INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

The 17th Asiana International Short Film Festival has received a total of 5,752 entries from 118 countries, among which International Competition will introduce 53 films from 35 countries for the first time in Korea. The entries of this year has shown various attempts to feature more diverse genres than even before particularly in short films which dealt with women by twisting conventional linear narratives or characters. By regions, the attempts differ as European short films are more intense in dealing with the subject of refugees as taxonomic issues, while Central Asia and Southeast Asia have put more effort to blend their individuality and energy in the film by combining various subjects and genres and it led them to impressive advancement in the industry. The selected films of this year allow the audiences to notice the works that infuse novelty into forms and styles, the works that deal with the unconventional LGBT issues, and the problems that our society is currently grappling with at a glance.