KOREAN COMPETITION

Out of 970 short films, which were the all-time high number of applications, 13 films have been selected for the Korean Competition section of the 16th Asiana International Short Film Festival.

The general tendency of Korean short films reflected the fact that the current reality young filmmakers are struggling against has not improved much. While the variety of genres is still missed to some degree, films featuring unique perspectives and vivid imagination left a strong impression. It was encouraging to feel that the approach towards sexual minorities and women has matured and that more films have achieved dramatic completeness.

In the Korean Competition section, witty short films about a variety of subjects will be introduced, including the stories of a job-seeker, cinephile, troubled teenager and first love.