The 11th Seoul Int'l Children's Film Festival presents a new collaboration and exchange with international film festivals and film-related organizations from abroad. This year's featured collaborators are the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen and the Tel Aviv International Children's Film Festival.
Firstly, here is an introduction to unique short films from the children's section of the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, the world's oldest and one of the three major international short film festivals, along with Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival France and Tampere Film Festival Finland. Established in 1962, the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen was initiated after 26 young German filmmakers declared the ""Oberhausen Manifesto,"" vowing to break away from traditional cinema and create innovative new films. Throughout its 69-year history, the festival has showcased exceptional works by outstanding directors such as Agnès Varda, presenting the most experimental and original films from around the world. For the 11th Seoul Int'l Children's Film Festival, 8 carefully selected short films from the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen will be screened.
Additionally, short films from Israel that were screened at the Tel Aviv International Children's Film Festival, organized by Tel Aviv Cinematheque, will also be featured at the Seoul Int'l Children's Film Festival. The Tel Aviv International Children's Film Festival is an annual event held in Tel Aviv, Israel, starting in 2005 hosted by Tel Aviv Cinematheque, where high-quality children and youth films from around the world have been presented. Through the five Israeli children's short films introduced at the Seoul Int'l Children's Film Festival, audiences will have the opportunity to experience Israel's somewhat unfamiliar cultural sensitivities.