Three Korean animated shorts awarded at the Fantasia International Film Festival

Kim Kyeong-bae’s “Amen a Man” won the gold award for best animated short at this year’s Fantasia International Film Festival. [FANTASIA FILM FESTIVAL]

Three Korean animated shorts, including director Kim Kyeong-bae’s “Amen a Man,” received awards at this year’s Fantasia International Film Festival, which ran from July 14 to Wednesday in Montreal, Canada. .

According to the Korea Creative Content Agency (Kocca), Kim Kyeong-bae’s “Amen a Man” won the gold award for best animated short on Thursday. The jury noted that “the film successfully showcased its critiques of a society’s paradoxical understanding of charity as well as Korean Christianity.”

In the same category, “Things that Disappear” by Kim Chang-soo won the Silver Prize. “You can fly!” by Park Sung-bae received a Special Mention from the Young Jury of My First Fantasia.

The Fantasia Film Festival, based in Montreal, Canada, is one of the largest genre film festivals in North America held annually in July.

During the festival period, Kocca opened a special exhibition co-organized by the Korea Independent Animation Filmmakers Association and the Korean Cultural Center Canada to showcase 44 independent animation short films and animated feature films such as “Chun Tae-il ” (2021).

For the exhibition program, director Moon Soo-jin of “Persona”, which became the first Korean animated film to be invited to the Cannes Film Festival, director Hong Joon-pyo of “Chun Tae-il”, director Min Ji-hye of “Goodbye, Drama!” and Kim from “Amen a Man” held panel discussions with the audience.

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