SPECIAL PROGRAM

Cinema Old & New

For a long time, short films by renowned filmmakers from all over the world have been introduced in Cinema Old & New section at Asiana International Short Film Festival. This year, a documentary film following the life and work of a professional in the film industry has been invited as well.

The Polish maestro Krzysztof Kieslowski’s short film as a film student in 1967, Concert of Request, and Next Floor, a short film made in 2008 by Canadian director Denis Villeneuve whose films including Sicario and Arrival have been praised by the critics will be screened. Furthermore, Dialogue au sommet by Xavier Giannoli, the director of Marguerite, and Beautiful Person by Isao Yukisada whose films such as Go and Crying Out Love in the Center of the World have been exceptionally popular and who recently won FIPRESCI Prize at Berlin International Film Festival are included in this section. Finally, a special screening of a documentary about Kazuhiro Tsuji, winner of the 2018 Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling with Darkest Hour, will be screened.

Play It Again, AISFF!

INDIESTORY has been a trailblazer in developing a systemized distribution process for Korean independent films. To celebrate its 20th birthday, Asiana International Short Film Festival and INDIESTORY collaborated in planning this year’s special section featuring short films distributed by INDIESTORY for the last two decades. The section will be consisted of three sessions: ‘Indie Directors’, ‘Indie Actors’ and ‘Indie PICK!’.

For the ‘Indie Directors’ session, A Day (1999) by Park Heung-sik, director of Myungsoo, The End of April (2000) by Chu Chang-min, director of Masquerade and Seven Years of Night, Mobile (2003) by Lim Pil-seong, director of Antarctic Journal and Scarlet Innocence, and Frozen Land (2010) by Kim Tae-yong, director of Set Me Free and Misbehavior have been invited.

The ‘Indie Actors’ session will be a precious opportunity to rediscover the past performances of celebrated actors. Lee Seon-kyun plays a never-seen-before character in Hitchhiking (2004), while Lee Je-hoon and Yeon Woo-jin form a duo on Just Friends? (2009) as rookies. Lee Mi-do pulls off calm yet impressive performance on Chupachups (2011), and The Night of the Witness (2012) will be a great example of Byun Yohan’s steady appearances on short films.

Lastly but not leastly, distinguished short films distributed by INDIESTORY from 2013 to 2017 and short films starring up-and-coming actors Ahn Jae-hong, Lee Sang-hee and Lee Ju-young, who are actively involved in the independent film scene, will be screened in the ‘Indie PICK!’ session.

Indie Directors

Indie Actors

Indie PICK!

The Collections from Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia

An exchange program between “Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia”, the biggest international short film festival in Japan, and Asiana International Short Film Festival. Witty short films of various genres that received fervent attention in 2018 Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia including cut-out animation, horror, science fiction and comedy will be introduced in this section.