Hikiko: Urban Legend Story (Japan) 2008

AKA: Toshi Densetsu Monogatari Hikiko, Hikiko: Toshi Densetsu Monogatari
Year: 2008
Runtime: 41 mins.
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Genre: Animation, Horror, Short
Director: Kishi Kaisei
Cast: Ueda Daiki, Saito Mizuki, Suzuki Daisuke, Kezuka Atsuya, Akasaka Yuki, Togi Mikuru

Satoshi returns to his hometown after years of being away, carrying with him terrible memories of his past. He remembers the day Satoko Kisiki joined his class – it was the rainy season, and her unusual body made her an easy target for cruel bullying, though Satoshi never took part in the mean tricks that were played on her. However, soon he found himself relentlessly chased by a mysterious and deformed girl whose long dark hair obscured her face. Was this a simple case of a joke gone too far, or was a poor, mistreated girl looking to take revenge on those who made her life miserable?

Short! Short! Short! (Korea) 2011

A.K.A:  Hwansanggeukjang / Short! Short! Short! 2010: Fantastic Theater
Year: 2011
Runtime: 1hour 15mn
Country:  Korean
Language:  Korean
Genre:  Shorts, Omnibus, Fantasy, Fear
Director:  Han Jihyeh, Kim Tae-gon, Ko Dong-seon, Lee Kyoo-man
Cast:  Choo Ja Hyun, Lee Hyun Woo, Kim Deanna, Kim Tae Hoon

Produced by Indiestory, the annual Short! Short! Short! Project brings together talented young directors to create a collection of short films presented at the Jeonju Film Festival. After 2009’s Show Me the Money, the 2010 installment titled Fantastic Theater uses the theater as inspiration for three fantasy shorts.

Tomorrow’s Joe (Japanese) 2011

A.K.A: Ashita no Joe
Year: 2011
Runtime: 2hour 11mn
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama, Sport
Director: Fumihiko Sori
Cast: Tomohisa Yamashita, Karina, Teruyuki Kagawa, Mitsuko Baishô

Set in the 1960?s, Joe Yabuki (Tomohisa Yamashita) lives in a run-down low income ara. There, alcholic ex-boxer Danpei Tange (Teruyuki Kagawa) notices Joe Yabuki’s talents as a boxer. But then, Joe gets into trouble and is sentenced into the youth detention center. In the youth detention center, Joe gets into a brawl and then is knocked out by Toru Rikiishi (Yusuke Iseya) who is a champion caliber professional boxer.

While incarcerated, Joe gets special training from Danpei Tange through letters. Upon Joe’s release, he quickly becomes an elite boxer and famous for a devastating cross counter. Meanwhile, Toru Rikiishi is also released from prison and quickly resumes his boxing career. Toru finally gets his shot at the world championship belt, but before that, Toru wants a match with Joe Yabuki. The two men enter the ring

Short! Short! Short!: Show Me The Money (Korean) 2009

A.K.A: Hwangkeumshidae
Year: 2009
Runtime: 1hr 53min
Country: South Korea
Language: Korean
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama | Shorts
Director: Kim Sung-ho , Kim Eun-kyung , Nam Da-jeong ,Yang Hae-hun , Leesong Hee-il , Chegy , Choi Equan , Yoon Seong-ho , Kim Young-nam , Kwon Jong-kwan
Cast: Lee min-ung, Kim Eun-ju, Kim Ye-eun, Seo Min-seong, Gi Pa-rang, Kim Won-hui, Park Mee-hyun, Park Won-sang, An Yeon-seok
Links: KMDb | HanCinema

The 10th JIFF Anniversary Film, Short! Short! Short! 2009: Show Me the Money directed by 10 filmmakers including Lee song Hee il just completed Break Away(2009), Kim Young Nam the director of Boat(2009) which opening soon nation wide, Choe Equan who directed the feature Life Is Cool(2008) and Milky Way Liberation(2007)’s Yoon Seong Ho and director Yang Hae Hoon of Who’s That Knocking at My Door?(2007) is A Digital Omnibus Feature Film which consists of 10 short episodes (each film runs up to 10 min) interlaced with money anecdotes that everyone might undergo at least once in their lives.

Shita: Deadly Silence (Japanese) 2004

AKA : None
Year : 2004
Genre : Horror | Short
Runtime : 38 minutes
Subtitles : English
Country : Japan
Language : Japanese
Director : Tomoyo Sato
Cast : Aya Ashikaga, Norio Manta, Koichiro Mitsuda

A man, living in a humble apartment with his young wife, accidentally pushes her and kills her. The guy is panic-stricken, and first he tries to hide the body, putting it in the trunk of his car, then he realizes she’s “some way” alive (a “living dead” form of life), and she even helps him to kill a cop… or is it just his sick imagination?

Nice Shorts (Korean) 2009

AKA : None
Year : 2009
Genre : Drama | Shorts
Runtime : 1 hour 31 minutes
Subtitles : English
Country : South Korea
Language : Korea
Director :
Kim Ye Yeong and Kim Yeong Geun _ Shall we Take a Walk
Hong Sung Hoon – Girl
Lee Jeong Wook – Mates
Jo Sung Hee – Don’t Step Out of the House
Cast : Hwang Yeong Gwang, Park Se Jong, Jo Yeong Jin
Links : KMDb

1. Shall We Take a Walk?
Young-gwang, who is blind, makes a 3D map of a path for his sister who is in the hospital. Young-gwang and his sister follow the map together and go on a virtual walk down memory lane as they walk down the path where they planted a tree with their father and pass by the small stationery store outside the school…

2. Girl
One day, a girl who claims to be the girlfriend of the son comes to the father’s home. She is carrying the child of his son who is in the army and demands that he accompany her to the clinic and pay for the procedure. The man puts her in his car and they head for the clinic…

3. Don’t Step Out of the House
A brother and sister are locked up in a basement apartment without their parents when some sinister looking strangers come to their home. They had said that they only needed a glass of water at first, but as time passes they move around the household as if it were theirs and start threatening the brother and sister…

4. Mates
Detective HA Tae-joo is on a stakeout as a pupa seller with his colleagues in his childhood neighborhood in order to catch a criminal. At a crucial time when he is trying to catch a criminal, old friends and rivals that he had long forgotten from the past appear before him one by one…