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2019 BIAF BUCHEON INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL

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Notice 63+20 Official Shorts Selection BIAF2021 2021-08-03 17:57

63+20 Official Shorts Selection BIAF2021

The full-lineup of official selected shorts for the 23rd Bucheon International Animation Festival. (BIAF2021)
Total 83 animated short films have been selected at the  BIAF2021 which is held at 22-26 October,
 
The festival revealed (3 Aug) : 39 short animation films, 15 graduation films, 9 TV&Commissioned in International competition and 20 Korean shorts animation films among 2,791 submissions from 101 countries.
 
Former BIAF Grand Prize 3 winners (so they were Juries at  BIAF previous years.) such as Réka Bucsi, Tomek Popakul, Špela Čadežand other previous festival  winners such as Georges Schwizgebel, Michelle & Uri Kranot, Martina Scarpelli and Stephanie Lansaque & Francois Leroy return 2021 edition with their new films.
 
Films also featured in Cannes festival selection including  Cinefondation choices Beasts among us, Red Shoes  and My Fat Arse and I. In addition, Cannes directors fortnight Noir-Soleil and critics week Anxious Body are included. 
 
The festival’s selection was carried out by Kim Hyemi (director of Climbing), Jang Nari (director of My Father's Room, Salvia at Nine) Rhee Souewon (Critic, FIPRESCI), Lee Eunhwa (Programmer) and BIAF program director, Eugene Kim.
 
Here are 8 remarkable films at BIAF2021.

 

  • Beasts among usNatalia DURSZEWICZPoland 6'

    Beasts among usNatalia DURSZEWICZPoland 6'
    Set in a surreal world, a story about changing the roles of a victim and a hunter
  • Noir-Soleil Marie LARRIVÉFrance20'30"

    Noir-Soleil Marie LARRIVÉFrance20'30"

     

    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.
  • La grogneAlisi TELENGUT Canada5'46"

    La grogneAlisi TELENGUT Canada5'46"
    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.
  • The Night WatchJulien REGNARDFrance, Belgium12'

    The Night WatchJulien REGNARDFrance, Belgium12'
    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
  • MetalloCalvin Antoine BLANDIN (CAB)France12'50"

    MetalloCalvin Antoine BLANDIN (CAB)France12'50"
    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.
  • Love, DadDiana Cam Van NGUYENCzech Republic, Vietnam12'

    Love, DadDiana Cam Van NGUYENCzech Republic, Vietnam12'
    She finds letters full of love her dad wrote her 15 years ago. Now she fights to get that love back.
  • The Boob Fairy Léahn VIVIER-CHAPAS France13'

    The Boob Fairy Léahn VIVIER-CHAPAS France13'
    Who will best interpret the role expected of her? The lioness that we make a dancer for a show? Or the little girl who is gender stereotyped to be worthy of attention? The Roberts' Fairy will judge who best plays her role.
  • NamooErick OHUSA, South Korea10'43"

    NamooErick OHUSA, South Korea10'43"
    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.