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Open, Short Films’ Heaven!
Oct 17, 2012
- Writerby LEE Eun-sun
A total of 2,152 short films from 90 countries were collected and competed each other to be selected in the International Competition section of the ASIFF. Among them, 55 films from 30 countries won the chance to compete again to win awards and prizes in 9 sections where jury and special jury will evaluate them.
For ‘Traveling Shorts in Korea’, which started in 2010, 135 films have collected and 5 of them passed the preliminary trial and went to the final. The 5 films will be screened at the ASIFF this year and also at the Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia in Japan next year.
At ‘Focus on Directors: Cinema Old & New’, a special program of this year’s AISFF, globally renowned directors’ early and recent works are prepared in the line-up. The audience can meet rare short films directed by George LUCAS, Lars Von TRIER, Michel GONDRY, Jean-Pierre JEUNET and KIM Tae-yong.
The opening film is JURY, the debut film of KIM Dong-ho, the honorary director of the BIFF. JURY stars actors, KANG Soo-yeon, JUNG In-gi and PARK Hee-von, film directors, YANG Ik-june and PARK Jung-bum and a film critic Tony RAYNS as well as AHN Sung-ki, the director of the AISFF.
It is a film that portrays the interesting process of evaluation by 5 jury members with different eyes and argumenta. The winner in the International Competition section will be screened as the closer this year.
The trailer of the festival was directed by PARK Jung-bum, who directed The Journals of Musan. Since he was appointed as a jury member of the AISFF last year, he has starred in JURY, the opening film, and directed the trailer.