25 Short Films you shouldn’t miss at the 14th Seoul Yeongdeugpo International Extreme-Short Image & Film Festival

These are twenty-five short films you shouldn’t miss at the Seoul Yeongdeugpo International Extreme-Short Image & Film Festival which will take place from October 18 – 23, 2022.

A Child in Silence by Kangjae Cha – Korea | 2021 – 5 minutes
Section: Non-Competition – Bloody Night

While waiting for his mother until late at night, In-jae goes through a nightmare. As In-jae wakes up from the nightmare and comes to his senses, he hears his mother’s voice coming from outside the front door. As In-jae approaches the front door while feeling strange, Weird phenomena begin to occur. (SESIFF 2022)

A Guitar in the Bucket by Boyoung Kim – Korea | 2021 – 15 minutes
Section: Competition 11, Wake Up!

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

Blue, Dawn by Yoonah Jung – Korea | 2022 – 12 minutes
Section: Competition 5, The worst night ever

Yoo Young witnesses someone committing suicide at the fishing spot. After that, she suffers from nightmares that she doesn’t know if it’s a dream or reality. However, Yoo-young’s family and other people around her express only their pain. (SESIFF 2022)

DEADEND by Kate Minju Kim – South Korea | 2022 – 14 minutes
Section: Competition 4, A misaligned intersection

A juvenile detention counselor fills in for another counselor on leave, and is faced with an inmate entangled with her past. (SESIFF 2022)

Elephant by Siyeon Kim – Korea | 2022 – 17 minutes
Section: Competition 3, Their Reasons

Life is filled with emptiness. One run eagerly with courage and when the time has eventually come to think I am finally able to accomplish something, it ends hopelessly regardless of will. The city is perfect! But is it really perfect? Maybe it is. There is always someone else who does and so it goes in cycle. (SESIFF 2022)

Enchanted Summer by Haejun Moon – Korea | 2021 – 9 minutes
Section: Competition 5. The worst right ever

Gyeongju, a 19-year-old girl going through the worst time of her life where nothing goes right, is told by a shaman that the spirit of her grandmother who passed away a few years ago still remains. Gyeongju and her friend Mijung find an old paper talisman in the empty house, which has been their hangout spot for the last couple of months. (SESIFF 2022)

Ex-Girlfriend on the Street by Sunwoong Kim – Korea | 2021 – 6 minutes
Section: Competition 1, After the storm

A man accidentally meets his ex-girlfriend on the street. After a brief meeting, the man, who is worried about something, makes a decision and calls his ex-girlfriend. (SESIFF 2022)

Family Toast by Junhyung Kim – Korea | 2022 – 14 minutes
Section: Competition 6, For mothers

A mother finds a cigarette in her daughter’s bag. Even though her mother starts to bombard her with questions, the daughter keeps her mouth shut. Then the father returns home from work and begins to suspect the cigarette was not just a cigarette, after all. (SESIFF 2022)

Float by Seungah Choi – Korea | 2021 – 4 minutes
Section: Competition 11, Wake up!

A girl woke up from a nightmare. maybe she’s still in a nightmare. she realized that she’s in the open sea. She’s sinked under water and floundering. struggle?to?getting out. But the sea and the waves didn’t let her do. she’s exhausted. youth has been a struggle for a living. Such as feeling in the open sea. It’s going to be harsh but we will grow up and move forward. (SESIFF 2022)

Follower by Uni Hong – Korea | 2021 – 6 minutes
Section: Competition 10, Run Away!

It is an era where it has become a daily routine for people to post their secret feelings and private life on social media and share it with strangers. The influencer Han-nah carefully wraps up her daily life beautifully and posts it on social media, but in reality, she is a person who spends a lonely life alone in the city. Yet, after gaining an anonymous follower, Han-nah feels like she is being watched. (SESIFF 2022)

Hair Tie, Egg, Homework Books by Runxiao Luo – China | 2021 – 15 minnutes
Section: Competition 9, Father and Father

As a model student in her elementary school, 11-year-old Lin Yuqi is assigned to give a speech about her family at the Parent’s Meeting tonight. But after Lin finds out that she shares the same secret with a mischievous classmate, she starts to have second thoughts. (SESIFF 2022)

How To Get Lost In Your Own Room by Jaehyun Park – Korea | 2021 – 12 minutes
Section: Competition 7, Out of the circle

Somewhere foggy. It turns out that this is a place in a VR game played by Jeong-Im. The purpose of the game is to find a house in an unfamiliar place. Jeong-Im begins to enjoy the game in the game, and finally arrives home, but the game does not end. (SESIFF 2022)

Illusion of Everyday Life by Dooyeon Hwang – Korea | 2022 – 1’36’’
Section: 90 Seconds Korean Competition

As usual, the video begins with the scene of office workers going to work on the subway, which is common around us. The subway was a “daily” space to help commute, but it turns into a “fantasy” space where people dance excitedly when they listen to music. (SESIFF 2022)

It’s You by Yu Won – Korea | 2011 – 11 minutes
Section: Competition 3, Their Reasons

A stranger approaches and pretends to know and insists on it, and a passerby intervenes in this situation. The man again insists that he doesn’t know strangers, but it’s not accepted, and he’s going crazy. (SESIFF 2022)

Jamal by Muhammad Heri Fadli – Indonesia | 2020 – 15 minutes
Section: Special Screening – South-East Asian Focus, Minikino Film Week

Nur’s husband had just left for Malaysia for a few months as a migrant worker. He was suddenly sent home in a lifeless condition. (SESIFF 2022)

Makassar is a City for Football Fans by Khozy Rizal – Indonesia | 2021 – 20 minutes
Section: Special Screening – South-East Asian Focus, Minikino Film Week

In a city where the ‘men’ have to go crazy about football, Akbar has to pretend to love football to prevent rejection. (SESIFF 2022)

PLAY by Jonghan Park – Korea | 2022 – 1’40’’
Section: 90 Seconds Korean Competition

A man who was rushing into the dressing room. Although the man was late, the woman did not get angry and practiced with him passionately behind the stage. The play began and the man and woman performed passionately, and then they are applauded after the performance. But the audience is empty. What do they really want? What makes them passionate? (SESIFF 2022)

Ring Ring by Sohyun Yoon – Korea | 2020 – 14 minutes
Section: Special Screening – Actor Focus, Gakyung Lee

Sun-kyung tries to win as she gets attracted when she sees the ring at the auction house which reminds her of her childhood. Yet, someone else takes it by proposing a larger amount. On the way, Sun-kyung accidentally meets the winner again and trespasses into the person’s house to steal the ring. (SESIFF 2022)

SURA b yHaeji Jeong – Korea | 2020 – 6 minutes
Section: Special Screening – Cultural Diversity Focus

High school student. My best friend is pregnant. (SESIFF 2022)

The House of Rising Sun by Gakyung Lee – Korea | 2019 – 16 minutes
Section: Special Screening – Actor Focus, Gakyung Lee

Eun-joo, who thinks she can’t do ballet because she is in trouble due to her grandfather’s cremation, steals her younger brothers and grandfather’s ashes and goes to Family mountin. (SESIFF 2022)

The Moment Fall in Love by Byungjun Oh – Korea | 2022 – 2’31’’
Section: 90 Seconds Korean Competition

A man and woman who between train road. They fall to love each other. (SESIFF 2022)

To the Reserved Seat by Sijun Yang – Korea | 2022 – 1’38’’
Section: 90 Seconds Korean Competition

There is a seat for pregnant women in the Seoul subway. But it’s hard for pregnant women to sit down. I hope it’s designated as a precious seat that’s not a waste even if it’s empty like a seat for the weak. (SESIFF 2022)

Two Men on the Rooftop by Hyunshin Mo – Korea | 2021 – 12 minutes
Section: Non-Competition, Bloody Night

On the rooftop, a man, who wants to keep watching a film shooting, encounters an actor, who wants to get more filmed. (SESIFF 2022)

We Need to Talk by Jaewon Jang – Korea | 2022 – 4 minutes
Section: Competition 2, A terrible imagination

While Su-yeon is being notified of her breakup by her boyfriend on the phone, a strange man secretly takes a picture of Su-yeon. (SESIFF 2022)

Wood Hole by Yeoni Hong – Korea | 2022 – 12 minutes
Section: Competition 12, The magical moments

Han-I wants to have fun and run around like her younger brother but she must help her father with his carpentry work. When her younger brother makes a hole in the floor, Han-I attempts to fix it herself out of fear before their father finds out. (SESIFF 2022)

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