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© 2020 by Minha Kim

Hand painted stop motion Animation

Year of production : 2015

Production : National Film and Television School

Runtime : 7mins 30secs

Colour  /  16:9  /  Dialogue

Subtitle : English, Korean


On the verge of becoming a woman, Sora is woken by a nightmare and

decides to follow a group of men into the city in the hope of finding her mom.


Directed and Animated by  Minha Kim

Produced by  Jacob Thomas

Script by  Islay Bell-Webb

Cinematographer  Sverre Finset Sørdal

Production Designer  Daniel Francis Warren

Editor  Michele Chiappa

Sound Designer  John Cohen

Composer  Antonio Nardi

3D Artist  Christopher Dubok

Colourist & Online Editor  Ioannis Sariktzis

Lead animation assistants  Siwon Kim & Lenka Dobranska


2017 Feb 2  The Huffington Post 

2016 Oct 5  Directors Notes

2016 Oct 4  Short of the Week

2015 Nov 4  The Korea Times, United States

2015 Aug 17  filmbuzz.tv


2018 APR 20  Women's Voices Now  Best Narrative Short

2017 JUL 21  Supertoon International Animation Festival, Croatia  Grand Prix

2017 APR 23  Third Culture Film Festival, Hong Kong  Best Animated Character

2017 FEB 14  Exposure Short Film Festival, United Kingdom  Best Animated Short

2016 NOV 3  25th Promofest, Spain  Best Animation Short Film 

2016 OCT 8  12th European Animated Film Festival BALKANIMA, Serbia  Best Student Film 

2016 AUG 16  15th Anibar Animation Festival, Kosovo  Best Student Film

2016 APR 15,19  47th Nashville Film Festival, United States  Honourable Mention

2016 APR 8  42nd Athens Int’l Film and Video Festival, United States  Second Prize 

2015 NOV 12-15  7th Cut Out Fest, Mexico  Best Student Film 

2015 NOV 3  TweetFest, United Kingdom  Best Short Film

2015 OCT 21-25  8th SPARK Animation, Canada  Special Mention 


2017 JUL 23  24th OpenEyes Filmfest, Germany

2017 JUL 21-29  13th Lago Film Fest International Festival of Short and Documentaries, Italy

2017 JUL 14-16  Nonplussed Fest, United States

2017 JUN 29 - JUL 2  10th Fest Anča, Slovakia

2017 MAY 20 - JUN 2  45th Festival of Nations, Austria

2017 MAY 4  IAFF Golden Kuker - Sofia, Bulgaria

2017 APR 28  Proceso de Error, International Festival of Experimental Video, Chile

2017 MAR 31 - APR 2  Pickurflick Indie Film Festival, India

2017 MAR 29 - APR 2  7th BeThere! Corfu, Greece

2017 FEB 11-12  Zebra Kino: Shivers presents: Moonlight Shorties, Germany

2017 FEB 12  Fandependent Films 

2017 JAN 13  10th British Shorts Film Festival, Berlin, Germany

2017 JAN 7  10th Arkansas Shorts - A Night of Short Film, United States

2017 JAN 1-15  Idyllwild International Festival Of Cinema, United States

2016 DEC 5-11 13th Animateka International Animated Film Festival, Slovenia  Student Competition Programme

2016 NOV 18 - DEC 2  2nd Twisted Oyster Film Festival, United States  TOFF website

2016 OCT 4  41st Toronto International Film Festival, Canada  Emerging female voices

2016 SEP 9  38th World Festival of Animated Film in Varna, Bulgaria  Student Films  Short Films 3rd Competition

2016 SEP 4  11th The Smalls Film Festival, United Kingdom  Metamorphosis Shorts Special Screening

2016 AUG 8  4th La Guarimba International Film Festival, Italy  Shorts in competition

2016 AUG 5,9  65th Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia  Animation Shorts

2016 JUN 24  70th Edinburgh International Film Festival, United Kingdom  Out of Bounds: Student Shorts

2016 JUN 24  22nd Palm Springs International Film Festival, United States  Sea Child  Salt in the air

2016 JUN 17  7th RabbitFest Animation Festival, Italy  Short Films

2016 JUN 17-25  2nd FilmQuest, United States  Best Animated Film

2016 MAR 16  17th Fargo Film Festival, United States  Morning Theatre #1

2016 FEB 29  14th Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival, United States  Festival Shorts

2016 FEB 3,5,12  19th Japan Media Arts Festival, Japan  Animation Division

2016 JAN 23,25  28th Angers Premiers Plans, France  European first animated films

2016 JAN 10  14th London Short Film Festival, United Kingdom  New Shorts: Girlhood

2015 NOV 25-29  49th Les Sommets du Cinéma d’Animation, Canada  International Student Competition 2

2015 NOV 18,22  17th Animated Dreams, Estonia  Best of International Student Animation 1

2015 NOV 18-22  28th Foyle Film Festival, Northern Ireland  Light In Motion Award for Best Animation

2015 NOV 17,18  Manchester Animation Festival, United Kingdom  Graduation Films in Competition 1

2015 NOV 14  57th ZINEBI International Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao, Spain  International Competition 2

2015 NOV 9,11  29th AFI Fest, United States  Shorts Program Four

2015 NOV 5-15  24th St. Louis International Film Festival, United States  Narrative Shorts: Animation 2

2015 OCT 25,27  17th Bucheon International Animation Festival, South Korea  Graduation D 

2015 OCT17,20  26th New Orleans Film Festival, United States  Animated Shorts Program

2015 OCT 9  10th Anim'est International Animation Festival, Romania  Student Film Competition

2015 SEP 29  23rd Raindance, United Kingdom  Animation Screen

2015 SEP 26  8th AnimaSyros International Animation Festival, Greece  Student Competition Section 4

2015 SEP 23  5th Ars Independent Festival, Poland  The Black Horse of Animation Competition

2015 SEP 18,20  11th Indie-Anifest, South Korea  First Flight 2

2015 AUG 30  39th Montreal World Film Festival, Canada  International Competition

2015 AUG 6  19th Flickers: Rhode Island International Film Festival, United States  Animated Shorts: Dreams

2015 JUL 10-22  23rd Anima Mundi, Brazil  Animation, Of Course!

2015 JUN 10,13  25th Animafest Zagreb, Croatia  Student Film Competition 1


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