News

15 Short films you shouldn’t miss at the 24th Seoul International Women’s Film Festival

These are fifteen short films you shouldn’t miss at the 24th Seoul International Women’s Film Festival, which will take place from August 25 until September 1, 2022.

– Selected Films –

(BLACK) by Lee Gaeun – Korea | 2021 – 22 minutes
Section: Asian Shorts

Sorim finds her home empty all of a sudden. She recalls the sound her family used to make and tries to fill the void. (SIWFF 2022)

Screening:
August 28, 2022 | Sunday | MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 1 | 13:30 pm
August 30, 2022 | Tuesday | MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 7 | 19:30 pm

A Guitar in the Bucket by Kim Boyoung – Korea | 2021 – 15 minutes
Section: Asian Shorts

In a world where you can get everything from vending machines, a girl wants to be a guitarist, but people choose otherwise for her. (SIWFF 2022)

Screening:
August 28, 2022 | Sunday | MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 1 | 17:00 pm
August 30, 2022 | Tuesday | MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 7 | 16:00 pm

Trailer:

Actually, There is a Ghost in the Movie Theater by Kim Nara – Korea | 2022 – 9 minutes
Section: I-Teens

A nineteen-year-old ghost named Haneul lives in a movie theater. She teases moviegoers to pass the time. One day, a new film is screened. Haneul is intrigued and starts to watch it. (SIWFF 2022)

Screening:
August 26, 2022 | Friday | MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 6 | 16:00 pm
August 29, 2022 | Monday | MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 5 | 14:00 pm

Bandi by Moon Choi – Korea | 2021 – 41 minutes
Section: New Currents

Soyoung is a single mom with a nine-year-old daughter named Bandi. She blames herself for not being able to fix Bandi’s stammering and thinks one of the reasons for Bandi’s passive attitude and stammering is her absent father. One day, she decides to tell Bandi about her father for the first time. However, it’s not easy to explain death. (SIWFF 2022)

Screening:
August 26, 2022 | Friday | MEGABOX SangamWorldcup Branch MX | 16:00 pm
August 29, 2022 | Monday | MEGABOX SangamWorldcup Branch MX | 17:00 pm

Beauty Queen by Myra Aquino – Philippines, USA | 2021 – 18 minutes
Section: Asian Shorts

Set in the Philippines during World War II, a young woman struggles to find purpose after losing her father. (SIWFF 2022)

Screening:
August 28, 2022 | Sunday | MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 1 | 13:30 pm
August 30, 2022 | Tuesday | MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 7 | 19:30 pm

Trailer:

Dirty Laundry by Kyaw Shoon Le Yee – Singapore | 2022 – 20 minutes
Section: Asian Shorts

In a society where women’s clothes are considered dirty, Sandar hangs her skirt outside the house. In response, her Burmese neighbors criticize Sandar for her improper act and her parents for not teaching their daughter right. As tensions rise within the family, Sandar makes a bid for freedom from the traditions that pin her down. (SIWFF 2022)

Screening:
August 27, 2022 | Friday | MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 1 | 17:00 pm
August 29, 2022 | Monday| MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 5 | 19:30 pm

Trailer:

It’s Raining Frogs Outside by Maria Estela Paiso – Philippines | 2021 – 14 minutes
Section: Asian Shorts

The world is about to end. Maya is forced to go home to the province of Zambales. There she confronts her childhood house, which terrorizes her as frogs rain down outside. (SIWFF 2022)

Screening:
August 28, 2022 | Sunday | MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 1 | 17:00 pm
August 30, 2022 | Tuesday | MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 7 | 16:00 pm

Trailer:

My Annoying Mother by Lee Hyeji – Korea | 2022 – 31 minutes
Section: Film x Gender

Gayoung loves her mother but does not love her mother’s views of life, so she decides to make a film about her mother’s faults. Ironically, the only person who helps Gayoung is her mother. (SIWFF 2022)

Screening:
August 28, 2022 | Sunday | MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 7 | 13:00 pm
August 31, 2022 | Wednesday | MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 7 | 16:00 pm

Nearby by Jang Yunmi – Korea | 2022 – 18 minutes
Section: New Currents

I went to the neighborhood you used to live in, and I loved it. (SIWFF 2022)

Screening:
August 27, 2022 | Saturday | MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 7 | 17:30 pm
August 31, 2022 | Wednesday | MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 6 | 13:30 pm

Persona by Moon Sujin – Korea | 2022 – 7 minutes
Section: Asian Shorts

The process of being eroded by Persona. (SIWFF 2022)

Screening:
August 27, 2022 | Saturday | MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 1 | 17:00 pm
August 29, 2022 | Monday | MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 5 | 19:30 pm

Trailer:

Spider by Goto Minami – Japan | 2021 – 9 minutes
Section: Asian Shorts

A young woman descends on to a household seeking revenge for her sister’s attack and is presented with two possible targets, both of which insist on their innocence once the battle commences. (SIWFF 2022)

Screening:
August 27, 2022 | Saturday | MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 1 | 14:00 pm
August 29, 2022 | Monday | MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 5 | 16:30 pm

The Dress by Shih Fang Ting – Taiwan | 2022 – 30 minutes
Section: Asian Shorts

Jhuang Wun Chi, a girl who lacks family affection, discovers that Jhang Jhih Cheng, a weird guest, would help sex dolls dress up, and for the first time she fantasizes about becoming a “sex doll.” (SIWFF 2022)

Screening:
August 27, 2022 | Saturday | MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 1 | 14:00 pm
August 29, 2022 | Monday | MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 5 | 16:30 pm

Trailer:

The Long Hole by Jeong Yeoreum – Korea | 2021 – 36 minutes
Section: New Currents

A detective is led by an accidental postcard to investigate an incident at the USFK base Camp Long. It is in ruins, with no occupants for over 20 years. The detective discovers that a strange geographic data value called CAMP LONG ATM occupies all space and time. However, there are no financial traces at the scene, only bloodstains disguised as evidence. (SIWFF 2022)

Screening:
August 26, 2022 | Friday | MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 7 | 20:00 pm
August 28, 2022 | Sunday | MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 6 | 16:30 pm

The Sound of the Shell by Kim Jungmin – Korea | 2021 – 18 minutes
Section: I-Teens

Fifteen-year-old Lee On stays at her grandma’s house in the countryside to avoid rumors that she did nothing when her parents died. However, On feels uncomfortable there because her grandmother keeps talking about death. (SIWFF 2022)

Screening:
August 26, 2022 | Friday | MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 6 | 16:00 pm
August 29, 2022 | Monday | MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 5 | 14:00 pm

To Pick a Flower by Shireen Seno – Philippines, Taiwan | 2021 – 17 minutes
Section: New Currents

My mother used to tell me that our dining table was as old as I am. I wonder how old the tree was when it was cut down to become our table. I am fascinated by this kind of transmutation from the natural world to the human one. (SIWFF 2022)

Screening:
October 27, 2022 | Saturday | MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 7 | 17:30 pm
October 31, 2022 | Wednesday | MEGABOX SangamWorldcup 6 | 13:30 pm

Trailer:

For more information, please go to: https://www.siwff.or.kr/eng/

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.