Austrian Cultural Forum



| EuroAsia Shorts | Film Festival |
May 31 - June 7 2019



EuroAsia Shorts 
Opening Night | Korea & Austria

Friday, May 31, 2019 | 6:30 pm @Korean Cultural Center


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 short film night. The action starts with a new early opening event on Friday, May 31, hosted by the Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. and the Austrian Cultural Forum Washington, featuring films from Korea and Austria at the Korean Cultural Center Washington, D.C. 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 Korean language expert Jihye Moon (Department of Modern and Classical Languages at George Mason University). The program will be followed by a Korean-Austrian reception! 



Photo | Fucking Drama (c) Jakob Fuhr | Amateur (c) Sung-kyun Cho | Jungwild/Buck (c) Albin Wildner 





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 (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.

Photo | Amateur © Sung-kyun Cho / The Angler © Jang Seung-wook / Jungwild/Buck © Albin Wildner /
Glimpse of the Future © Marlene Heidinger, Maité Kalita, Silvia Knödlstorfer, Ji-yoon Lee, Esther Martens, Andreas Neudecker, Sebastian Doringer, Lucia de Quiqueran-Beaujeu, Amelie Schlöghofer / Fucking Drama © Jakob Fuhr





Celebrating 14 years of short films from Europe, Asia, and the United States, presented at embassies & cultural centers in Washington, D.C.


Friday, May 31 @ 6:30 pm | Opening Night: Korea & Austria
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

Closing Night: All Countries & USA
Friday, June 7 @ 6:00 pm
Embassy of Italy | 3000 Whitehaven St. NW

Austrian Contribution: A Perfect Me, A Perfect You
Austria, 2018, 5 min, Director: Dina Bukva
This is a story for everyone who is using social media. A story for everyone whose feed is dominated by images showing a life which can never live up to reality. The size-zero blogger who is eating burgers and donuts every day. This is a story about lives that are ruled by images. It is a story of jealousy and judgment. A story about a perfect me and a perfect you.


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