69 animated short films have been selected for the Bucheon International Animation Festival (BIAF), which will be held from 21 to 25 October, 2022 in South Korea. The festival selected 38 short films, 12 graduation films, 8 TV&Commissioned for International competition and 11 Korean short films among 3,001 submissions from 103 countries.
Former winners of BIAF Grand Prize, Jeff Le Bars, Sarah Saidan, Réka Bucsi and other previous winners of the festival―Yu Yu, Joung Yumi, Stéphane Aubier & Vincent Patar―have joined the 2022 edition with their new films.
Selected films also featured in Cannes festival selection including We are not there tomorrow & Spring Roll Dream in Cinéfondation (La Cinef) for Short Competition. In addition, Moon Sujin’s Persona, selected for Short Competition in Cannes festival and winner of Annecy Graduation Cristal―is included in Graduation Category.
Furthermore, Shape of the Wind, a new film of Lee Sunggang―Annecy Feature Cristal-winning <My Beautiful Girl, Mari> (2002) director―and Run Totti Run, a film that marks the directorial debut of Pixar’s veteran animator Shad Bradbury, will have their world and international premieres at BIAF.
The Venice Film Festival selected Christopher at Sea, directed by Tom CJ Brown is another notable pick of BIAF2022.
Considering Asian films, included in the short competition are: Locarno’s pick Tiger Stabs Tiger by Shen Jie and A Girl Meets a Boy and a Robot by Watanabe Shinichiro, famous for his series <Cowboy Bebop>.
BIAF2022 will be held onsite from October 21-25 in Bucheon, South Korea, just outside Seoul. (www.biaf.or.kr)