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EuroAsia Shorts 2017



EuroAsia Shorts 2017

EuroAsia Shorts proudly presents an annual week of short films from Europe, Asia, and the United States screened at embassies and cultural centers throughout Washington, D.C. Every night includes a cultural Q&A and discussion with experts, and several nights include special reception events! Join an international cinematic dialogue that is uniquely Washingtonian.

The Italian & Korean shorts selection for June 7th will be screened at the Korean Cultural Center. For more info click here.

EuroAsia Shorts Closing Night will take place on Friday, June 9th at the Embassy of Italy with the screening of a selection of shorts from each participating country and the United States. For more info click here.

This Year's Theme​: What is Truth?

The theme for EuroAsia Shorts 2017 is Truth. We might wish the truth were always simple, but in reality it rarely is. Each of us must reconcile our public persona with our true self in private. How true are we with others in our daily lives? Does censorship foster truth, or hinder it? And when we fail to live up to the truth—through infidelity, lies, or being untrue to our own self—what do we do? The truth can vary from person to person, let alone one culture to another, and yet we all struggle with it. Wherever it leads, we seek it.

About the Festival

Now in its twelfth year, EAS began as the Asian European Short Film Showcase and remains an original collaboration between a small group of Washington, D.C. embassies and cultural center staff. The festival has presented more than 200 short films since it began in 2006, including many award-winning shorts making their U.S. debut. Each year presents a broad variety of films and styles connected by a single theme, with post-film discussions each night, offering an international cinematic dialogue that is uniquely Washingtonian.





Korean and Italian Shorts at EAS 2017

Wednesday, June 7th - 6:30PM

LOCATION: Korean Cultural Center, Embassy of the Republic of Korea
​2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW - Washington DC 20008


Italy, 2016, 13 min - Director: Davide Fara
Daniele is a boy affected by chronic deja vu, a pathology leading him to believe he already lived everything that happens in his life. Following his supposed "premonitions," he eventually meets Adelaide, an extroverted girl who's going to shake all his beliefs.


Italy, 2016, 20 min - Director: Carlo Sironi
While Rocio is pent up in an immigration detention center in Rome, she gets pregnant. She doesn't want to tell who did it or how it happened. The law does not permit them to hold a pregnant woman, so Rocio gets released with a temporary residency permit when she is four months pregnant. Now she is free, but she has to carry on with an unwanted pregnancy.

The Great Player ( 위대한 선수 )

Korea, 2009, 18 min -Director: Yoo Seung-jo
In corporate culture, just about everyone has someone to kiss up to. Dong-sik tried to impress his boss at their company's ridiculous team-building soccer match, but his true feelings are plain to see.

AV Humanities ( 야동인문학 )

Korea, 2016, 11 min - Director: Hwang Kyu-il
A young educator is teaching a humanities course on…AV? It's time for the truth about "adult videos" to be heard.

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Closing Night - All Countries + USA at EAS 2017

Friday, June 9th - 6:30PM

LOCATION: Italian Cultural Institute - Embassy of Italy Auditorium
3000 Whitehaven Street NW - Washington, DC

Blowing in the Wind

China, 2016, 11 min - Director: Song Jun
A young girl was bullied by other children for her prominent facial birthmark. An open-minded young girl offers friendship and they become inseparable. Their friendship gives her the support and bravery to stand up to her bullies. The two girls plant a tree to commemorate their bond and make a promise to each other. However, they encounter a big challenge to fulfill this lifelong promise of life.


Germany, 2016, 7 min - Director: Annika Pinske
A young father, his twelve-year-old daughter, one night club, two secrets and a lie that will solve everything.

Ramil Might be Outside ( Timora Talli Apuera Si Ramil )

Philippines, 2013, 8 min - Director: Roberto Oquias Jr.
Little Llena spends the entire day patiently preparing and waiting for her father to come home. When nighttime comes, she eagerly meets her father only to find someone else lurking at their doorstep.


Spain, 2015, 10 min - Director: Tucker Dávila Wood
The knight's quest is always lurking, pulling at the very core. In equal parts primal and noble, the call to battle must always be heeded, and one must be ready to answer, on any given day, in any given place.

Strangers On A Mountain ( 등산남녀 )

Korea, 2017, 9 min - Director: Donggil Ryu
Two strangers meet on a mountain, but they have come for very different personal reasons. When we give up trying to preserve our individual privacy, and instead agree to share it with another, wonderful things can happen.


Italy, 2016, 15 min - Director: Daniele Pace
One last and long summer day. Sarah has been informed that the police are on her trail. There is no time, she must flee. But something still ties her to this city, this chaotic and indifferent Rome. She cannot leave without locating the only person who really is important to her and may save her. Sarah retraces the places from her past and of her possible condemnation, coming to understand a bitter truth.

Blind Spot

France, 2007, 3 min - Directors: Johanna Bessière, Nicolas Chauvelot, Olivier Clert, Cécile Dubois-Herry, Yvon Jardel, Simon Rouby
A robber enters a convenience store with the intention of holding it up. In the store, a little old lady with poor eyesight struggles to do her shopping. Suddenly, everything erupts into confusion. An angle mort, or blind spot, in the store's camera results in a perfect set up, an unforgiving mix up. Blind Spot is a lesson in film editing, an ideal plot twist film, and a true gem of animation.

Recruit Rhapsody

Japan, 2012, 7 min - Director: Maho Yoshida
The lead character has spent her time as an ordinary university student. But one day she notices something odd in her friends' attitudes. They told her that they've taken desperate measures to get a job. She's gradually dragged into "The Japanese SHU-KATSU (job hunting)" without recognizing it for what it is.


USA, 2015 , 15 min - Director: Tyler Trumbo
As a child, Patrick Humphrey had no idea his father was a spy. How much can we really know someone through the stories we inherit?

EUROASIA SHORTS IS ORGANIZED BY: Alliance Française de Washington​  |  Confucius Institute at George Mason University  |  Cultural Section, Embassy of the Philippines​​  |  DC Shorts 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  |  Spain-USA Foundation - Embassy of Spain.


Data: da Lun 5 Giu 2017 a Ven 9 Giu 2017

Orario: Dalle 18:30 alle 20:30

Organizzato da : See Above Organizers Blue Box

Ingresso : Libero