25th New York International Children’s Film Festival – Asian Short Films

We take look at the Asian feature films that will be screened at the New York International Children’s Film Festival which will take place from March 3 – 19, 2023

A Whisper in the Island of the Heart by Xiaowen Wang – USA | 2022 – 13 minutes

Love communicates across the Tibetan mountains, against a warm coat of fur, and through sound waves and vibrations, proving silence can speak volumes. (NYICFF 2023)

Architect A by Jonghoon Lee – Korea | 2022 – 25 minutes

Architect A constructs every house to resemble a person’s life, using their memories to build a thriving, living, and breathing structure beyond all imagination. (NYICFF 2023)

Dalgona by Ha Won Jang – Korea | 2022 – 12 minutes

Can 10 year-old Yeon-ah summon the ghost of her dad to craft the sweetest of Korean treats, Dalgona, for her mom’s birthday? (NYICFF 2023)

Eid Mubarak by Mahnoor Euceph – USA | 2022 – 15 minutes

It’s a beautiful candy-colored world, but nothing could be further from Pakistani girl’s mind as she embarks on a crafty mission to save her beloved pet goat from being eaten on the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Azha. (NYICFF 2023)

Konigiri-Kun Parasol by Mari Miyazawa – Japan | 2021 – 5 minutes

Konigiri-Kun, the energetic rice ball, is back for his fourth film at the Festival. This time, he must save the day after Mini Tomato’s birthday party goes airy, er, awry. (NYICFF 2023)

Rachel by Toko Shiiki – USA | 2022 – 3 minutes

Animator Rachel Reid exudes joy as she talks about being an animator, encouraging others to follow in her footsteps. (NYICFF 2023)

Secondary by Ian Keteku & Rui Ting Ji – Canada | 2022 – 3 minutes

A daughter grapples with her mother’s anger and how it made her who she is today. (NYICFF 2023)

Tank Fairy by Erich Rettstadt – Taiwan | 2021 – 10 minutes

Ten-year-old Jojo, cast out by classmates and misunderstood by his stern, single mom, is inspired to live out loud by his fierce, propane-toting fairy godmother. (NYICFF 2023)

The Cave by Jinman Kim & Jiyoung Chon – Korea | 2022 – 14 minutes

After a young boy’s father dies, he turns to dark magic to curse all those who wrong him. (NYICFF 2023)

The Island of Us by Yu Yu – Taiwan | 2022 – 19 minutes

Eat or be eaten, rise from the shadows or pluck out an eye: the rules of the island are always shifting and just out of reach in a beyond bizarre, exquisitely crafted stop motion vision of creation, destruction, and the cycle of life. (NYICFF 2023)

Things that Disappear by Changsoo Kim – Korea | 2022 – 11 minutes

An elderly woman honors the spirits of those past, and a funeral for a dead cat unbeknownst to most channels karma across spirits sung and unsung. (NYICFF 2023)

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