Asiana International Short Film Festival will undertake its 6th edition from November 5 until the 11th at Cinecube, located in Gwanghwamun, Northern Seoul. Under the supervision of Korea's leading actor Ahn Seong-gi
, 52 films with up to 30 different national identities were selected for the international competition section out of 1,743 submissions from 69 countries.
Korean PARK Jay's Seven Superheroes vs. Monster F, and French Elizabeth Marre and Olivier Pont's Manon on the Asphalt will kick off the festival. This year's Asiana will also screen short films of illustrious filmmakers, including Wong ar Wai and Andrei Tarkovsky.
The short film festival international competition section includes eleven Korean films:
Stop (PARK Jae Ok)
Going Together (KIM Jae Young)
Contemporary Moods (Lee Hyun
Hybrid (KIM Sae No)
Out of My Intention
(YOO Ji Tae)
Refresh Herů (LEE Seung Nam)
Auld Lang Syne (SO Jun Moon)
Your World (SEO Jae Gyung)
Good Night (CHAE Min Gi)
Way Home (OH Soo Hyung)
Who is it? (JANG Sae Gyung)
The jury includes actress Kim Hye-soo
, director Yoon Jong-chan
, and film critic Kent Jones, they are lead by Japanese director Oguri Kohei.
This year, Asiana International Short Film Festival received a record number of submissions. Out of the 1,743 short films, 448 were local productions and 933 international films. Domestic submissions were 18% up compared to last year and the international submissions increase was 30%, together a 26% increase.
Most submissions came from Asia (45.4%) and Europe (36.4%). Submissions from South and Middle America, and Spain showed a remarkable increase, while short films from Nigeria, Tunesia, Mali, Azerbaijan, among others will offer a rich palette for audiences to choose from.
The festival shows a wide range of short films, including fiction, documentary, and animation films. Asiana is the only competitive short film festival in Korea. AHN is the festival director and the festival is overseen by SON Sook, the chair woman.
Yi Ch'ang-ho (KOFIC)