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The Ark of the Desert G
The Ark of the DesertKIM Areum
This is the story of a farewell between Farah, who is an undertaker, and his granddaughter Mari. Farah has always taken care of others who have died, but now Farah's own final hours are approaching. To Mari, who will be alone once he is gone, Farah tells a story about life and death.
Peanut Factory G
Peanut FactoryKIM Seongmin
One day, the house cat King runs away from Nara's house. While wandering the outside world, he was captured by someone, and unfortunately sent to a strange operating room full of such captured wild cats!
Invisible Eyes 12
Invisible EyesJUNG Seunghee
Three children, who are playing shooting on a chestnut farm where the flag of all nations flutters, go into the deep forest after squirrels for a bounty. After a long chase, the children run into a squirrel, but they cannot shoot because of its eye. Instead, the children harming the new target, feel glaring eyes from all over the mysterious forest and suffer from strange guilt and nightmares.
Satoshi KON, The Illusionist G
Satoshi KON, The Illusionist
Trona Pinnacles 12
Trona PinnaclesMathilde PARQUET
Gabrielle finds herself stuck near Death Valley, between two parents who no longer speak to each other. The situation seems impossible, until an unexpected event comes to unravel everything...
JNKYRD 'Varsity (feat. Ohhyuk)' MV G
JNKYRD 'Varsity (feat. Ohhyuk)' MVLEE Gyuri Cloe
It’s the end of August, the varsity soccer pre-season is almost over.
Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko G
Fortune Favors Lady NikukoWATANABE Ayumu
“Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko” is the heartwarming and moving comedy drama of an unconventional family – a not-so-ordinary mother-and-daughter pair who live their lives to the fullest. Easy-going, cheerful, passionate and always ready to eat something delicious, mother Nikuko falls hard for the bad guys. Her happy motto: “Ordinary is best of all!” Naturally Nikuko’s loud and bold spirit embarrasses 11-year-old Kikuko, her daughter on the verge of puberty. With nothing in common except living together on a boat at the port, a miracle occurs when their secret is revealed.
Mr. Pete & the Iron Horse 15
Mr. Pete & the Iron HorseKilian VILIM
The diligent soldier Mr. Pete does everything to meet the high standards of his baroness. To satisfy her insatiable lust for speed he shovels madly on her new iron horse`s voyage.
My Ghost Girl Friend 12
My Ghost Girl FriendJEON Yong-seok
After serving his military duty, Jung-hoon, who has never had a girlfriend, returns to college. He has a secret crush on Eun-ji, a member of the school’s paranormal activity research club called Mysteria, in which he also belongs. One day, Jung-hoon meets Ji-sun, a virgin ghost, by chance, and Ji-sun asks him for help with her Scare tests, the exams that she needs to pass in order to be reborn. In return, Jung-hoon makes an arrangement with Ji-sun to help him score points with Eun-ji. While trying to help each other’s problems, the two run into disagreements, but their feelings for each other grow deeper as time passes.
Climbing 15
ClimbingKIM Hyemi
Professional climber CHOI Se-hyeon finds out about her pregnancy discovers that she is pregnant just before the Climbing World Championships. For As her long-time aspirations as a climberare threatened, she struggles to break free from her baby but the baby won’t let her gothe duties of motherhood, but finds that doing so is far from easy.
Belly Talkers 12
Belly TalkersKate RENSHAW-LEWIS
Growing up, I always explained my chronic vocal tic as the man who lives in my belly and likes to scream.
I Never Want to Eat Churros!! G
I Never Want to Eat Churros!!HEO Jeongin
Jun-hee was obsessed with the taste of churros for the first time to eat, and was left alone in a large exhibition hall while looking at the churros. She started to wander to find her friends. Suddenly strange things start to happen to Jun-hee…
Floating Memories 12
Floating MemoriesOK Seyoung
Transparent images overlap each other, appearing and disappearing to the music.
Archipel 12
ArchipelFélix Dufour-LAPERRIÈRE
“Follow me, I'll take you to see them all”, a woman’s voice says. She is referring to the Saint Lawrence River and its thousands of islands – real and dreamt. “I'm a capricious guide”, she warns the man, her counterpart. With their dialogue in voice-over, Archipel expands into a semi-fictional odyssey through filmmaker Félix Dufour-Laperrière's native province: Quebec, captured in a composition of surprising, creative animation using a wide range of techniques and a partly invented documentary.
Web G
WebCHO Aran, KIM Jungwoo, JEONG Yerin
The main character, Hyeonwoo, has a strong presence on social media, but he only shows half of his face because the other half is covered with scars. While doing a special live stream for moving day, he accidentally reveals his face to his neighbors and everyone on social media. Later, he sees complaints written by his neighbors on his doors and walls, saying they should kick him out because his scars are so hideous. Frustrated, Hyeonwoo turns on the computer and finds people on the Internet rooting for him. He feels safer and happier in the world of social media and becomes addicted to the computer.
What Is Not Romance 12
What Is Not RomancePARK Jaeok, Soo kyoung, HONG Eunji
Hwang Soon-bok is a father of four who isn’t gifted with great looks. He likes to make plans on family occasions which in most cases, end in disaster. His wife, Koh Young-sook is a nice-looking lady with bit of a temper. And, there are three daughters and a son who got their looks and personalities from both parents. The family is sitting around a table eating late-night delivery food, on the night of the parents’ wedding anniversary. The kids want to hear about how they got married and father and mother each tell their different versions of the story.
The Boob Fairy 15
The Boob FairyLéahn VIVIER-CHAPAS
Who will best play her part: the dancing lioness or the little girl we attempt to tame? Only the Boob Fairy will know who is really worthy of her attention.
Troy G
TroyLEE Haeinn, LEE Haejin, KIM Mingyo
An age where virtual reality controls all… Daehyup infiltrates to eliminate the dictator Mansik. A fight breaks out between the two to decide the ‘true reality’.
Beasts among Us 15
Beasts among UsNatalia DURSZEWICZ
Set in a surreal world, a story about changing the roles of a victim and a hunter.
Metallo 12
MetalloCalvin Antoine BLANDIN (CAB)
In an abandoned industrial site, an old man starts a mystical and solitary journey. His search for the truth takes him deep into the factory, to find the heart of the problem.
Stars on the Sea G
Stars on the SeaJANG Seungwook
It is just another ordinary day. The house is filling up with water.
The Dearest 18
The DearestKIM Seona, PARK Sehui
In-hye and Sun-mi visit their hometown in the countryside after a long time only to face unexpected news: their old friend Eun-sil died while giving birth. The town is left in an uproar because of the baby, whose father is unknown. While In-hye and Sun-mi try to save the baby with the help of Ji-young, their friend who has stayed in town, they find out that Eun-sil, who was mentally retarded, was a plaything of the village. In-hye and Seon-mi are troubled with the rage they feel against the village people and the guilty conscience they feel towards Eun-sil.
Josep 12
JosepAurel
February 1939. Spanish republicans are fleeing Franco’s dictatorship to France. The French government built concentration camp, confining the refugees, where they barely have access to hygiene, water and food. In one of these camps, separated by barbed wire, two men will become friends. One is a guard, the other is Josep Bartoli (Barcelona 1910 – NYC 1995), an illustrator who fights against Franco’s regime.
Cocoon 15
CocoonYEO Eun A
Mina lives with her sick mother in an old apartment building. Mina’s mother suffers from a disease that turned her into a monster in a cocoon. Mina tries hard to take care of her mother, but her mother’s condition worsens and is on the brink of death.
Red Table 12
Red TableKIM Hakhyun
A boy hiding his eyes with sunglasses takes a cautious step towards the red table and puts a toy train on a rail set by someone. The boy turns on the switch soon after, then their play begins with the toy train running on the rail.
When I am Sad G
When I am SadLilit ALTUNYAN
A smile travels through the world of sadness being transformed by emotions and thoughts...
Amayi 12
AmayiSubarna D
It's a story of a woman who is haunted by the nightmare of her childhood and her own destiny- the destiny of becoming the next village circumciser. When she is asked to take up the job and circumcise her own daughter, she realizes she can't abide by the traditions and customs of her community, she must fight back.
A Little Too Much G
A Little Too MuchMartina SCARPELLI
In an imaginary space a woman let go of herself and overcome fearing her own greatness. She discovers her body, she embraces her emotions, and learns to own all the parts that make her HER.
Berserk: The Golden Age Arc I - The Egg of the King 18
Berserk: The Golden Age Arc I - The Egg of the KingKUBOOKA Toshiyuki
A young soldier Guts that had the supreme combat power was wandering around the battlefields without belongings anywhere. Captain of 'Band of the Hawk', a group of mercenary soldiers, had the duel with Guts to accept him as his subordinate. For 3 years of time together, both became the best friend to each other but Guts with the innocent personality could not see the great ambition of Griffith and the jealousy of Casker felt she lost Griffith to Guts. Griffith who had the dream of having his own country approached to the king and noble class with his excellent performances in battlefields and schemed conspiracy and assassination to gain what he wanted. While quietly helping Griffith, Guts began to rethink about the relationship of the two after hearing what Griffith to the princess....
The Blue Castle G
The Blue CastleKAWAHARA Setsuka
At the bottom of the Wisła River in Warsaw, a mermaid gathers Blue Castles. These Blue Castles reside within a person’s dream. They are beautiful, yet fragile, sometimes decaying from the passage of time, sometimes being completely destroyed. While being guided by the mermaid to the Dream World at the bottom of the Wisła River, the Polish girl Sisi, meets Ran, a Japanese girl.
The House 15
The HousePARK Miseon, PARK Eunyeong, BAN Juyoung, LEE Jaeho, LEE Hyeonjin
Ga-young moves to an old town that will be demolished and she meets the Zipsin (spirit of the house). At that time, Zipsin was no longer the leader of them (Zelkova tree) because of the redevelopment. They go about finding the next leader together. Then they find the new leader (Cat), and hear of the upcoming Zipsin's death (demolition of houses).
Sisters 12
SistersAndrea SZELESOVÁ
The Big Sister – a person of colossal size – is trapped in sand in a deserted landscape. With no way to take care of herself, this burden falls on her resentful little sister. But The Big Sister keeps growing and sinking into her trap. Despite of The Little Sister’s attempts to stop it, she is left with one night to say goodbye and let go.
Love, Dad G
Love, DadDiana Cam Van NGUYEN
She finds letters full of love her dad wrote her 15 years ago. Now she fights to get that love back.
Millennium Actress G
Millennium ActressKON Satoshi
Chiyoko Fujiwara was a top-star actress, who suddenly quit at the height of her career. Genya Tachibana is a director who is seeking her out in order to produce a documentary on her life. This film serves as a
Eyes and Horns 12
Eyes and HornsIM Chaerin
Exploration of masculinity begins with the Minotaur, a mythical creature Picasso used to portray himself in his etching print series. The Minotaur goes through a violent struggle between being male and female. Finally, lines blur and boundaries of sexes disappear.
Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko G
Fortune Favors Lady NikukoWATANABE Ayumu
“Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko” is the heartwarming and moving comedy drama of an unconventional family – a not-so-ordinary mother-and-daughter pair who live their lives to the fullest. Easy-going, cheerful, passionate and always ready to eat something delicious, mother Nikuko falls hard for the bad guys. Her happy motto: “Ordinary is best of all!” Naturally Nikuko’s loud and bold spirit embarrasses 11-year-old Kikuko, her daughter on the verge of puberty. With nothing in common except living together on a boat at the port, a miracle occurs when their secret is revealed.
The Awakening of the Insects 15
The Awakening of the InsectsStéphanie LANSAQUE, François LEROY
Mr Lam is an old gentleman who loses his memory since the death of his wife. On March 5, the day of
The Night Watch 15
The Night WatchJulien REGNARD
A couple rushes out of a glamorous party. On their way home, an argument leads to a brutal car accident. When George regains consciousness, Christina has disappeared. He will then experience a real descent into hell.
The Moon 12
The MoonTomek POPAKUL
On the one hand, it’s apocalypse, and on the other, it feels like any other day. Something bizarre is throbbing on an invisible layer.
Easter Eggs 15
Easter EggsNicolas KEPPENS
The Chinese restaurant is empty. The exotic bird’s cage stands wide open. Two friends, Jason and Kevin, see this as an opportunity to catch and sell them. Catching the birds ain’t as simple as it seems.
Password to the * * * * * 12
Password to the * * * * *Adél SZEGEDI
The film brings a poem to life that winds between childhood memories, diary notes, and their adult interpretation, reflecting the issues raised by the search for the meaning of existence and the feeling of frequent hopelessness.
It Was Raining 12
It Was RainingIgnacio LILLINI
A suffocating summer afternoon. Iñaki lies between the semi-naked bodies of his brothers and his father. Outside, it starts to rain. Between play and desire, Iñaki kisses the back of his father. Inside, it starts to rain too. Iñaki uses his imagination to get through the situation.
3 geNARRATIONS 12
3 geNARRATIONSPaulina ZIÓŁKOWSKA
3 generations, 3 narrations, 3 different points of view. A dance of generations.
Home 15
HomeKIM Bosol
It is a world where high buildings fill the sky and things get thrown away as soon as they become useless. A dog named Mogeulee got abandoned when he was a puppy because he couldn’t prove he was useful. Mogeulee wanders about from place to place, and he ends up in a dumpsite. Hurt by people, Mugeulee is hostile to everyone he meets, but he opens up to a robot named ‘Rom’ he met in the dumpsite.
Berserk: The Golden Age Arc III - The Advent 18
Berserk: The Golden Age Arc III - The AdventKUBOOKA Toshiyuki
The Fog 12
The FogHWANG Ziyoo
Virginia Woolf described her depression as a ‘nebulous fog’. I saw this nebulous fog covering us, working as the filter, altering our perception of our lives, making us more anxious and depressed. Where does this fog come from? What is it formed of? Is there a way out?
Sweet Nothing 12
Sweet NothingJoana FISCHER, Marie KENOV
Rosa is sunbathing in her garden on a hot summer afternoon, when suddenly the idyllic peace is disturbed by the noise of a lawnmower. The gardener in the neighbouring garden is going about his work, while Rosa is increasingly ecstatic at the sight of his tender touch of the flowers.
Silent Letter 12
Silent LetterLEE Jaea, LEE Minji, SHIN Suhyeon
Two sisters under a coercive father and hysterical mother are forced to remain silent. Then one day, the younger sister’s mouth has suddenly disappeared. Older sister’s anger begins to turn to her younger sister, with the younger sister’s mouth swinging around the quiet house. Somehow she(older sister) looks like her parents.
Berserk: The Golden Age Arc II - The Doldrey War 18
Berserk: The Golden Age Arc II - The Doldrey WarKUBOOKA Toshiyuki
The 'Band of the Hawk' assigned to the regular unit of Midland demonstrates astonishing outcome each time it is on battlefield. Guts and Casker who fell on the cliff during the battle against enemy have some time to talk on Griffith. Casker who truly admires Griffith who saved him in his childhood confessed of his strong jealousy when Griffith treated only Guts as a special being. While, Guts repeats the words that 'A friend must be equal in every aspect' said by Griffith and gets to think again about the relationship between him and Griffith. They are soon to be surrounded by enemies and Guts barely has Casker escaped and stands against about one hundred enemies all by himself. Barely survived and returned, Guts and Casker are placed to take the impenetrable Fortress of Doldrey. Could the Band of the Hawk only with 5,000 soldiers bring down the unbreakable fortress with 30,000 enemy soldiers?
How Small! G
How Small!Charlene XU
A young woman reminisces about her deceased grandmother, whose volatile personality troubled and confused her as a child.
Eyes and Horns 12
Eyes and HornsIM Chaerin
Exploration of masculinity begins with the Minotaur, a mythical creature Picasso used to portray himself in his etching print series. The Minotaur goes through a violent struggle between being male and female. Finally, lines blur and boundaries of sexes disappear.
Battery Daddy G
Battery DaddyJEON Seungbae
Battery Dad, who works on children's toys, door locks, and remote controls, one day goes on a trip to the valley with Dong-gu's family. Sudden heavy rain begins to fall while having a good time in the valley.
Free ! -Take Your Marks - G
Free ! -Take Your Marks -KAWANAMI Eisaku
The boys of the Iwatobi and Samezuka Swim Clubs are about to enter a much wider world. The heated regional competitions are over. Haruka and Makoto will graduate and leave the swim club at Iwatobi High School. Rin is preparing to study in Australia after graduation. Everything changes, and they are standing at the starting line of a new chapter in life. The boys are planning a special memory for their short time together. Now they’re dreaming big. National competition!
The Story of Mr. Sorry 15
The Story of Mr. SorryKWAK Inkeun, KIM Ilhyun, RYU Jina, LEE Eunmi, LEE Haeyoung
At a TV station, an outrageous show is going dealing with something unheard of in the history of TV. The show is questioning viewers on whether or not a spider should be publicly executed. Apparently, the spider was arrested on charges of driving CHOI Go-bong, a current member of the National Assembly, crazy. The spider in question is Je Bul-chal, an ear-cleaner taking care of people’s earwax. He was once an honest young man and chose his job because he valued his memories of his now separated sister. But with his boss repeatedly scolding him and customers looking down on him, he became weaker and smaller by the day and ended up becoming so small that he can crawl into ears. One day, he cleans out the ears of a shaman named PAENG Seon-nyeo and gains fame for his skills. He is tired from overworking, but enjoys his work since he can take a peep at people’s memories when he goes into their ears. By chance, he discovers a shocking memory inside CHOI Go-bong’s ears about himself and the si
Comeback G
ComebackVladimir LESCHIOV
One day, the father recalls the passion of his childhood, which he had to leave. Nostalgia gives him the idea of a Christmas present for his son. And the game comes back.
The place of man 15
The place of manJO Jongduk
Jaeyoung’s classmates envy him the reason his home is located only 5 meters from school. However, Jaeyoung is embarrassed due to his father’s terrible drunk.
Approved for Adoption G
Approved for AdoptionJung HENIN
Jung is born in Korea and adopted to Belgium 1970s. He is one of 200,000 orphaned Koreans that were adopted around the world. Jung decided to return for the first time to South Korea, to tread the land of his ancestors, and maybe find traces of his biological mother. This trip of reconciliation with his roots and with himself leads our character to recall – in animation – the child he once was and the winding path that made him grow up. is a very original animation film with an original topic.
Homebird G
HomebirdEwa SMYK
Struggling to make it in a big city, a young artist finds herself retreating into the rose-tinted memories of the village she left behind.
Takano Intersection G
Takano IntersectionITO Mizuki
In a certain city, for just a moment in time, the lives of three strangers intersect.
Haze G
HazePaquito DISCO
Through the immersive design and experimental 3D animation, HAZE takes the viewer on a mesmerizing journey where feelings of isolation and loneliness provoke an aesthetic experience that reflects on our hyperconnected minds and the search for answers about human existence in the internet age.
Blindness 12
BlindnessPARK Yuseon
The main character, who was free, was fascinated by one scent and entered the room with a monitor. There was a very fascinating woman on the monitor, who gave her everything she wanted. The main character tries to reach the perfect monitor she can't reach, and she gradually loses herself.
Anxious Body 12
Anxious BodyMIZUSHIRI Yoriko
Living things, artificial things, geometry shapes, and lines. When these different things encounter, a new direction is born.
Now Here 15
Now HereTAK Doyeon
It is a story about a girl who can’t communicate with others. Instead, she turns into an object. A forgotten memory of the past suddenly comes up. When she was little, she once met a friend who recognizes her when she turns into an object.
Rabbit Hole G
Rabbit HoleHE Lo
The day I dream, everything is different.
Namoo G
NamooErick OH
Inspired by the passing of Erick’s grandfather, Namoo follows the meaningful moments of one man’s life from beginning to end and marks Oh’s most ambitious and personal work to date.
Master Class: The Philosophy of Benjamin LEGRAND G
Master Class: The Philosophy of Benjamin LEGRAND
Red Shoes 15
Red ShoesAnna PODSKALSKÁ
An unknown stranger appears, inviting Róza to dance, giving her a pair of red shoes. Thanks to them, Róza starts to dance, wildly and with great passion, quickly becoming the center of attention. Soon after she realizes that she can't control the shoes, the shoes are controlling her…
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie - Mugen Train 15
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie - Mugen TrainSOTOZAKI Haruo
Tanjiro joins the ranks of the Demon Slayers Corps to look for clues that will help return his half-demon sister Nezuko to human form. He boards the Infinity Train with Zenitsu and Inosuke and is joined by Rengoku, the Flame Pillar of the Demon Slayer Corps. As passengers on the speeding train start to disappear one by one without a trace, Rengoku senses that a demon is tormenting people. Tanjiro’s gang and Rengoku embark on a bloody struggle against the unfathomable, invincible demon to save the lives of the people on board.
INU-OH G
INU-OH YUASA Masaaki
Inu-oh is born with unique physical characterisctics, and the horrified adults cover every inch of his body with garments, including a mask on his face. One day, he meets a boy named Tomona, a blind biwa player, and as Tomona plays a delicate song of tangled fate, Inu-oh discovers an incredible ability to dance. Inu-oh and Tomona become business partners and inseparable friends, using their creative gifts to survive on the margins of society, as song after song gain them notoriety and propel them to stardom. Through the songs, Inu-oh mesmerizes his audiences on stage, and gradually begins to transform into someone of unequaled beauty. But why is Tomona blind? Why was Inu-oh born with unique characteristics? It is a story about the friendship of Inu-oh and Tomona, who dance and sing to get to the truth and break each other’s curse.
My Fat Arse and I 12
My Fat Arse and IYelyzaveta PYSMAK
One morning a girl tries on a pair of new pants, yet they don't quite fit her. More precisely, they are impossible to zip. The girl is bewildered. In the mirror she sees herself like the fattest piglet the world has seen. She decides to go on a strict diet as quickly as possible.
Kaiju Decode 12
Kaiju DecodeS/N
The catastrophe 'Skyfall' was brought by the collapsed orbital space colony crashed into the Earth. Inside the crater at the crash site now inhabit Kaiju born by gene mutation. Ray, an avatar, comes to the area to collect the scattered
City of Lost Things G
City of Lost ThingsYEE Chihyen
As a 16-year-old struggling teenager, Leaf runs away from home, skips classes and ends up, mysteriously, in a peculiar place, City of Lost Things. There he meets Baggy, a 30-year-old plastic bag. Baggy never sees himself as just another piece of unwanted junk. He has a purpose in his life, that is, to lead his tribe to flee City of Lost Things. But he needs the help of a reluctant Leaf to fight the dreadful army of the Armors.
Absence 12
AbsenceMarc HÉRICHER
A homeless man collapses violently on the ground, and remains frozen on all fours. The journalists' sudden interest in this man takes us into a grotesque and absurd media vortex.
Dislocation 12
DislocationVeljko and Milivoj POPOVIC
The VR experience Dislocation takes a look at an absurd moment of disbelief and fear. It examines the internal processes that develop and offers a visual depiction of a person forced into extreme circumstances – a moment of dislocation. We follow the protagonist along a beach in Greece, the Texas desert and a Slovenian forest and journey into his mind where the memories of his lost home slowly decay.
Shadow Monster 15
Shadow MonsterPARK Hyemi
While a mother is asleep, a thrilling duel occurs between a child and a shadow monster. Shadow Monster is an interesting work based on the changing character of shadows depending on the angles, directions and the distance of light.
The Orchid and the Bee 12
The Orchid and the BeeFrances Adair MCKENZIE
Nature is wondrous and clever. As Darwin taught us, those who improvise most effectively prevail. There are species who under threat revert to earlier forms, others who cultivate parasitic relationships with neighbouring beings, while the most inventive ones transform their bodies to mimic and seduce unsuspecting companions.
Cine Metro - Immersive Experience G
Cine Metro - Immersive ExperienceEduardo CALVET
On September 26th, 1936, one of the largest and most luxurious cinematographic palaces that Rio de Janeiro has ever known was inaugurated: the Cine Metro, recreated with virtual heritage techniques in an immersive 360 video format.
Slow Walker 15
Slow WalkerPARK Min
It was a boring regular day. A cow gets dragged down to a slaughterhouse. A man gets dragged to the scaffold. The cow is innocent, and the man is a condemned criminal. They both feel death is near.
Like Father, Like Son 15
Like Father, Like SonJO Yongik
Jeong-joon comes back home after a long time for the first birthday party of his nephew the next day. He is awkward around his mother and older brother. When Jeong-joon is having a relaxing time with his mother, the moon bear enters home. He gets angry just by seeing the moon bear that hasn’t changed a bit. Afterwards, Jeong-joon gets mad so easily and ruins a family dinner.
Can You See Them? 12
Can You See Them?Bruno RAZUM
The focus of the plot is a boy suffering from schizophrenia. After witnessing the killing of a deer in the woods, he flees home in panic. Along the way, a series of strange situations occur that further effect on boy's condition.
Tish Tash G
Tish TashSHIN Changhwan
Growing up can be tough, especially when you're a family of bears and your younger brother is a bit of a wild animal. Luckily Tish has a ridiculously huge imagination and a larger than life, imaginary friend Tash.
Waving Through a Window G
Waving Through a WindowKANG Yumin
A boy sees a different world through a window he created. He uses his skill to build more windows in the world, which people approach to enjoy the light. But he finds a man crouched in the dark, away from the light.
Battery Daddy G
Battery DaddyJEON Seungbae
Battery Dad, who works on children's toys, door locks, and remote controls, one day goes on a trip to the valley with Dong-gu's family. Sudden heavy rain begins to fall while having a good time in the valley.
Mum is Pouring Rain G
Mum is Pouring RainHugo DE FAUCOMPRET
Jane is looking forward to spending Christmas with her Mom but she is sent unknowingly to her Grandma’s instead. The holidays turn out to be quite an adventure as Jane meets new friends: Cloclo, the gigantic hobo who lives in the forest, and Sonia and Leon, two local kids. As she learns to open herself to others, Jane will inspire her mother the necessary strength to get back on her feet.
A Silent Voice : The Movie G
A Silent Voice : The MovieYAMADA Naoko
Ishida Shoya hates being bored. He doesn’t care who Gandhi was or how humankind has progressed. A new girl is transferred to his school. Her name is Nishimiya Shouko, and she has a hearing impairment. The boy teases her rudely, but she just smiles. Her response annoys him even more. Due to all the bullying, she eventually transfers to another school, and the boy is left alone. Six years later, Shoya, who has found no meaning in life, decides to visit Shoko one last time. Finally, they hold their first real conversation. The reunion slowly changes the classroom, the school, Shoya’s life, and Shoko’s life.
Special Talk: Sayonara Evangelion! G
Special Talk: Sayonara Evangelion!
Hideaki ANNO: The Final Challenge of Evangelion G
Hideaki ANNO: The Final Challenge of EvangelionKUBOTA Aki
Evangelion has finally come to an end. ANNO Hideaki has been the subject of an exclusive close-up documentary for over four years. For the first time, the director recorded the whole production process of the series finale, Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time. Until now, no one had been permitted to do long-term, on-site coverage of these productions. Find out what he meant when the master MIYAZAKI Hayao said,
The Hangman at Home 12
The Hangman at HomeMichelle and Uri KRANOT
What does the hangman think about when he goes home at night from work?
Cromosoma X G
Cromosoma XLucia BULGHERONI
During their office break, Rich and his colleagues joke about a new female colleague by commenting on some of her photos with macho allusions and jokes. A pink smoke bomb launched by some feminist protesters enters the office window and hits Rich, who is thus catapulted into a deep and hellish dream.
The West Flemish Pub Experience 15
The West Flemish Pub ExperienceJoren VANDENBROUCKE
Meet the West-Flemish pub goers in Café 't Hoekske, but don't stare too long at them, because they might get aggressive... The West Flemish Pub Experience is an interactive VR experience that takes you to a cozy virtual pub like there is one on every corner of the West Flemish countryside.
Throttled 15
ThrottledKIM Jihyeon
Hoon is a young bachelor fisherman. He accidently catches a mermaid while fishing and ends up bringing her to his home. He feeds her and changes her water, while he starts to develop a strange curiosity towards her.
It Rains 12
It RainsMagali ROCHA, Carolina CORRAL
Is that how mass graves are like, one body on top of the other and nothing else? Through the rain, Oliver sends signals to his mom to help her unearth the truth.
Girl in the Water 12
Girl in the WaterHUANG Shirou
Gazing at wall cancer and the scar, the woman recalls some ups and downs of love. Girl in the Water is a hand-drawn animation, which is based on my personal experiences, painted in watercolor and pastel frame by frame. The film depicts femininity and female internal time-consciousness through the convalescence of woman's broken heart.
Career Limiting G
Career LimitingAnna MANTZARIS
Research shows that there is almost nothing a woman can do in the workplace that is more career-limiting than having a baby. A funny and important stop motion piece for Global Women New Zealand, released for International Women’s Day 2021 with the aim to raise awareness of the “Motherhood Penalty” that significantly impacts women in the workplace.
Home G
HomeHWANG Yoochae
‘I’ live with Mother who is suffering from an illness. ‘I’ wake up from a nightmare in the middle of the night and go to stitch up Mother’s wound, which is spilling water. Unable to handle it alone, the wound bursts. The rushing water from the wound sweeps ‘me’ away on a short trip to the past. On this journey, ‘I’ confront the emotions that ‘I’ tried to turn away from.
City of Good People 15
City of Good PeopleHUR Bumwook
A young grandson is missing. The police have been investigating for 6 months but have found nothing. The case remains unsolved. The grandmother cannot accept this fact. She thinks her grandson is alive. Alone, the grandmother climbs up the mountain where the police had conducted most of their investigation.
Kaleidoo G
KaleidooZsuzsanna KREIF, Réka BUCSI, Balázs TURAI
In 2050, Q spends their life hooked to the Interwebs inside their tiny cubicle apartment. One day, a tiny package arrives via real mail: an addition to Kaleidoo, a miniature universe hidden inside Q’s room.
Making Of: A Few Things I want to Know about KAFA Feature Animation Program G
Making Of: A Few Things I want to Know about KAFA Feature Animation Program
Liz and the Blue Bird G
Liz and the Blue BirdYAMADA Naoko
“You have wings, and a sky that stretches far, far away.” In an old fairytale, Liz was all alone until a mysterious girl entered her life. The two became best friends but grew apart because one of them turned out to be a fleeting blue bird. “The fairytale sounds like our story.” Mizore, a loner, is befriended by Nozomi. They were meant to be best friends forever. Mizore and Nozomi, now high school seniors, prepare for a concert with their school’s wind ensemble, which will perform the music piece ‘Liz and the Blue Bird.’ Though Mizore was afraid of graduation, Nozomi smiled and said, “Every fairytale has a happy ending.” What will happen to their final performance?
Bestia 15
BestiaHugo COVARRUBIAS
Based on true events, Bestia explores the life of a secret police agent during the military dictatorship in Chile. Her relationship with her dog, her body, her fears and frustrations reveals a grim fracture of her mind and of the country.
1021 12
1021ROH Youngmee
From the internet, I collect information such as events, accidents, births, and deaths that occurred on
Namoo G
NamooErick OH
Inspired by the passing of Erick’s grandfather, Namoo follows the meaningful moments of one man’s life from beginning to end and marks Oh’s most ambitious and personal work to date.
Transition of the Moon 12
Transition of the MoonKIM Seo(KIM Minkyung), MYUNG Youngho
One night, a star falls from the sky to the ground. He follows the scary goblin-road and the solar system spaceship, Start a space journey to be born as a human.
TANGIBLE UTOPIAS : The Spheres City G
TANGIBLE UTOPIAS : The Spheres CityIoana MISCHIE
The Spheres City - Tangible Utopias is an exploratory VR experience immersing the viewer as a first-person into an Odyssey of potential future city scenarios, inspired by the imagination of children. The project is a continuation of the transmedia universe entitled Government of Children – a civic imagination-driven transmedia world (3D film, VR, web) that encourages children to see themselves as leaders and to design their societal future. .
Cradle G
CradlePaul MURESAN
People tend to hurt each other, leaving long lasting wounds, and this is no different amongst families.
L`Amour en Plan(Plans for love) 12
L`Amour en Plan(Plans for love)Claire SICHEZ
After 20 years of living together, Carine, Fabrice and their son Simon have a well-ordered daily life. While Carine is restricted to household chores, Fabrice spends his time watching television. Each in a different space, their eyes no longer meet.
Violet Evergarden : The Movie G
Violet Evergarden : The MovieISHIDATE Taichi
Violet Evergarden was raised as a weapon of war, not knowing the meaning of “I Love You.” Through a ghostwriting job called ‘Auto Memory Doll,’ she learns about various forms of love. After the war, which has left deep wounds in everyone, the world gradually finds peace, and people’s lives change with the development of new technologies. Violet is also trying hard to live in a world without that person, while still caring for these precious people. Then one day, she discovers a letter…
Ecorce(Peel) G
Ecorce(Peel)Samuel PATTHEY, Silvain MONNEY
In a hidden place, the daily routine of a retirement home unfolds as time seems to stand still. The penciled residents come to life on paper. Some are active, others rest or follow a fixed schedule to be repeated each day: medication, meals, games… Around them, machines are flashing, caregivers are busy and some crucifixes remind them of the death that lies in wait. Time fades away and nearby, stretches a forest.
Crack 15
CrackAHN Yonghae
Ji-soo, a counselor at the suicide hotline, receives a consultation call. Just when she senses the urgency of the situation and tries to alert the police, the caller reveals her identity.
Affairs of the Art 12
Affairs of the ArtJoanna QUINN
How many obsessions can one family have? In Joanna Quinn and Les Mills’ Affairs of the Art, we reconnect with Beryl, the working-class heroine who not only reveals her own obsession with drawing but exposes the addictions of her eccentric family, which include pickling, screw threads and pet taxidermy.
The Hangman at Home 12
The Hangman at HomeMichelle and Uri KRANOT
What does the hangman think about when he goes home at night from work?
Agence 12
AgencePietro GAGLIANO
Would you interfere with intelligent life? Agence is an interactive experience that places the fate of artificially intelligent creatures in your hands. In their simulated universe, you have the power to observe, and to interfere.
Megamall G
MegamallAline SCHOCH
In a world of escalators, figures pursue their desire to consume in a given rhythm. One of the figures is sucked in at the end of an escalator and finds itself in a quiet, weightless room, where it joins the playing group.
Piropiro G
PiropiroBAEK Miyoung
A story of two birds. Piropiro from the forest and Dalle at the flower shop in the town. They could meet in front of the flower shop with a small flat, and Piropiro wants to fly together to the forest.
Dad is Gone 12
Dad is GonePere GINARD
Dad is Gone. Dad is Ghost. Dad is Thing… spinning on its own skin.
Scaphoid and Patterns 12
Scaphoid and PatternsThéo GUYOT
Fall. Fracture. Reconstruction. In a porous and fragile universe, we find ourselves following this character, addicted to work, alcohol, loneliness, creating a world where he gradually finds himself again.
The Crossing 12
The Crossing Florence MIAILHE
A small village looted in darkness, a family forced to flee. The two oldest children, Kyona and Adriel are quickly separated from their parents facing the road of exile alone. They embark on a heroic journey which takes them from childhood to adolescence in search of shelter, peace and the hope of finding refuge and their family. Crossing a continent torn apart by war and migrant persecution, these courageous siblings survive incredible challenges, before reaching a new world, free at last.
Dog Person 12
Dog PersonLIU Chenyi
The girl couldn't understand the way her father raise dogs. With the support of a steady and gentle power, she started to forgive her father gradually......
Stars on the Sea G
Stars on the SeaJANG Seungwook
It is just another ordinary day. The house is filling up with water.
My Sunny Maad 12
My Sunny MaadMichaela PAVLÁTOVÁ
When Herra, a young Czech woman, falls in love with Nazir, an Afghan, she has no idea what kind of life awaits her in post-Taliban Afghanistan, nor of the family she is about to integrate into.
Don`t Drop the Goose G
Don`t Drop the GooseJurie VISAGIE
Joleen wakes up in her bed to discover that she is falling through the sky. Her mother - who is not phased - hands her a goose and shoves her off the bed.
Darwin’s Notebook G
Darwin’s NotebookGeorges SCHWIZGEBEL
The return of three Anglicizied natives people to their county, or the beginning of a meeting with the modern world that will destroy them.
Steakhouse 15
SteakhouseŠpela ČADEŽ
The steak has been marinating for a few days now. The pan is heated. Franc’s stomach is rumbling. But Liza’s co-workers surprise her with a birthday party. Will she be home on time?
The Train Driver 12
The Train DriverChristian WITTMOSER , Zuniel KIM
The five-minute animated documentary film
Invisible Eyes 12
Invisible EyesJUNG Seunghee
Three children, who are playing shooting on a chestnut farm where the flag of all nations flutters, go into the deep forest after squirrels for a bounty. After a long chase, the children run into a squirrel, but they cannot shoot because of its eye. Instead, the children harming the new target, feel glaring eyes from all over the mysterious forest and suffer from strange guilt and nightmares.
DEEMO Memorial Keys G
DEEMO Memorial KeysFUJISAKU Junichi(General Director), MATSUSHITA Shuhei(Director)
Deemo, a mysterious lonely creature that plays a piano in a castle. One day, a girl who has lost her memory comes falling down from the sky. The girl, meets mystical residents of the castle, and finds a tree that grows with the sound of the piano. A gentle, ephemeral story of love spun by Deemo.
Noir-Soleil 12
Noir-SoleilMarie LARRIVÉ
After an earthquake in Naples bay, the body of a man is found. While Dino and his daughter, Victoria, travel to Italy for a DNA test, the past catches up with them.
Chewing G
ChewingPARK Yena
It’s a world where the stories of others are made into gum, shared, and chewed. The main character, who before craved only intense flavors, seeks ‘true communication through empathy’ to grow.
La grogne 12
La grogneAlisi TELENGUT
A child by all means tries to gain her father's affection, but the family dog proves to be a fierce rival. La grogne is a short animated film, a disquieting fable with dark humour, portraying the hurdles to maintain family equilibrium.
Vanille G
VanilleGuillaume LORIN
Vanille, a young Parisian girl recently arrived in Guadeloupe, dives in an adventure tinged with mystery, meeting picturesque characters and a magic flower. These are holidays that promise to be rich in twists and turns!
Anywhere But Here G
Anywhere But HereMaitry RAO
Anywhere But Here (2021) is a metacommentary film about wanting to go places and see new faces, but being prevented from doing so by the pandemic. The narrator unravels a bittersweet resolution in the self-reflexive filmmaking process as we dive deeper into her dreamscape.
Kaiju Decode -first contact- 12
Kaiju Decode -first contact-S/N
The catastrophe 'Skyfall' was brought by the collapsed orbital space colony crashed into the Earth. Inside the crater at the crash site now inhabit Kaiju born by gene mutation. Ray, an avatar, comes to the area to collect the scattered
Corner of the Room G
Corner of the RoomLEE Yunji , PARK Jaebeom
Ji-hye has turned 30 this year. She quit the company she had been working for five years in the province and came up to Seoul to prepare for her dream job. However, with Covid19, She is unavoidably living in a corner of the room. Is she adjusting well to this life that was not at all in her plan? Or is it barely holding on? A look into her wise room life.
K-ON! : The Movie G
K-ON! : The MovieYAMADA Naoko
This is theatrical version of the popular television series. Yui, Ritsu,Mio, and Tsumugi, are girls in their third grade, who play in the school band. One day, while spending another peaceful day drinking tea and discussing the future of the band, they find out that their classmates are planning a graduation trip. They decide to go on a trip, too. So each one of them writes down where she wants to go, and in the end they agree on one destination, London.
Satoshi KON, The Illusionist 12
Satoshi KON, The IllusionistPascal-Alex VINCENT
Forever 12
ForeverMitch MCGLOCKLIN
A life insurance company uses an AI algorithm to determine the risk of a new applicant. The subsequent denial sparks a period of introspection for the individual in question.

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2021-1026

“The Crossing”, “Bestia” Win BIAF2021 Awards

“The Crossing”, “Bestia” Win BIAF2021 Awards   All Winners of the BIAF2021   Feature •Grand Prize The Crossing, Florence MIAILHE •Jury Prize My Sunny Maad, Michaela PAVLÁTOVÁ •Special Distinction Prize INU-OH, YUASA Masaaki •Special Distinction Prize Archipel, Félix Dufour-LAPERRIÈRE •Audience Prize The Crossing, Florence MIAILHE   Short Film •Grand Prize Bestia, Hugo COVARRUBIAS •Jury Prize Steakhouse, Špela ČADEŽ •Special Distinction Prize Love, Dad, Diana Cam Van NGUYEN •Special Distinction Prize Anxious Body, MIZUSHIRI Yoriko •Special Distinction Prize Battery Daddy, JEON Seungbae •Audience Prize Ecorce(Peel), Samuel PATTHEY, Silvain MONNEY •AniB's Choice Ecorce(Peel), Samuel PATTHEY, Silvain MONNEY   Graduation Film •Jury Prize Girl in the Water, HUANG Shirou •Special Mention Amayi, Subarna D TV & Commissioned •Jury Prize Vanille, Guillaume LORIN   VR •Jury Prize The Hangman at Home, Michelle and Uri KRANOT   Korean Short Film •Jury Prize Namoo, Erick OH •Special Distinction Prize Battery Daddy, JEON Seungbae   Special Prize •EBS Prize(Short) L'Amour en Plan(Plans for love), Claire SICHEZ •KOSCAS Prize to the most popular film Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko, WATANABE Ayumu •COCOMICS Music Prize My Sunny Maad, Michaela PAVLÁTOVÁ •Diversity Prize The Crossing, Florence MIAILHE •KAFA(Korean Academy of Film Arts) Prize Invisible Eyes, JUNG Seunghee   The 23rd Bucheon International Animation Festival (BIAF2021) took place 22-26 Oct in Bucheon, South Korea (www.biaf.or.kr)

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