Asia Showcase

Screening time and screen information

Nov 5th 10:00〜 Theater3

To the 0th me

2018 / Japan / 0:07:05

  • Director : Yuta Masuda

Ai Can

2018 / China、United States / 0:05:08

Ai Can is a documentary portrait of a man who suffers from mental illness, but never stopped making his art during years of retirement. During a conversation with a friend, she showed me photos of her grandfather, Zhou Ai Can's unusual collection of toys and installations he made. I became interested and interviewed his family. Ai Can's wife and daughter talked about their opinions on his works. Suffering from the result of Ai Can's hoarding behavior, his family decided to clean up all the ""trash"". Before they refurnish the house entirely, I stepped in and took footage of the remaining objects. Because of his mental state, I've never met Ai Can in person during the whole making process of this film. With the interview recordings and my own interpretation, I made video collages and animation representing physical and emotion landscape Ai Can once lived upon. All visual elements are made with his collection and found footage.

  • Director : Mengxi Yang


Am I Oright

2017 / Taiwan / 0:04:07

The basic performance of the experimental animation, “AM I ORIGHT”, is based on sounds. The sounds which were recorded, mixed and edited, were used as the basic performance of the animation creation. To indicate the author’s actual experience of getting lost, growing, and transforming in the process of the creation journey.

  • Director : Chen、Yen-Liang

Ascribed Achievements

2017 / Iran / 0:04:20

The old boy, who is dissatisfied with their appearance and hereditary, decides to end his life. But his failed suicide creates a new situation in his life.

  • Director : Samaneh Shojaei

Between Us Two

2017 / Singapore / 0:05:03

A gay son talks to his dead mother.

  • Director : Tan Wei Keong



2018 / China、United States / 0:06:15

“Currents” is a digital animation, shifting through the uncontrollable time scales along with the locations and eras. The main character gets lost in places, lost in times, and lost in realities. He sinks into the water as descending into the uncontrollable realities, an unstable state of perception in which one seems to be more than oneself, and more than one place at the same time. The sense of instability becomes increasingly visible because of the quickly changing world. We identify multiple realities, such as an individual and his/her avatar on the internet, physical existence and legal existence, objects and its numbers in a bank. The sense of separation between one and oneself is enlarging. For better or worse, the process of constant relocating ourselves produces both anxiety and ecstasy.

  • Director : Xinyi Zhu


Hide And Seek

2018 / India / 0:06:12

The problem of open defecation is widespread in our country, it directly affects the lives of women and girls in rural and sub-urban spaces. Nine-year-old Bhuri faces the embarrassment, eve-teasing and harassment that comes with defecating in the open, and tries to overcome this daily trial. This story attempts to put forth the significance of toilets through the lived experience of little Bhuri.

  • Director : Abhishek Verma

I'm sorry I'm pathetic

2017 / South Korea / 0:01:58

A woman works at her desk day after day, causing her neck to become bent. Her mother is unhappy with her although she isn't sure what her daughter is doing. The daughter feels guilty for being a burden and is unable to raise her head.

  • Director : Jang Nari


2017 / South Korea / 0:04:12

A father and a son both have the same big birthmark on their butt. Believing that the two birthmarks are connected, the son scrubs his father's birthmark to remove it, but he just can't get rid of his trace.

  • Director : Kim Kang-Min


2017 / Japan / 0:03:31

One day, the girl found artificial tooth at launderette. That owner was old man. He invited the girls to the world inside the washing machine as a thank you for finding things he lost. In the world of washing machine penguins who do washing.

  • Director : Amami Hashimoto


Like I used to

2017 / Japan / 0:04:44

The child is pure and exposes all emotions . The woman couldn’t admit that such a child was ugly and nasty. The woman killed the persistent child. The blue sky became so shiny that it could not understand the color and the woman could not dance. Over time the rain clouds came and covered the sky. As raindrop gently shimmers, the woman starts dancing again like she used to.

  • Director : Hazuki Ishikawa


2018 / Japan / 0:06:40

A “lie” hidden within a happy-looking family. For what, for whom is this secret kept? What is important to you in this “mix” of a world? Fact or fiction? Right or wrong?

  • Director : Kotoko Nakamura



2017 / China / 0:09:00

The understanding of Luther, and the spirit he represents, has global significance for this new generation, especially under this complex political and religious climate. Martin Luther is not only a significant symbol for the Protestants, but also for the general public. His spirituality can productively illuminate how one can make connections with the world, that surpasses ethnicity, politics and even religion! This painting was completed at the 500th Anniversary of religious reform, from the perspective of a Chinese artist.

  • Director : SUN XUN

The Realm of Deepest Knowing

2017 / South Korea / 0:03:30

One digs beneath the surface of the other to reach the deepest place of his heart during struggles. It lightens up the darkness. They fulfill one another within the sense of oneness.

  • Director : KIm Seung-hee