We present a list of twenty short films you cannot miss at the 19th Bucheon International Animation Film Festival 2017 that will take place from October 20th – 24th in Bucheon, South Korea.
After All by Michael Cusack – Australia | 2016 – 14 min.
After all is said and done… all that is left are memories. A man cleans out his childhood home remembering past conversations.
Dear Death by Kate Isenberg – US | 2016 – 7 min.
A bipedal horse named Stewball writes a letter to Death to make a change in his life: embracing risk instead of playing it safe.
The Servant by Abedirenani Farnoush – India | 2017 – 10 min.
A bug becomes servant, servant becomes master. A writer on the verge of suicide catches an insect in a glass, and instead of following his first impulse and killing it, he lets the crave grow up in his favor. Over time, however, the animal earns a different and more gloomy function, and soon they fight a match for the roles to be exchanged between them: The waiter will be champion.
Nighthawk by Spela Cadez – Slovenia, Croatia | 2015 – 9 min.
A badger lies motionless on a local road. A police patrol approaches the body in the dark. They soon realise that the animal is not dead; the badger is dead drunk! When the police attempt to drag the creature off the road, he wakes up and things take a strange turn.
Shorts A Schedule:
October 20th, 2017 | Friday | CGV Bucheon 3 | 10:00 am
October 21st, 2017 | Saturday | CGV Bucheon 3 | 5:30 pm
October 22nd, 2017 | Sunday | MEGABOX Coex B | 2:00 pm
October 23rd, 2017 | Monday | CGV Bucheon 3 | 4:00 pm
Seesaw by Cha Yoo-kyung – Korea | 2017 – 10 min.
One child wants to make a friend in her own age. But it is not as easy as she thought.
Nothing Happens by Uri and Michaelle Kranot – Denmark, France | 2017 – 12 min.
It’s freezing cold in the city suburbs. Yet some people are gathering. I watch them form a row across the horizon. We are all waiting for something to happen. But nothing does…. We have gathered to witness an event. To participate in being seen. The spectacle of watching and being watched.
The Death, Dad & Son by Winshluss and Denis Walgenwitz – France | 2017 – 13 min.
The Death’ son doesn’t want to take back the family business. He has the secret dream to become a guardian angel, this will trigger a succession of collapses. His dad will have to get him out of this mess.
Prychynna: The Story of Love by Andrii Shcherbak – Ukraine | 2017 – 22 min.
The war separates lovers, but their hearts remain together. The young woman loses her mind, but love gives her strength to wait for her beloved.
Shorts B Schedule:
October 20th, 2017 | Friday | CGV Bucheon 3 | 1:00 pm
October 21st, 2017 | Saturday | CGV Bucheon 3 | 8:00 pm
October 22nd, 2017 | Sunday | MEGABOX Coex B | 5:00 pm
October 24th, 2017 | Tuesday | CGV Bucheon 3 | 11:00 am
The Basket by Suresh Eriyat – India | 2017 – 14 min.
Two insignificant lives lost and found in time.
Shorts C Schedule:
October 20th, 2017 | Friday | MEGABOX Coex B | 5:00 pm
October 21st, 2017 | Saturday | CGV Bucheon 3 | 10:00 am
October 22nd, 2017 | Sunday | CGV Bucheon 3 | 4:30 pm
October 23rd, 2017 | Monday | CGV Bucheon 3 | 1:30 pm
It Would Piss me off to die so young… by Filipe Abranches – Portugal | 2016 – 15 min.
Oh, little soldier, jaunting happily towards the war, you pay no heed to the red petal you carry, marking the ones who’ll fall. Such petal is the sign of the mustard yellow death that will smother you in the pestiferous, muddy trenches. Not, however, without introducing you to some of the damned that have left already, and who are waiting for you in the fields of desolation.
You are my sunshine by Hangbo Sae-byul – Korea | 2016 – 9 min.
In the midst of losing a loved one, the attempt to live a happy and meaningful life, the way your loved one would want you to.
Shorts D Schedule:
October 21st, 2017 | Saturday | CGV Bucheon 3 | 12:30 pm
October 21st, 2017 | Saturday | MEGABOX Coex B | 5:00 pm
October 22nd, 2017 | Sunday | CGV Bucheon 3 | 1:30 pm
October 23rd, 2017 | Monday | CGV Bucheon 3 | 6:30 pm
Life in the Park by Moon So-huyn – Korea | 2016 – 24 min.
A thick layer of dust in the forest. People walk their dogs there. The leashes are tight. The dogs never contact one another. There is a man who bends a bow. He tries hard to draw the bow but there is no arrow. Several people wait in a line to feed a duck. After feeding, the duck goes off in a faint.
Shorts E Schedule:
October 21st, 2017 | Saturday | CGV Bucheon 3 | 5:00 pm
October 21st, 2017 | Saturday | MEGABOX Coex B | 2:00 pm
October 23rd, 2017 | Monday | CGV Bucheon 3 | 11:00 am
October 24th, 2017 | Tuesday | CGV Bucheon 3 | 1:30 pm
–Graduation Film A–
Inn by Zion Chen – US | 2017 – 5 min.
Inn is a story about a man’s reaction when a weird-acting girl draws his attention in an inn. It is a horror, thriller short animation film. It combines 2D and 3D animation to create a world with suspense and fantasy.
Mamanti by Kim Yun-ji, Jeong Ye-rin, Jeon Seong-jun, Yoon Tae-rang – Korea | 2017 – 6 min.
War clouds hang over. The tribe’s chief seems nervous about the upcoming hunt. The village begins their battle for survival.
My Father’s Room by Jang Na-ri – Korea | 2016 – 9 min.
She was abused by her father during childhood. Since he left, the pain and anger had begun to fade. One day, unexpectedly, she was struck by a revelation about her father’s life that cast her feelings about him into confusion.
Helpless Void by Ito Keigo – Japan | 2017 – 4 min.
At night, a man holds out his own leash into the void. He has to explode in order to escape.
Graduation Film A Schedule:
October 20th, 2017 | Friday | CGV Bucheon 7 | 10:00 am
October 21st, 2017 | Saturday | CGV Bucheon 7 | 3:00 pm
–Graduation Film B–
Protoplasm by Katrin Novakovic – Croatia | 2017 – 5 min.
Protoplasm is the living substance of which the cells of an organism are built. It is the liquid foundation of life, the inner organism with thoughts and feelings. They move outward only to retreat inward again. Everything is pulsating, expanding and contracting thus creating its own space through which it moves fluidly.
Graduation Film B Schedule:
October 20th, 2017 | Friday | CGV Bucheon 7 | 1:00 pm
October 22nd, 2017 | Sunday | CGV Bucheon 7 | 7:30 pm
–TV & Commissioned Film–
Fish Us by Dan Berger – Israel | 2017 – 5 min.
A reflection on modern day socio-economic ladder and the apparent helplessness of the middle class. We all play a part in this never ending dance of power, and we are all predators and prey at the same time. The confusion caused by this perpetual state is the inspiration for this piece.
TV & Commissioned Films Schedule:
October 21st, 2017 | Saturday | CGV Bucheon 7 | 10:00 am
October 22nd, 2017 | Saturday | CGV Bucheon 7 | 4:30 pm
Envor by Leila Courtillon – France | 2016 – 4 min.
Two sisters are on their way home, but a mysterious boat sound will separate them into the fog….
Grounded by Lucas Durkheim – France | 2016 – 5 min.
A young soldier without experience is sent to a surveillance post, in the middle of the desert.
Online Films Schedule:
October 20th, 2017 | Friday | CGV Bucheon 7 | 3:30 pm
October 22nd, 2017 | Sunday | CGV Bucheon 7 | 11:00 am
October 23rd, 2017 | Monday | CGV Bucheon 7 | 6:30 pm