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15 Short Films you cannot miss at the 13th Film Festival for Women’s Rights

fffwr2019shortsWe present fifteen short films you shouldn’t miss at the 13th Film Festival for Women’s Rights which will take place from October 2nd – 6th at the CGV Arthouse Apgujeong, Seoul, Korea.

About the festival:
Film Festival for Women’s Rights (FIWOM), sponsored by Korea Women’s Hot Line, started in 2006 to show the reality and gravity of violence against women happening everyday and to spread support for the survival and healing of the victims. About 3,000 people attend the festival annually. The festival is comprised of a total of six sections: three fixed sections, two sections containing the theme of the year, and a competitive section consisting of domestic films.

FIWOM takes great interest in spreading movies about violence against women (including domestic violence and sexual violence), social structural problems that allow violence, and stories about brave women searching for their lives and human rights. In addition to covering sexual minorities, masculinity, aging, immigration, disability and overall human rights, we show movies dealing with violence against women from a multi-layered point of view.

 

Ajo

Ajo (She) by More Raca – Kosovo | 2018 – 13 minutes

Zana’s family visits the hospital to treat mother hurt by domestic violence. Zana’s brother thinks that a family’s problem should stay within the family. Their mum has been patched up at the hospital, and the family starts the journey quietly. She’s told not to talk to the police. During the car journey to home, their father plans to marry off Zana to an unknown man in Germany. Now it’s up to Zana and her mum to make a brave decision.

Screenings:
October 3rd (Thursday) | CGV Apgujeong ART 1 | 17:15 pm
October 6th (Sunday) | CGV Apgujeong ART 3 | 14:30 pm

 

 

Brother Move On

Brother, move on by Antshi von Moos – Switzerland, India | 2018 – 9 minutes

Geeta is rare taxi drivers in India. Her taxi service “for women by women” enables women to move freely in the city at any time and means her motivation: “The more women become taxi drivers, the less women are afraid to step out of the house.”

Screenings:
October 4th (Friday) | CGV Apgujeong ART 2 | 18:20 pm
October 5th (Saturday) | CGV Apgujeong ART 3 | 12:00 pm

 

 

Behind the hole

Behind the hole by Shin Seo-young – Korea | 2019 – 25 minutes

Mr. Park is crazy for the illegal filming at the women’s toilet. One day he finds his hidden camera set in the toilet disappeared. After that, the matchup with a female intern, who has suffered from the illegal filming, begins.

Screenings:
October 3rd (Thursday) | CGV Apgujeong ART 1 | 12:00 pm

 

 

Contact

Contact by Kang Jee-iee – Korea | 2019 – 16 minutes

Pyeongan is living in the domestic violence shelter with her daughter, Hoyeon, and son, Taeung. One day, Pyeongan’s husband visits to her with a rabbit.

Screenings:
October 3rd (Thursday) | CGV Apgujeong ART 1 | 17:15 pm
October 6th (Sunday) | CGV Apgujeong ART 3 | 14:30 pm

 

 

Cut-out

Cut-out by Gong Seon-jeong, Kim Ji-hyung, Han Da-Hye, Han Ji-hee
Korea | 2018 – 5 minutes

Whose voice is the voice we are hearing in our surroundings today?

Screenings:
October 4th (Friday) | CGV Apgujeong ART 2 | 15:00 pm

 

 

Fair Election

Fair Election by Park Hyunkyung – Korea | 2019 – 28 minutes

Yesun, who just got fired from a supermarket, starts to work for a politician’s campaign. She knows there is a great reward for reporting the illegal campaigning.

Screenings:
October 4th (Friday) | CGV Apgujeong ART 1 | 17:10 pm

 

 

Freckles

Freckles by Kim Jeehee – Korea | 2019 – 28 minutes

Young-shin is locked up in a fat camp against her own will. After kissing her roommate, the boring days at the camp turns into a small turmoil.

Screenings:
October 4th (Friday) | CGV Apgujeong ART 1 | 17:10 pm

 

 

Hairy

Hairy by kang Mulgeol – Korea | 2019 – 15 minutes

A teenage girl wants to hide her intimate relationship with her girlfriend with lots of body hair and begins to obsess over removing body hair herself.

Screenings:
October 3rd (Thursday) | CGV Apgujeong ART 1 | 14:00 pm

 

 

Lost

Lost by Koo Yang-wook – Korea | 2019 – 22 minutes

In the run-up to the final exam, Sun-ah (18, female), a high school sophomore, was forced to attend a ritual at a rural maternal house due to her mother’s request. Sun-ah noticed that she left the notes for the exam in the house. She asked her friend to lend the notes for the exam, but she doesn’t. Sun-ah tries to look at it secretly and return it, when her friend is not looking at the note.

Screenings:
October 3rd (Thursday) | CGV Apgujeong ART 2 | 14:05 pm

 

 

OVUM

Ovum by Cidney Hue – USA | 2018 – 8 minutes

In the near future, a woman must make a life changing decision after a mind bending procedure.

Screenings:
October 4th (Friday) | CGV Apgujeong ART 2 | 17:00 pm
October 5th (Saturday) | CGV Apgujeong ART 3 | 13:40 pm

 

 

Pointer

Pointer by Lim Sora – Korea | 2019 – 16 minutes

Hyunjeong is searching for something with her list of public toilet she had been before.

Screenings:
October 4th (Friday) | CGV Apgujeong ART 1 | 15:00 pm

 

 

Primary Colors

Primary Colors by Derek Price – Canada | 2016 – 4 minutes

A cine-poem about the realities of domestic violence and how each step a woman takes is a new colour to paint on the canvass of her life.

Screenings:
October 3rd (Thursday) | CGV Apgujeong ART 1 | 17:15 pm
October 6th (Sunday) | CGV Apgujeong ART 3 | 14:30 pm

 

 

Proxy Exam

Proxy Exam by Kim Nakyung – Korea | 2019 – 18 minutes

Daughter of a North Korean defector, Hyun-joo is a stateless. Without an ID, she can’t go to school nor do anything ordinary that a teenager would do. Being unable to even attend her favorite idol’s fan meeting, Hyun-joo decides to borrow Joo-hee’s identity in exchange for taking a proxy exam.

Screenings:
October 4th (Friday) | CGV Apgujeong ART 2 | 15:00 pm

 

 

Salamagan

Salamagan by Elisa Oh – USA | 2018 – 13 minutes

Ana loves her Filipino Catholic family. But does she want to come out to them? No freaking way. But when Ana’s hoarder Auntie needs help cleaning out her home, she enlists her girlfriend for the job. Tensions rise between her and her family until Ana’s two worlds collapsing into one.

Screenings:
October 3rd (Thursday) | CGV Apgujeong ART 1 | 16:00 pm
October 5th (Saturday) | CGV Apgujeong ART 3 | 15:50 pm
October 6th (Sunday) | CGV Apgujeong ART 1 | 13:30 pm

 

 

You Are Overreacting

You Are Overreacting by Karina Paciorkowska – Poland | 2019 – 4 minutes

An animated take on woman’s place in the contemporary world. Inspired by reality and the media.

Screenings:
October 3rd (Thursday) | CGV Apgujeong ART 1 | 16:00 pm
October 5th (Saturday) | CGV Apgujeong ART 3 | 15:50 pm
October 6th (Sunday) | CGV Apgujeong ART 1 | 13:30 pm

 

For more information about the programme please visit the official website of the festival: Film Festival for Women’s Rights

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