Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism,KOCCA (Korea Creative Content Agency),KIAFA (Korean Independant Animation Filmmaker Association),Korean Cultural Centre in Canada

Korean Animation Spotlight

Korean Animation: Carte Blanche

90 mins 11 films South Korea
Tue July 19, 2022
6:30 PM

Cinémathèque québécoise

Program presented by Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism | Republic of Korea, ?KOCCA (Korea Creative Content Agency), KIAFA (Korean Independant Animation Filmmaker Association) and Korean Cultural Centre in Canada

Since 2016, the animated short films of South Korea have become increasingly present among the selections in Axis, the festival’s animation section. This is thanks to the very productive connection with KIAFA (Korean Independent Animation Filmmakers’ Association). For over a decade, KIAFA has worked hard to support, promote, and advance independent South Korean animation. Overseeing the distribution agency AniSEED and the annual Seoul Indie AniFest festival, KIAFA is an organization unmatched worldwide in its representation of a national animation community. As part of its Korean Animation Spotlight series, Fantasia is proud to present the Carte Blanche retrospective programme, curated by the KIAFA team.

In INCOMPLETE WOMAN, someone’s lower body and left hand take to the road to find the rest of her. (OO) observes the happenings of someone's nostrils, and a fox attends a training academy for his dream job in MASCOT. MY FATHER'S ROOM reflects on childhood abuse, while in MISERY LOVES COMPANY, a girl’s melancholy blooms into bright and colourful “flower people”, dancing around and making a wish for a meteor to end the world. In FOX BOY, a youngster follows a masked friend outside into a deep forest full of secrets. A woman remembers her former boyfriends zoologically in MANIMALS, and conflicts arise from a daydreaming girl's curiosity in THE PLAYGROUND. GHOSTS confronts the boredom of life, while ACROSS THE WIND ponders its confusing uncertainties. In GREEN LIGHT, a survivor struggles to rebuild a ruined world. – Rupert Bottenberg

Incomplete Woman

Huh Su-young

A woman’s lower body and left hand take to the road in search of the others that had left, for the reason that they hated each other so much

South Korea 10 mins


Oh Seo-ro

The happenings of someone's nostrils.

South Korea 6 mins


Kim Leeha

A fox who wants to be a mascot for the city goes to a mascot training academy.

South Korea 7 mins

My Father’s Room

Jang Nari

She was abused by her father during childhood. Since he left, the pain and anger had begun to fade.

South Korea 8 mins

Misery Loves Company

Lee Shasha

One night, Seolgi is lying in the grass with friends. A shooting star falls, and dark and intrusive thoughts hit her.

South Korea 3 mins

Fox Boy

Tak Do-Yeon

A little boy confined to his room meets another boy wearing a fox mask, and follows him outside into a deep forest full of secrets.

South Korea 12 mins


Oh Ji-hyeon

A woman remembers her former boyfriends in images of animals.

South Korea 5 mins

The Playground

Rhee Grace Nayoon

Conflicts arise from a daydreaming girl's curiosity towards a boy she notices at the playground.

7 mins


Park Jee-youn

In the boredom of life, they became ghosts. The crows are after them.

South Korea 10 mins

Across the Wind

Hong JunPyo

Ho-young, 28 years old, is a college graduate and a wanna-be cartoonist. He has anxiety and fear about his vague future. He wanders, feeling confused.

South Korea 7 mins

Green Light

Kim Seongmin

With the ecosystem destroyed after a nuclear war, Mari, a survivor, does all she can to rebuild.

South Korea 16 mins


Tue July 19, 2022
6:30 PM

Cinémathèque québécoise