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  • Seoul Metro International Subway Film Festival (SMIFF)
    Seoul Metro International Subway Film Festival (SMIFF)
    - Official Website : http://www.smiff.kr/metro/2019/temp/abou...
    - Dates : Aug 14, 2019 ~ Sep 06, 2019
    - Category : Competitive
    - Tel : +82 70 8868 6850
    - Fax : +82 2 522 6850
    - E-mail : metrofilm@sesiff.org
    - Office : 307, 3F, 18, Yeongsin-ro 38-gil, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, 07251, Republic of Korea
  • Moving theater, 90 seconds imagination is spread out!

    Seoul Metro International subway Film Festival (SMIFF), which is hosted by Seoul Metro, Seoul international Extreme-Short Image & Film Festival and Barcelona TMB, is the first international metro film festival in Asia. Under the slogan '90 seconds of imagination, Enjoy the subway!', SMIFF has been held in Seoul and Barcelona’s subway. 

    We would like to make a subway as a moving theater by screening short movies about 90 seconds. We hope to make subway a non-individual space although individuals are gathered, by creating a visual culture which could be enjoyed by all passengers. We believe in the power with the space and the movie. Now, we’re to inspire imagination and energy to helpless and tired modern people. We would carry 90 seconds imagination and your emotion on subway.
     




    City

    Seoul





    Program
     
    Subway Documentary
    The nickname of LEE Sukjeon, the vice-mechanic of ShinJung Garage, is ‘Stone Farm’. A boy who was good at fixing things since a child, now is in charge of safety for the citizen in Seoul with strongness that we can feel from his nickname. With his own pride, he has been doing his best for the safety of Seoul Metro. This attitude touches our hearts. We might feel a sense of kinship with him living a life and facing a job with years of experience. He cares about the safety more carefully because he knows his loved families and friends use the metro in their daily lives. We will see a day of forthrightness from Mr. Stone Farm.
     
    International Competition
    The program called as Subway Film Competition is composed of two sections. One is International Subway Film Competition which screens at both film festivals, Seoul Metro International Subway Film Festival in Seoul and Subtravelling in Barcelona, and the other is Korean Subway Film Competition which screens only in Seoul. This year’s competition films are from various genres as experimental films, documentary, etc. The very extreme-short films less than 1 minute are more than before. This year, like last, all awardees will be decided by online votes. If a film that you saw in a subway touches your mind, grab a chance to review films.

    Korean Competition
    The program called as Subway Film Competition is composed of two sections. One is International Subway Film Competition which screens at both film festivals, Seoul Metro International Subway Film Festival in Seoul and Subtravelling in Barcelona, and the other is Korean Subway Film Competition which screens only in Seoul. This year’s competition films are from various genres as experimental films, documentary, etc. The very extreme-short films less than 1 minute are more than before. This year, like last, all awardees will be decided by online votes. If a film that you saw in a subway touches your mind, grab a chance to review films.

    Subway Safety and Etiquette
    This is a special section to establish a healthy safety culture for subway passengers. This year, (Dir. LEE Woo-Lim) having a subject of ‘a safe way to use an escalator’ was awarded with the Special Award and (Dir. SONG Yoon-Hee) personifying a cell phone to make a story about ‘how to use cellphones properly in a public place’ was awarded as the Excellence Award. Through these two films, we could consider of a merry and happy way to use a subway with others, together.

    Special Screening of Subway Film
    We can see films from the awardees of Subtravelling which has a cooperative relationship with Seoul Metro International subway Film Festival. 5 films with a background of subways in Barcelona told fascinating stories about subways from their own views. We hope you to seek fun comparing these films with films made in Korea.

    Fairy Tales from Clermont-Ferrand
    The films for kids which were recommended by Clermont ISFF, known as one of the biggest short film festival in the world, are gathered in this section. Even though we call them as ‘kids films’, anyone who has a memory from a childhood can enjoy and empathize stories regardless their ages. Anyone can find a precious memory among these films. On the other hand, others might recall their heartbreaking stories. After watching them, any memory would be remembered in better way if you share your thoughts and feelings with your families and friends.
     
     
      

      
    Awards
     
    International Competition
    - Seoul Metro 1st Award: One film with the most online votes out of all films. 3,000 EUR
    - Seoul Metro 2nd Award: One film with the second highest online votes out of all films. 2,000 EUR
    - Seoul Metro 3rd Award: One film with the third highest online votes out of all films. 1,000 EUR

    Korean Competition
    - Seoul Metro Korean Award: One film with the most online votes out of films in KoreanCompetition

    Subway Safety and Etiquette
    - Special Jury Award: The most outstanding film in ‘Subway Safety and Etiquette’ Section. 2,000,000 KRW
    - Best Film Award: The best film in ‘Subway Safety and Etiquette’ Section. 1,000,000 KRW
     




    SMIFF 2019: Korean Film Line Up

    No. Title Director Country Year Min
     International Competition
    1 Forgotten LEE Jun-sang Korea 2019 2
    2 Don't Call Me Shorty AHN Il-hwan Korea 2019 2
    3 Phonster! SEO Soo-min Korea 2019 2
     Korean Competition
    1 LINEMAN KIM You-june Korea 2019 9
    2 Searching for Your Soulmate, Seoul Metro KIM Taek-il Korea 2019 2
    3 Dream Seoul Claudia CHRISTINA Korea 2019 2
    4 The Way of Math Nerd's Love Confession CHO Young-rae Korea 2019 2
    5 Savory Sandwich NAM Sang-jin Korea 2019 2
    6 Blue Spring KANG Kyoung-seok Korea 2019 2
    7 Seoul Metro Gallery with Luv LEE Jae-yoon, CHOHAN Ma-ru Korea 2019 2
    8 Please, Watch Your Step SHIN Ye-jin Korea 2019 2
    9 Apple CHO Yoon-ha Korea 2019 2
    10 New Couple OH Dong-ha Korea 2019 2