KOREAN COMPETITION

The 17th Asiana International Short Film Festival has selected 15 notable Korean short films out of 974 entries this year, which is at an all-time high. Korean short films were remarkably diverse in genres and forms this year, but it would have been better if there had been more films that show a progressive view on current social issues. The keyword of the year, ‘Women,’ has also been at the center of domestic films. It is inspiring to observe different characters in different positions away from familiar situations. Also, most notable aspects are short films that shed a light on children and the young, who have not been yet socially unstained, from a new perspective. The Korean Competition section will showcase issues of women in different generations and display outstanding genre-oriented attempts including horror, musical and experimental films.