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15 Short films you shouldn’t miss at the 18th Asiana International Short Film Festival

These are fifteen short films you shouldn’t miss at the 18th Asiana International Short Film Festival which will take place from October 22nd – 25th, 2020 at CINECUBE (Seoul, South Korea).

About the festival:
Asiana International Short Film Festival (AISFF) is the first international competition short festival in Korea. AISFF will be the best place to see the newest trend of world cinema though eyes of short films, the future of cinema and the cinematic variety and cultural diversity. AISFF is looking forward to seeing your great work of art as well as your passion for short films.

Selected Films:

12th Assistant Deacon by Jang Jae-hyun – South Korea | 2014 – 25 minutes
Section: The 10th Anniversary of Central Park Films – Actors Special

Two priests visit a girl being tormented by an evil spirit to perform an exorcism. But the demon’s power gets out of control, attacking the young assistant deacon.

6D Theater by Cho Hyun-min – South Korea | 2015 – 22 minutes
Section: The 10th Anniversary of Central Park Films | Central Park Pick!

Mingyu who broke up with his girl because of his obsession to films goes to the ‘6D theater’ with a sore heart. The film screened there is about King Arthur searching for the Holy Grail to rescue his people in distress.

Trailer:

A Good Mother by Lee Yu-jin – South Korea | 2020 – 24 minutes
Section: New Filmmaker

Su-mi accepting that her daughter is homosexual attends a meeting for celebrating Ms.Kim(her co-worker)’s daughter’s wedding.

Bargain by Lee Chung-hyun – South Korea | 2015 – 14 minutes
Section: The 10th Anniversary of Central Park Films | Actors Special

A man meets a teenage girl for a sex trafficking and tries to bargain her price.

Trailer:

Dishonor by Kim Eui-suk – South Korea | 2016 – 17 minutes
Section: The 10th Anniversary of Central Park Films | Directors Special

Out of other options, a teacher decides to drive himself and two students to the school field trip by bus. On the way there, a passing car gets into a serious accident inside a tunnel, but the testimonies by the teacher and the students of how it exactly happened do not coincide.

Driving School by Yu Su-jin – South Korea | 2020 – 29 minutes
Section: Korean Competition 3

Choi Sun must pass the driving test today but finds herself in a trouble when out of nowhere, a couple of guys jump in her car. Sun has never finished the driving test before—could she drive the entire course today?

Trailer:

Flaw by Park Ji-yoon – South Korea | 2020 – 13 minutes
Section: New Filmmaker

Hyunjeong hears news about an old friend from Jukyung visiting her in a long time. It brings her unknown anxiety on her peaceful day.

Journey to the shore by Uhm Ha-neul – South Korea | 2020 – 30 minutes
Section: Korean Competition 3

Minha and Sanbeom are a gay couple in high school. They go on a journey to the shore for their 100 th day anniversary. Minha does not care what other people think and exhibits his affection towards Sangbeom in public. On the other hand, Sangbeom feels uneasy about this. That night, Sangbeom tells Minha a secret.

Trailer:

KKUM by Kim Kang-min – South Korea | 2020 – 9 minutes
Section: Korean Competition 2

My mother’s dreams have always been strong premonitions for important moments in my life. I rely on her dreams more than any religion.

Trailer:

Me, Different by Kwak Jung – South Korea | 2020 – 26 minutes
Section: Special Screening | AISFF Casting Market 2

Late at night, a man is preparing to commit suicide at a gas station, when a strange man suddenly appears and asks to borrow a Zippo lighter. The man gives him a lighter and then gets in the car and drinks soju. But again, a strange man knocks on the window of the car…

Moon Power by Yoon Dong-ki – South Korea | 2020 – 23 minutes
Section: Special Screening | AISFF Casting Market 1

Soo-yeon receives her first ultrasound picture at her gynecologist’s office. She just can’t figure out what she should look at. Her husband tells the whole family about the picture.

Opentoe by Yoo Ji-won – South Korea | 2020 – 14 minutes
Section: New Filmmaker

One day, Sun-ah, who works part-time in washing dishes, is invited to her classmate’s brider shower. Sun-ah listens to her friend who seems to ignore her and takes out an old dress. Sun-ah tries to wear shoes that her boss lent her, but she starts to care about the athlete’s foot on her toenails.

Pick-up by Roh Do-hyeon – South Korea | 2019 – 14 minutes
Section: Korean Competition 1

Chu-hyun, a newbie film staff, drives a van to pick up an actress. But as a result of miscommunications on both parties, she ends up giving a ride to a prostitute, Hee-ra.

Trailer:

The Guests by Won Chang-jae – South Korea | 2014 – 20 minutes
Section: The 10th Anniversary of Central Park Films | Central Park Pick!

Jeong-su, who owns a little editing room, receives a work request from his ex-girlfriend and it makes him pissed off. Waiting for her, Jeong-su should meet various guests today.

The Migration-ship by Oh Yoo-bin – South Korea | 2020 – 30 minutes
Section: Korean Competition 1

Earth is encountering another Ice Age. As the planet faces total destruction, ‘The Migration-Ship’ was built to send people to the new Earth. Each person is only allowed to carry up to 25kg of luggage when boarding.

For more information about the festival and the programme please visit the festival’s website here: http://en.aisff.org

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