Seoul International Women`s Film Festival – Awards 2017

We present the list of winners of the 19th Seoul International Women`s Film Festival that took place from June 1st – 7th, in Seoul (South Korea).


Small Talk by Huang Hui-chen
South Korea | 2016 – 88 min. – Documentary

Every morning, my mother wakes up, prepares my lunch, and takes off. Every evening, my mom comes home, washes up, closes her bedroom door, and is asleep by 9PM. We live in the same space, my mother and I. But for decades now, we are like strangers under one roof. No hellos, no goodbyes, and no “I love you.” Silence permeates our house as I watch her, knowing that beneath the deafening silence lies a secret that weighs heavily on her and knowing that behind her tightly pursed lips is a shame so overbearing that it suffocates her. One day, I finally summon up the courage to sit her down and make her talk. But am I ready to hear what she has to say? Are we ready to face what’s been buried for so long?



I-TEENS Audience Award

Friends by Kim Min-seo, Kim Nam-ju, Lee Sung-jae
South Korea | 2017 – 12 min. – Documentary

So-ra, a member of performance team at the Haja production school, is hearing impaired. Staring from the question “how have she worked in the performance team for the last 3 years, and how about now?”, this film portrays the way how So-ra and her friends get along with each other. One day, So-ra’s hearing aid breaks down, but no one else notices it, and So-ra never mentions it too. How well do we know each other, and get along with each other? The beginning of perception on the differences between So-ra and us which we missed to catch in daily basis.

Korea Broadcasting Art School I-TEENS Award

Friends by Kim Min-seo, Kim Nam-ju, Lee Sung-jae
South Korea | 2017 – 12 min. – Documentary


The Great Student by Kim Soo-young
South Korea | 2016 – 6 min. – Fiction

Every Student is cow. When teacher said report-card, her friend is caught out.


Asian Short Film & Video Competition
Audience Award

My Turn by Kim Na-kyung
South Korea | 2017 – 15 min.

Nurse Hyun-jung became pregnant out of turn.


Asian Short Film & Video Competition
First Prize

Us at High Noon by Kim Hye-jin – South Korea | 2016 – 28 min. – Fiction

Helper dancer, Jin-ju dreams about traveling to France. One day, she gets a phone call that her sister hurts a child. Jin-ju tries to ignore the news, but after agonizing, Jin-ju go to meet her.


Honda, Beat by Yang Ju-hee
South Korea | 2016 – 29 min. – Documentary

An undergraduate named Ju-hee, who has ridden the scooter Beat, Honda over a year, plans to sell it.


Asian Short Film & Video Competition
Grand Prize

Mild Fever by Park Sun-joo
South Korea | 2017 – 36 min. – Fiction

Eun-ju has a secret that has not been told to her husband. A peaceful day, a sudden phone call shakes their lives.


To know more about this festival please go to the Festival Profile or to the Official Website.

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