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20 Short Films you shouldn’t miss at the 16th Busan International Kids & Youth Film Festival

These are twenty short films you shouldn’t miss at the 16th Busan International Kids & Youth Film Festival which will take place from July 5th – 12th, 2021 in Busan, South Korea.

About the festival:
BIKY is the one of the best festivals that has provided a venue for children and teenagers to communicate through various films from all around world. BIKY has one competition called ‘Ready~Action!’ for films directed by children and teenagers. BIKY aims to discover films by young directors and develop new contents in the relevant fields for the future.

– Selected Films –

91st Voice by Kim Dong-jun – South Korea | 2021 – 22 minutes
Section: Ready – Action! 15

Ye-ji, who has been always ostracized, tries to push out bad thoughts while standing on the bridge with her eyes tightly closed, as she has always done. Suddenly, a message arrived on her cell phone with a beeping sound. Someone who sent it to her claimed that he is a ‘guardian angel’ for her. Ye-ji gets to know that the guardian angel who saved her, is Jung-woo, and becomes knowing about him. Why did he approach her? What kind of mind does he have toward her? (BIKY 2021)

Schedule:
Friday, 9th July 2021 | Busan Cinema Center Cinematheque | 10:20 am

A Gift by Aditya Ahmad – Indonesia | 2018 – 15 minutes
Section: Special Program: Channel 1016

Isfi can wear her comfortable pants among her guy friends but has to wear hijab to be accepted at Nita’s house. Two days to Nita’s birthday, all Isfi wants is to prepare the best gift in Nita’s room. (BIKY 2021)

Schedule:
Wednesday, 7 July 2021 | Busan Cinema Center Cinema 1 | 15:50 pm
Monday, 12 July 2021 | Busan Cinema Center Cinema 2 | 13:00 pm

Bangkok Department by Nuttawat Attasawat – Thailand | 2020 – 23 minutes
Section: Staying Together

Towards the end of year 2016, “Noom” meet “Jane” by help her throw garbage then found rats at the mall’s disposal area. Their relationship grew at a noodle house, The Memorial Bridge and weed helps Jane unlock the feeling to her father. (BIKY 2021)

Schedule:
Wednesday, 7 July 2021 | Busan Cinema Center Cinematheque | 15:50 pm

Belly Dance by Yeoun He-rin – South Korea | 2020 – 20 minutes
Section: Ready – Action! 18

Jimin is ashamed of her mother, Sunyung, a middle-aged woman, who just got into belly dancing. The mother who tries to escape from her mundane and boring daily lives and her daughter who is against of it start to conflict each other. (BIKY 2021)

Schedule:
Friday, 9th July 2021 | Busan Cinema Center Cinema 2 | 13:00 pm

Don’t Care by Kim Gyeong-beom – South Korea | 2021 – 30 minutes
Section: Ready – Action! 18

Seo-yeon, a teacher at a rural school, drives a broken car and heads somewhere. The school arrived at is closed. A suspected child abuse lives here. (BIKY 2021)

Schedule:
Saturday, 10th July 2021 | Busan Cinema Center Cinema 1 | 16:30 pm

Fall Out by Chung Jae-hoon – South Korea | 2020 – 21 minutes
Section: Asian Panorama

In the near future, there is a small city that was totally ruined by nuclear power plant explosion. A family that lived in an apartment goes out in arms to find ice that they need for survival. (BIKY 2021)

Schedule:
Sunday, 11th July 2021 | Busan Cinema Center Cinema 2 | 16:40 pm

Gardening Story by Lee Hee-won – South Korea | 2020 – 23 minutes
Section: Rady – Action! 18

Gardening, an daughter who lives alone with her mother Young, meddles in and interferes with young’s daily curfews. Then one day, when Gardening throws away the manuscript of young’s favorite article, Young runs away from home. And a story of Gardening left alone. (BIKY 2021)

Schedule:
Friday, 9th July 2021 | Busan Cinema Center Cinema 1 | 15:50 pm

Gaze by Ahn Young-hae – South Korea | 2019 – 14 minutes
Section: Staying Together

Ju-in returns to schol after days of absence, but the ostracism does not end. In the school that everyone has already left, Juin packs all of her belongings and leavesthe School. (BIKY 2021)

Schedule:
Wednesday, 7 July 2021 | Busan Cinema Center Cinematheque | 15:30 pm

Help Me by Kim Na-youl, O Na-hyeon (Chilam Elementary School Film Class)
South Korea | 2021 – 8 minutes – Section: Ready – Action! 12

Nayul transferred to a new school and got excited about the school and new friends. When Nayul got to know that Hayoon, Nayul’s old friend, was in her new class, she was really happy, but Hayoon ignored her. Since then, her classmates, especially Hayoon and her friends, start ostracize Nayul. Can Nayul survive within her class?

Schedule:
Saturday, 10th July 2021 | Busan Cinema Center Cinematheque | 13:00 pm

Journey by Jeong Na-mu – South Korea | 2021 – 4 minutes
Section: Ready – Action! 15

This is a story of a Japanese girl who came to Korea. She accidentally meets a Korean girl and travels Korea together, and they faces the historical truth.

Schedule:
Friday, 9th July 2021 | Busan Cinema Center Cinematheque | 10:20 am

Kid by Lee Seong-kyeong – South Korea | 2020 – 7 minutes
Section: Ready – Action! 18

Chased by a stranger, Minjun runs away with all his might.

Schedule:
Friday, 9th July 2021 | Busan Cinema Center Cinema 1 | 15:50 pm

Memories by Kim Bo-kyeong – South Korea | 2020 – 12 minutes
Section: Ready – Action! 15

“Looking for their own stews.” Boram wants to share her childhood memories about a heart warming stew of their grandmother with her sister Minseo. A warm day and a night in the country side of the sisters who try to hide under good old memories.

Schedule:
Friday, 9th July 2021 | Busan Cinema Center Cinematheque | 10:20 am

Migrants by Hugo Caby, Antoine Dupriez, Aubin Kubiak, Lucas Lermytte, Zoé Devise
France | 2020 – 8 minutes – Section: Embrace the Difference

Two polar bears are driven into exile due to global warming. They will encounter brown bears along their journey, with whom they will try to cohabitate.

Schedule:
Tuesday, 6 July 2021 | Busan Cinema Center Cinema 2 | 17:50 pm

Night Is Young by Kwok Zune – Hong Kong | 2020 – 25 minutes
Section: Special Program: Channel 1016

A night alongside a jaded taxi driver in Hong Kong as a citizen protest rages on. Each interaction with a new passenger provides its own perspective on, or critique of, the tense political situation, and reveals a clear, growing and probably unsolvable divide between people. As such, the taxi slowly transforms into a shelter and the driver into a potential rescuer of stray souls.

Schedule:
Wednesday, 7 July 2021 | Busan Cinema Center Cinema 1 | 15:50 pm
Monday, 12th July 2021 | Busan Cinema Center Cinema 2 | 13:00 pm

Peppermint Candy by Park Yu-bin – South Korea | 2020 – 18 minutes
Section: Ready – Action! 18

Yu-ri, who lives with my grandmother, mom, and dad. Yu-ri faces her grandmother’s sudden death while spending the day with her.

Schedule:
Friday, 9th July 2021 | Busan Cinema Center Cinema 1 | 15:50 pm

Rebel by Pier-Philippe Chevigny – Canada | 2019 – 15 minutes
Section: Special Cinema: Channel 1016

2022. Quebec sees an unprecedented influx of illegal migrants entering the country by hiking through the wilderness that borders the United States. Radical groups are gaining supporters as citizens grow dissatisfied with their government’s mishandling of the crisis. Six years old Alex is oblivious to the world changing around him. The mysterious patrols his father leads with his right-wing militia are just more opportunities to go play hide and seek out in the woods. That morning, though, it all came into focus.

Schedule:
Wednesday, 7 July 2021 | Busan Cinema Center Cinema 1 | 15:50 pm
Monday, 12th July 2021 | Busan Cinema Center Cinema 2 | 13:00 pm

Relieve a Hangover by Kim Gun-hee – South Korea | 2021 – 6 minutes
Section: Ready – Action! 18

Junwoo came home after drinking all night. Just in time, my mother sees him and scolds him. To reconcile, I ask him for an errand, but the rejected mother goes out and never comes back. A few days later, Jun-woo, who found a bag with post-it in the refrigerator, finds out that his mother, who bought bean sprouts, went back to buy green onions and was in a car accident.

Schedule:
Saturday, 10th July 2021 | Busan Cinema Center Cinema 1 | 16:30 pm

Salvia At Nine by Jang Na-ri – South Korea | 2020 – 7 minutes
Section: Finding Myself

A nine-year-old girl lives in the same neighborhood as a father who watches erotic videos next to his child and an old man who habitually molests his neighborhood’s elementary school kids. The girl goes to a corner shop and tries to steal some snacks, but the shop owner catches her on the spot. She puts a coin on the counter which she was holding to pay for a candy and quickly leaves the shop.

Schedule:
Friday, 9th July 2021 | Busan Cinema Center Cinema 2 | 15:00 pm

The Grape by Kim Seung-mi, Park Yu-gyeong – South Korea | 2020 – 15 minutes
Section: Ready – Action! 18

Ji-Soo is bullied at school and her parents are not on good terms with each other. So, neither of the place, school or home, is her comfort zone. One day, she suggests to start a “grape game” at the first family dinner of this year to bring back the good times as she was a child. However, as the game goes on, Ji-Soo realizes that even her family is no longer her home where she can feel safe.

Schedule:
Saturday, 10th July 2021 | Busan Cinema Center Cinema 1 | 16:30 pm

Witness by Ali Asgari – Iran, France | 2020 – 15 minutes
Section: Asian Panorama

A mother helps an elderly woman in a shopping mall in Tehran. A tragedy occurs, brutally confronting her with the impact of her actions. (PAK Jeong-min)

Schedule:
Sunday, 11th July 2021 | Busan Cinema Center Cinematheque | 16:10 pm

For more information about the festival please go to: http://www.biky.or.kr

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