox Haeundae 2 – 19:30 pm
10.14.2016 – CGV Centum City 3 – 10:00 am

Excerpt (Open in a new window)

the-limit

The Limit by Sonia Saharan – India | 2016 – 24 min.

The film is based on the issue of honor killing. Due to these issue a family took very hard decision for his girl. It also show how family relation are changed due to social pressure and very cruel face of Society.

Schedule
10.13.2016 – Megabox Haeundae 3 – 11:00 am
10.13.2016 – Megabox Haeundae 4 – 11:00 am
10.14.2016 – CGV Centum City 3 – 16:00 pm

the-robe

The Robe by Wera Aung – Myanmar | 2016 – 18 min.

Myanmar, 2007. Thousands gather in the streets to protest country’s oppressive military regime. Thiha, a young Buddhist monk flees for his life as soldiers crush the demonstration. He happens upon Salabi, a Muslim woman, and learns that people are not always as they seem.

Schedule
10.12.2016 – Megabox Haeundae 1 – 19:30 pm
10.12.2016 – Megabox Haeundae 2 – 19:30 pm
10.14.2016 – CGV Centum City 3 – 10:00 am

year-of-the-bird

Year of the bird by Shenang Gyamjo Tamang – Nepal | 2016 – 15 min.

Two Buddhist lamas are individually dealing with their own personal crises. Older Paljor is wracked with guilt and younger Tashi has lost perspective. When they meet at a retreat intended to help them find clarity they wind up changing each other forever.

Schedule
10.12.2016 – Megabox Haeundae 1 – 13:00 pm
10.12.2016 – Megabox Haeundae 2 – 13:00 pm
10.14.2016 – CGV Centum City 3 – 13:00 pm

To know more about this festival visit the FESTIVAL PROFILE or go to the official webpage of the festival HERE.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow us

%d bloggers like this: