KOREAN COMPETITION

In the Korean Competition section for the 14th Asiana International Short Film Festival, the number of submissions broke previous year’s record once again, with the total of 904 Korean short films submitted. The final selections include 11 characteristic films with commendable achievements in genre, scintillating ideas, and original approaches to familiar materials.

The majority of submissions dealt with contemporary domestic issues such as unemployment crisis, family dissolution, and bullying problems, while some other films delved into significant recent events that call for retrospective consideration. Taken altogether, further growth of Korean short films was highly noticeable.

In the Korean Competition section, selections include documentaries revealing sincere stories, fictions exposing the dark side of our society the youth are facing, and others embedded with humorous touches. This year’s selections in the Korean Competition section will definitely draw empathy from the audience.