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In the New Year, K-Movies Invited to the Major Overseas Film Festivals

Dec 26, 2022
  • Writer by KIM Subin
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Director Shin Yeonshick's One Win, Invited to the 'Big Screen Competition' at the International Film Festival Rotterdam



Several Korean films have been invited to major overseas film festivals in the new year. Director Son Minzun's CUT, Director Jeon Jinkyu's The House of Loss, and Director Kang Hongju's Little by Little were listed in the Compétition Internationale section, while Director Moon Sujin's PERSONA was invited to the Compétition Labo section while Director Eric Oh's METAMODERNITY was invited to the Jeunes Publics section at the 45th Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival. 


Most of the Korean invitations have already attracted attention at major domestic and foreign film festivals in 2022. CUT was invited to the Korean Competition section at the 39th Busan International Short Film Festival and won the Great Audience Award at the 14th Great Short Film Festival. PERSONA won the top prize of Cristal for a Graduation Film in the Graduation Short section at the 46th Annecy International Animated Film Festival and was also ranked in the short story competition at the 76th Festival de Cannes. The House of Loss won the Audience Award at the 18th Seoul Indie-AniFest, and Little by Little was supported by the Korean Film Council in 2021. The 45th Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival will be held in Clermont-Ferrand, France, from January 27 to February 4. 


To the 52nd Rotterdam International Film Festival, which will be held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands from January 25 to February 5, a total of 9 Korean films were invited, including two films for the competition section and 7 films for the non-competition section. Director Shin Yeonshick's One Win was invited to the festival's 'Big Screen Competition.' One Win is the story of a women's volleyball team dreaming of winning only one game and the coach leading the team, starring actors Song Kangho, Park Jungmin, Jang Yoonjoo, etc. The film will be unveiled as a world premiere at the festival. In addition, Director Jeong Jiyoung's The Boys, which premiered at the 27th Busan International Film Festival, will be screened as an international premiere through the Limelight section, which presents works that have drawn attention at major international film festivals. The Boys, starring Sul Kyunggu, Yu Junsang, Jin Gyeong, Heo Sungtae, and Yeom Hyeran, tells the story of the investigation team leader who reinvestigated a robbery and death case in which a boy was identified as the culprit. 


In addition, Director Kim Ayoung's Delivery Dancer's Sphere has been invited to the Ammodo Tiger Short Competition section at the Rotterdam International Film Festival and will be released as a world premiere. In addition, Director Ma Xue's White River will be unveiled as a world premiere at Bright Future, a non-competition section that introduces directorial debut film, while Director Lee Dongwoo's SAGAL: Snake and Scorpion, Director Son Kuyoung's Night Walk, and Director Jeon Juyoung's Unidentified have been invited to the Harbour section, the international new showcase section. Among them, SAGAL: Snake and Scorpion is a work supported by KOFIC's Human Resources Support Project for Film Production. In the non-competition section for the short-mid films, Director Im Chaerin's I Am a Horse, a Korean-Danish joint animation, and Gao Wei's Flower Rain have been selected.  

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