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Encore Shorts

In honor of the 10 years anniversary of short film festival distributor “Central Park”, Busan International Short Film Festival and Central Park joined together to prepare the program, “Central Park Films Special”. As one of the youngest and most passionate distributors, Central Park has been introducing Korean short films to leading film festivals around the world since it launched in 2010. It stands firmly as a leader in short film distribution.

 

The program focuses on the distributor’s early productions from 2010, namely, four short films with the theme “teenagers on the outskirts”. We hope you enjoy these films that convey the characteristics which Central Park Films values in short films.  ​

Central Park Films Special This program's film rating is for ages 15 and older
Roni

Lee Hyeyeon

Korea2013Fiction20'53"HDColorEnglish Sub12

Jaeeun is the teen head of a household. One day she loses her bike “Roni”, which she desperately needs to make newspaper deliveries. Then a boy comes to her aid. The film is a detailed portrayal of the heavy load that a young girl must bear to make a living, and how it threatens to shake her ethical standards. The broken, clanking chains of “Roni” seem to be a bittersweet symbol of a reality without future.
Midnight Sun

Kang Jisook

Korea2013Fiction23'14"HDColorEnglish Sub15

Two siblings with hearing impairments spend a night separately from each other, yet it goes similarly for both of them. Although their silent world is a repetitive routine, discrimination and prejudice against them leaves a mark. And to heal these wounds takes time. For them, the long night in which the sun does not set is a strenuous journey to welcome a new morning. Throughout this journey, the film continuously portrays the characters with warmth and detail.
The Line

Kim Soojin

Korea2013Fiction26'39"DCPColorEnglish Sub15

The film deals with a time when an act of goodwill is repaid with an intrusion of privacy, or crossing of the line. As a good deed, a woman invites a boy who was sitting on her doorsteps into her home. Over time, the boy’s suspicious behavior and lies create increasing tension and anxiety between them. Their relationship seems like a perilous tightrope walk, suspended somewhere on the edge of a border line. The film also creates intense suspense by making effective use of the detachment and tension created by limited space.
A Brand New Journey

Kim Heejin

Korea2010Fiction29'50"HDColorEnglish Sub12

Middle schooler Byunghwa wakes up at the crack of dawn to make juice deliveries and distribute flyers to raise enough money to go on a school excursion. However, the juice company owner gives a ridiculous excuse to not pay him, and he isn’t able to make his excursion payment in time. The only thing left for a young boy facing an unkind reality is to keep one eye hidden, and refuse to look at the world with both eyes. The film maintains a calm, serene gaze on the boy.