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22 Short films you can’t miss at the 15th Korea Independent Animation Film festival – Indie-AniFest 2019

anifestshorts2019We present a list of twenty-two short films you should not miss at the 15th Korea Independent Animation Film festival – Indie-AniFest which will take place from September 19th – 24th at the CGV Myeong-dong Station Cine Library in Seoul, Korea.

About the festival:
The Indie-AniFest, the only film festival in Korea specializing in independent animations, now aims to become the world’s only Asian animation film festival. A film festival created and managed with the participation of independent animation filmmakers from Korea, Indie-AniFest strives for the values of independence, experimentation, passion, and vision. As we expand the scope and importance of this festival through our core values and the participation of artists, we hope that Indie-AniFest will grow into a unique film festival in the world where Asian animations come together.

Films:

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143.89 – 0Km by Baek Suji – Korea | 2019 – 4 minutes

My feeling of psychological distance from Jochiwon is proportionalto my physical distance. This animation expresses that relationship, from myhigh school self standing in Jochiwon to my current self standing there.

 

Screenings:
September 21st | Saturday | 16:00 pm
September 23rd | Monday | 13:00 pm

 

A fish on my bed

A Fish on My Bed by Pei-yi Lin – Taiwan | 2019 – 6 minutes

The story is set in modern Taiwan where the protagonist is a college student. Our theme is “fantasy broughtby menstruation.” Menstruation is a physiological condition that everywoman experiences. The age of the protagonist is consistent with our own sothat we can better understand her heart and personality. In Taiwan,menstruation is often seen with a sense of shame. Despite being a normalphysiological phenomenon, we are always reluctant to face this fate whichcannot be avoided. In this film, we have inserted many hints and images ofmenstrual concealment and have drawn a variety of associations.

Screenings:
September 21st | Saturday | 12:15 pm
September 24th | Tuesday | 13:00 pm

 

am I a wolf

Am I a wolf? by Amir Houshang Moein – Iran | 2018 – 9 minutes

Thestudents are performing a play called . Everybody has a role. They are totally immersed in their roles suchthat the boundary between reality and acting becomes blurred. The child actingas the wolf is doomed to be defeated, and he feels lonely and irritated. Hetakes his role too seriously, and there is a bit of chaos. At the end, thepresence of the other children and his friends beside him take him out of thismood.

Screenings:
September 21st | Saturday | 14:45 pm
September 23rd | Monday | 19:00 pm

 

Bath House of Whales

Bath House of Whales by Mizuki Kiyama – Japan | 2019 – 7 minutes

In asmall town in Japan, the mothers in the neighborhood end their day at thepublic bath. When a little girl goes along with her mother, she is awed by thesight of a group of bathing women who behave very differently from the others.The girl and her mother blend in with the group perfectly.

Screenings:
September 21st | Saturday | 14:45 pm
September 23rd | Monday | 19:00 pm

 

Belief

BELIEF by Hwang Byeonghyeon, Joo Sungwoo, Cha Jaehyun, Koh Seongmin
Korea | 2019 – 10 minutes

An animation about the journey of mankind struggling to meetaliens.

Screenings:
September 21st | Saturday | 13:30 pm
September 23rd | Monday | 11:00 am

 

EVERYFLOWER

EVERYFLOWER by Yuanqing Cai – China | 2018 – 9 minutes

A mentally ill girl who ran away fromhome is tortured by her memories. Finally, she comes back home only to findthat her family moved away. It’s a story about the family problems thatinfluence a teenager′s life.

Screenings:
September 20th | Friday | 15:00 pm
September 22nd | Sunday | 17:15 pm

 

Goldfish

Goldfish by Fish Wang – Taiwan | 2018 – 17 minutes

A boy with a special talent discoversthat he may never grow up. Those who have power are devouring people’s dreamsso that everyone else is destined to serve them. Can the boy break the peoplefree, or will they continue to be blindly obedient?

Screenings:
September 21st | Saturday | 17:15 pm
September 23rd | Monday | 17:00 pm

 

Home

Home by Kim Bosol – Korea | 2019 – 15 minutes

It is a world where high buildingsfill the sky and things get thrown away as soon as they become useless. A dognamed Mogeulee got abandoned when he was a puppy because he couldn’t prove hewas useful. Mogeulee wanders about from place to place, and he ends up in adumpsite. Hurt by people, Mugeulee is hostile to everyone he meets, but heopens up to a robot named ‘Rom’ he met in the dumpsite. After finding out thatRom wishes to go back to its home, Mogeulee goes through hardships and troubleswith Rom to find the way to Rom’s home.

Screenings:
September 20th | Friday | 13:00 pm
September 22nd | Sunday | 16:00 pm

 

Kingdom

Kingdom by Weikeong Tan – Singapore | 2018 – 5 minutes

A lost man falls apart in a forest

Screenings:
September 21st | Saturday | 19:45 pm
September 24th | Tuesday | 11:00 am

 

Le Mot

Le Mot by Baek Miyoung – Korea | 2018 – 8 minutes

The storybegins when two people sit facing each other across a long table. Suddenly, oneof the two people starts to throw a ball to another person. The exchange ofballs between the two people represents a basic form of social relations. Andthis throwing, which was just a one-sided, evolve into two-way throwing…

Screenings:
September 21st | Saturday | 16:00 pm
September 23rd | Monday | 13:00 pm

 

Love at the Crossroads

Love at the Crossroads by Choi Heeseung – Korea | 2019 – 6 minutes

Love triangle between Kkum (dream),Hyeon-sil (reality), and me.

Screenings:
September 21st | Saturday | 18:30 pm
September 23rd | Monday | 15:00 pm

 

Pickle Plum Parade

Pickle Plum Parade by Eri Sasaki – Japan | 2019 – 4 minutes

A girl goes for a ramble in theneighborhood. The friendly dog is barking as usual. Oh, there goes a cat. Wait,no, it’s just a shopping bag. The old guys are laughing about something. I knowa lot about this town, and yet there’s a lot that I don’t know.

Screenings:
September 21st | Saturday | 12:15 pm
September 24th | Tuesday | 13:00 pm

 

Rainy Season

Rainy Season by Kim Se-yoon – Korea | 2018 – 4 minutes

It wasmiddle of rainy spell in summer night. A drug addicted girl was trying toinject drug into her arm in her dark room. She dropped the syringe because ofunexpected thunderstorm. She bend down her body to pick syringe up and staringat opposite side of apartment through the window simultaneously. Something wasstanding there and that was grotesque.

Screenings:
September 21st | Saturday | 13:30 pm
September 23rd | Monday | 11:00 am

 

San

SAN by Woo Jin – Korea | 2019 – 7 minutes

Appa,Daughter, and the kid live in the mountain. Appa wants to feed his daughter,but she wants to run away from the table.

Screenings:
September 21st | Saturday | 16:00 pm
September 23rd | Monday | 13.00 pm

 

Silent Trigger

Silent Trigger by Jiaguo Wang, Zhen Tian, Bowen Yin – Russia | 2018 – 10 minutes

Theanimation tells the story of a zookeeper and a tiger with narration andflashbacks. The tiger is almost impossible to domesticate, but he develops adeep friendship with his zookeeper during the process of domestication. Thetiger has never experienced a day of freedom in his life. He tries again andagain to escape from the cage.

Screenings:
September 21st | Saturday | 19:45 pm
September 24th | Tuesday | 11:00 am

 

Splash

Splash by Jie Shen – China | 2019 – 10 minutes

The splash of water is like a bombthat is about to break the tranquility of the pool.

Screenings:
September 21st | Saturday | 12:15 pm
September 24th | Tuesday | 13:00 pm

 

The Levers

The Levers by Kim Bo-young – Korea | 2018 – 10 minutes

A guy accepts a job offer from astranger on the street. All he has to do is pulling some levers while he’slistening to favorite music through the headphone. He was satisfied for the paywith the simple job until he hears some strange sound over the wall.

Screenings:
September 21st | Saturday | 18:30 pm
September 23rd | Monday | 15:00 pm

 

The Light

The Light by Park Haemin – Korea | 2019 – 5 minutes

Hank sees a light from a far and is fixated by it. He decides to follow the light into the forest with Andy, his younger brother. They find themselves lost in the forest, causing Hank to realise that his fixation with the light makes him lose sight of what is right in front of him..

Screenings:
September 21st | Saturday | 13:30 pm
September 23rd | Monday | 11:00 am

 

The Wheel Turns

The Wheel Turns by Kim Sangjoon – Korea | 2018 – 13 minutes

The jaded subway operator in NYC finds his life repetitive andtedious. Once he and fellow passengers turn into toads, the operator exploresthrough portals to find what causes the transformation.

Screenings:
September 21st | Saturday | 16:00 pm
September 23rd | Monday | 13:00 pm

 

Three Sisters

Three Sisters by Svetlana Andrianova – Russia | 2019 – 8 minutes

This film is based on the Montenegrinlegend .

Screenings:
September 20th | Friday | 15:00 pm
September 22nd | Sunday | 17:15 pm

 

Water Baby

Water Baby by Kim Sang-nahm – Korea | 2019 – 10 minutes

“The mother is away for a whileand the child falls into the sea. What has happened since then?” A small fishing village near the citycenter, a child who wakes up alone in the middle of the day walks around in andout of the house looking for his mother. Through the back door of a yard, thechild goes to the beach and suddenly disappears. The child who becomes a dropof water by a touch goes to a deep lake in the sea and stays along with other dropsof water. One day when the full moon illuminates, moonlight comes over the deeplake in the sea. The drops of water come over the sky through clouds and theybegin a journey out to the world with the wind.

Screenings:
September 21st | Saturday | 18:30 pm
September 23rd | Monday | 15:00 pm

 

We Will See Someday

We Will See Someday by Hong Nari – Korea | 2018 – 7 minutes

Thisstory is about death. I had a friend, a cat. One grey drizzly day, the catdied. What I saw in the next morning looked like a dress left by the cat.

Screenings:
September 21st | Saturday | 16:00 pm
September 23rd | Monday | 13:00 pm

 

For more information about the films and the full program please visit the official website of the festival: Indie-AniFest Website

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