SPECIAL PROGRAM

Cinema Old & New

As the main special program of Asiana International Short Film Festival, early works and noteworthy short films by world-renowned filmmakers will be screened.
This year, The Wrestler, an early short film by a Dutch director Paul VERHOEVEN whose recent film, Elle, starring Isabelle Ann HUPPERT was in competition for the 2016 Cannes Film Festival and is well known for his commercial features such as Robocop (1987) and Total Reacall (1990), has been invited. A Running Jump by Mike LEIGH—the director of Happy-Go-Lucky and Mr. Turner—will be showcased. In addition, Dust (2013), starring the late Alan RICKMAN who played Colonel Brandon in Senseand Sensibilityand Professor Snape in the Harry Potter Series, will meet the audience in this section.
Also in the special program are the world premiere screenings of Winter Tree by KIM Shin-joung, last year’s winner of AISFF Fund Project Pitching, and TEACH by LOU Pan—produced by AISFF and funded by China Cultural Center. A fake documentary co-produced by JANG Jin and a Korean variety TV show, Was Will, will be screened as well.

Meet Australian Shorts through Time 1

Early works of renowned Australian filmmakers and notable Australian short films will be screened in this section.
Short films by Australian director, actors and actresses who are actively working in Hollywood have been invited. The director of Mad Max: Fury Road, George MILLER’s short film made in 1971, Violence in the Cinema, Part 1 will be screened. Short films featuring early appearances of Cate BLANCHETT from Blue Jasmin and Carol, Sam WORTHINGTON from Avatar, Joel EDGERTON from The Great Gatsby and Exodus: Gods and Kings, and Mia WASIKOWSKA from Stoker by PARK Chan-wook and Alice in Wonderland will be showcased.
With the cooperation of Flickerfest International Short Film Festival in Australia celebrating its 25 years of history, carefully selected short films from Flickerfest’s competition section and other Australian short films that have been highly appraised in many international film festivals will be introduced.
This section will present a whole new experience of meeting unique shorts only found in Australia.

Meet Australian Shorts through Time 2

Early works of renowned Australian filmmakers and notable Australian short films will be screened in this section.
Short films by Australian director, actors and actresses who are actively working in Hollywood have been invited. The director of Mad Max: Fury Road, George MILLER’s short film made in 1971, Violence in the Cinema, Part 1 will be screened. Short films featuring early appearances of Cate BLANCHETT from Blue Jasmin and Carol, Sam WORTHINGTON from Avatar, Joel EDGERTON from The Great Gatsby and Exodus: Gods and Kings, and Mia WASIKOWSKA from Stoker by PARK Chan-wook and Alice in Wonderland will be showcased.
With the cooperation of Flickerfest International Short Film Festival in Australia celebrating its 25 years of history, carefully selected short films from Flickerfest’s competition section and other Australian short films that have been highly appraised in many international film festivals will be introduced.
This section will present a whole new experience of meeting unique shorts only found in Australia.

Muvi Program from Oberhausen

As one of the major international short film festivals and with celebrating its 62nd edition this year, International Short Film Festival Oberhausen is well known for its experimental and unique selections that characterizes itself from the other film festivals.
Most of all, Oberhausen categorizes music videos as a genre of short films, and includes them not only in the official competition but also presents “MuVi Award” designated for German music videos. In its MuVi International section, the most experimental and unconventional music videos from across the world are screened. Furthermore, diverse sections including MuVi 14+ for younger audiences introduce noteworthy music videos produced every year.
Variety of music videos from the MuVi programs in Oberhausen will be showcased in this section, bringing to the audience an untrodden experience of finding out the original collaboration of images and music.

The Collections from Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia

Every year, Asiana International Short Film Festival has been collaborating with Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia—the biggest international short film festival in Japan—by exchanging distinguished short films in competition sections at each festival. In this section, Japanese short films of various genres screened in and produced by Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia will be introduced.