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BIAF 2021 Reveals Short Film Selections and Trailer

83 animated films will compete in six categories at the festival coming October 23-27; event unveils ‘The Eyes of Summer’ poster and trailer by director Watanabe Ayumu.

The 23rd Bucheon International Animation Festival (BIAF2021) has announced the official selection of shorts for the upcoming event taking place October 22-26. Also released are The Eyes of Summer poster and official trailer produced by director Watanabe Ayumu.

This year garnered 2,791 submissions from 101 countries with a total of 83 films selected for competition. Selections include 39 international shorts, 15 graduation shorts, 9 TV & commissioned, and 20 Korean shorts.

Notable selections include former BIAF Grand Prize winners Réka Bucsi (Kaleidoo), Tomek Popakul (Moon), and Špela Čadežand (Steakhouse). Other previous festival winners selected for this year’s competition include Georges Schwizgebel, Michelle and Uri Kranot, Martina Scarpelli, Stephanie Lansaque, and Francois Leroy.

Selections include films featured in Cannes Cinefondation: Beasts Among Us, Red Shoes, and My Fat Arse and I.  BIAF2021 will also screen Namoo by Oscar nominated director Eric Oh.

The VR selections will be announced August 17 on the BIAF website with the feature film selections announced at a press conference on September 8.

The festival’s selections were made by Kim Hyemi (Climbing); Jang Nari (My Father's Room, Salvia at Nine); Rhee Souewon (Critic, FIPRESCI); Lee Eunhwa (BIAF programmer); and BIAF program director, Eugene Kim.

The full line-up of selections is available here.

Source: BIAF 2021