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Toronto Korean Film Festival Short Films Announcement

2012/06/18 | Permalink

Toronto - The Toronto Korean Film Festival will hold independent shorts competition programmes on June 26th and June 27th. June 26th will be dedicated to Korean-Canadian shorts, while June 27th will showcase Korean independent short films. Audiences and a small jury team will determine and choose 4 films to be awarded onJuly 1st evening. The first prize is $1000, the second prize is $400, the third prize is $100, and there will also be a Special Sponsor Award for Korean-Canadian shorts. Filmmakers in town will be invited to join us for the awards ceremony. Confirmed short films include

Korean-Canadian Shorts Tuesday 26th, 7:00pm (74 Minutes)

D.C. al Fine (2012) 15

Mr. Ji is a ruthless loan shark working for a Korean gang. While he's good at collecting money, his love for music leads him to become a sore eye for the gang's leader and trouble finds its way to break Mr. Ji's hopeful dream.

A Drummer's Passion (2010) 22

As the original member of ADD-4, KWON used to be an extremely famous drummer in Korea. After the break-up of the band and 50 years or so later, he now resides in Canada and leads a low profile life. However, his passion for drums persisted and he continued to play. When a YouTube video of his passionate performance goes viral, it captures the attention of millions of people worldwide, reviving his inner musician.

In Retrospect (2011) 3

In Retrospect is an animated short about a man and a woman whose unexpected rendezvous with each other allows the two to re-examine their past relationship through a series of vignetted flashbacks.

Numbers (2012) 10

Strolling down the street looking for help, Nick meets a girl who shares the same problem with him. They know nothing about each other and seem to know everything about everyone else. Sometimes the less you know, the better. Sometimes, it can change your life…

My Granpa (2011) 11

A memorial tribute to the director's late grandfather. ZONG shows a very strong bond and relationship with his grandfather and revives him through the memories of the director and his family.

Open Invitation (2012) 11

Doo-young is a Korean international student in Toronto who is called for duty for the 2-year mandatory military service in South Korea. Will he be successful in changing his fate and escaping from serving his country?

Death Buy Lemonade (2010) 2

An interesting turn of events happens at a little girl's lemonade stand.

Korean Indie Shorts Wednesday 27th, 7:00pm (129 Minutes)

Nan Jian Wan Zi 난자완스 (2012) 18

Making a plate of nan jian wan zi (a type of Chinese cuisine) means more than just preparing a meal to Bom. Hoping to impress her crush, she spends the entire morning of her birthday cooking a meal for him. This film elaborates on that last ingredient that completes any dish ? love.

Ari 아리 (2011) 3

A lyrical dance reflects a young woman escape to the world.

Etude Solo 에튀드 솔로(2011) 19

A piano tuner is called to a children's outdoor concert for tuning. There, he runs into his first love who he had played piano with in his childhood.

The Ordinary People 보통의 존재(2011) 19

Sae-yoon lives an ordinary life as an office employee and leads a mundane schedule. One day, he starts to question the repetitiveness of his life, and finds himself being chased by those that were watching him.

Mark's Festival 마크의 축제 31

Mark visits his girlfriend Jenny's hometown, a remote countryside in South Korea for his holiday. During his stay, not only does he experience a culture shock, but also confronts the dilemma in his long relationship with Jenny. Their differences result in an argument that jeopardizes their relationship.

Sera 쎄라(2011) 10

Sera sensed that tonight wasn't going to be the same. When she tells her middle-aged lover about how she felt, he asks her if she would like to start over with him. As she's questioning the meaning of this suggestion, the man receives a text…

Metamorphoses 변신이야기 (2011) 29

Sung-gil is a budding comic artist in slump and goes to a park to relax. One day, he follows a charming girl from the park and gets lost in the woods. Then one guy comes up to him and suggests Sung-gil to pitch. When Sung-gil tries to stop pitching, the guy threatens him and Sung-gil must fear for his life.

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