International Competition revealed for the 36th Busan International Short Film Festival


The Busan International Short Film Festival (BISFF) announced the 39 finalists for their International Competition.

Twenty-three members from the preliminary jury, 19 from Korea and 4 from abroad, review over 5,795 International films to select the movies that will compete at the International Competition. 66% of the entries were fictions, 15% were documentary, 11% animation and 8% experimental. This year the number of films tackling social, economic crises, environmental threats and migration has increased. Films related to feminism, gender issues and sexual minorities keep increasing and getting better. As for the Korean Competition the jury used two main standards in order to select the finalists; Short Filmness and Issue Awareness. They paid great attention to outstanding aesthetics, philosophical and artistic perspectives.

International Competition:
Ashmina by Dekel Berenson – Nepal
AUGUR by David Doutel & Vasco Sá – Portugal, France
Bailaora by Rubin Stein – Spain
Bavure by Donato Sansone – France
Being of Negrlected by Jakkrapan Sriwichai – Thailand
The Boy and the Owl by Mário Gajo de Carvalho – Portugal
Breathign by Farshid Ayoobinejad – Iran
Brotherhood by Meryam Joobeur – Canada
Caucasus by Laurynas Bareisa – Lithuania
A Christmas Gift by Bogdan Muresanu – Romania
Don’t Go to Sea by Sander Burger – The Netherlands
Epicentrum by Leandro Picarella – Italy
F for Freaks by Sabine Ehrl – Germany
Foreigner by Carlos Violadé – Spain
Fragmentos by Mayte Carrasco – Spain
A Girl from Ouessant by Eléonore Saintagnan – Belgium
Hanged by Roqiye Tavakoli – Iran
Héctor by Victoria Giesen Carvaja – Chile
Horse Riders by Anna Gawlita – Chile
Last Year When the Train Passed by by Huang Pangchuan – France
Le Baiser du silure by June Balthazard – France
A Little Hornless Goat by Sebastian Dietsch – Argentina
Mama Pingpong Social Club by Chuang Shiang An – Taiwan
Marina by Julia Roesler – Germany
Midnight Run by Remya Raj – India
OF by Vlad Bolgarin – Moldova
The Olden Heralds by Luis Alejandro Yero – Cuba
Otherland by Jan Pieter Tuinstra – The Netherlands
Patision Avenue by Thanasis Neofotistos – Greece
Pauline Enslaved by Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet – France
Pendulum by Carlos Jose Echeverria Cuadrado – Colombia
Quiet Land Good People by Johannes Bachmann – Switzerland
Rivers Draw World by Yann Pierre – France
Route 60 by Wilson Arango – Colombia
Third Kind by Yorgos Zois – Greece
Those Who Desire by Elena López Riera – Switzerland
To Heaven, To Gather by Chang Liyue – Taiwan
Tradition by Ioseb “Soso” Bliadze – Georgia
The Tree by Hava Mukhiyeva – Russia

We want to remind readers that the 36th Busan International Short Film Festival will take place from April 24th – 29th at the Busan Cinema Center.

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