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15 Short Films you shouldn’t miss at the 1st Ulsan International Film Festival

These are fifteen short films you shouldn’t miss at the 1st Ulsan International Film Festival, which will take place from December 17th – 21st 2021, at the Ulsan Culture & Arts Center & MEGABOX Ulsan, Ulsan, South Korea.

– Selected Films –

(Blank) by Lee Ga-eun – Korea | 2021 – 21 minutes

A house that suddenly became empty. So-rim tries to fill the house with the sounds her family used to make. (UIFF 2021)

Screening Date:
December 21st, 2021 | Tuesday | MEGABOX Ulsan | 10:00 am

A Mysterious Hat by Yen-ting Du – Taiwan | 2020 – 4 minutes

In a cloudy forest, a hat that people fight for appeared in front of the protagonist, and then magical things kept happening. (UIFF 2021)

Screening Date:
December 20th, 2021 | Monday | MEGABOX Ulsan | 11:00 am

Cicada by Yang Ryeo-won – Korea | 2021 – 11 minutes

A-young asks her mother for pocket money to buy a pen yet she decides to steal it after getting hurt by a harsh remark. From then, a sound of a cicada roughly resonates inside of her head. Her theft is getting worse and eventually, A-young’s stealing is way over the line. And a shriek of a cicada strikes A-young’s ears and she gradually loses her mind. (UIFF 2021)

Screening Date:
December 21st, 2021 | Tuesday | MEGABOX Ulsan | 10:00 am

Dayfly by Beoxingchen Yi – China | 2020 – 14 minutes

A dayfly is born at 0 o’clock and dies at 0 o’clock the next day. It in a short day, inadvertently passed many people’s lives. (UIFF 2021)

Screening Date:
December 20th, 2021 | Monday | MEGABOX Ulsan | 11:00 am

Dream by Park Seong-won – Korea | 2021 – 9 minutes

Na-hyeong has given up her dream and prepared to enrol at Medical School to gratify her parents’ expectations. Yet she finds her true dream after meeting Seong-won who keeps pursuing her dream as a photographer. Since then, Na-hyeong discusses her concerns about prospects to Seong-won and Seong-won gives sincere advice which encourages Na-hyeong to keep her dream. (UIFF 2021)

Screening Date:
December 21st, 2021 | Tuesday | MEGABOX Ulsan | 10:00 am

Exchange Diary by Kim Hee-jin – Korea | 2021 – 26 minutes

Do-won and Ye-rim, who are best friends in the same class, write and share an exchange diary. As if exchanging letters, the two read each other’s stories and promise to be best friends forever. One day, Ye-rim begins to miss classes and even cuts off contact. She even misses summer vacation ceremony days. Do-won tries to find Ye-rim by using clues written in her diary. (UIFF 2021)

Screening Date:
December 19th, 2021 | Sunday | MEGABOX Ulsan | 13:30 pm

Ground by Yun Su-jin – Korea | 2021 – 31 minutes

Jae-ho is tired of failing his auditions and of economic difficulties, so he leaves Seoul and goes back to his hometown. While he tries to set his mind on becoming a civil servant, because of his inability to focus and his financial issues, he takes on a part-time delivery job without his parents knowing. After borrowing his father’s motorcycle and even receiving lessons, he gets himself into an accident. (UIFF 2021)

Screening Date:
December 20th, 2021 | Monday | MEGABOX Ulsan | 10:30 am

Guest by Won Jeong-seon – Korea | 2021 – 22 minutes

Seon-woo has been living an awkward relationship with her stepmother Mi-kyung after his father passed away. One day Jung-hee, her long-lost mother, arrives. Jung-hee asks Seon-woo to teach her how to write poetry, but she refuses. To make matters work, on the day that he makes a mistake with Eun-soo, a student at the private school she works for, she hears something unexpected from two mothers. (UIFF 2021)

Screening Date:
December 18th, 2021 | Saturday | MEGABOX Ulsan | 19:00 pm

Home and Away by Kang Dong-yeop – Korea | 2021 – 30 minutes

Dae-won’s family, who had to bury all their pigs due to the African swine flu, naturally scatter as Sung-jae begins to rely on alcohol. Dae-won leaves his hometown with the excuse of doing music in Seoul but doesn’t achieve his goals and his passion for music begins to gradually fade. One day, Dae-won gets forced by his mother to visit home to celebrate his father’s 60th birthday. However, the father is very different from the man he knew. (UIFF 2021)

Screening Date:
December 19th, 2021 | Sunday | MEGABOX Ulsan | 19:30 pm

How Not to Get Athlete’s Foot by Kwak Yoon-a – Korea | 2021 – 20 minutes

Yoon-a, who has been infected with her father’s athlete’s foot, wants to get rid of it and wear new sandals, but it’s not easy. (UIFF 2021)

Screening Date:
December 21st, 2021 | Tuesday | MEGABOX Ulsan | 13:00 pm

My Grandmother is an Egg by Wu-ching Chang- Taiwan, UK | 2021 – 8 minutes

Young girl to another family to be raised as a futuredaughter-in-law. From microscopic to macroscopic, from personal witness to general phenomenon in society, the audiences may glimpse the long past, imagine women’s situation in our own times, and look forward to striving for real gender equality in the future. Eggs are fragile, but at the same time tough. My grandmother is an egg. (UIFF 2021)

Screening Date:
December 20th, 2021 | Monday | MEGABOX Ulsan | 11:00 am

One of my Fortune by Jo Ryeong-mi – Korea | 2021 – 30 minutes

Eun-joo works at a cosmetics store while she tries to hide her status as a Korean-Chinese immigrant. One day, Mae-hua, a Korean-Chinese immigrant as well, comes to the store as a new employee. Eun-joo tries to hide the signs of her true heritage as she works with Mae-hua. (UIFF 2021)

Screening Date:
December 19th, 2021 | Sunday | MEGABOX Ulsan | 19:30 pm

Spontaneous Human Combustion by Park Jee-in – Korea | 2021 – 26 minutes

Yong-joo is a job seeker who feels her mother a burden. While having a hard time, she witnesses the spontaneous ignition of the human body. (UIFF 2021)

Screening Date:
December 21st, 2021 | Tuesday | MEGABOX Ulsan | 13:00 pm

Spotlight by Kang Yu-jin – Korea | 2021 – 14 minutes

The first grade is the top 4 percent of school grades divided into 9 grades. Everyone envies the ones who have that grade. However, are they always perfect? We do not easily realize that they are also some students just like us. The real story of first graders who have always been framed as “good” and neglected. (UIFF 2021)

Screening Date:
December 21st, 2021 | Tuesday | MEGABOX Ulsan | 10:00 am

The Elephant Joke by Kang Rim – Korea | 2020 – 14 minutes

Yeo-bin and Hae-kwang, a broken-up couple, head to a place to meet with a new family for their cat. But where they arrived is a remote reservoir. There, they couldn’t find the adopter, but a locked fridge instead. (UIFF 2021)

Screening Date:
December 20th, 2021 | Monday | MEGABOX Ulsan | 18:00 pm

For more information about the festival please go to: https://www.ulsan.go.kr/uiff/index.do

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