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EuroAsia Shorts 2019


EuroAsia Shorts returns for an annual week of short films from Asia, Europe, and the United States, presented at embassies and cultural centers throughout Washington, D.C, May 31 - June 7. Each evening is tied together by the festival theme, Youth, and includes an audience discussion and occasional special receptions. Come join an international cinematic dialogue that is uniquely Washingtonian! 

This year EuroAsia Shorts launches a new format with the addition of two more countries (Austria and Indonesia) and thus an additional sixth night of short films. The action starts with a new early opening event on Friday, May 31, hosted by the Korean Cultural Center and the Austrian Cultural Forum Washington, featuring films from Korea and Austria at the Korean Cultural Center. The screening will feature award-winning and rarely seen short films and a cultural Q&A with the Austrian film expert Oliver C. Speck (Associate Professor of Film Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University) and Dr. Jihye Moon (Korean language Instructor at George Mason University). The program will be followed by a Korean-Austrian reception! 

The theme for EuroAsia Shorts 2019 is Youth. Few things are as universal as youth, although how we experience it varies greatly. It can be full of hardship, hard lessons, mentors, monsters, love, dreams, or all of the above. The experience can also be just as vivid and lasting for a wide-eyed child, a young adult coming of age, digital natives navigating social media, international students, millennials facing a changing global workforce, and even those who simply remain young at heart. Regardless of place or generation, the emotional impact of our youth needs no translation.

EAS 2019 COMPLETE SCHEDULE

Friday, May 31 @ 6:30 pm | Opening Night: Korea & Austria DETAILS BELOW! 
Korean Cultural Center, Embassy of the Republic of Korea | 2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW

Monday, June 3 @ 6:30 pm | Japan & Italy
Japan Information and Culture Center, Embassy of Japan | 1150 18th St. NW

Tuesday, June 4 @ 6:30 pm | The Philippines & Germany
Goethe-Institut Washington | 1990 K St. NW, Ste. 03 (entrance on 20th St. lower level)

Wednesday, June 5 @ 6:30 pm | Indonesia & Spain
Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain | 2801 16th St. NW

Thursday, June 6 @ 6:30 pm | China & France
Alliance Française de Washington | 2142 Wyoming Ave. NW
 
Friday, June 7 @ 6:00 pm | Closing Night: All Countries & USA
Embassy of Italy | 3000 Whitehaven St. NW

For complete information and RSVP links, visit the main website at www.EuroAsiaShorts.com
Also be sure to follow EAS on Facebook!


Opening Night: Friday, May 31 | Korea & Austria
Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. 

Korean-Austrian reception to follow the films and discussion! 


RSVP NOTICE / WAITLIST: 
Thanks for your interest! This event has reached maximum registration and is no longer accepting RSVPs. You can join the WAITLIST for this event (as well as our mailing lists for other great events year round). Please note that this is only a waitlist, and we do not recommend attending unless you are notified that you've been moved to the RSVP list. We appreciate your understanding and hope to see you at other EuroAsia Shorts, Korean Cultural Center, and Austrian Cultural Forum events!


NOTE: Some of this evening's films are for mature audiences and include adult language and content. Not recommended for children or younger viewers. 

Discussants

Oliver C. Speck (Associate Professor of Film Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University)
Dr. Jihye Moon (Korean language Instructor at George Mason University)

Film Program 

Amateur (아마튜어)
South Korea, 2018, 12 min.
Director: Sung-kyun Cho
Entering the job market can be tough. Stuck in a menial job at a hairdresser, however, Kyung is about to reignite her secret passion: boxing.

The Angler (더 앵글러)
South Korea, 2018, 13 min.
Director: Jang Seung-wook
A solitary man lives his life in search of a fish... who took something from him. Youth, however, is a precious thing, not to be spent in vain.

Jungwild / Buck
Austria, 2016, 16 min.
Director: Bernhard Wenger
Michael is 18 years old and at age where he prefers listening to loud music over thinking about future responsibilities. His father, however, is a hunter and at an age where he likes to savor the peace and quiet of the woods while contemplating his son’s future. On a morning after a night out at the disco, Michael unwillingly goes on a hunt with his father. There, his plans for the future become an inevitable issue.

Glimpse of the Future
Austria, 2017, 3 min.
Director: Marlene Heidinger, Maité Kalita, Silvia Knödlstorfer, Ji-yoon Lee, Esther Martens, Andreas Neudecker, Sebastian Doringer, Lucia de Quiqueran-Beaujeu, Amelie Schlöglhofer
Made by nine students from the Painting and Animation class of the University of Applied Arts Vienna for the 150th anniversary of the institution, the film deals with the possible future of young artists, or even young people in general. 

Fucking Drama
Austria, 2017, 17 min.
Director: Michael Podogil
A young couple sees an off-theater production in a mysterious dark basement. The play begins as “artsy“ as they expected – some people are amused and film the spectacle with their phones. But the mood changes when Manfred Amour, the author of the play, enters the room.


About the Festival​

Now in its 14th year, EuroAsia Shorts (originally the Asian-European Short Film Showcase) remains a collaboration between a small group of Washington, D.C. embassies and cultural center staff. Since 2006, the festival has presented more than 250 short films, including many award-winning shorts making their U.S. debut. Each year a broad variety of films and styles are presented, connected by a single theme. With post-film cultural Q&A’s and discussions with experts each night, EuroAsia Shorts offers an international cinematic dialogue that is uniquely Washingtonian.

In 2019, EAS saw a rare expansion of the festival, from 9 to 11 partner organizations. The two new countries added are Indonesia and Austria, represented by the Embassy of Indonesia and the Austrian Cultural Forum. Welcome to our new partners! Check out the links below for more on each of us and our many cultural programs beyond EAS. 


Partner Organizations / Countries


Alliance Française de Washington​​​
Confucius Institute

Cultural Office, Embassy of Spain​​​

DCShorts Film Festival​​​

Goethe-Institut Washington

Italian Cultural Institute, Embassy of Italy

Japan Information and Culture Center, Embassy of Japan

Korean Cultural Center, Embassy of the Republic of Korea

Embassy of the Philippines

Austrian Cultural Forum Washington

Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia