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Korean Shorts

Korean films have had remarkable success both at home and abroad in recent years. They have gained widespread recognition and appreciation from the international community 

at the forefront of the Korean wave, to the point where the term "K-movie" has been coined. This success was only possible because of the growing interest in short films and 

the development of the short film industry, as short films are the film industry's backbone. BISFF has created a new section called “Korean Shorts” in order to continue to support 

the growth and development of Korean short films. I hope that this will be a platform for audiences to see where Korean short films stand today by watching short films 

with deep thematic consciousness and new experimental formats, as well as by meeting with various filmmakers.

 

The “Busan IN” program was designed to showcase short films made by Busan residents and to encourage their artistic endeavors. A total of four films will be introduced in this category, 

all of which were produced and screened at workshops and film festivals in Busan, including the Liquid Arts 72 Hour Film Festival, the Busan Citizen Filming Festival, the Busan Cinema Center 

Academy, and the Busan Asian Film School (AFiS). Further, the complete film that was chosen for the Short Film Project at the 38th Busan International Short Film Festival will also be screened 

as part of this category.

Busan IN This program's film rating is for ages 12 and older
The Thinking Machine

Tim Paugh

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Is it possible to tell the difference between a human and an artificial intelligence in a human body? This is the question that the film begins with. A woman takes part in an experiment to distinguish humans from artificial intelligence. Scientists tell her that if she can tell the difference between humans and AI, she will be paid. The woman talks to A and B through a monitor. As she converses with them, she becomes increasingly perplexed and unsure. With a brilliant concept and the charm that short films possess, the film captures a sense of criticism for the problems that could result from scientific progress. It was created as part of the Liquid Arts 72 Hour Film Festival. 
My Clown

Kim Sehui

Korea2020Fiction14'42"DCPColorG

Hyein has given up her dreams and is now studying for the civil service exam. She believes that her father is pathetic because he does whatever he wants and lives like a slacker. She is frustrated in her life and becomes even more so when she learns her father is preparing for an acting audition and that an old friend is preparing for a solo exhibition. This study of a mature daughter and an immature father depicts the agony and anxieties that younger people face when making sacrifices rather than pursuing their dreams. The film was completed with the support from the 2020 Busan Citizen Filming Festival.  
Today’s Jisoo

Kim Yeonjin

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Jisoo, a normal office worker, finds everything annoying and meaningless, including grocery shopping, cooking and eating. One day, Jisoo meets Yooni who brings a small change into Jisoo’s life. Thanks to Yooni, Jisoo remembers her forgotten dreams and gradually regains her energy for life. The film provides solace to those who have forgotten something important and are feeling trapped. The film was created at the Busan Cinema Center Academy.  
Stain

Park Deokjin

Korea2020Fiction13'54"DCPColor12

While his grandmother is away, an autistic boy named Dongseok spends time alone with his grandfather. Unlike his kind grandmother, his grandfather gets annoyed at Dongseok. Dongseok decides to go out alone while his grandfather is asleep. After sunset, his grandfather wakes up and begins looking for his grandson. The film, which was created as part of an Asian Film School workshop, addresses people's feelings of discomfort and the prejudiced attitudes toward the disabled in our society, encouraging them to break down barriers and see others and the world in different ways. The “stains” placed on Dongseok by other people will only be removed by them. 
Ontact

Kim Junginn

Korea2021Fiction30'DCPColor12

The story revolves around a man who is in crisis because he has lost his ability to speak as a result of exceptional circumstances caused by COVID-19. The film asks the question of how a vulnerable individual will survive in a world contaminated with an infectious virus and in which our language, the most important medium for people to communicate, has vanished. In a paradoxical way, the film reminds us of the value of language by illustrating how its loss can have catastrophic results.