Korean Shorts Competition Showcase

Saturday July 14 | Doors open 2:15PM | Screening starts 2:30PM

Total running time: 126 min

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This annual competition and showcase makes up one of TKFF’s key initiatives in nurturing Korean cinema by featuring emerging filmmakers from Korea, or filmmakers of Korean-inspired works. Out of over 400 submissions from Korea and around the world, the festival’s largest amount of entries to date, seven films were selected by TKFF 2018 to present this year.

The films in this showcase are eligible for two awards, which will be presented at the Awards Ceremony preceding the Closing Night Feature Presentation on July 15. Two films will be selected for the following: the Best Korean Short Award, and the TKFF Audience Choice Award. As award recognition is vital for the career of any emerging filmmaker, we encourage all audience members to fill out the ballots following this screening.

TKFF Awards
- Best Korean Short Award (to be given to the film most favored by our panel of judges)
- TKFF Audience Choice Award (to be given to the film most favored by that evening’s audience)

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Programmer’s Note

This collection features the bold visions of the next generation of Korean filmmakers. Though the films represent a variety of genres, they share an unlikely common thread. The characters in these films are trying to find out where they fit in the world. Successfully or otherwise, they each seek some form of acceptance or recognition.

Mad Rush 병훈의 하루

Mad Rush

16 min

Directed by: LEE Hee-jun

Genre : Drama

Production Year: Korea 2018

INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

Synopsis

Suffering from a contamination obsession and panic disorder, Byunghoon is battling through the little things, day by day.

Juliana 율리안나

juliana

30 min

Directed by: KIM Do-joon

Genre : Drama

Production Year: Korea 2017

INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

Synopsis

Sky Apartments was the oldest apartment complex in Seoul. In 2008, the complex was deemed unsafe. After all other the inhabitants are gone, one elderly woman remains.

Long-Running 오래달리기

Long-Running

9 min

Directed by: JEONG Seung-o

Genre : Drama

Production Year: Korea 2018

INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

Synopsis

While on leave from his military service, Mingyu takes out his mother’s car and goes camping with Dongwan.

Potato 감자

Potato

9 min

Directed by: Rudolf HAN

Genre : Experimental

Production Year: Korea 2017

INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

Synopsis

Labour works, and she eats potato.

I Only Had To Say 뱃속이 무거워서 꺼내야 했어

I only had to say

12 min

Directed by: CHO Han-na

Genre : Documentary, Animation

Production Year: Korea 2018

WORLD PREMIERE

Synopsis

Daughter can not forget her past, but her mother wants to forget it. They have a conversation about the past and present.

May 14th 5월 14일

May 14th

24 min

Directed by: BOO Eun-joo

Genre : Drama

Production Year: Korea 2018

INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE

Synopsis

May 14th is Minjeong’s birthday. And it also happens to be her sister’s wedding day. Minjeong comes to spend the very day all alone.

Thirsty 악당출현

Thirsty

29 min

Directed by: YOU Su-min

Genre : Drama

Production Year: Korea 2018

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Synopsis

Hee-joon is a chinese food delivery man, just trying to get by. An opportunity to make a quick buck presents itself. But things are never as simple as they seem...

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