Short film from the award-winning South Korean filmmaker has won two Oscar-qualifying awards to date from the Melbourne International Film Festival and the Aspen Shortfest.
Kangmin Kim’s Deer Flower has been selected to screen at 43 film festivals worldwide, including Sundance, the Aspen Shortfest, and the Palm Springs Short Film Festival, and is set to screen at the upcoming Asian World Film Festival in Los Angeles.
This magical little animation film has won eight awards to date, including two Oscar-qualifying festival wins: Best Animation Short Award at Melbourne International Film Festival and Best Animation Film at Aspen Shortfest.
The co-founder of Studio Zazac with designer Seul Hwa Eum, award-winning director Kangmin Kim’s films have screened all over the world. A highly creative artist with a strong background in stop-motion animation and motion graphics, Kim’s work combines handcrafted media with designed backgrounds. He holds an MFA in Experimental Animation from the California Institute of the Arts and has since worked for companies such as the Chiodo Bros., Bix Pix Entertainment, Cinderbiter, Shadow Machine, Open The Portal and Screen Novelties.
Korean filmmaker Ki Jin Kim produced Deer Flower alongside Italian filmmaker Giulia Caruso. Together with their company Nonetheless Productions, they produced Columbus, starring John Cho, Parker Posey and Michelle Forbes (currently in post-production), the Sundance-winning feature Spa Night (Strand Releasing), and the award-winning short Myrna the Monster (Sundance/SXSW).
Deer Flower also won the Special Jury mention at Animafest Zagreb, the Grand Prix award at Busan International Film Festival, the Grand Prix award at the Mise-en-scène Short Film Festival, the Special Jury Prize at the Jeonju International Film Festival, the Prize for Independent Walk at Indie-AnieFest, and the Honorific Mention at Shorts Mexico.
Deer Flower will play ahead of South Korea’s Oscar submission, The Age of Shadows, at The Asian World Film Festival on Sunday, October 30th at 8:00 p.m.
Source: Studio Zazac